1-2-2, Umeda, Kita-Ku
Osaka, Osaka, 530-0001 Japan
Haven't heard of Kumon? C'mon! Targeting the elementary school-age crowd, Kumon Institute of Education provides tutoring and supplemental education, primarily in reading and math, to school children. Fundamentals of the Kumon method include highly personalized instruction, self-paced learning with lots of practice drills, and a focus on raising students' self-esteem. The company has network of more than 22,000 owned and franchised learning centers in more than 40 countries and regions, including more than 1,200 centers in the US. Kumon's enrollment is more than 4.1 million. High school math teacher Toru Kumon founded Kumon in 1958.