I’ve always wanted to be my own boss
Yvonne Dillon-O’Rourke has been an Instructor at the Clonmel study centre for over five years:
“I’ve always had a strong passion for education, and after studying a degree in Business Accounting and Finance, I completed a graduate diploma in Education. Soon after, I was a secondary school maths and accounting teacher in Ireland and Africa for seven years. I felt I wanted a change in my career and discovered Kumon through a friend’s recommendation.
I’ve always wanted to be my own boss. Being a Kumon Instructor provides a healthy work-life balance which means that I now have a greater level of flexibility for ‘family time’. Running my own franchise business enables me to take ownership and experience life as an entrepreneur with the secure support of a globally recognised brand. It’s great to know I have the continuous support from my Area Manager and the Kumon team, and I always learn something new when returning from Instructor training.
I opened my centre five years ago and three of my four children currently study Kumon. My oldest is now studying Mathematical Science at University and I know Kumon provided her with the skills and confidence to self-learn. She is a prime example of how developing a child’s ability can help them reach their true potential.
I’m delighted with the success of my centre to date as I recently reached over 100 subjects, with the hope to grow further. It is always great to receive referrals from happy customers, which says a lot about the Kumon brand and how well I am running my business. Word of mouth marketing has been a key factor to my centre’s expansion and has seen the centre grow in the local community with new students, siblings and relatives joining.
I enjoy running class and witnessing students develop in ability and fluency over the course of their Kumon journey. For me, the most rewarding thing about being a Kumon Instructor is helping students reach that ‘light bulb’ moment and solve a particular question confidently or move on to a higher level.
During my time as a Kumon Instructor, I’ve witnessed first-hand the benefits of daily Kumon study, helping children blossom into confident and independent learners.”