MINT HILL, NC – Two years after graduating from college, I was still undecided on my career path. Juxtaposed between two of my passions; justice and education, I could not decide if I should pursue a career as an attorney or an educator. My mother had recently left a high profile position at a well known company to be a Kumon Instructor and she needed some part time help. I’ve always loved working with children, so it was an easy yes for me. It was during that time of assisting my mother at her Kumon center that I fell in love with the program. I quickly knew that being an educator was in my future. The Kumon program was unlike any other that I had known. I saw young people of all ages coming into the center and getting the assistance they needed on their own level, at their own pace. There was everyone from high flyers to those who were falling behind in school and needed to be caught up. Everyone was on their own learning track, becoming their best, getting the academic support, guidance and direction that they needed. I felt a sense of fulfillment working with the students that I didn’t think I could find anywhere else. It was by simply picking up a part time job that I found Kumon. Twenty-three years later as an Instructor and owner, I am just as fulfilled as I was on my first day as a Kumon assistant. Please subscribe to The Inside Instructor Podcast for practical tips on how to make learning fun and a part of everyday life.