Frequently Asked Questions
The initial amount will vary depending on several factors, including the location of the learning center, rental, cost of initial marketing and advertising costs, training and costs associated with attending training such as travel and lodging, cost of computers and office set up, and other one-time costs. A learning center must at least be 1,000 square feet. Estimated costs to open a learning center is $46,630 – $141,530.
We charge $1,000 as an Initial Franchise Fee. This is payable in a lump sum at the time you sign the Franchise Agreement and is non-refundable unless you are unable to open your Learning Center for reasons that we determine are beyond your control.
$36 per enrolled student per subject, or $33 if you meet our criteria for high school level tutoring. (Please see FDD).
We look for someone who has a teaching or education background and a solid business or prior business experience. Also, someone who is passionate about education for children and enjoys working with kids. We also prefer someone who has an entrepreneurial mindset and skills to own and run a business. In order to establish and aggressively develop your learning center, you will need to have adequate funding to start and run a business $40,000 – $100,000.
The success with any business largely depends on your own effort. In particular, your efforts in marketing and promoting your center, quality of service you provide and the amount of new students you enroll as well as retain the enrolled students.
In comparison with Learning Center programs of Kumon, JEI, Eye-Level, MPM or Mathnasium, Afficient Math, leveraged with modern technologies, enables students to learn much more efficiently. Afficient Math provides instant feedback to student’s work, no need to wait for worksheet or workbooks being graded manually. Students learn from their mistakes and figure out correct solutions right after such mistakes are made. Afficient Math helps students to build strong foundations by systematically identifying weak areas in the lower grades and leads students to fill lower grade gaps efficiently; which is impossible to be done efficiently by manually tracking all the student’s work. Afficient Math constantly analyzes the data of student’s work and optimizes the problem selection to maximize the gain of the student at the corresponding stage. A student passes a grade level when his/her academic performance reaches his/her goal (typically A+) which is constantly and rigorously assessed by Afficient Math program. The contents of Afficient Math align with US Common Core standards, so it directly helps students to improve their performance in school math classes and tests.
Firstly, we are committed to helping you open your center in a speedy and confident manner. After receiving thorough training, we will provide continuous support by having representatives at our corporate office available to answer questions arising in the day-to-day operation of your business. We may, periodically, sponsor annual seminars for updates on new management techniques, industry trends and other topics of interest. We will continue to send you updates and revised materials and continue communications.
Afficient Academy learning centers are open for instruction 3 days a week for 4 hours on 2 weekdays and a full day on Saturday. For business, office may be open typically Mon – Sat. 9:00 am – 6:30 pm.
Afficient Academy software is specifically designed to identify children’s skill level and provide step-by-step training, practice and educational support to help children build core academic skills and confidence. The software programs track individual student’s learning and use sophisticated algorithms to provide learning at a level customized to each child’s needs. At Afficient Academy, children receive a combination of both online practice, skills testing and personalized tutoring from our on-site instructors to help them learn at their own pace and focus on their specific needs.