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How to join A+ Students

A+ Students is a Japanese method of education that teaches children as young as two and a half (30 months) to solve complex arithmetic problems by playing with educational toys like the Soroban and the A+ Play Maths range of educational toys. By improving concentration and boosting self-confidence, A+ Students improves intelligence and creates a love for maths – powerful brain development!

This maths and mental arithmetic franchise model was developed by maths teacher Marlene Mouton, who saw the potential in the local market and brought the basic system to South Africa, developing the model to suit the needs of the locality.

With more than 160 teaching venues and over 30,000 students enrolled in their courses, A+ Students is set for further expansion and we are looking for franchisees who are passionate about helping kids. Franchisees do not have to have a background in teaching maths. There are currently great opportunities countrywide, but particularly in the KwaZulu-Natal area.

The bottom line

Joining the A+ Students franchise network is an ideal opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking to leave the world of formal teaching or corporate life, or even a stay-at-home parent who is looking to get into business.

The investment cost for a teaching-only franchise is R175 000 plus VAT, which enables franchisees to make a start and grow their venture in a specified area, at venues such as nursery schools, pre-primary schools and primary schools, before opening a proper teaching facility and larger store.

Having your own venue does not limit you from continuing to teach in schools, etc., but is instead an add-on, enabling you to offer more products and services to expand the business. Head office supports franchisees through initial and continuous training, ongoing evaluations and visits from moderators and marketing assistants.

The initial training takes place over a nine-day period at the Johannesburg head office and any teachers that are hired to assist will also be required to attend this training. A+ Students is experiencing very good economic growth and we intend to expand the franchise to the US; a development which will enlarge the brand significantly.