Colleen Black

About this centre

The Centre was built in 2000, purely for Kumon and is nestled in the garden suburb of Dunvegan. The Centre is secure within the boomed-off Dunvegan Security Village, thus affording many students the opportunity to walk or ride their bikes to the Centre. The Centre is open from 08h30 to16h45 five days a week for homework collections, if students miss a class day.

Ample on-site parking is available, with a park down the road to help parents pass the time while waiting with younger siblings. There is also a reception area for parents to wait and an outside area for parents, who wish to start homework with other siblings.

The Centre caters for all ages and abilities, with those at the centre currently ranging from four year old to adults, and even those with special needs. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualized, advanced study.

I have a particular interest in pre-schoolers and early literacy and numeracy development. There are designated areas for early learners, number boards, English students and independent learners.

The Centre offers a welcoming and motivating environment where students can progress at their own pace, and eventually realise their own potential by working above their school Grade level.

I am currently supported by ten caring and motivated Assistants. Regular communication and feedback with parents is critical to the students’ success, and is therefore a priority in my Centre.
I’m Colleen, the Instructor of the Bedfordview East Centre, based in Dunvegan.

I became an Instructor in 2000, transitioning from a successful career in Public Relations. Kumon Education SA was one of my many clients, when I was first introduced to the opportunity offered to unlock the unlimited potential of young minds, I was so inspired by the transformation that was possible, as I had seen the crippling effects firsthand of the lack of confidence in one’s ability could have, if carried into adulthood.

Both my father and youngest brother are dyslexic, and while my father was only diagnosed later in his life, my brother was diagnosed very early. The impact it had on their self-confidence was profound and it has always had a negative impact on their learning experiences, which was very distressing. In those days, dyslexia was not as well understood, recognised and the interventions were not very practical. Kumon is a programme, which enables the students to go back to close gaps, before moving onto school Grade level work and eventually to work on more advanced work, than their peers experience at school. I loved the fact that confidence development was one of the core principals of the Kumon Programmes, and that students were able to close gaps, before moving on – once the foundation was solid, the students started to believe in their own success!

After hearing the endless testimonials of Kumon students, who said that Kumon had given them the tools to succeed, I felt I had found a way to make a difference. I researched the programme extensively and loved the fact that material is designed to suit each child’s ability. Kumon is for every child - from the weakest to the strongest, and from the youngest to the oldest.

I am not only a Kumon Instructor, but a Kumon parent to my own three children, who participate in both the Maths and English programmes, which gives me daily insight into “being in the trenches”.

Our goal in the centre is to nuture the ability, potential, confidence and independence of every child we work with.

Class Times

Monday 13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 13:30 - 17:00
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee R 600
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject R 810


Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week


Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.
Secure Parking
Secure Access
Early Learner Section
Parent Waiting Area

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3 Glendower Avenue
Dunvegan
Bedfordview
1609
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Most Popular Questions

Kumon offers much more than extra lessons and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.

As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.
Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.
As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.
Kumon is a self-learning programme but each student receives regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.

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