Dianne Behrens

About this centre

Kumon Boksburg, Freeway Park was a take- over centre in August 2000, having been one of the first study centres opened in Boksburg. The centre was taken over by Dianne Behrens from the previous Instructor Melanie Schoerie, who was immigrating to the United States.

The centre is run from two of the classrooms situated in a children’s section of a church. Some of the unique features which Kumon Freeway Park possesses are separate classrooms for English and Maths, with ages ranging between 5 years and 14 years. The centre currently has 5 assistants, 2 for the English centre and 3 for Maths.

The benefits of the centre include a large parking area for parents who wait for their children, adequate toilet facilities and sheltered covering outside the classrooms for students waiting for transport or parents to collect them. There is also a wonderful playground which Kumon students have access to.
My name is Dianne Behrens (nicknamed Dee!), and I have been a Kumon Instructor since August 2000. I have always loved children, and enjoy seeing them grow and progress through the Kumon programme which, in its uniqueness and simplicity, provides the correct foundation and building blocks necessary for all children to learn.

I initially began my Kumon journey through being an assistant to the previous owner Melanie Schoerie, who sold the centre to me when she immigrated to the United States. Since my children were all of an age where I could return to doing some part time work, Kumon was a wonderful opportunity for me, and although I am not a teacher, I enjoy “teaching” and helping children achieve their full potential.

The most rewarding element for me in being involved with Kumon is not only the joys of witnessing children achieve things they thought they would never achieve, but also the satisfaction I feel when parents give positive feedback concerning their children’s progress. It is always gratifying knowing that you have an impact on a child, and the family, even if it is as small as a child’s improvement in concentration or confidence.

During my first few years as an assistant in the centre, I was also a Kumon parent, as all three of my boys studied both on the Maths and English programmes and this, I believe, gives me the opportunity to assure parents that I understand all the frustrations and challenges facing them in keeping their children motivated through their Kumon journey. I am an empathetic person, and so I understand fully when a parent is facing difficulties, whatever the situation – I am here to support you.

Class Times

Monday 14:00 - 17:30
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 14:00 - 17:30
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 280
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 510

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.

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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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