Diane Skinner

About this centre

The Craighall Kumon Centre was established in 2013 and our aim is to discover the potential in each individual and develop his or her ability to the maximum.

The centre offers a friendly, welcoming environment where students are encouraged to progress at a pace uniquely suited to their ability levels. Work is carefully planned and appropriate instruction is given on centre days so that students can continue their work at home with confidence. Although Kumon is designed for children of all ages and abilities, current students range from 3 to 16 years. To ensure that students obtain sufficient attention on centre days, we have 3 fulltime assistants and 2 part-time assistants who support the student’s development, and ensure that work is marked and checked and appropriate supplementary activities (number boards, spelling, reading, etc.) are completed as required.

We offer a reading area and a library service where students are encouraged to read and exchange books from the Kumon recommended reading list.

The centre is centrally located in Craighall and conveniently based in the Colony Shopping Centre, where there is ample parking available.

We look forward to being of service to you and your family.
I have been the Instructor of Craighall Kumon since July 2013. It has been a wonderful experience, participating in developing the potential of students who attend the centre.

Before I became a Kumon Instructor, I had worked in IT for 28 years. However, I reached a stage in my life when I wanted to do something different in an area in which I excelled – developing and encouraging people! I have always loved maths and English, and had tutored voluntarily for years, ever since high school days.
Kumon’s philosophy of instruction and developing self-reliance in students really resonates with me. During Instructor training, I was put through my paces: assessments, assignments, completing worksheets and business model documents in preparation for opening my centre.

I understand that service delivery is key to sustained success; therefore I ensure that my staff and I are well-prepared and equipped to deliver service that meets and exceeds expectations wherever possible.

Preparation is key to operating a good Kumon centre.  An individualized monthly plan is developed for each student. Every morning, before the centre, I check that the work for each child for that day is appropriate to the child’s current level of understanding. My assistants and I observe students closely during centre time and identify how best to instruct students.

The most rewarding part of my work is seeing the “a-ha” moment when a student realizes that they have mastered a concept and can proceed with confidence. My job is to develop the work skills necessary to enable students to learn new concepts independently, by developing the perseverance and stamina required to tackle new challenges.

Kumon is for someone interested in being hands on, someone who enjoys the process of self-study, someone who takes pleasure in seeing the potential in others being realised. The aim of a Kumon Instructor is to discover the potential of each individual, develop his or her ability to the maximum and in that way foster sound, capable people who can make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which they live. This inspires me to do my best each day!

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 750
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 850

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 study take?
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. At the moment, study is at home but classes will be open for study again as soon as it is safe to do so.
Secure Access
Early Learner Section
Wheelchair Access
Independent Reading Area
Secure Parking

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345 Jan Smuts Avenue
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Most Popular Questions

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.
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.
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.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
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.

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