The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
The Kumon Kloof Study Centre has been in the capable hands of its current Instructor, Wendy Smart, since 2010.
Kumon Kloof caters for students of all ages and abilities, with current students as young as 3 and as old as 67-years-old. It truly never is too late or too early to start developing your child’s ability!
Over the years, many happy Kumon families have benefitted from Wendy’s firm belief that mastery of maths and reading allows students to excel in all subjects. She and her team of assistants aim to build solid foundations, which then allow students to study above their international grade level. Long-time students who previously struggled at school are now achieving top marks.
As a former Kumon parent, Wendy understands the challenges – and the enormous benefits – of Kumon, from both sides. She is always careful to involve parents in their children’s development; she emphasizes that students experience the best results when they have full parental support.
The Kloof Study Centre has its own dedicated space upstairs in the Natalia Centre, easily accessible from the M13. The centre has “buzz-in” security for your peace of mind, and provides a safe, comfortable, air-conditioned environment for your child to learn. Free parking is available while you wait.
Kumon Kloof welcomes students from the Upper Highway area and beyond. Some of the schools she serves include Kloof Junior Primary, Kloof Senior Primary, Thomas More, St Mary’s, Benjamin Pine, and Lyndhurst Primary School.
I’m Wendy Smart, the Instructor of the Kumon Kloof Study Centre since 2010, and a proud advocate for Kumon long before that.
Both of my children studied with the Kumon programme, and 8 years as a Kumon parent has helped me to be a more empathetic Instructor, collaborating closely with you, the parent, in your child’s development.
I first discovered Kumon in Malaysia in 2002. My family had just emigrated, and my young son effectively skipped 1.5 years of schooling during the transition. We began working with the Malaysian Kumon Instructors, and within one year, my son had caught up to his classmates; today he is on his way to becoming a doctor. I also saw my daughter thrive in the Kumon programme, even after transferring back to South Africa.
Before Kumon, I worked in the corporate world, but when the opportunity arose to take over the Kumon centre that my daughter attended, I jumped at the chance.
Now I am motivated by my students’ successes on a daily basis, and there is nothing more satisfying for me than helping students to flourish at school and in life, beyond anything they thought possible.
Please get in touch to find out how Kumon Kloof can change your child’s life.
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How long does study take?
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. Currently, study may be In-Centre and/or at home with online or messaging support.
R 480 One-off fee
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
R 750 Per month
Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online
Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
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 with each student receiving 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, either in the centre or their online class, 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.