Corina Brand

About this centre

The Kumon Kokstad Study Centre was established in 2001, starting with a few children gathered around the Instructor’s dining room table. Over the years the centre has grown to about 70 students. Corina Brand, the current Instructor, took over the centre in 2013.

The centre boasts the best address in town, 123 Main Street, easy enough for even the youngest student to remember!  The centre is easily-accessible, close to the local shopping centre (for moms) and is a quiet, secure venue providing an excellent study environment.  The centre is a stone’s throw away from most of the local schools – three of them being within 500m – many of our students are able to walk to the centre.  There is, however, shaded parking for parents who would prefer to bring their children to centre.

Four assistants and the Instructor, each of whom is committed to the programme and the development of the students, work at the centre to support your child’s learning. Our youngest student is a student of three who is learning to read and our oldest ... well, let’s not let out any secrets...  We’ll just mention that the centre caters for ALL ages and ALL abilities.

Our aim at the Kokstad Centre is to facilitate study towards and then above school curriculum level and to develop in students the skills and confidence to study on their own.   We encourage and nurture the inherent potential of all children by developing their self-confidence, perseverance and concentration.
My name is Corina Brand and I grew up in Utrecht, a very small town in Northern Natal. I have a qualification from the Hatfield Training Centre in Pretoria, focussing on counselling and outreach to teenagers in schools and orphanages in the rural areas.  My love for the development of people has been key in my role as a Kumon Instructor.

In January 2013, the Kokstad centre became available and my interest was immediately sparked.  I really loved my role as a preschool administrator, yet my passion for Kumon had been ignited by the improvements I had seen in my children’s maths ability, perseverance and concentration since enrolling with Kumon.  Being a Kumon mom, I was aware of the immense value of the Kumon method. This, as well as my love for education, inspired me to pursue my dreams and to embark on this wonderful adventure.

After intensive training, I took over the centre in October 2013.  At the Kokstad Centre, I am devoted to each student’s development and growth, believing deeply in their unlimited potential, no matter their age or ability. My vision for the centre is to strive to nurture students towards self-learning and thinking independently, developing their skills and knowledge and building self-esteem in order for them to develop to their full potential and so reach their goals and dreams.

There is no greater reward than watching children grow and develop: a young English student reading for the very first time, or a Maths student mastering the ability to add.  It leaves the student feeling empowered and as the Instructor, I feel ready to conquer the world – one student at a time!

I am in awe of the way in which the Kumon method nurtures children to become self-learners, and helps them achieve more than they ever thought they could. Each time a student tackles and overcomes a new challenge, their confidence grows.

Kumon puts them on the path to becoming the confident, independent, self-reliant adults all parents want their children to be.

Class Times

Monday 12:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 12:30 - 17:00
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 12:30 - 17:00
Friday 12:30 - 15:30
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 350
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 570

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.

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158 Main Street
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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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