The Mahikeng Centre was taken over by Hamida Ghoor in 2001.
The centre is centrally situated in a cul de sac in town and provides a quiet and safe environment for students and adequate parking for parents. It is also close to many schools and pre-schools in the area.
Students attend centre twice a week at a time that suits their schedule. Currently, students range in age from four to nineteen years. The centre caters for students with a varying range of abilities: from students with learning disabilities to high ability students. The Instructor and team of four assistants ensure that all students get the encouragement and necessary interventions to develop into excellent students. The centre consists of 2 areas. One area is exclusively for English reading, early learners and supplementary exercises. The other is for the study of Maths. The atmosphere in the centre is safe, positive and encouraging.
My name is Hamida Ghoor and I have been a Kumon Instructor since 2001.
I have always had a passion for Maths and believe that not only can everyone do Maths but everyone can excel at it. In addition, my background as a Maths high school teacher convinced me of the importance of a solid foundation in the basics in order to study higher level Maths effectively.
Working with the Kumon Method has confirmed for me that both are possible. Most importantly for me, it made Maths ‘easy’. My greatest satisfaction is seeing how the programme nurtures not only the academic potential of my students but their self esteem and confidence as well.
My vision is to create a centre of learning excellence. For this vision to be realised in my centre, I need the support of all stakeholders. To this end, I have regular training sessions with my assistants, communication with my parents and I am constantly looking for ways to improve my centre.
My centre has grown mainly through word-of-mouth referrals and referrals by teachers from surrounding schools. For me this is an indication that the Kumon Method is having a positive impact on the lives of people in my community
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
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 390 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 590 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.