Viv Channon

About this centre

I took over the Melrose Centre in 2006. It was initially based at the Bowling Club in Venus Street, but we are now comfortably settled in at a lovely classroom at Pridwin, in Jameson Avenue.

There is safe parking available: inside the school, if there’s space, or in Jameson Avenue.

I have 5 staff members who assist me at this Centre, all of whom are very experienced in the Kumon Method. Two of them work with me at my St Mary’s centre, and the others work at other Kumon centres on the days on which Melrose does not operate.

Students at the Melrose Centre range in age from 3 to 17.
I have been involved with Kumon since its early days in South Africa (1992): in Cape Town, Durban and now Johannesburg. I am a qualified High School teacher and Remedial teacher and have taught Maths at a variety of levels. What first attracted me to the Kumon programme was the fact that pupils could work at their own pace, consolidating where necessary and move forward, in a logical and well-planned manner, when ready. I have seen so many children grow in confidence, and this for me is one of the most beneficial aspects of the Kumon programme.

My own 3 children have been through the programmes and I have seen the enormous benefits first-hand.

It is the most rewarding career – seeing children of all ages grow and develop their potential, and I love my time with the students.

My personal vision for my Centres: “By fostering confidence through many small achievements, I wish to develop children who take responsibility for their study, themselves and for their lives”.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday Non-class day
Friday 14:00 - 16:30
Saturday 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 500
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 650

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.
Parent Waiting Area
Secure Parking
Early Learner Section

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Pridwin School
Jameson Avenue
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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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