Retha Briggs

About this centre

The Kumon Middelburg CBD Study Centre was established in 2005 by Instructor Retha Briggs.  Our aim is to develop each student’s potential to the fullest.

The centre offers a friendly environment where students work on their own level at their own pace.  Kumon Middelburg CBD Centre caters for children of all ages and abilities and has students as young as five years of age, right up to adults.  We have four separate study areas where learning takes place: an English room, a room for early learners and other supplementary activities and the other two classes which are used for Maths.

Our team of passionate and well-trained staff comprises 10 assistants who ensure that every student obtains sufficient attention on centre days.

The centre is centrally located in Middelburg.  It is situated in Huis Grundling on the premises of Laerskool Middelburg with ample free parking available.  It is close to town, making it convenient for Mom to do some shopping while our students excel in their maths and English.

Kumon Middelburg CBD Study Centre is looking forward to equipping your child with the necessary knowledge and skills to give them an excellent foundation for a great future.
My name is Retha Briggs and I have been a Kumon Instructor since 2005.  Before my Kumon journey I was a teacher and taught various school grades.  I have an Honours Degree in Education. As long ago as I can remember I have wanted always to be a teacher.  I have a passion for education and for working with children.

While teaching I heard about Kumon and decided to find out more.  After seeing how the programme worked I was inspired to open my own centre in Middelburg.  It is truly a blessing for me to be part of this wonderful programme, to lead and to assist many students on their Kumon Journey to success.  Kumon is a journey of commitment where good Maths and English skills are our goal, but along the way students learn so much more.  They learn perseverance, to set goals and to work towards achieving those goals, time management, task completion, self- motivation, accountability for own progress, self-learning and self-confidence.  Being part of this journey with the students in my centre is an honour that gives me great job satisfaction.  To see a student grasp a new concept at their own pace and then to see them progress ahead of their school grade excites and inspires me.

The aim of the Kumon Middelburg Centre is to develop each student’s potential to the fullest.  I believe that through the Kumon programme, students can gain essential skills to reach their full potential and to assist them on their life path to become sound, capable people who can make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which they live.

“Our current hard work is for the brighter future of each student, each community and each country”. I fully agree with the statement of Mr Kazuomi Shibata (President, Kumon Europe and Africa).  It is a privilege for me to be a part of my students’ lives and also to be part of Kumon.  Kumon has become a major part of my life journey. 

Class Times

Monday 13:15 - 17:00
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 13:15 - 17:00
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee R 380
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 530


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.
Independent Reading Area
Secure Parking
Early Learner Section

Get Directions

Huis Grundling
Corner of SADC & Lilian Ngoyi Streets
Middelburg
1055
Driving
Book an Assessment

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.

Ask a Question