Siobhan Hugo

About this centre

In-centre & Online Classes
The Parkwood Study Centre strives to develop the ability of each of its students, by discovering their potential. This is accomplished through the careful planning and purposeful instruction of the Kumon Method. To ensure that the students receive maximum benefit, fully trained Kumon staff oversee their study in class. The aim for every class day is for the students to leave motivated and with a sense of accomplishment.

The Instructor and her staff do not believe in mistakes, but rather see these as opportunities to try again. The centre offers a friendly, welcoming environment where students are encouraged to progress at a pace uniquely suited to their ability. Weekly evaluation of the students work ensures that they are working at a level that is suited specifically to them.

The Instructor desires for students to develop a love for reading, and as such, the centre offers a reading area and a library service whereby students are encouraged to read and exchange books from the Kumon Recommended Reading list.

The Parkwood Study Centre is conveniently situated in the buzzing hub of Rosebank just off Jan Smuts Avenue, and is surrounded by a number of schools as well as great coffee shops for parents to take advantage of while their children attend Kumon classes.
My first experience with Kumon was when I worked as an Au Pair for a Kumon Instructor in 2016. Although I didn’t engage directly with the Kumon Method, I saw the incredible impact it had on her children in making them confident, self-sufficient, logical problem-solvers, who could easily tackle any challenges they were given. I saw children who took on new school work with confidence and maturity beyond their years and excelled in all aspects of their school careers. Not only did the Kumon Method have such a positive impact on their academics, but it spilled over into their daily lives.

So, when the prospect arose for me to become a part of this wonderful family in 2019, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to unlock the unlimited potential of students of all ages and abilities. Working in centre and being able to facilitate magic moments and ability development with our students has brought me endless joy. Moreover, I’ve experienced a change in myself and how I work. The Kumon Method has completely transformed my own working manner and thought processes as well as improving my discipline and efficiency.

I love that Kumon is more than just an academic programme and truly is for all ages and abilities – that even as an adult, I can experience a change I never imagined to be possible.

Class Times

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


One off fee
Registration Fee R 600
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 900

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. Currently, study may be In-Centre and/or at home with online or messaging support.
Secure Parking
Early Learner Section
Secure Access
Independent Reading Area
Wheelchair Access
Parent Waiting Area

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132 Jan Smuts Avenue
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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 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.

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