Cheryl Naudé opened the Randfontein Kumon Centre in 2018.
The centre caters for every learner, regardless of ability, age or culture. The Instructor and staff strive to develop the ability of each student, by discovering their potential and developing it to the maximum. The aim for every class day is for students to leave motivated and happy, with a quantified sense of accomplishment.
The centre offers a welcoming environment where learners are encouraged to progress at a pace suited to their ability. The dedicated staff have been fully trained to instruct students towards achieving their personal best, through ongoing evaluation of work and ensuring that the work is at the appropriate level specific to each learner.
Each of the students and their Kumon achievements is valued and they receive regular acknowledgement as goals are reached.
The Instructor encourages students to develop a love for reading. The centre has a reading area and library service where students can read and exchange books from the Kumon Recommended Reading List.
The Randfontein Centre is situated on the border between the Greenhills and Homelake suburbs and is in close proximity to most schools. There is a safe gated area where students can wait for parents.
After spending a good number of years shuttling my children to school with their various activities, they grew up and flew the nest. After also becoming a widow I typically found myself wondering what the next season would hold for me.
I was interviewed for a position as a Kumon Assistant at the Hartbeespoort Study Centre. I joined there in 2016 and I am overjoyed to say that I found my niche. I loved the children and was passionate about Kumon and the results I witnessed, as well as the amazing transformation of the learners as they developed and became confident individuals.
Eighteen months later I relocated to Krugersdorp on the West Rand to be closer to my family. I began enquiring at local Kumon Centres with the idea of possibly being employed once again as an assistant. A conversation with my daughter-in–law, who teaches in Rotterdam, sparked another option while I was visiting them.
I attended a Kumon Franchise Orientation Session when I got home, and we were made to do a Kumon Maths diagnostic test. I am a Medical Technologist and had studied and applied maths post matric. To my horror I realised how outdated my maths methods were and how rusty my skills had become; the results were terrible! However, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the Parkwood Kumon Centre as a student in order to upskill my maths ability.
After just one month (and completing approximately a thousand worksheets) I reached the required level of skill and on re-doing the diagnostic test I achieved 100% in half of the set time! I can whole heartedly say that Kumon delivers results; I felt a new sense of achievement and confidence. I have experienced this amazing and unique method of learning from the student’s seat and I am totally bowled over!
While my children were at high school I did voluntary counselling at the school they attended. During this time I became aware of the fact that under achievement and insecurity arising as a result of this was a big contribution to learner’s lack of confidence and anxiety. This, as well as my involvement with Royal Family Kids for a number of years, instilled in me the strong desire to be able to contribute to the empowering of children through learning.
My eldest son experienced learning difficulties as a little boy at primary school years ago and obtaining help was not so easy back then as there were very few remedial teachers and institutions that did this. I simply encouraged him with praise and tried to assist him as best as I knew how; I also encouraged him to read and to develop a love for books as I believed that this was an essential part of learning. I longed intensely to be equipped to assist him in achieving his goals.
My prayer was not answered back then in order that I could instruct him, but I have since gained experience through my involvement with children and having raised my own. I now have the precious time and the resources to plough into and contribute to the community where I lived happily for the greater part of my life - Randfontein.
It is my goal and purpose to run a Kumon Centre dedicated to the development of learners so that they reach their goals and become confidant and successful citizens in society.
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 12:30
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 500 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 620 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.