Mary Calverley

About this centre

The unique Kumon Maths and English programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

Kumon Richards Bay opened in 2012.  Our centre is based at the Richards Bay Bowling Club, Veld en Vlei, and is easily accessible to surrounding schools.

Students range from between 3 and 16 years old; the programmes are suitable for children of all ages and abilities. We have had a number of adult learners as well.

Initially, students work in the newly enrolled area receiving one-on-one attention, while good study habits are developed that can then be practised at home. Once a student has developed good study skills, they progress to the independent section. The staff compliment at our centre is 6, to ensure that students are receiving the support they require to work independently. Two assistants focus on the early learners and new learners, giving them the individual attention that they require. We also have a Maths assistant who assists with the higher level Maths students.

Being based at a bowling club, we boast a tranquil and secure environment, where our parents are able to enjoy the view from the verandah and relax, whilst their children are at work. There is ample parking.
My name is Mary Calverley I would like to welcome you to Kumon Richards Bay. I have been a Kumon Instructor since the beginning of 2012 and am thrilled at how my centre has grown over the years.

Having experienced my own daughter’s learning challenges with ADHD throughout her school career, I came to realise that I had a passion for helping similarly challenged students, or students that may be dealing with any learning frustrations.

My vision is to open minds and to keep creativity active in all Kumon students, as well as to keep them motivated and interested in Kumon and the activities it has to offer. I want to create a happy learning environment in which the minds of the children can be stimulated in both English and Mathematics. My aim is to build their self-esteem so that they become progressively confident with their normal school curriculum.

When new students come into my centre for an assessment they are often shy, lacking confidence and not sure of themselves. By us providing a quiet, supportive, loving environment, where students are guided and encouraged to become independent, they become willing to try by themselves.

To see the joy and excitement on the children’s faces when receiving a Kumon Certificate, an award or when they have that ‘light bulb’ moment, is truly gratifying and something which delights me!

I believe our role as parents is to equip our children with the skills required to be successful in life. The Kumon method provides you with the opportunity to do that.

I feel very privileged to be part of their journey and I am immensely proud of all their achievements.

Class Times

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


One off fee
Registration Fee R 450
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 600

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.
Wheelchair Access
Independent Reading Area
Parent Waiting Area
Secure Access
Early Learner Section

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5 Rooibosrand
Richard's Bay
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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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