Magda Schmidt

About this centre

In-centre & Online Classes
The Kumon Riviera Rietondale Centre was established in 1997 and is situated in Riviera, a quiet residential suburb at the foot of Meintjieskop.

We offer both the Maths and English programmes to students from pre-school age to (mature!) adults. Our goal with Kumon is to support each individual student on the road to develop their potential to the maximum by means of student-specific guidance, whether they are intellectually gifted, wish to fill the gaps left by a school system which might not suit their individual needs, in-between, or just have a love for Maths or English or both.

This is made possible in our centre with a limited number of students, guided by Instructor, Magda Schmidt and two assistants in an intimate, caring environment.

Class times are flexible, allowing students to coordinate Kumon sessions with other extra-curricular activities.
Magda, now in her 23rd year as Kumon Instructor, is a qualified teacher specialising in Junior Primary education and Remedial Work. Many years of her professional career, which spans over 44 years, were spent teaching special needs children (partially sighted and blind, as well as children who have both physical and mental special needs).

She also spent 10 years as lecturer at the Department of Education’s Teacher’s College for Further Training.

After being introduced to Kumon at a parent’s evening, she realised the potential of the method and enrolled her two daughters then aged 7 and 4, on the Kumon Maths programme.

Mother and daughters became part of the Kumon family, and thus Kumon became a central part of her family’s lives.

One of the girls has since completed the English programme and both are architects and one is also giving Maths classes. Both have exemplary academic records which are undoubtedly founded on the solid base that the study of Kumon Maths and English gave them.

Experiencing Kumon as both an Instructor and a parent, Magda has a special understanding of the issues that are involved in the successful implementation of the Maths and English programmes as well as the Kumon method.

Class Times

Monday 14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday Non-class day
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 625

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.
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Rietondale Primary School
10 Nuffield Street
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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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