Christelle Hollander

About this centre

The Kumon Somerset West Study Centre opened in 2007 and offers the Kumon maths and English programmes. The centre is located at the Church of Christ in central Somerset West which has ample parking and a secure waiting area for parents.

The unique Kumon method allows for the pursuit of each child’s potential and the development of their ability and independence. At the Somerset West Study Centre, no achievement goes unnoticed because giving positive feedback and motivation on a daily bases is invaluable. Students are encouraged to approach corrections with a positive attitude. When mistakes are corrected, true learning takes place.

With instruction and parental support, value towards children’s development and study skills are added. Through this, children grow in confidence as they become independent learners. The centre is a student zone which allows the students to work in an environment free from distractions. Outside of the centre sessions, parents are kept informed of their children's progress.

The Somerset West Study Centre welcomes students of all ages and abilities and has nurtured students between the ages of 4 and 18 years old. The well-trained team of dedicated assistants believe in journeying alongside each student to nurture them to develop and realizes their full potential.
My name is Christelle Hollander and the Kumon programme has been part of my life for many years. I was the parent of a Kumon student for 7 years before I became the Instructor of the Kumon Somerset West Study Centre in 2007.

I have been a bookkeeper and have taught maths part time. I believe that teaching has always been my calling because it requires a great deal of patience. As a qualified teacher, loving maths and reading, I have found excellent foundation building qualities in the Kumon maths and English programmes.

As a Kumon parent, supporting my daughter with her daily Kumon work, motivating her to set long-term goals for herself, I realised that she would be equipped to become an independent student who could self-study. With the necessary academic and life skills, she would believe in herself more and more. Seeing how my daughter became the independent student she is today, I was encouraged to become an Instructor.

I have a passion for educating children and want to be of service to those who wish to maximise their potential so as to live an enriched and rewarding life. Because every child is unique, I love seeing them believe in themselves and move forward at their own pace towards their own goals.

My vision for the Somerset West Study Centre is to develop academic excellence, sound character and life skills in each individual student. Through Kumon, I want to support students in their efforts towards realising their goals and dreams. In this way, they may enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
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 750

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. At the moment, study is at home but classes will be open for study again as soon as it is safe to do so.
Secure Parking
Wheelchair Access
Early Learner Section

Get Directions

Hottentots Holland NG Church
85 Gordon Road
Somerset West
Cape Town
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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 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.
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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