Leandri Cumming

About this centre

The Strand Study Centre is conveniently situated in the Strand Methodist Church Hall, next to Hendrik Louw Primary School, about five minutes away from Lochnerhof Primary School, and a ten minute drive from Gordon’s Bay.

Secure and free parking is available in Church Street, and parents with younger siblings are able to wait in the church garden. The Strand Library and the Strand Square is just around the corner should one need to do some shopping. The centre is secure, within the church hall, providing a safe and child-friendly learning area.
The Strand Study Centre was established in 2012 and offers both English and Maths to students from as young as 4 years of age, all the way to adults.

The Strand Study Centre has a warm and friendly atmosphere where students feel valued and loved. The centre provides students with a relaxing environment where they can work independently and with joy. The positive learning environment allows the students to feel a sense of security and belonging.

The experienced and caring staff comprises of 3 Assistants. Students are nurtured and guided through personalised learning. Their academic content is adjusted accordingly in order to maintain smooth academic progress. With the focus being on the skills developed through learning, interest and care is given to every student, to ensure that they excel.
I am Leandri Cumming, and I graduated with a B.Sc. degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2006. My aim was to enter the industry of pharmaceutical sales, but while I was working as a tutor, my true calling emerged. Whilst I was au pairing and tutoring primary school students, I developed the need to maximise a child’s opportunities to learn, and eventually demonstrate understanding.

I was introduced to the Kumon program in 2009 and had the privilege of working as an assistant in several centres. I quickly learnt that Kumon is an unshakable program that can only lead to overall skills development in each child.

The beauty of the Kumon program is that it offers the opportunity for children of all ages to explore their academic abilities and to understand what they are truly capable of. This is only made possible by the individualised approach that we practice at the Strand Study Centre. We praise and commend our students for more than just academic achievements, because the program is ultimately designed to teach and foster much needed skills in their lives. They develop essential skills such as completion of task, prioritising and being accountable for their progress.

Together with the well-developed program, the positive learning environment helps each student to explore their true potential and to challenge themselves to always do their best. Classical music is played in the background and this makes students more receptive to their worksheets, whilst creating a calm atmosphere.

Something that makes the Strand Study Centre conducive to learning is the fact that questions are valued over answers, and that a sense of achievement is gained by every student through trial and error. With constant opportunities for practice, old thinking is revised and corrections are reflected on. All of this leads to maximising each student’s opportunities to learn and, through this demonstrate understanding of their academic content.

I have learnt so much from all the students who have studied at my centre, and existing students that have been with since 2012. Being a Kumon Instructor has shown to be a most rewarding career, without a doubt.

I have also been a Kumon mom since 2012, and it has helped my children tremendously. The program has fostered a love for Maths and English within my children, and it is an absolute joy to see them experience Maths and English in this way.

I have seen children develop confidence, maturity and determination in their daily lives. With these attributes in place, our children can become sound capable individuals who will play an integral part in society. It is so much more than just an academic program!

Class Times

Monday 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday Non-class day
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 650

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

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Strand Methodist Church
36 Church 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 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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