About the Instructor
Hi, my name is Carla Selyer and I am the Instructor of the Kumon Strubens Valley Study Centre. I am a mother of two strong, educated women and it is my belief that educating both girls and boys is the best thing for the future of this country.
With a natural flair for languages, I have studied extensively and attained various advanced qualifications in French, Portuguese and Spanish. I have a Master of Business Administration, and have completed several other business and management courses. Having a love of learning, I am constantly challenging myself to learn new skills and expand my knowledge. More than that, I love encouraging others to learn and expand their own horizons and I have the opportunity to do just that in my Kumon Centre!
As a woman in business, I have worked both in the translation field, and as a language tutor, teaching English as a second language, as well as French and Portuguese. Prior to that I worked for various international organisations as a supervising officer and always enjoyed nurturing and coaching people in the achievement of their own life goals. I believe I have found my niche now in Kumon.
Going through the Kumon Programme myself has been enriching: it is a wonderful method to learn, building your ability gradually so that you can tackle advanced levels with ease.
Being a Kumon Centre owner, it has been rewarding to witness the transformation of children who come in lacking confidence in their ability and after a few months, they walk in saying: “I did it – I passed!”. In particular, I have seen children studying above their grade level in Maths and English, and this has not only improved their performance at school, it has increased their independence and their desire to attempt new challenges in their lives.
It is a brave new world we are living in, with COVID-19 taking us outside of our comfort zones and making us look at new ways of doing things, and in particular, new ways to stimulate our children. For a successful future, your child will need to be confident, independent, be able to adapt quickly to different environments, and have the discipline to persevere. This is what the Kumon Programme has to offer for your child’s success!