Jennifer De Klerk

About this centre

Free Enrolment available In-centre & Online Classes
Kumon is so much more than simply a method of study – it is an experience through which every child becomes an independent, advanced student, with a positive attitude to study.  Kumon students develop both study skills and life skills that stand them in good stead in life.

At Kumon Thabazimbi we aim to develop the full potential of each and every student to the maximum, irrespective of their ability, age or culture.  Each child is different, which is what makes the Kumon Maths and English programme so unique because it caters for every child.  Kumon allows your child to progress at their own pace, enabling them to achieve success.  “Failure” is a word that does not exist in this environment.

Following a free assessment your child will begin on the programmes at an individually set starting point, laying a solid foundation for effective learning.  Their progress through the programmes will be tailored to their individual needs, ensuring your child continues to grow and achieve.

As a Kumon student, your child will develop invaluable study skills and build in confidence as they become an independent learner. Through daily study of the unique Kumon worksheets, your child will strive towards studying above the international standard for their age, enabling them to realise their potential both at school and beyond. In addition to studying an appropriate amount of work at home on a daily basis, your child will also attend the study centre up to twice a week.  We encourage students to take responsibility for their own progress and the way they advance through the programme.  With our guidance and knowledge of the programme we use worksheets to help students reach work beyond their current school level.  This is how they become excellent students, and one day, responsible adults.
The team Kumon Thabazimbi is made up of caring, experienced, well-trained members.  They are all dedicated teachers by profession and are equipped to deal with early learners, newly enrolled students, high-level Maths, and high-level English students.
 
My name is Jenny de Klerk, education and the educating of children has always been my passion and I have been educating children since the year 2000 i.e. most of my adult life in one form or another.  

As a qualified Maths and English teacher with more than 20 years of invaluable experience, affords me an understanding how to use the Kumon Maths and English programmes as a tool to effectively empower, students, interacting with them so that they become independent, confident self-learners who fulfil their potential, simultaneously developing their ability at Maths, and/or reading comprehension.

I have personally experienced the value of Kumon.  When my eldest daughter was in grade 4 we discovered that she had certain learning barriers and she was struggling with Maths and English at school, barely passing Maths (we often laugh about it today).  As a mother and as a teacher, I knew I had to do something more, even though she was going to therapy my concern was all the information she had already lost in her earlier schooling years……. That is when I discovered Kumon, and it was the best decision I could ever have made.  She matriculated at an IEB private school with a well-deserved distinction in Maths and today she is a medical doctor.  I have often wondered where she would be and how her life would have turned out if it had not been for Kumon!

As a teacher, I am well aware of the problems experienced in the schooling system.  The vast majority of learners are struggling with English and Mathematics.  These are the two greatest areas of concern.  In my experience, learners of today also lack life skills – skills such as being accountable for your own work, time management, perseverance, planning for task completion and self-confidence.  This is what makes the Kumon programme so exceptional, because not only are Kumon students gaining knowledge of Mathematics and English but at the same time they are learning these valuable life skills.

The founder of Kumon – Toru Kumon said and I quote: “Every child is a gifted child”.
I truly believe that – that every child has the potential to be a gifted child given the right platform and environment of study. 

Toru Kumon also said: “There is a limit to how much one can teach, but there is no limit to how high one can advance through self-learning".  This to me, is the essence of the Kumon programme – the ability to self-learn for which there is no limitation.

Class Times

Monday 13:30 - 17:30
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 13:30 - 17:30
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee R 250
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 450


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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Advanced College – Primary & Secondary School
11 Jourdan street
Thabazimbi
0380
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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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