Before becoming the Instructor of the Welkom Centre, I was employed as assistant in the centre by the former instructor for two years whilst completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
I hold a B.Com degree and have worked in the accounting field for many years. Working with numbers has given me a deep and abiding love for mathematics, even though as a child I was one of those students who was ‘left behind’ by the school system.
My experience as a Kumon assistant cemented my desire to help children. My personal belief in leaving no child behind was perfectly aligned with Kumon’s stated purpose of developing the potential of every child.
In the centre, I watched as children who were struggling with maths and/or English when they started the programme, who were shy and uncertain of themselves, changed before my very eyes into confident learners with a budding desire to know more.
I try to stimulate learning and curiosity in my students as much as possible. Children are all scientists at heart. They observe, they question and they experiment. These are the tools they use to become academically astute, and I believe they are also the tools that lead them to fulfilling their potential as people and as citizens of the world.
In the centre, you will often hear me repeat the following phrase: This is a stress-free zone. I prefer a learning environment where children feel comfortable and calm; this is conducive to study and to building self-esteem.
In short: Everyone is welcome at the Welkom Kumon Centre!.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
~ Nelson Mandela ~