Michele Minné

About this centre

The Kumon Westering Study Centre opened in 1997 and is a home-based centre situated midway between Makro and Malabar in Port Elizabeth.

At Kumon Westering students are encouraged to travel the road to success by making their own choices with the understanding that for every action there is an equivalent reaction. We have an extensive library which enables us to promote a love of reading in all our students. Both Maths and English students are encouraged to borrow books.

The centre is open twice a week and embraces students of all ages, cultures and abilities. Our youngest student is 3 years and our oldest is 21 years.  Each one is working at their own pace, striving to reach their full potential through consistent hard work in a friendly and supportive study environment. We expect a high level of parental commitment for the maximum benefit of the student. Long term commitment, in excess of 5 years, is common at the centre.

Two 2 senior assistants and four student assistants work alongside the Instructor, all striving to bring out the best in the students.

The fact that the centre is home-based makes it a safe environment for the students.
My name is Michele Minne and I have been a Kumon Instructor since 1997. My desire to help students succeed, began many years ago when I was in high school.

I used to go to school very early in the morning to help my classmates with their Maths. I would give a lesson on the previous day’s work, answer questions on the homework that the teacher had given and give additional exercises to my friends. This continued into university where I succeeded in assisting a B.Com student, who had failed matric Maths, to pass Maths at university level and hence obtain his degree. The secret was practice! Today I have many more students and an excellent programme at my disposal but my motivation remains the same – I want to see students succeed and I firmly believe that with hard work, committed daily study and parental involvement every child can do just that.

I discovered Kumon 19 years ago whilst searching for a programme that would assist in helping my extremely introverted son prepare for school. I wanted a programme that would nurture not just his ability but his confidence as well. I was so impressed with Kumon that it wasn’t long before I was assisting at the local centre and 1½ years later I opened my own centre. My daughter started Kumon shortly after that, at the age of 4 years. Both of my children studied Kumon Maths and English for more than a decade. As a result, I know first-hand just what a pivotal role parents play in the success of their child and that is why I insist on having on-board parents at my centre.

Maths and reading are my passions and I am privileged to be able to use both in the fulfillment of my desire to help students of any age succeed.

Class Times

Monday 14:00 - 18:30
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 14:00 - 18:30
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee R 400
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 600


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 a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.
Independent Reading Area

Get Directions

49 Boundary Road
Morningside
Port Elizabeth
6015
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Most Popular Questions

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.
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.
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.
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.

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