Stephen Kamau

About this centre

There is that profound “Aha!” moment when an educator introduces a concept and a student goes, “I know that!” and the rest of the lesson flows. Throughout the lesson the educator and the student will seem to be conversing in a hidden language. By the end of the lesson, two things are certain: the educator taught and the student learnt. This is the best feeling for both the student and the educator in the learning process. Sadly, this feeling is rare and usually reserved for the bright and gifted students. But now that is no longer the case.

At Kumon Kitengela, we believe any child – irrespective of their age, academic abilities or school grade – can and should have the “Aha!” moment.

We work with children from 3 years old to 19 years old to help them acquire key learning skills through the Kumon Method. From enrollment of the student, we give them an easy starting point to nurture them from their point of understanding. This way our students are able to look forward to their work. Our students get to work both at the centre and at home. At our centre, we carefully observe how they work to be able to plan their individual learning path and help them study at their individualised level and progress at their own pace. At home, they work on their work for 30 minutes per subject per day to develop daily study habit. Through our Maths and English Programmes, we are able to nurture mental reasoning skills and reading skills that help our students get to understand what they are taught much easily. Our ultimate goal is to make our student independent learners who are able to participate in their learning process and develop a love for learning.

The Kitengela Study Centre opened its door in 2020, to serve the students in Kitengela and surrounding areas. It is located at Milele Centre, Room 36, 2nd floor. Located at the heart of Kitengela Town, we are in close proximity to shopping malls, ample parking and cafes to grab a cup of coffee while your child is at the centre.
My name is Stephen Kamau and my Kumon Journey started in 2019, as I was looking for better ways to help my struggling students’ catch-up with their schoolwork.

As a high school teacher, I have taught students who despite using different instructional methods to teach them, still had a challenge understanding the concepts. For some, I had to teach primary level work for them to understand, and I could see the joy in their eyes for being able to do something they understood. I knew for these efforts to bare positive results in the students’, they had to be taught consistently, gradually advancing to their high school levels. However, having the resources to make use of for this approach were very few, and the time for instructions was even more limited. So, when I was introduced to the Kumon Method by a friend, I knew I had hit the jackpot.

Learning more about the Kumon Method and its  focus on Maths and English as ways to improve students’ academic abilities, I have come to appreciate its ability to help a struggling student catch-up with their grade level work, but also its ability to engage and challenge the gifted students to think more, do more and learn more.

While in school, students are taught based on a set curriculum. They also need to learn key skills for them to fully understand and apply what they learn in their lives. Getting to help a student acquire these skills through the Kumon Method is the most rewarding thing. Since I started teaching I have been on a journey to impact lifelong skills in my students, and through Kumon I wish to reach and impact many more students in Kitengela and in Kenya at large.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday Non-class day
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:30 - 12:00
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee KSh 2,500
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 KSh 3,500


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.

Get Directions

Milele Centre
Nairobi-Namanga Street
Athi River
Nairobi
Kenya
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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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