About this centre
Kumon Parklands West Study Centre was amongst the first Kumon Centres to open in Kenya in 2000 and is one of the leading centres in Africa, having won awards for having the highest percentage of students working beyond Curriculum level in both Maths and English for many years. It is located at the prestigious Oshwal College on 2nd Avenue Parklands, with ample parking facilities. We follow Kumon’s Mission Statement “by discovering the potential of each individual child and by developing his/her ability to the maximum, we aim to foster confident, capable humans and thus contribute to the global community’. We ensure that every child, from pre-school upto adult, study at a pace and level that is comfortable for them, through individualised instruction and personal attention. Through this progressive learning method, students develop the art of self-learning and are eventually confident enough to take on more difficult levels on their own! We work hand in hand with parents to ensure that the correct support is given at home, so that students persevere even when they start working independently, beyond grade level. We pride ourselves in our regular communication via Newsletters, progress reports and presenting certificates to Advanced Students working beyond Curriculum level. Our Centre is amongst the first in Kenya to offer Digital Kumon for long-distance learning, students who are in cities/countries where Kumon is not yet available (prerequisite is a tablet and pencil, specifications to be given upon enquiry).
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A linguist by profession, I started my journey as a Kumon Instructor in 2000. It was a dream come true as I had always been passionate about educating children. I stress the word 'educating' as opposed to 'teaching' as it is my firm belief that children should not be 'spoon fed' by parents or private tutors, but 'empowered' to find and harness their own potential to become leaders in their society.
I became a Kumon Instructor when my own two daughters were aged 5 and 8 so I was able to implement the Kumon method with them as well. So, I too, have been through the ups and downs that come along in the Kumon journey because I was their Kumon Instructor as well as being their mother. I had to find ways of motivating my daughters, which I then shared with other parents at the centre.
Because of my effective communication with my Kumon parents, most of my enrolments come from word-of-mouth referrals. I share a personal yet strict relationship with my students, instilling in them the values of time management and goal-setting as early as possible. Moreover, I understand the huge part that parents play in their child’s Kumon journey; they place a tremendous amount of trust in me as the Instructor.
The most fulfilling moment in my Kumon journey came when, at a Regional Award ceremony, my older daughter who had completed both the Kumon Maths and English programmes, stepped in to address the students and parents about her Kumon journey. There were four other programme Completers at my centre that year.
In conclusion, I would like to share two of my favourite quotes:
"Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write or count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at a pace which is right for each individual child."
"Maths does not teach us how to add happiness or how to minus sadness but it gives us one great hope and that is every problem has a solution."
|Tuesday||15:30 - 17:00|
|Saturday||09:30 - 12:30|
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
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.
2nd Parklands Avenue
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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.