Alpa Shah

About this centre

In-centre & Online Classes

Kumon Parklands West Study Centre opened in March 2000 and is now located at the prestigious Oshwal College on 2nd Avenue with ample parking facilities. We have two well-furnished classrooms for each subject: Maths and English. There are five well-trained, friendly assistants who support the students’ development. The current age range of students is between 4 years old to an adult who is a parent who has been enthused to join her children on this remarkable programme.

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."

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 15:15 - 17:00
Wednesday 15:45 - 17:00
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
Sunday Non-class day


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 5,500

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. Currently, study may be In-Centre and/or at home with online or messaging support.
Parent Waiting Area
Early Learner Section
Wheelchair Access

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Oshwal College
2nd Parklands Avenue
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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 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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