The Hermanus Math and Reading Centre was envisioned by Murison and Rhoda Kotzé upon their return from teaching in South Korea and Taiwan. In May 2009 the couple identified the need for an education centre in Hermanus and decided to open a math and reading facility that would address the various numeracy and literacy needs of school-going learners in the area.
Their initial focus was on providing lessons in mathematics, English, Afrikaans, spelling, phonics, and reading with comprehension. Now, 10 years later, their current teaching portfolio also includes science and accounting, short courses in study skills, as well as parenting and teaching skills through the Love & Logic® institute.
During those early days, the education centre quickly expanded from operating from a double garage at the Overberg Therapy Centre, to their current premises in Mitchell Street, where they have nine teachers consulting for them on a weekly basis. The education centre has helped over a thousand learners improve their marks, confidence and skills during the past decade.
Initially starting out as part of a franchise, Murison and Rhoda decided after a number of years to part ways and follow their own holistic vision for education. They share a strategic dream of positioning themselves in education in a way that enables them to make a difference where it is most needed – by implementing sound mathematical and language skills. Their individualised teaching approach and methodologies place them a cut above the rest, as they believe they need to be the change they wish to see in the world!
M&R also offers three-day short courses in junior and senior study skills which are presented during the school holidays. Learners are taught how to study smart, not hard. These specific courses are all about teaching practical and do-able methods to improve studying. While learners have loads of fun learning how to study, they also have the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, their learning styles and how not to procrastinate!
Another well-received course offered at M&R is Parenting with Love & Logic®. By teaching valuable skills and tools to all parents, this course provides much-needed support to the community of Hermanus because it takes a village to raise a child. Eight groups of parents have successfully completed the course since the launch in 2016.
The next stepping stone for M&R is to make a difference in the teaching community through presenting a teaching course. All local teachers wanting to put the fun back in teaching are welcome to attend this course.
You can visit www.m-n-r.co.za to read what parents and students are saying about the centre. As part of their 10-year celebration campaign, M&R is offering a 10% discount on their enrolment fee when you quote: “#itaddsup”