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"Very Useful but quite advanced…"
Apart from a few technical issues the online interactive format worked well. The headset provided was easy to set up but I agree with the previous review that it would probably need an adult to do this.<br><br>My child did the Verbal Reasoning course. I know that Bond are aware of a few issues with the tutor and have acted upon this very quickly. <br><br>The course itself was fast paced and aimed at quite a high ability cohort. My son found the sessions fun and lively. Homework was set and we found this to be quite challenging. The questions were a lot harder than anything he had encountered before and as he had been practising for multiple choice papers before that fact that these weren't multiple choice made it seem harder as well if that makes sense. My impression is that anyone who hadn't encountered any Verbal Reasoning questions before might find this course a bit too challenging and would probably need to have an introductory course first.<br><br>My son did gain from doing this course, his confidence and ability has improved and I think not having the multiple choice format has benefitted in some ways as it made him have to really think more.<br><br>I believe that this course is helpful even if your child is not entering for any selective school tests. Many comprehensive schools use VR/NVR tests as part of their setting process as well. <br><br>I was picked by MNHQ to review this product/ service, which I received for free. This review is in my own words and reflects my true opinion.Read moreLess
"Tutors were good, organisation was not…"
I was given a chance for my daughter to take part in this course for two hours per week. <br>The tutors seemed friendly and knowledgeable, the sessions were fast paced and my daughter enjoyed them. <br>However, the organisation was dire. <br>For the initial session, both my daughter and at least one other child were having issues with sound which meant only some of the lesson was accessed. In another session, the tutor was 20 minutes late.<br><br>There was homework for each session but we weren't told it was accessible until about 6 sessions in. It was then requested that my daughter do all six sessions of homework (40 mins each) in 2 weeks - on top of the 2 hrs per week of tutoring!<br>My daughter tried to do the homework but found when she pressed backspace to undo an answer she was taken out of the homework session. Thinking this might have been her error, we logged back in but all her work was gone (homework is done to a set time and a clock counts down as the child works) but she hardly had any time left. This was very discouraging. <br><br>Whenever I spoke to anyone at the company they were nice and helpful but I wouldn't expect these sort of simple administrative and technical problems to happen. <br><br>On the experience we have had, despite the good input during the sessions I would not use this company again. <br><br>I was picked by MNHQ to review this product/ service, which I received for free. This review is in my own words and reflects my true opinion.Read moreLess