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The student support centre: Anyone used them/heard of them?

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DrNortherner Sun 19-Jul-09 18:59:57

Had a visit today from them, it seems like a good system, small bitesize chunks that will not turn off my ds.

Just wondered if anyone on here uses them?

james79 Sun 19-Jul-09 20:41:51

I've only heard that they are expensive and that schools are paid to hand out the literature...hmm

james79 Sun 19-Jul-09 20:42:29

sorry 'their' literature

DrNortherner Sun 19-Jul-09 21:23:52

Anyone else? He told me they are cheaper than Kumon.

LadyGlencoraSnape Sun 19-Jul-09 21:28:13

Been several threads about it on here. They sound like a bunch of rip-off artists tbh. Will see if I can dredge up the threads.

hocuspontas Sun 19-Jul-09 21:31:45

I don't know anything about them but they acquire a cloak of respectability coming through schools. Although the schools say they don't endorse them there's no denying the positive association.

LadyGlencoraSnape Sun 19-Jul-09 21:31:57

This thread is quite informative.

goldrock Sun 19-Jul-09 21:34:47

we had a letter about them from school recently and I was put off from the start by the pressure to send back the reply slip with your details even if you weren't interested. I had a look at the website and actually was quite impressed by it but didn't reply in the end as there wasn't anything that my DCs really needed extra tuition for but I am very keen to hear what others have to say in case I need it in the future.
Just out of interest do you know how much they pay schools ?

bruffin Sun 19-Jul-09 22:01:06

It is really expensive Goldrock. You are signing up to paying £1000s for a few videos and are tied into a contract for years.
They will send round a salesman who will "test" your child and give you a hardsell.

You would be far better off finding a good tutor, it would be cheaper in the long run and a more personal service.

student support centre reviews

goldrock Sun 19-Jul-09 22:10:47

thanks bruffin - the only thing 2 of my DCs struggle with is spelling and looking at their website it didn't seem like they offered a tailored service so I think you're right, if it continues to be a problem I would look at a tutor.

bruffin Sun 19-Jul-09 22:17:02

My DS is dyslexic and has problems with spelling. I bought Stareway to Spelling but school had the same idea and ended up doing the scheme with him.

It's quite intensive but it did help.

goldrock Sun 19-Jul-09 22:28:34

ooh, thanks again I will definitely consider that. No dyslexia but I'm happy to try it (out of stock at the mo sadly)

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