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Learning at your child's pace, comprehensive progr...

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A LITTLE BACKGOUND A few months back my daughter, who is 9, came home from school upset on a regular basis. She hated maths, felt she was useless at it and everyone was better than her at it. I spent countless evenings going through her workbook, explaining the homework and trying to instil some...

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Might help some children over a short period

Very expensive; parents tied into agreement;; very...

I received a leaflet from this company - the Student Support Centre - in 2006. As a parent with a child of 7 I was very interested. I felt help with Maths and English would probably benefit him. This is despite the fact that he was doing pretty well already. I telephoned the company and arranged...

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Expensive, poor Quality, does not engage the child

I sat through a Sales pitch from the Student Support Centre last night. This chap came around to our house and showed us the product which was extremely poor quality and overpriced. The DVD’s he showed us looked like Open University productions from the 1970’s!!!. They were really boring and did...

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“Student Support Centre”

published 19/01/2009

ok for some primary children

Expensive, you can get the same from free websites

The course is expensive and my children have not used it even though I am still paying for it. I have discovered that the School is paid by the Student Support Centre to allow them to send out letter/leaflets about their product which again are vague and misleading. I thought I was going to get...

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“Student Support Centre”

published 11/03/2009

Home based learning which can be done at your chil...

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I've read a couple of reviews about the SSC programme which were the complete opposite to my experience, so I thought I'd write a review. I tried the private tutor route with my son before joining the SSC programme, but it just didn’t work for us. Time was limited to an hour a week and my son...

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I couldn't see any advantages other than it was ed...

To expensive, No support, Old technology

I recently had a consultant from The Student Support Centre come to my home after we received a letter home from our son's school. He showed us the programme and explained how it would help our kids with their studies and then came the price which would have been over £2900 and it didn't cover...

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published 26/11/2008

A very expensive package, they manage to convince you how marvelous they are via their sales rep. but they do not provide any support any support after they have trapped you in a financial contract for 3 years (1800 to 3000 pounds depending on the package). so you are left with a bunch of DVDs and a monthly payment. I think paying a home tutor who can be present and monitor you child progress is worth every penny instead of paying something like student support which I believe they are cons as they lie to you about the material and support that they provide for you. Take my word they trap you and there is no way to get out of the contract.

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“STUDENT RIP OFF!!”

published 30/12/2008

May help in the short-term

Very expensive

This is a very expensive package. It may help children with some difficulties, but with hindsight it would have been better using a tutor. I have spent £1,600 on this package - which I am paying off over a 3 year period. I was unfortunate to lose one disc and contacted them asking for a...

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“The Student Support Centre”

published 18/11/2008

Good material

poor support

I have two children, 9 & 11 who have been using the material for around 2 years now. The DVD's and accompanying books are good but the support from the centre (in my opinion) is extremely poor. We unfortunately managed to lose one of the DVD's after about 6 months (my 2 year old likes to hide...

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published 06/04/2008

We had to endure the worst 2 and a half hours of time with one of there representatives. It was a typical sales pitch tactic. I certainly wouldnt recommend there services. The costs were ridiculous and your also bound into a contract which is unfair. Try to cancel it and they charge you!! Steer clear!

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“Dreadful product.. BEWARE”

published 08/10/2009

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financial liability for families

Don't let the sales rep talk you into this. We were duped by a high -pressure sales technique similar to the double -glazing style. In fact the videos are so boring that we couldn't get our 7 year old to watch them. only 2 have made it out of the wrapping. They will not accept our offer to return...

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cost. the test by the sales rep is worth nothing ...

we have had this course now for just over a year at a cost of £2934! for the first 2- 3 weeks was fine because it was something new and exciting. but now its kept in its box although i am still paying for it. This course is probably ok to the end of primary school. when we enrolled ii had a 13 yr...

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published 11/09/2008

Would suggest that tiptopbob should have joined Student Support Centre if his review is indicative of his ability in English !! (there/their)

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“The Student Support Centre”

published 25/09/2008

Possible improvement in child's ability at school

Cost. Credit Agreement. Can't be cancelled

The Student Support Centre is a company that provides a program that facilitates 'in home tuition & assessment 'of the child as they progress through school. For information, type 'The Student Support Centre' in to Google & have a read on their website. The teaching is done in the home & the...

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Too expensive. Tied into a 3+ year's contract with...

We learnt about the Student Support Centre by searching online. Unfortunately, we did not read reviews about the centre first. If only we had. Now we are tied into a 3 year contract with Barclays Partner Finance to pay £3,700 pounds and we can't get our 6year old to watch the boring DVDs. Poor...

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