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Community Level 5marylou2u

marylou2u

FROM 40% TO 90% IN ONE WEEK!

AdvantagesLearning at your child's pace, comprehensive programme, concrete approach to child's learning.

DisadvantagesCost.

"...going through her workbook, explaining the homework and trying to instil some confidence in her abilities, every session ended in frustration, crying and me feeling completely helpless. After one short session I felt we were getting somewhere only to go to her room later and find her sobbing on her bed, she still didn't understand it. I felt I was going round in circles, the school curriculum was rumbling on before my daughter had thoroughly learned ..." Read review
09.11.2005

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Community Level 1Arthurjones

Arthurjones

The Student Support Centre tuition

AdvantagesMight help some children over a short period

DisadvantagesVery expensive; parents tied into agreement;; very short trial period

"...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 a vist from on of their salesmen. The cost of the tution was not mentioned in the leaflet nor during the conversation by phone. When the salesman came I discovered ..." Read review
27.12.2008

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Community Level 1chris1122

chris1122

The Student Support Centre - Don't Sign Up it's a RIP OFF

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesExpensive, poor Quality, does not engage the child

"...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 DVDís he showed us looked like Open University productions from the 1970ís!!!. They were really boring and did not engage my son. I asked my son what he thought of it and he said it was boring and they have much better stuff at school. For the cost involved it was awful ..." Read review
30.09.2011

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Community Level 1greenqueen01

greenqueen01

Student Support Centre

AdvantagesHome based learning which can be done at your child's own speed. Easy to understand and follow

DisadvantagesNone

"...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 didnít work for us. Time was limited to an hour a week and my son felt pressurised to cram everything into this time slot. He often felt that he didnít have enough time to spend on areas he found tricky before he was moved onto the ..." Read review
11.03.2009

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Community Level 1Alwaystrying

Alwaystrying

I couldn't find anything to support The Student Support Centre!

AdvantagesI couldn't see any advantages other than it was educational content

DisadvantagesTo expensive, No support, Old technology

"...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 the later school years and was really based around primary and early secondary. I must admit we were both excited about helping the kids, but I thought I would ..." Read review
04.09.2009

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Community Level 1Shazza786

Shazza786

Student Support Centre

Advantagesok for some primary children

DisadvantagesExpensive, 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 some free help but it turns out SSC are a Sales Organisation where the sales people are delivering a script to the customer which directs the customer to ..." Read review
19.01.2009

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Community Level 1Letdownpar...

Quick review of The Student Support Centre

"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.
26.11.2008

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Community Level 1unhappycus...

unhappycustomer2008

STUDENT RIP OFF!!

AdvantagesMay help in the short-term

DisadvantagesVery expensive

"...asking for a replacement. I contacted the Student Support Centre to explain that I had lost a disc and was not in a financial position to purchase another disc. They insisted that the best they could to for me was charge me £60 for the replacement. I feel completely robbed. Having spent £1,600 on material from the Student Support Centre we cannot use the package now and their Cusomter Services gave the attitude that they simply didn't care and ..." Read review
30.12.2008

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Community Level 1PSRawly

PSRawly

The Student Support Centre

AdvantagesGood material

Disadvantagespoor support

"...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 them!) and it was impossible to get a replacement from them; in fact they were completely unhelpful and unsympathetic about the whole thing and just suggested skipping one of the modules ..." Read review
18.11.2008

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Community Level 1marigold1

marigold1

Student Support Centre - Rip Off! Beware

AdvantagesNone whatsoever

DisadvantagesToo expensive. Tied into a 3+ year's contract with no means of parole

"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 child! I initially tried to force her to but it was a struggle. She didn't enjoy the DVDs. In my opinion, what makes the program terrible is that you are not ..." Read review
19.10.2009

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Community Level 1timhugh

timhugh

Dreadful product.. BEWARE

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesfinancial 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 them in virtually intact and unused condition. £3200 for less than 20 DVDs!! we feel so stupid. And now we are being chased by the Barclays finance group ..." Read review
09.10.2009

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Community Level 0tiptopbob

Quick review of The Student Support Centre

"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!
07.04.2008

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Community Level 1raggy131

raggy131

the studnet support centre is poor value for money

Advantageserm

Disadvantagescost. the test by the sales rep is worth nothing they will always say you need it!

"...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 old and twins at 11 yrs old. the sales rep came and convinced me it would be ideal for my children and i felt that it would give the impression that i did not care about my childrens education if i didnt ..." Read review
25.05.2009

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Community Level 0Rocca

Quick review of The Student Support Centre

"Would suggest that tiptopbob should have joined Student Support Centre if his review is indicative of his ability in English !! (there/their)
11.09.2008

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Community Level 1gunner038

gunner038

easy learning programme

Advantageseasy ,well laid out,not lots of work,clear and concise, teacher helplines.

DisadvantagesThe progress charts are a bit big.

"We got the programme for our kids,who were doing ok in maths and english ,when the guy turned up he explained everything clearly,he did a couple of assesments with the kids to find out what they knew,[we were surprised to see what they had forgotten] he then demenstrated how the programme works ,its like open university for kids , our two find it easy and enjoyable there are times when we have to make them do it but thats normal parenting . their ..." Read review
08.06.2011

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