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one hour 2x week drop in. very flexible, need to get away from the kids, got a spare hour, drop them off at score.

daughter has saved up all her "score cards" to get a disneyland ticket. (actually pooled w/ her sister). So it cost $300x12(!!!) to get the one child's ticket to disneyland. at least they earned it. teaches them how to make an array on the refrigerator and multiplication. though, youngest couldn't get all the cards to point in the same direction, while the oldest had her array all uniform. It's funny.

Too easy for the older high=achiever middle schooler. I thought she would get a head start on algebra material before she got it in the classroom. and keep her little sister company. But, it was very dry and boring for her. but maybe she got some subconscious benefit. expensive mistake for the older one.

better for the one who's just at grade level and needs the boost to compete with the majority of PAUSD high achiever classmates and get back some confidence.

coaches are usually too harried to really give a lot of personal attention. better to go when less kids. saturday or wed . early dismissal. or try to get Jill or one of the seasoned coaches. though they have lots of coach turnover.

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★★★☆☆

one hour 2x week drop in. very flexible, need to get away from the kids, got a spare hour, drop them off at score.

daughter has saved up all her "score cards" to get a disneyland ticket. (actually pooled w/ her sister). So it cost $300x12(!!!) to get the one child's ticket to disneyland. at least they earned it. teaches them how to make an array on the refrigerator and multiplication. though, youngest couldn't get all the cards to point in the same direction, while the oldest had her array all uniform. It's funny.

Too easy for the older high=achiever middle schooler. I thought she would get a head start on algebra material before she got it in the classroom. and keep her little sister company. But, it was very dry and boring for her. but maybe she got some subconscious benefit. expensive mistake for the older one.

better for the one who's just at grade level and needs the boost to compete with the majority of PAUSD high achiever classmates and get back some confidence.

coaches are usually too harried to really give a lot of personal attention. better to go when less kids. saturday or wed . early dismissal. or try to get Jill or one of the seasoned coaches. though they have lots of coach turnover.

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I tried score with my child hoping to improve his reading and math. After about 10 months he became very very bored. He was not the only one swiveling in his chair and looking at the ceiling with his eyes rolled into the back of his head. Two other families on my block tried it at various times and none of us stuck with it. On the other hand, I do have a few friends who think that it is working well for their child.

The graphics on the software which my some used was presented in small dialog boxes that made me nostalgic for the pre-internet days.* The software may be better for kids at other levels or they may have better offerings now. Just give it a very close look before you leap.

The trainers at Score are very nice well-educated college graduates who might have been somewhere else in a better job market. They greet each child personally and with enthusiasm. Some days they are more inspiring then others.

On the whole Score may work for kids who have the ability and self-motivation to get the job done. Or course, If a child is self-motivated and they are not doing well in school there could be an underlying learning problem. As far as I know the directors at Score are not trained to spot such issues.

It is probably a good idea to monitor your child?s experience to make sure that the work on the computer is providing the challenge or remediation that you seek.

We may go back to Score someday. We may not.

We did not do the personal training. Therefore I will not comment on it.

*The HeadSprout program (available on the Internet for less $$) now offered by Score has better graphics than what my son used, but I don?t think that it could have taught either of my child to read all by itself

PROS: Convenient location, just drop-off - they do rest
CONS: may not work for your child, can be dull

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★★★☆☆

I tried score with my child hoping to improve his reading and math. After about 10 months he became very very bored. He was not the only one swiveling in his chair and looking at the ceiling with his eyes rolled into the back of his head. Two other families on my block tried it at various times and none of us stuck with it. On the other hand, I do have a few friends who think that it is working well for their child.

The graphics on the software which my some used was presented in small dialog boxes that made me nostalgic for the pre-internet days.* The software may be better for kids at other levels or they may have better offerings now. Just give it a very close look before you leap.

The trainers at Score are very nice well-educated college graduates who might have been somewhere else in a better job market. They greet each child personally and with enthusiasm. Some days they are more inspiring then others.

On the whole Score may work for kids who have the ability and self-motivation to get the job done. Or course, If a child is self-motivated and they are not doing well in school there could be an underlying learning problem. As far as I know the directors at Score are not trained to spot such issues.

It is probably a good idea to monitor your child?s experience to make sure that the work on the computer is providing the challenge or remediation that you seek.

We may go back to Score someday. We may not.

We did not do the personal training. Therefore I will not comment on it.

*The HeadSprout program (available on the Internet for less $$) now offered by Score has better graphics than what my son used, but I don?t think that it could have taught either of my child to read all by itself

PROS: Convenient location, just drop-off - they do rest
CONS: may not work for your child, can be dull

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Score has severla levels of academis support. The individualized approach worked best for my kids--they do a farily intensive assessment and based on that work with you to target certain skills (they have both math and english programs). A parent could probably do just as good a job but they have the materails (testing and tutoring) that make the job easier.

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Score has severla levels of academis support. The individualized approach worked best for my kids--they do a farily intensive assessment and based on that work with you to target certain skills (they have both math and english programs). A parent could probably do just as good a job but they have the materails (testing and tutoring) that make the job easier.

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