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MPM Maths - Discussion

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Re: MPM Maths

Postby daddy2007 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:44 pm

oldman123 wrote:Dear Parents

We had such a bad experience with MPM at Clementi that we wanted everyone to be aware.

First, the school teachers are not well trained. Four times we have spotted the teachers marking the answers wrongly despite us telling the principal each time. Parents should take time to check the markings. We checked with some parents and they said the same thing too.

Second, go through the questions with your children. See if the answers are truly from them. Apparently, in order to get the children off the class on time, the teachers tend to give the answers away - especially the last few questions.

Third, we also find the principal at MPM Clementi so unprofessional in her dealings with class make-up and fees. Be sure you keep good tracks of classes and make-up classes.

We hope parents do not just sign up for enrichment classes just by the "brand" of the school. Most of these schools are franchises and the person(s) running these franchises can make a real different in whether the child really get to learn anything. We learnt our lesson the hard way.


Thanks for highlighting. Their website sounds so enticing

http://mpmclementi.weebly.com/index.html

Will give this centre a miss
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby oldman123 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:06 pm

We did call up the centre each time that we cannot make it. However, in the end, it is always our words versus theirs, and there is nothing much we can do.
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MPM Maths

Postby octoberbaby » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:01 pm

Make up class is capped one time in a month if you are attending once a week session.
Make up class is capped two times in a month if you are attending twice a week session.

My side here, if we can't make it, we will sms the instructor and indicate that we want to do a make up class. She will arrange a day where agreeable to both parties.

Counting the number of sessions attending is easy. Four lessons in a month and pay the fees. Miss one class do a make up class.
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby applefan90 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:15 pm

Hi all,

Newbie here. Was looking around this site and chance upon MPM, I took interest in this tread becos both my kids (9 n 7 yrs old) are in it for the past 3 years (wouldn't say which centre.....sorry). After going thru pages and pages of complaints (often) and praise (quite seldom), I was quite amazed at what people think of MPM.

Being a kiasu parent, we send both our kids to enrichment classes since they were very young, as far as I can rem they have attended most of the popular class available in Singapore. Most of the centres here especially those established program like MPM, Learning lab, I Can Read, Berries, Shichida, Mind Matters etc have very strict rules and policy with regards to deposit, changing of class, last minute cancellation, make up lesson. Very often, we as parent tends to get upset just becos we can't get what we want and very often it is us that aren't following the policy and wants to make a fuss out of it.

I'm not speaking on behalf of any centres or have relative owing any franchise, we are victims ourselves too. Quite frankly, many times I admit we are the one that is trying our luck and get rebutted simply these centres are running very professionally with proper records. Put yourself in their shoe, what if you have arranged the teachers and allocate the seats for the student who can't make it hours before the class starts........they are running a business.

I relate to the parent as above who have issue with wrong marking, we had the same case and feedback to the teachers, seriously what can we do.....nothing much, at most we leave. The reason we continue since they are K1 is this program helps them to think creatively and most importantly they ENJOY the class!!!


These are just my two cents after so many enrichment classes.....
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby gerberadaisy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:26 am

Hi applefan90,

:goodpost: I second your comments.
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby daddy2007 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:19 pm

applefan90 wrote:I relate to the parent as above who have issue with wrong marking, we had the same case and feedback to the teachers, seriously what can we do.....nothing much, at most we leave.


wow.... seems like several MPM branches have this occurrence of wrong marking :sweat:

But I do agree that all these established educational center have strict rules and policy with regards to deposit, changing of class, last minute cancellation, make up lesson. As long we abide the policy and should be ok. If we want flexibility, probably we should just go for those small and one-man-operated education center. Easier to nego

Being kiasu also has it's advantage. At least now your girl is in a very good primary school.

Cool....you took almost 45 minutes to draft and post this feedback of yours :salute:
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby applefan90 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:56 pm

"Being kiasu also has it's advantage. At least now your girl is in a very good primary school."

funny, I don't rem mentioning anything abt my kids gender or what school they are from, do u know me or mistaken me for someone else?
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby octoberbaby » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:30 pm

It is still depends on the kids preferance lah. The programme is not holy that suit 100% kids. Sometimes the instructors don't want to tell parents that their kids are having negative attitude during class. Instructors only waiting for their parents to tender withdrawal letters.
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby esthercyp » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:32 pm

Hi,

I'm planning to send my P1 girl to MPM at Parkway, appreciate if can receive some feedback about the center. Thanks.
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Re: MPM Maths

Postby octoberbaby » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:18 pm

esthercyp wrote:Hi,

I'm planning to send my P1 girl to MPM at Parkway, appreciate if can receive some feedback about the center. Thanks.



Parkway branch is a specialize on children with special needs who are using MPM to train the kids brain. The instructors are holding Master in Phsycological something like that.
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