Frequently asked questions
- Do all students attend for one hour
- How does the XCM method compare with one to one tuition?
- Is XCM geared to the British National Curriculum, and examination timetables?
- I cannot reach a centre in my area; can I still make use of your worksheets?
- Is homework essential?
- If my Daughter or Son like the class, can I pay by standing order?
- If two (or more) attend classes do I pay the same amount for each?
- Do the classes run throughout the school holidays?
- What age range do you cater for?
- Are ages mixed in the same class?
No, especially with younger students, whose attention span is quite short, half an hour is right, and still sufficient to achieve real improvements
Very favourably indeed, especially on results. Colin had tutored one to one previously, and believes group tuition to be less intrusive.
This in fact, has been confirmed by comments from students; typical of these is one from a Chester student;
‘I felt that my Tutor was quite nice, but when I was given a piece of work to do, they would then sit and look over my shoulder while I did it’.
The advantage with XCM is that they can have as little or as much help as they actually need to maintain progress.
Yes, we are,
Yes, we can provide distance tuition, based on our worksheets.
Yes, it is only ten to fifteen minutes for five nights, and not a fixed amount of work; the student simply does what they can in the time, then stops. This principle of little and often does work – and improvement of long term memory and recall follow.
Yes, any of our centres will be glad to set up one for you.
No, you will be charged at a discounted rate.
Normally yes, details of holidays can be obtained by contacting you local centre manager who will be happy to help.
Nominally six to sixteen years old, but some slightly older students have found classes beneficial when attempting a resit of an examination.
Yes, and it works very well; older students subconsciously set an example by being quiet – appearing ‘cool’ perhaps, and young ones realise quickly they are all there for the same reason – to improve.