Melissa H Drd

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This Company is a Scam.

This business is a scam. They do not provide a service, answer/return phone calls, nor are they accredited by the dyslexia association. They send you a link to a very poorly designed online class. I wish I would have read reviews and not wasted $1200 on this.
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Loss:
$1200
Cons:
  • Scam

Preferred solution: Full refund

User's recommendation: Do not waste your money.

Anonymous
map-marker Dalton, Georgia

Fraudulent Company

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The online product consisted of someone reading PowerPoint slides. The slides contained multiple misspelled words and the wording did not match the assessment teachers had to struggle through. The company provided NO help with the training. The cancelled training two different times with only an email notice the night before or the morning of the scheduled training, so we were stuck with sub fees and teachers had wasted lesson plans for subs. We paid extra money for face to face training, and when the training was cancelled, there was no refund, and we could no longer contact the company. No messages were returned. DO NOT USE this company. It is a total waste of money. The videos that were part of the training are freely accessed on YouTube.
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Loss:
$26

Preferred solution: Full refund

User's recommendation: Avoid this company at all costs.

Anonymous
map-marker New York, New York

False advertising and materials

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The course my school paid over six hundred dollars per person to participate in the self-paced course was confusing and not professional. The slides had grammatical and spelling errors that often change the meaning of the terms. This is not an Orton Gillingham course. Do not be fooled by this. It is a series of slides, YouTube videos, photocopies and confusing "tests that do not cover the material. We could not begin on time because they rejected our schools purchase order. We had to wait two weeks for the school's check to clear before we could begin. The only way to access the class was through and email link. We did not receive the "Books and cards" that we paid extra to receive. When the principal called to obtain the materials, she was told that we were receiving the digital copies. She told them that they paid extra for the books, and she was told that the teachers have everything they need. The link for materials was only good for 120 hours after the link was sent via email. The final exam and materials changed mid-course. This resulted in having to study additional material before taking the final. I emailed the help email address and four months later, I have had NO RESPONSE! Do not use this course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of my colleagues who have been trained in other Orton-Gillingham programs, said that what I have wasn't even related to Orton-Gillingham. It was just a bunch of sight word lists downloaded from the internet.
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User's recommendation: Do NOT be tempted by the price. This is NOT the real thing!!!!!!

Meegan E

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| map-marker Denver, Colorado

AWFUL training

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If you want to read a million slides with a size 8 font this is the training for you! Otherwise, avoid at all costs. This piece of crap should be banned from every school district. My 7th grader makes better slide presentations than they did. I feel awful my school wasted money on this.
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Loss:
$500

Preferred solution: Full refund

Anonymous
map-marker Dixon, Illinois

False Certificate of Accreditation

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Urbane Academics, also called Invigorate Education, provided our organization a false certificate of accreditation. When attempting to work through this issue with them, their staff became rude, defensive, and insulting. I am greatly concerned that this organization is misrepresenting their accreditation on such an important topic, such as Dyslexia, in an effort to sell their product/training.
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User's recommendation: NEVER

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