Fast ForWord, affordable & convenient.
- Powerful software with professional guidance.
- Far cheaper than the cost of tutors year after year.
Fast ForWord Cost Considerations
The Gemm Learning Value Proposition
Gemm is the only Fast ForWord provider in the US and Canada specializing in this amazing program. Our home-based service is:
- Affordable, versus comparable interventions
- Engaging for children
- Convenient for parents
Our program is more expensive than one-size-fits-all software, but cheaper than most alternative treatments, and cheaper than the often astronomical cost of hiring tutors for several years.
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Our value proposition is that:
- Fast ForWord is a one-time intervention, unlike most reading instruction or tutoring, and
- We are personally involved through program completion, unlike most programs where, after purchase, you are on your own.
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Our program addresses underlying delays and deficits, aiming to resolve them permanently -- an investment, not a recurring expense. The goal is learning proficiency and independence -- this can save you thousands of dollars in future tutoring costs, not to mention the time and effort that comes with years of tutoring.
Choosing Gemm or a tutor
Personal Attention From Remote Educator
Fast ForWord is an intensive program that requires constant monitoring and tweaking. This is why it is not available without professional oversight, and why you will have a certified educator monitoring, guiding and advising you every step of the way. We take time to understand your child and your goals.
Online Rewards Included
While Fast ForWord has a computer game feel that most children like, some students need added motivation, which we provide with Gemm City, where daily points are converted into virtual and real prizes sent to your home.
"Do It Yourself" Often Does Not Work
Most web based and shrink wrapped software choices are cheaper, but studies are showing that these do-it-yourself educational software choices have results that typically fall short. This is sometimes due to the software design, but more often because of compliance -- children either don't do the work, or they do it incorrectly. This shortfall is not unlike the millions of pieces of home exercise equipment collecting dust in home basements -- compliance is always the big challenge.
This is where our "personal trainer" approach shines -- your money is not wasted with us, because once you are on board, your outcome is part of our record -- we will do everything possible to make this work for you and your child. Gemm Learning's depth of experience and breadth of service tools and support resources is unmatched:
Program management staff are certified educators
We have extended service hours, and the technology tools to provide remote help and session coaching when required
Our dedicated online resources are unique in our field. My Gemm has the back up materials, demos and resources you need to run the program effectively, while Gemm City is a rewards website set up to motivate your child.
Outcomes from Fast ForWord are closely correlated with compliance, completing the daily assignments. We are Fast ForWord specialists -- our average compliance is high, and so our students have high achievement levels, above the national average for Fast ForWord participants.
Comparing Gemm to a clinician
Risk Free Start and Guarantee Reduce Your Risk
We offer two standard features to help clients feel comfortable with our program from the outset:
Test Drive. Sometimes a child will just not take to our program. Or your schedule is not as open as you'd thought. And so we offer our Two Week Test Drive to all starting families. Inside that period a family can cancel for any reason at all. Warning: very few clients quit. Once you start, expect to continue!
Our Guarantee. We stand by our results. If you are not happy with the outcome we will provide another program free of charge for up to three months. We love this guarantee. First, it says to future clients we believe in what we are doing. And second, it helps us meet your ultimate goal of changing how you or your child learns.
Another way we keep our Fast ForWord cost down is by offering discounted rates with our prepayment packages. Clients can also pay month to month as they go or take advantage of our installment plans. Your Gemm consultant will help you choose the right package.
Our price for Fast ForWord or BrainWare varies depending on your program length and choices, and your payment plan. Generally we come in below the cost of a tutor. Most clients choose our affordable three month prepayment option with an even lower monthly rate after that, so that even if you do need more than three months, it is not expensive to continue.
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