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GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

1. NEVER lend or give away your BRAIN TRAIN review manual. BRAIN TRAIN’s materials are all copyrighted, and we are very serious in catching and penalizing offenders (In case you witness someone lending or giving out his BRAIN TRAIN materials, please report the incident to us immediately; we will gladly compensate you for your concern).

2. Only students with complete attendance will be allowed to take the Final Simulations (the final exam). Those with absences will only be allowed to take the exam AFTER attending make-up classes (which could be in another venue in another town).

3. BRAIN TRAIN reserves the right to drop out a student who has missed at least six (6) hours of his BRAIN TRAIN lessons.

4. All deficiencies (review fee balance, ID picture, and signed review course agreement) should have been settled by the second meeting at the latest. BRAIN TRAIN reserves the right to drop out a student who would not comply.

5. Always refer to the review schedule as BRAIN TRAIN tries to really adhere to it, thus classes will be postponed only under extreme circumstances (e.g. strong typhoon). In such cases, BRAIN TRAIN students and parents will be notified via text message AND e-mail. If no text message OR email from BRAIN TRAIN is received, it is safe to assume that classes will push through.

6. If there is a scheduled class on a holiday, it will push through unless otherwise announced.

7. BRAIN TRAIN office hours (Los Baños and Sta. Rosa main offices) are 8:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00-5:00 pm, Mondays to Saturdays (BRAIN TRAIN partner schools might NOT be open on Saturdays). Please call or visit us only during these times.

8. BRAIN TRAIN does NOT guarantee that all of its students will pass his chosen high school. Be suspicious of any review center that makes outrageous promises. Remember that the best schools have a limited number of slots, thus getting a high score is no guarantee of getting admitted (only the ones with the highest scores will be admitted). However, BRAIN TRAIN guarantees that its determined students will have a huge advantage over non-BRAIN TRAIN students.

9. BRAIN TRAIN does NOT claim that the questions tackled during the review are the ones that will actually appear in his high school entrance tests; that would have been leakage. This is why BRAIN TRAIN teachers will keep on telling students NOT to focus on the questions on the manual but rather on the concepts, as there are a hundred ways of asking questions based on only one concept. Principles, application, and comprehension will be emphasized, NOT memorization. Students who focus solely on our review questions (not the principles behind them) will surely find the actual test very difficult (they will be startled at the entirely “new” questions).

10. Preliminary and Final Simulations will be administered to assess a student’s readiness and chances of passing his entrance examinations, as well as to give him a feel of an entrance test environment.

11. Two (preliminary and final) student assessment reports will be given to parents (check out the review schedule for the release date). This will be either claimed personally or received via email, depending on the preference of the parents (as indicated in the assessment report claim stub). BRAIN TRAIN will text, call, or email parents for any unclaimed assessment reports. It is important for parents to see their child’s assessment report as early as possible for them to immediately recognize their child’s strengths and weaknesses.


GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

1. THE USE OF CELLULAR PHONES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING CLASSES. MERELY PEEKING AT YOUR PHONE WILL CONSTITUTE TO ITS CONFISCATION AND YOUR BEING SENT OUT. Likewise, the use of iPod, PSP, and other gadgets is also prohibited.

2. NEVER write your answers on your review manual. Instead, write your answers on your notebooks for you to preserve handouts for reviewing at home. Remember to write the title of the test or exercise, and, during checking, write the correct answer beside every wrong answer. This will then serve as your own answer key.

3. Remember that this is just a review, so expect that several topics that will be discussed here have already been taught at your respective schools. It would be very futile for us to discuss “advance lessons” that will not appear in your high school entrance tests.

4. The fact that this is just a review is also the reason why in most cases, you will be asked to answer a Practice Test first BEFORE the teacher discusses the lessons. The Practice Tests gauge how much you have learned from your respective schools, and to later on refresh and clarify your forgotten or confusing school lessons.


HOW TO ATTEND MAKE-UP CLASSES

WARNING: Despite the availability of BRAIN TRAIN make-up classes, we DISCOURAGE students from abusing this privilege and being absent from their regular classes for trivial reasons (vacations, outings, etc.). Although each BRAIN TRAIN teacher tries to make his lectures and discussions uniform for all classes, inevitable circumstances (such as the students’ collective aptitude and discipline, etc.) usually make each lecture and discussion different from one class to another. Thus, a student attending make-up classes might not understand parts of the discussion, or might find that the lessons are advance or delayed as compared with the lessons in his regular section.

Step 1: Check (on your class schedule) the date when you were absent. List down all the subjects, reviewer numbers, or topics you missed.

Step 2: Visit www.brain-train.com.ph and go to Schedule and Venues>Detailed SchedulesĖƒ2017 High School Entrance Review. Click the links of the schedules of other batches to download them. Look for all that you missed in these schedules (take time to study each section as the schedule of each section may differ greatly from those of other sections of the same batch). Choose the venue, section, and schedule that is suited for you.

Step 3: Obtain a Make-up Form from any BRAIN TRAIN staff (NOT from a teacher). Fill out the make-up slip properly. There is NO need for you to call up BRAIN TRAIN and ask for permission to attend make-up classes.

Step 4: Arrive at least 15 minutes early on your chosen venue and schedule and notify any BRAIN TRAIN staff (NOT teacher) that you will be taking make-up classes and in which section. Ask to be assisted in looking for a seat, etc. Do NOT be late or do NOT arrive just in time, as this will disrupt the students of the regular class.

Step 5: After each class, take the initiative to ask the teacher to sign your Make-up Form before he goes out. Do NOT expect the teacher to remind you to do this. Failure to get his signature is equivalent to NOT having taken the make-up classes yet.