This summer, I worked for Huntington Learning Center. It shocked me that parents paid so much $$ for the education that their kids received. I mainly tutored math, and all of the math was simply procedural & it was tedious and boring for the kids. A lot of times, the "challenge" problems just had larger numbers in them. There was no emphasis on problem solving or any conceptual understanding. I wonder who made the curriculum or if teachers had any input! It was especially frustrating to tutor older kids because there were so many gaps in understanding that the program did not address. The reading was similar -- the kids copied down vocabulary definitions and answered reading comprehension questions. These are important skills, but it seemed like it was just test prep. Has anyone else had similar experiences with learning centers?