For the last decade, I have had the opportunity to tutor students struggling with reading skills. During that time, I have used several language programs based on Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction. With most students, I chose to implement the Reading Horizons Programs (Elevate & Discovery). Reading Horizons has well organized lessons that use a multi-sensory approach to reinforce the explicit sequential instruction. I believe that it implements a first-class marking system, more proficient than any other reading program I have experienced. I have found that many of my students are disheartened by what they have been told in the past will help them read better, and it has failed. They do not trust that what I have to teach them will be any different. However, after just a few months of lessons, they recognize and are excited to see a difference with the skills they are learning from Reading Horizons. The students can grasp the skills quickly, they notice how it is helping them learn to actually read, and I observe them exhibit new hope and confidence. As the students build skills to approach words for decoding and encoding, their frustration and incompetence transforms to empowerment and increased confidence. They begin to see and believe that they can become a successful reader. With this renewed hope, parents often tell me about their improved behaviors at home and at school. Through gaining the skills to read, a child’s entire future changes for the better. Through the Reading Horizons program, I have seen extraordinary results in the way students’ progress intellectually, emotionally, and behaviorally.