In 2010, I volunteered time to help an adult in my community to improve reading skills. Her educational goal is to earn the GED. I introduced the adult reading program of Reading Horizons, and she loves it as much as I do! Reading Horizons provides immediate success which motivated my student to stay the course and not give-up. Within seven months, my student improved her reading skills from barely 3rd grade to between 5th and 6th grade levels. By the end of 2010, we completed 23 lessons within seven months, and we have expanded the instruction to include reading in science, math, history, and social studies.
As a teacher of reading since 2000, I was introduced to and used several different programs for teaching struggling readers. Needless to say, I was frustrated with the slow progress and no one program was flexible enough to help a wide range of students. Then one day, I was surfing the internet for educational information regarding dyslexia, and happened upon Reading Horizons. Fortunately, you offered an online tutorial for teachers. It was easy to use, and was able to complete it in record time. I loved it! The program fit with my philosophical beliefs regarding reading instruction. I immediately ordered my first kit, and never looked back. I continue to purchase products from Reading Horizons to supplement my teaching experience and it just gets better and better.
Since 2008, Reading Horizons is the primary program I use for reading instruction, and my success in teaching spans a wide range of teaching venues. Thank you Reading Horizons for saving me as a teacher, but most importantly, for giving hope to those students who thought there was no hope left.