A woman in California, who is teaching her husband to read, made this comment in referring to the TRUST Program for Preteens to Adults:
"Brad learned a lot and quickly with your program ... The initial outcome is that he pronounces words right the first time and can even sound them out to spell them.
"We both really appreciate the material. I had minimal preparation and we usually only studied together for 30 minutes at a time (he would lose patience beyond that).
"The results were quick, and he gained confidence so much that he got over a huge hump ... now we just need to do the rest of the work to ‘seal the deal’ toward total confidence and mastery. I'll let you know when we finish ..."
A high school teacher in Pennsylvania was assigned to work with some hard-to-teach kids whose reading skills were very poor. This is what she wrote:
I'm using your text daily with my classes, sometimes a mini-lesson, and some days we delve into it for almost the whole period.
I've had some real success with some 10th graders who were described by their teacher as ‘victims of whole language.’ They are really picking up the rules quickly and attacking unfamiliar words ...
The kids thank me every day at the end of the period. That says a lot! Your specific lessons, exceptions to the rules, and extensive word lists give me a lot to work with in a very concise way."
A woman teaching an adult to read sent this e-mail:
"I just wanted to let you know how things are going with Josh. He is responding very well. He is so excited about learning to read that he asked for more weekly meetings. When I first met him I asked him what he would like to be able to read for enjoyment. He couldn't give me an answer. I asked him a couple of weeks later, and his answer was... 'Anything I can get my hands on.'"
In reference to the TRUST Program for Young Beginning Readers, a homeschooling mom wrote:
"Not only did our five-year-old learn to read, but our four-year-old, as well."