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
"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
"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:
using your text daily with my classes,
sometimes a mini-lesson, and some days
we delve into it for almost the whole
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.'"
reference to the TRUST Program for Young
Beginning Readers, a homeschooling mom
only did our five-year-old learn to
read, but our four-year-old, as well."