My children loved the program and so did I. I am extremely pleased with the results. My children started the program at 2 years 11 months and 5 years 4 months with Jim, and neither child was reading before the program. My children loved the program, and Jim is an excellent teacher. After 4 months, my 3 year old is reading at a grade 1 level, and my 5 year old is at a grade 2 - 3 level. I never expected such amazing results.
Jim's program takes the mystery out of teaching children how to read. It is so well organized that any child can learn to read with it. The outcome exceeded my expectations. At the start of the program, I thought my 3 year old might learn some letters and my 5 year old would learn some words, but after completing the program in 4 months, my 3 year old could read long sentences and simple short stories, and my 5 year old could read level 2 books on her own.
Below is a video showing Parminder's 5 year old daughter reading:
Puneet and Amrit are 2 students that I taught over the summer months. They had completed both Stages 1 and 2 of my reading program over a 4 months period. I work with many children between ages 3 to 7, teaching them to read. I get many children between K to G2 where they are far behind in their reading levels, and the parents are very concerned. In all cases, after completing my program (3 - 4 months), the children are reading at or above their levels. The wonderful thing is that the reading skills growth continues long after the initial teaching period, where the children go on to far exceed their respective levels.
Follow Up Videos - 5 months later
About 5 months later, their mom sent me an email update along with 2 videos showing both Puneet and Amrit's amazing reading progress since completing my reading program. Here's what she had to say, along with the videos below:
I have attached 2 videos of Puneet and Amrit reading. I think you will be amazed at how great they are doing. You were right, it took 3 months after the program finished and everything seemed to come together for them. In those months they reviewed your book a lot and read every day and then they were off. I am truly amazed with your program, learning to read has been effortless.
Puneet is 6 years and 1 month and reads all the time on her own and does a lot of spelling. The other day she drew a picture and wrote "poppy garden". I asked her how she knew that poppy had 2 'Ps' and she said she saw it somewhere and remembered it. I find she catches on quickly to everything. She started journal writing using simple sentences. She started the early chapter books like Katie Woo and Mercy Watson and she reads non fiction.
I am truly amazed with Amrit. She is 3 years and 9 months and after 3 months she went on her own. She reads all the time, anytime I see her she is reading. She will read cereal boxes, newspapers, letters, anything that has words she will try and figure out what it is. I find she wants to read the same books as Puneet (that's how she got into Robert Munsch-she's read several of his books). She is also a big time speller. She is always spelling. She reads so much that when spelling words she can figure out when a word has an 'er' or 'ir" in it. She can also spell words and figure out when it ends with a silent 'e' or 'y'.
I just want to thank you so much for teaching them how to read last summer. It has changed their lives. Your program is the best out there.
All the best,
Below are the videos Parminder sent to me. The original videos are around 10 minutes long each, showing both Puneet and Amrit reading the complete book. I had to shorten the videos showing just a small portion of it.
Have you ever seen a 3 year old read so well? I have, because I teach many young children to read. My reading program is not a miracle quick fix, but it is a logical and sequential order of learning based on tried and tested teaching techniques that makes it incredibly effective at teaching anyone at any age to read phonetically.
Follow Up Videos - 1 year later
1 year after the previous email, I received another update on Puneet and Amrit's progress.
I am sending a video and scan of Puneet and Amrit's reading and writing. Amrit is 4 years and 9 months. She is in preschool and doing phenomenal as you will see in the video and her writing sample. Your reading program achieved results that I did not even think were possible and it was so effortless for the children to learn. Now she reads on her own about 5-10 books a day that range in reading level from level 1 to chapter book. She has been writing for some time now but about 3 months ago is when it became more sentence formed and overall better quality.
Puneet is 7 years and 2 months and is in grade 1. The teacher said her reading and writing is beyond grade level. She is doing great in school. Her writing is very good, neat, proper grammar and mature sentences. She reads on her own about as many books as Amrit and writes every day. She is doing great.
Thank you so much for developing your reading program. Once a child learns to read using your methods it is a very simple transition to writing because words can be decoded so easily. This is why Puneet and Amrit did not have any problems with their writing.
The videos were about 7 minutes each showing both children reading an entire chapter from "Magic Tree House". I had to shorten it showing just a short clip from each.
Below are the images of the writings I received.