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Academic Associates of Vernon/Prince George and the World offers a systematic, easy-to-learn reading program. This program will take the student [child or adult] through the steps of reading. When finished, they will be able to read the majority of words in the English language. The program is taught one-on-one with one of our Reading Instruction Specialists. Sign up for our complete reading program now.

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WHY IS YOUR PROGRAM BETTER THAN OTHERS?

To answer that question, read this article.

WHAT WILL THE STUDENT HAVE ACHIEVED AT THE END OF THIS COURSE?

The student will have the ability to read the vast majority of words in the English language, and his/her comprehension will be at or above their age level. Their spelling skills will also have improved as they have learned phonic reading. At the end of the course the student will have a complete binder with all the rules and reading words they have learned in order to refresh their memory from time to time.

IS THERE ANYTHING NEEDED AFTER THE COURSE IS COMPLETED?

No. The student will be fully trained in reading. The completed binder has all the “refresher” material needed.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?

The amount of time depends on the ability, maturity level, and desire of the student. The average student completes the entire course in 30 - 60 hours of instruction.

WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLASSES?

Ideally students should come two to three hours a week. This allows most students to progress quickly through the program with less time needed for review. However, one hour a week also works. For younger children or children with short attention spans, sessions can be half hour sessions.

DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?

No. There are no contracts. You pay for the lessons as you use them. You may stop at any time without penalty. If you book a lesson and then fail to "show up" without giving 24 hours notice, you will be charged. Naturally, to receive the maximum benefit, you need to complete the course, but the choice is always yours.

HOW OLD SHOULD CHILDREN BE BEFORE LEARNING TO READ?

To answer that question, read this article.

WHAT DO STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING THIS READING COURSE?

Students need to know the alphabet letters in correct order and be able to speak English on a foundational level.

CAN THIS PROGRAM HELP WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES?

For the answer to that question, read this article.

WHERE DO YOU TEACH?

We teach out of our home in Vernon, BC and, for older students, over the Internet.  Appointments must be booked in advance.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

The initial reading assessment is FREE for Vernon students [long distance students see below] and there is no obligation or pressure to enroll. The decision is totally yours. Call 250-301-5355  [if you live in Vernon only] or use the contact button to book your appointment. The assessment takes less than 15 minutes.

The lessons are $60.00 per hour or you can save BIG $$$ by purchasing 4 hours in advance for $180.00.

For those of you who think this is expensive consider that where I live an auto mechanic charges $80.00 + an hour and hair styling for a lady will cost $120.00 and up. For a mere $60 an hour [or less by purchasing 4 hours at a time], you can obtain a vital, life-time skill. Once you are done the course, you will never need us again.

I DON'T LIVE IN VERNON, HOW DO I TAKE THE PROGRAM?

Adults and older students can take the course over the Internet. You will need the following items:

1. A computer with microphone [built-in is fine], webcam and speakers although a headset is the best,
2. A printer,
3. A copy of Skype [free program],
4. An E-mail address,
5. A mailing address,
6. A credit card.
7. A reliable high-speed Internet connection along with a quiet place to work.

DOES THIS WORK AS AN ESL PROGRAM?

See our comments on English as a Second Language.

HOW DO I PAY?

Payment is due before each lesson. If you are attending in person, you may pay by cash or Paypal [via computer either at your home or here at the Reading Center]. If you are a long distance student you may pay by Paypal.  You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay.

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