Academic Associates® Learning Centers
What Parents Say About Us
The following are excerpts from letters we have received from the parents of some of our students. Copies of the full letters are available on request.
We have taken our son, Andrew, through two other phonics tutoring programs. Our biggest concern was that Andrew was beginning to dislike reading and believe that he could not improve. We took one more attempt by enrolling him in your Academic Associates program. We are grateful that the Academic Associates program made the difference for Andrew. Your phonics program was tangible and comprehensible for him. What an important difference for his life! Now, as he reads, he is continually building confidence instead of doubt.
We would like to say thank you for the outstanding job you have done with our daughter Bonnie. Our only regret is that we did not find you earlier in her school years. We tried several other programs with no results. Bonnie is so excited about her success, and now has much more self esteem and self confidence.
My son is a bright and accomplished student, but finds the act of writing to be especially challenging. For years, he has shown little to no improvement in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. Within just seven weeks, Linda has made a huge difference in my son’s writing skills. Linda started with the basics…then quickly moved on to higher level material. She keeps her lesson plan varied and is able to keep his interest peaked and his frustration level down. She truly cares about my son and has never given anything less than 110%...I highly recommend her as a tutor.
I wanted to thank you again for helping my son with his reading. His school was simply not teaching him consistent rules for reading. Your program is clear and concise. As a result of your loving and clear instruction, Justin gained much needed confidence. He now teaches me how to pronounce words when we read together. Now he enjoys reading. And this new confidence seems to have expanded to other activities in his life. Thanks so much for helping.
– J.A.H, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
I am so amazed at the change in Joshua’s attitude regarding reading, let alone his improvement in reading skills. He finally finds reading more fun. Your classes are a high point of his week. Thank you for giving Joshua such a boost, not only for his school work, but truly for his life.
I wanted to write and thank you for the great job you did with James. You seem to be able to work magic! He’s had his nose in a book or magazine all summer. I know that he would not be at this level of reading had it not been for your instruction. You are a very warm and amazingly patient teacher. Thanks for making it fun!
– S.N., M.F.C.C.
It is with extreme gratitude and appreciation that I write this to thank you for all you have done for my daughter, Cheanine. As you know, she hated to read, her self-esteem was extremely low and she said she felt “very dumb”. When we moved to Grass Valley, we decided to try your program. What an amazing difference! In just 21 hours of instruction, Cheanine jumped from second grade to sixth grade in reading! Her self-esteem and confidence shot way up. She started picking up books to read all by herself! She started reading books so quickly that she was trying to make them “last” until she could get to the bookstore again! We are both so grateful for what you have done for her. This is a gift that will last her a lifetime.
I can’t thank you enough for all of the help and care you have extended to Micaela. What a thrill it is to see her excel and improve her skill level three to four grade levels! She is so pleased with her success and what a boost for her self esteem. This is a “payoff” to be celebrated for years to come. I would highly recommend your program.
I want to thank you for your dedication to teaching my son Steven to read. I was amazed at the immediate improvement he experienced in both his reading ability and self confidence. Not only were you able to give him the tools he needed to become a proficient reader, you also inspired the person to blossom. As a former reading teacher myself, I quickly realized that the materials you were using and the skills you were teaching would build a solid foundation so that he could become a life long reader.
– Rev. B.J.S.
Hello. I just wanted to thank you for everything again. I can read 100 times better since I took your class. Thank you for doing such a great job.
– K.M. (reading program student)
We just wanted to say thank you for being so kind, loving and supportive of our three children, David (15), Amber (15) and Amanda (12). Going through Academic Associates not only boosted our children’s reading levels 4 to 6 grade levels but has also boosted their self-esteem. We’ve noticed them reaching new heights in every area of their learning. We are very grateful to you and thankful for Academic Associates. We don’t know what we would have done without you.
We first learned of Bob & Linda’s Academic Associates programs when our son needed to finesse his reading skills in elementary school. Although he had an age appropriate reading level, his reading was sometimes sloppy and inaccurate. Within 6 weeks, our son gained reading fluency to a college level! He remains an avid reader and it is often difficult to keep him in books to read.
We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you have done with all three of our children. Before our children went through this course, they had a difficult time with their reading, sounding out unfamiliar words and comprehension. They have had tremendous success with this course. Rich and Ryan both have had improvement in their grades, their test scores and school has become much easier for them. Nicole has had improvements in the same areas and in addition she is constantly reading, on the school bus, before bed and in the morning while she is waiting for me to finish getting ready. As parents, it is a comfort and blessing to know that we have given our children a foundation that will change the course of their lives.
My daughter’s experience working with Linda and the Academic Associates reading program has been tremendously positive! Prior to starting the reading course my daughter complained a lot and ended up in tears with her reading frustrations. Since starting the program, her confidence has skyrocketed in reading and she actually enjoys reading now. She will pick up a book on her own—something she would never have done before.
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