Testimonies Of Reading Improvement

At Read Right we know our online reading tutoring program works and we have the testimonies to prove it. Here are a few testimonies from our students, parents and educators. These are testimonies about struggling readers who improved their reading skills using Read Right’s reading program and online reading tutoring for all ages. At Read Right we get rapid results.

It’s a humbling experience to see what these kids are capable of achieving. We want to let other educators know. There is a new way to teach reading. There is a better, new way.

— Raymond Elementary Title 1 Coordinator & Read Right Primary Core Curriculum Trainer — 

I started as a ‘red’ level (first grade) reader and it would take me an hour and half to read three or four pages in one book. I plan to go back to school and get my diploma. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, and I’m so thankful.

— John, International Paper, Riegelwood, NC — 

What’s expensive is not implementing Read Right. We’re a $200 million a year operation. We can’t afford to be wrong even 5% of the time.

— Don Johnson, Plant Manager, Simpson Investment Company, Tacoma Paper Mill, Tacoma, WA — 

Suggestions from employees participating in the Continuous Improvement Institute and the Read Right program saved $760,000 in one year and another $1.3 million from new suggestions during the second year. That’s $2 million in savings total. Those are real numbers. They’re documented; they’re audited. For every $1 we spent on Read Right, we got $5 back.We couldn't have done it without the Read Right program. Improvement never stops after people have the skills.

— Robert Pelletier, Vice President, Manufacturing, Deknatel — 

Employees participating in Read Right have reported re-work is decreasing and productivity is increasing due to their improved reading skills.

— R.A. West, Manager Human Resources, Fabrications Division, Boeing — 

At the time we started the program, I was managing one of the assembly operations. We were in serious trouble on our quality. Now that our employees can read well, they aren’t intimidated from going to the written procedures when they have a question. Read Right had a big play in turning that operation around.

— Robert Pelletier, Vice President for Operations, Deknatel, Falls River, MA — 

Something happened to the people that went to the Read Right reading program that motivated them. They paid attention to detail because they could read better. Our safety record was the most improved in all of the Weyerhaeuser Canada operations the year we brought in Read Right.

— Bob Edwards, Manager, Weyerhaeuser Saw Mill, Kamloops, BC, Canada — 

The amazing thing is the Korbel team has cut safety costs 93% since moving to a Behavior Based Safety Process. The lost time incident rate at our Korbel Sawmill has been 0.00 for four consecutive years. If I were to set up a Behavior Based Safety Process in a new plant, I would go through the same sequence again. I would solve the reading and English communication problems first, using Read Right because of the fast results. Then I would move into the safety process work and the training required to implement it. People have to have the skills first.

— Randy Robertson, Employee Development Administrator, Simpson Korbel Sawmill, Korbel, CA —