Letters from Parents
January 4, 2013
Hello, Paula. Yes, I will write a testimonial for you, absolutely. We are so pleased at Sammie’s reading. She’s so much better, and she even likes school (a little bit) now. No connection to how it used to be in the fall. Crying is over. I wish we’d done this in second grade instead of waiting another year. You say she’ll probably get close to grade level by the end of the school year. We think so too.
Best to your adorable puppy. Sam loves seeing her asleep on top of your chair during lessons. She says it feels friendly. Haha.
September 9, 2012
Thank you thank you thank you! What a change we seen. He can read now, not up at grade level but way closer. His teacher from last year says what on earth did we do for him? I told her it was just Miss Paula on the internet, very easy to do. She really loved that one! She’s going to mention it to one of the parents she has now. His new teacher says he’d doing good in 4th and don’t stop what’s working. Don’t worry we won’t think of stopping now.
Happy parents and happy kid here! Keep up the good work, OK?
June 29, 2012
Cyrus is doing so much better than he was when we found you at the end of the school year. And we still have a lot of summer left. I know he’ll keep getting better and better the way it’s going. He loves lessons, by the way. That was a surprise.
(And thanks for the tip on how I was accidentally adding to the problem. It hurt, yes, but it worked, and I don’t do that any more. That was probably hard for you to do.)
March 13, 2012
Wanted to tell you that Brian Jr. is still going great after a month away from you. You thought he was done and it seems to be true. Whatever you showed him got him past the problem. Three months was pretty quick for as far behind as he was. We’re so glad we gave it a try. Well worth the $$$. Maria sends her love.
Brian Sr. (and Maria, Brian Jr. & Kelly)
January 20, 2012
Hey, hey Paula!
We only started last week and Amy LOVES it! We’re seeing progress on this side too! I can’t believe how she’s already doing better. Well, I sorta can, she’s a very bright child, but I didn’t think we’d see results for at least another month or so. Woot!
Thank you for what you’re doing! AND thank you for keeping us updated. Yes, we were definitely wondering how she was doing, so thanks for letting us know. Email if there is anything we need to be doing at home. We’re all excited and nights are much happier now around here.
P.S. She really loves the reading-typing program you gave us to help her. You said ten minutes a night, but she often goes 30. Love to see that!
November 21, 2011
I would love to write a letter for you about his lessons. I had almost given up on DS learninng to read. He is in 3rd grade but had not made any progress in years & years. I have done everything school says to do but still no luck.
But he still didn’t read. He’s smart and he knows third grade stuff because we read his work to him and we talk about it. He understands great. He loves math! But this is hard to keep up forver, and what about when he’s grown. I wondered if he would be able to have a normal life at all. I’m not worrying any more. Our whole family is happier because every single night is not a yelling crying battle.
This is because he did not just learn to read but he made a year of progress in just 4 months and is now on second grade level and still speedig along.
There are no words to say what this means, but I tell you every single lesson so you know. I am so excited to write this for you, Paula because you changed life here. We will never lose touch because you have become a dear family freind. Happy Thanksgiving.
“The Big Dad”
November 5, 2011
Miss Paula, I took you up on your offer for the two free lessons then 25% off for a month. Am I glad I did. It’s changed everthing for Casey. He’s in fourth and couldn’t keep up with the other kids. He felt stupid, but I knew he wasn’t stupid. He was just behind because of reading. So that made him keep getting more and MORE behind. Like a never-ending circle of bad results.
So I got my courage and jumped in to try your free offer. All I can say is what a relief. we saw the difference right away in his willingnss to work. He hurries to get to it when it’s time. I never thought tht would be possible but it is.
Oh he’s still behind but now that he is working at it too instead of just me pushing and pushing, I don’t do much, it’s all him. And you too. Because with that kind of results, you better believe I signed up for 25% off. Then he did so well I didn’t stop even when it got to be more.
His dad and I are so happy and releived that I tried it. Casey is almost like a different boy. Too bad you aren’t at every school, Miss Paula. Then other moms and dads and kids can be hopeful like we are !! I can’t believe I wrote all this but it’s true.
Sandy, Jonah, & Casey
November 12, 2012
Thanks for checking in, Paula. He said to tell you he misses you! Yes, fifth grade is going great and he does fine now with the reading. He is still way behind on stuff he missed information-wise, but the reading is fine. Glad to hear from you, and hope you’ve got good kids this year.
Sandy, Jonah, & Casey
September 25, 2011
Dear Miss Paula, I barely know what to say. You know I didn’t believe it when you said you could help Austin. But we tried anyway because nothing else had helped, and we had spent a lot of money a lot of places. Since you gave the lessons free at first I tried it. I still don’t know how you did it eve tho I listened to every lesson. But you did. He can read. He is now reading very short, pretty easy chapter books. But I know he’ll do harder when he’s ready.This a guy who wouldn’t open a book without a tantrum, and wrote only his name. He’s now wanting to draw and write comic stories of his own every day. We’re taking your advice and not making him correct every spelling any more. And we let him draw more about his writing, since he lovs to draw. It’s true, now he likes reading it where before he hated it. Writing for fun doesn’t have to be perfect after all when he’s 9! I know he will get better and evenually spell just fine. Why? Because you told me.
Thanks for helping me change my ways to help him read at last. I didn’t know I was part of the problem, but you in a really nice way helped me see that I was. New readers aren’t suposed to be perfect, and now I see it. You are our hero, MIss Paula. Thank you forever.
Cassandra and son
September 9, 2011
Hello, Paula: Great News! I noticed today, that my daughter India is behaving and responding to me with poise and confidence instead of hasty insecurity. I know this newly developed healthy/self love behavior is directly related to you teaching India that,…. she can and Will Read!
September 5, 2011
Hi, Paula: Just wanted to say… “Thank You”. My daughter India is reading with confidence.
August 24, 2011
You are fantastic, your work is inspiring and hopeful! I mean it with all my heart.
I was at my wits end when my daughter Sophia (8) started working with you. I had tried everything i knew to get her to read like every other 2nd grader I was around. I started to question her ability and wondered if she would ever be able to reach her full potential? Would she ever be able to make a difference in this world? Would she be stumped by the fact that she couldn’t read? I just couldn’t phantom my daughter starting 3rd grade and reading like she was in 1st grade, a struggling 1st grader at that!
I happen to come across your website and you started working with Sophia. In a very short time she was more fluid in her reading, she was more bold in trying to read difficult words and she was enjoying reading.
Sophia will be starting school in a few weeks, my heart is content. I know she will start 3rd grade with the tools she needs to keep up with her peers. Don’t get me wrong we still have some catching up to do.
My last comment is that we need someone like Paula, with her passion and dedication in every single classroom in America! We need people like her to help the struggling readers realize they CAN READ!
August 18, 2011
You changed Eric’s life. He was going into first grade and didn’t know his letters and sounds at all. We had to do something and then we found you. This summer has changed him totally. He now is excited to go to first grade instead of not wanting to go at all. He totally knows all the sounds, even the harder ones with two letters. We can hardly believe he is reading little books too. We would say try Paula for teaching your child if they are in trouble. Like her site says Your Child WILL Read!
Corben and Melissa
August 8, 2011
Paula. You ask if I would write about the tutorring that Lakesha took so here it is. I would write about the reading tutoring any time you want because I never thought it would work but it did. I had to do something my girl because she was not reading anything like her friends. She was so far behind she sounded like a kindagardner not a first gradder when summer came.
When you start reading with her she loved it because she said it fun. By the end of the free lessons I knew I have to find a way to keep it up since she was finely reading at last. You gave a good deal for us and that was it. She kept on with it. and now she is doing so good that she play school with her freinds and loves it.
My son is going into kindagarden now and at first sign of trouble he will come to you no questions ask. I don’t even worry because now I know if I need help we just come to you.
God bless you Paula as I know he does for you seem to have a way with you with these kids who come to you.
Sandra and Lakesha
P.S. Lakesha say I LOVE U