Speedy Reading is a multitude of techniques that allow readers to get through material significantly faster. Few of the these techniques are learned or reinforced in school; enter Ivy Bound.
We introduce students to a bundle of techniques for faster reading and improved comprehension. Students can use these selectively, based on the genre or assigned reading versus reading for pleasure.
Ivy Bound’s Speedy Reading course includes the element of “Study Skills.” Faster reading is almost useless if it comes without appreciation and/or retention. Indeed, many students find they read faster with better retention after the course.
Since he has taken the Speedy Reading course my son has straight A’s and B’s in all his classes. He said school work has been much easier to understand and reading has become less of a chore and more enjoyable, so thank you very much.
-S.D., 7th grade parent, CT
Example Speedy Reading Session:
Ivy Bound tutors have helped students on all levels to success.
The Speedy Reading class is offered over a series of 7 to 18 hours. A typical school year course will run four sessions of 1.75 hours. A typical summer course will run longer and involve more practice reading time, so students can cover a chunk of summer assignments. Four or five sessions of 2.5 – 3.5 hours is a typical Summer Speedy Reading class.
Whether for summer or the academic year, Ivy Bound gives its students some reinforcement each month via electronic meetings or phone conferences. Students can share their progress and review concepts that could apply to the next weeks of study. We call these “Final Fridays” and hold them in the early evenings in preparation for the next month of tests or papers.
Speedy Reading is also appropriate for non-students. Employees with piles of paperwork to read will get through their work faster after taking our course. Those who enjoy reading for pleasure will find they can take on more books each year and those who read for their own edification, whether articles, books or internet postings, will find they absorb more in less time.