North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
In March of 2013, the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) purchased Reading Horizons interactive reading software for all twelve institutions across the state as part of their inmate education program.
As part of the mandatory education classes, the Arizona DOC will teach the inmates how to improve their basic reading skills with the Reading Horizons software. The software is created for adult learners and ensures that each learner masters the basic foundational skills needed for reading success.
Literacy instruction is a crucial part of inmate education with 70% of all prisoners in state and federal systems classified as illiterate, reading below a fourth grade reading level (begintoread.com).
With the Reading Horizons program, the average student sees gains of two-to-three grade levels after 60 hours of instruction (typically over a six month time frame).
With the Reading Horizons software, the number of prisoners in Arizona who get released and then get put back in prison, after committing another crime, will greatly decrease.
“Penal institution records show that inmates have a 16% chance of returning to prison if they receive literacy help, as opposed to 70% who receive no help” (http://www.edu-cyberpg.com).
Over the last 20 years Reading Horizons has been used statewide in correctional facilities across the United States, including: Maryland, Delaware, and California.
Frances Tracy-Mumford, the former Delaware State Director of Adult Education and Correctional Education and the current Maryland Academic Program Coordinator in Correctional Education, described her experience with Reading Horizons by saying: At first we used Reading Horizons as a tack on to another program, but we all started getting such good results that it became a staple for all of our correctional programs. It really helps with a whole host of writing, spelling, and reading problems for both lower and higher level students.
About Reading Horizons
Founded in 1984, Reading Horizons provides teacher training, teacher manuals, and interactive software that empowers teachers to effectively teach beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners. The simple and streamlined nature of the program makes it easy for students with learning disabilities and working memory issues to find reading success. The Reading Horizons program is currently offered in over 10,000 schools across the country. Follow Reading Horizons at @readinghorizons.
Edison, NJ (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
ALOHA USA is celebrating the Grand Openings of three new ALOHA Mind Math study centers this November, which provide math tutoring in a unique way that gives kids life-long skills. The centers are in Mid Wilshire, CA; Edgewater, NJ; and in Gainesville, VA. ALOHA USA now provides kids with after school educational programs in over 140 US locations, in 18 states. Not every child is a natural at every school subject. And US schools are under tremendous pressures; they dont always have the time or staff to help children excel. For children who need help with math, or are falling behind in school, parents should consider getting math help with the unique mental math tutor program provided by ALOHA-USA.com. The company is also planning to open five more locations in the near future in North Brunswick, NJ; OFallon, MO; Santa Clarita, CA; Tustin, CA and in Darien, IL. Check their website for a math tutoring classroom near you. They have also begun offering learning programs for English (reading and writing).
The program is called ALOHA Mind Math, and ALOHA stands for Abacus Of Learning Higher Arithmetic. Whats an Abacus? Its an ancient calculator tool used by sliding beads on posts to count. If it sounds too simple to work, you might be surprised to learn that these instructor-led small-class-size math tutoring sessions teach children to solve complex arithmetic questions (think: (128+432-46+514) / 82) in their heads quicker than most people can on a standard calculator. It also helps them reduce their fear of arithmetic. This is not the repetitive or rote-learning approach to teaching kids math. The method focuses on a kinestheic way of learning that promotes development in both the left and right lobes of the brain and improves focus gives them a head start in all academics.
Founded by Mr. Loh Mun Sung in 1993, ALOHA learning centers are ideal locations where children can receive additional math support from trained professionals via the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Program – an after school program designed and structured by a panel of experts in the field of mathematics. The programs 2-hour, once a week classes, focus on whole brain development, and has a positive effect on a childs confidence level and result in improved academic performance in school.
The ALOHA Mind Math program began in Malaysia and spread rapidly throughout Asia because of math tutor results that speak for themselves. It now teaches more than 8,000 students in America, since arriving here in 2006. ALOHA Mind Math operates more than 4,200 schools around the world, and parents have the opportunity to not only improve their kids math abilities, but their students will also learn to have fun while doing it.
About ALOHA Mind Math
ALOHA Mind Math was introduced in the United States in 2006 and today ALOHA has its presence in over 18 states, 23 countries and 4,200 locations. With the help of the abacus, ALOHA has created a whole new dimension in the field of teaching math to young children which helps them overcome their fear of arithmetic and numbers. For more information, please visit http://www.ALOHA-USA.com or contact the nearest ALOHA center near you to schedule an orientation. For resources on teaching your kids, ALOHA has an interesting blog for kids at ALOHAMath.com.