Proven Results and Satisfaction
In surveys of 1119 students one and two semesters after Student Success Courses using the Power Learners Handbook, 93% of students reported lasting improvements in:
- Time Management
- Getting Along with Teachers
Over 200 faculty have been successful in helping more than 9,000 students do better in all their courses. That success provides the motivation to continue to do the work of learning.
Testimonials from Students in Our Live and Online Courses
“The big eye opener was the procrastination, the one task I do very well… The instructor was very helpful, respectful, and a really good listener.” T.M.
“Yes, I really enjoyed this course because it taught skills that I will use for the rest of my life. I also liked the layout because it was very relaxed and I was able to move at my own pace. It was much more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be.” C.M.
“I really liked the course. The main aspect I found comforting was that we could go at our own pace. It helped me rediscover my love of learning new things… My tutor was really helpful and he had a great sense of humor. I’m now at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in the honors program.” A.S.
“Without this help our son would not have made it to college. After the course he studied for and passed the GED test, then went to college where he is doing well. He loved it..” G.S.
Active Learning College Programs
This summer program served 9000 high school and college students on seven college campuses. The Power Learners Handbook has been used by 300,000 students. Time/Life Video produced and sold 40,000 copies of the video program for home study.
Our materials and methods were adopted for this difficult course at 85 of 110 California Community College Police Science Programs. The results were improved competence and essentially eliminating academic failures which had previously thwarted minority recruiting efforts.
Faculty Development Workshop in Self-Paced, Mastery Learning
Following the California Legislature authorizing full reimbursement for Learning Center format courses at California Community Colleges, we developed a training workshop for faculty members at all 110 campuses. This workshop led to dramatic improvements at the Community Colleges that adopted this approach—most notably at Golden West Community College.
U.S. Army Training Extension Course Program
At the start of the all-volunteer Army, we were the lead contractor in the Army’s opening 1125 learning centers worldwide, using interactive, multi-media materials and instructor assistance. We developed over 500 hours of user-validated courseware and provided instructor training that enabled the Army to train 500,000 soldiers with weak learning skills, to maintain and operate modern, technically complex electronics and computer systems. Over 85% of students reached A-level competence in 40% less time on average than in the previous conventional courses.