“I took the Speed Reading and Memory workshop with Alex Nowak at Cal State University – Northridge in April 2019. This course was a life saver for me! I’m a graduate student and I work full time as a Cultural Resources Specialist – both demand a lot of reading and research from me. The Speed Reading course was incredibly helpful, every aspect of it! Before taking this course, I never thought of strategies for reading, never thought that reading fast requires training like everything else in life. At the beginning of the course we tested our reading speed and I scored below average. Just after 1 session I improved approximately 40%! My favorite exercise is the Speed Drill where you read at 400 wpm (words per minute) or faster. I use this everyday and have become a much more efficient researcher. I used to associate my slow reading to English being my second language, but now I know that all I needed was to have strategies and practice! The IRIS reading method has significantly contributed to my academic and professional success. Thank you!”
–Rafaella L., Director, Graduate Student

California State University, Northridge

“I wanted to thank you for the speed reading workshop. I believe this was one of our most successful programs and the students who attended were very grateful for the skills they received.”
–Hannah Baker, Director, Graduate & Professional Student Association

Florida Atlantic University

“Thank you so much for your training and expertise. I do believe everyone involved came away with some useful new techniques, tools and ideas they can use going forward when reading and reviewing our claims materials. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”
-Jodi Purcell, Sr. Learning & Development Specialist

Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation

“I must thank you for a superb workshop. The students are excited about what they got out of the day, not only reading but the memorization & other study skills. We will definitely want to do the same workshop next year with our entering medical students.”
-Dr. Ellen Cosgrove, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs & Education

UNLV Medical School

“Had the opportunity to implement Iris speed reading and memory training workshops on two separate occasions. Our office deals with significant amounts of work-related reading and research daily and recommends this comprehensive workshop to boost productivity among staff. We wish you good luck in your business endeavors!”
-Anita Kelly, Communications Director

Social Security Advisory Board

“I just wanted to follow-up with you on the Atlanta class you taught at Emory. I really enjoyed the class and it has recharged my enjoyment of reading and the help it will give me in reaching my goal of reading 200 books this year. To date I have finished 95 books. My real goal is to have read 1,000 books between 2012 and 2018. As or the end of the month I am at 695, if I can stay on track I will reach 800 by the end of the year. I continue the drills to build my speed. Again ,thanks for your help in improving my speed and reading skills.”
-Robert C., Operations Manager

Individual from Atlanta

“I would be more than happy to recommend your program to others. The students all agree that it was useful and helpful. Your efforts to enhance our students’ progress are greatly appreciated!”
-Angela Cross-Muzzall, Junior Year Counselor

John F. Kennedy High School in Chicago

“Many of the students who attended said this was one of the most beneficial ‘classes’ available to students and they wish they had attended one freshman year. I strongly urge any university to partner with Iris in bringing these workshops to more students!”
-Pooja Lahoti, Undergraduate Student Government

Ohio State University

“The speed reading workshops have been a huge hit at Ohio State! Students have come to the workshops a little skeptical, but they all leave raving about what they learned and how they can use it. We have presented this workshop to all students from 1st years to graduate and professional, and they have all benefited.”
-Kay Robinson, Assistant Director, Ohio Union

Ohio State University

“Your class truly had a significant impact on my productivity as well as many others in Ariel’s research department. Thanks again!”
-Jason Tyler, Portfolio Manager

Ariel Investments