British Columbia

We are keeping records of the students progress. Everyone is seeing growth. We love Essential Skills Programs. As the students go up each level they stay interested. The positive reinforcements are great! Others have realized the value of the programs and have ordered them

Susan Shelley, Teacher
Sunset Elementary, Port McNeil, British Columbia

Essential Skills Programs are on all of the lab and classroom computers. I use the programs regularly. If I am teaching a skill such as long vowels I will have the students go to long vowels on their Super Phonics program for reinforcement. I love the programs and use them a lot.

Lorraine Adams, Learning Assistance Teacher
Alexander Elementary, Duncan, British Columbia

I use Essential Skills Programs all the time especially with ESL students. I use Super Phonics extensively. Your reading series makes a difference especially for the grade 2 and 3 kids. I like Reading Comprehension - there are so many positives - I am definitely happy!

Doug Edwards, Special Education
Gordon Head Middle School, Victoria, British Columbia

Essential Skills Programs are being used school-wide particularly Reading Comprehension and Sight Words. We are using Mastering Numeration in Grade 2 and Sight Words Level 1 with special needs students. I have recommended Essential Skills programs to other schools and also to parents. They are very reasonably priced. We are pleased as punch!

Diane Dawson, Integration Support/Learning Assistance
John Muir Elementary, Sooke, British Columbia

The programs from Essential Skills are very well-designed. They have a repetitive consistency that the children need.

Barb Clark, Special Needs
Springwood Middle School, Parksville, British Columbia

Our primary students are using Essential Skills Programs on a regular basis. There have been gains in their performance. We especially like and utilize the custom spelling lists for Grades 1, 2 & 3. The programs are very kid friendly and easier than other software for the teachers to use.

Heather Stannard, Grade Six Teacher
Knowhemun Elementary, Duncan, British Columbia

Your Spelling programs incorporate a lot of the senses and utilize good spelling strategies. We have seen an excellent transfer of skills into daily written work of the children.

Dianne Bishop, Teacher
Raft River Elementary, Clearwater, British Columbia

We are very pleased with how easy the Essential Skills Programs are for both students and teachers to use.

M. Ronmark, Teacher
Erikson Elementary, Erikson, British Columbia

Our Special Education Teacher uses Essential Skills programs for 30 minutes daily with her students. The students had significant performance gains as a result of using the software. The programs enhanced our school-wide Guided Reading Program.

Claudia Roland, Program Coordinator
Cowichan Tribe Ya Thuy Thut, Duncan, British Columbia

I've been very pleased with the programs we have ordered. We use them daily. The children ask every day to use the software. The programs are used to supplement classroom instruction. The older students in grades 4 and 5 who are working at a grade one or two level do not find the programs to be childish. The concepts are presented in a friendly, positive, sequential manner. The children love it.

Lori Palahicky, Learning Resource
Courtenay Elementary, Courtenay, British Columbia

I use this software specifically with the students in my resource room. I appreciate how easy it is for the students to use, and they are always eager to use the programs. I have had the software for at least five years and still use it every day. I really like the simplicity of the programs. They are not cluttered, and I like the reinforcement and repetition they provide. It is easy for the students to see how they are doing, and the Marks Manager is great for producing reports that I can share with parents.

Sue Prochnau, Learning Assistant
Zion Lutheran School, Surrey, British Columbia

I discovered Essential Skills' Sight Words program while looking for something to provide my students with focused practice of sight words. I now use it as my main sight word recognition program. The kids love the activities, and the program allows them to work at their own pace. I like how easy it is to create reports for accountability and reporting to parents.

Linda Croft, Kindergarten Teacher
Henry Bose Elementary, Surrey, British Columbia

Our Special Education Teacher uses Essential Skills programs for 30 minutes daily with her students. The students had significant performance gains as a result of using the software. The programs enhanced our school-wide guided reading program.

Claudia Roland, Program Coordinator
Cowichan Tribe, Ya Thuy Thut, Duncan, British Columbia