A Teacher by Heart
The ReadRIGHT Instant Reader program was developed in 2001 by Teacher Veronica ‘Vicki’ Q. Arioder, a BS Development Communication graduate of UP Los Baños and a Masters of Education graduate of UP Diliman. She worked as a Research Associate for NISMED in Diliman before starting her own school, “The Learning Place” located inside the UPLB Campus.
The Main Reason
The Instant Reader Program was initially created simply to teach her eldest daughter, Laya, to read when she was four years old. Using the Instant Reader Program, Laya became a good reader at four. Teacher Vicki thought nothing of the result in her daughter at the time since her school, was also starting to grow.
Father and Son Tandem
It was a couple of years later when their son, Yani also reached the age of 4 that the task of teaching him to read came about. Since Teacher Vicki was a full-time teacher and school administrator, the task of teaching their son, Yani, to read was assigned to her husband, Jun. Teacher Vicki provided Jun all the materials and motivation, encouraging him to use the Instant Reader program she developed to teach Laya, to make the reading time with Yani a quick and successful one. He was given a strict deadline to teach Yani to read in just 20 days.
An Impossible Feat
Though quite an impossible feat for him, Jun took the challenge and followed every step.To everyone’s surprise, Yani read words and simple sentences in just 20 days! This new found skill paved the way for Yani to love reading stories and books of his interests, allowing him to be an independent learner; able to think and perform way ahead of his classmates and peers. The tutorial process was truly overwhelming for Jun, however seeing the results and fruits of his efforts made him very proud. He was the one who taught his own son to read!