• 20 years proven system that gives you the tools you need to jumpstart your child's reading skills and help them become a confident and fluent reader 
  • Unconventional approach designed to help your child decode 100+ words in just 5 lessons!
  • Experienced-based learning means you can start practicing with books instead of doing countless worksheets
  • Highly recommended for struggling and reluctant readers, fast results restores confidence
  • Easy to follow step-by-step system for parents only requires 10-15 minutes a day
  • 20 years proven system that gives you the tools you need to jumpstart your child's reading skills and help them become a confident and fluent reader 
  • Unconventional approach designed to help your child decode 100+ words in just 5 lessons!
  • Experienced-based learning means you can start practicing with books instead of doing countless worksheets
  • Highly recommended for struggling and reluctant readers, fast results restores confidence
  • Easy to follow step-by-step system for parents only requires 10-15 minutes a day

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Does your program teach all the phonic sounds?  

No, it doesn't, that's because we want the child to start reading books as soon as possible! In our experience, the students that came to us were already burnt out from countless phonics lessons and worksheets, and they had low confidence and were not interested in reading and writing. 

Many parents have a misconception that more phonics lessons mean better reading. Still, from what we observed over the past 20 years, more practice actually reading books results in improved reading ability and establishes a healthy reading habit.

2. Does your program teach sight words (tricky sounds)?  

Tricky words are challenging to learn AND explain. When introduced early on in the reading journey, it can lead to stress and frustration. Eventually, the child or the parent gives up and just hopes for the best.

Our program is designed to provide both the parent and child a positive experience to stay motivated and learn. All tricky and sight words are acquired naturally by noticing while reading!

I found that it's much more enjoyable and effective as the child is the one that becomes proactive. When learning is initiated by the child, information is retained much more quickly.

3. Does your program work for older children?

For older students aged 8 up to 16 who are still reading below grade level, this program will fast track them to catch up to grade level,

Progress can be made quickly because our program focuses on teaching a decoding system that consists of a unique blending and segmenting method. Instead of doing hundreds of worksheets to memorize over 30-word families, our program allows you to apply the system to read books straight away. 

This approach makes learning to read much more enjoyable because a clear purpose is established, so the experience becomes more meaningful for the child.

4. Will your program take up a lot of a parent's time?

Will your program take up a lot of a parent's time?
As a parent myself, I understand how multiple kids or a job can leave little time to support your child's needs. Our program incorporates Mikro Lessons™, short 5-15 minute instruction videos paired with 10-15 minutes of play or practise time daily. 

The program is online, so you can learn any time, any place. Practice while grocery shopping by reading cereal boxes, food labels and signs.

1. Does your program teach all the phonic sounds?  

No, it doesn't, that's because we want the child to start reading books as soon as possible! In our experience, the students that came to us were already burnt out from countless phonics lessons and worksheets, and they had low confidence and were not interested in reading and writing. 

Many parents have a misconception that more phonics lessons mean better reading. Still, from what we observed over the past 20 years, more practice actually reading books results in improved reading ability and establishes a healthy reading habit.

2. Does your program teach sight words (tricky sounds)?  

Tricky words are challenging to learn AND explain. When introduced early on in the reading journey, it can lead to stress and frustration. Eventually, the child or the parent gives up and just hopes for the best.

Our program is designed to provide both the parent and child a positive experience to stay motivated and learn. All tricky and sight words are acquired naturally by noticing while reading!

I found that it's much more enjoyable and effective as the child is the one that becomes proactive. When learning is initiated by the child, information is retained much more quickly.

3. Does your program work for older children?

For older students aged 8 up to 16 who are still reading below grade level, this program will fast track them to catch up to grade level,

Progress can be made quickly because our program focuses on teaching a decoding system that consists of a unique blending and segmenting method. Instead of doing hundreds of worksheets to memorize over 30-word families, our program allows you to apply the system to read books straight away. 

This approach makes learning to read much more enjoyable because a clear purpose is established, so the experience becomes more meaningful.

4. Will your program take up a lot of a parent's time?

As a parent myself, I understand how multiple kids or a job can leave little time to support your child's needs. Our program incorporates Mikro Lessons™, short 5-15 minute instruction videos paired with 10-15 minutes of play or practise time daily.
The program is online, so you can learn any time, any place. Practice while grocery shopping by reading cereal boxes, food labels and signs.

Hi, I'm Zoie!

20 years teaching experience
Founder Common Sense Education Ltd.
Creator The Maelan Way™ approach
Creator Quick Fix Phonics For Reading Program
Creator Mikro Lessons™ 

As a full-time educator and mommy, I quickly realized that many students struggled to read despite the hundreds of programs offered in the market and in school. 

They all came with the following problems:
As a full-time educator and mommy, I quickly realized that many students struggled to read despite the hundreds of programs offered in the market and in school. 

They all came with the following problems:
  • low confidence
  • ​couldn't decode words
  • ​couldn't spell
  • ​read little to no books
It was hard seeing students feeling lost and guilty because traditional methods weren't working for them when it wasn't their fault. I knew there had to be another way. So, while I struggled with my students to find the most effective way to read, I created Quick Fix Phonics - THE MAELAN WAY™
It's a fast, fun and flexible system that yields reliable, proven results for students of various levels, ages and personalities. 

For the past 20 years, I've used the Quick Fix Phonics program to help thousands of students master reading and spelling. It never ceases to bring me enjoyment seeing smiles on the faces of the families I work with.
Hi, I'm Zoie!

20 years teaching experience
Founder Common Sense Education Ltd.
Creator The Maelan Way™ approach
Creator Quick Fix Phonics For Reading Program
Creator Mikro Lessons™ 

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