Subjects to read about

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Just like you have training schedule, you could have reading schedule. Below are some posts from this blog you could read…

Week Subject Suggested links
1 Superlearner Set your goals,
No excuses,
Get into “flow”,
Change your life,
Experience growth,
Superlearn with others,
Start visualizing
2 Visual markers Make markers fun,
Use markers everywhere,
Even for complex stuff,
And dates and numbers,
And medical stuff,
Look at these examples,
Especially when reading,
3 Linking and chunking Short prelude,
Link markers,
Chunk markers,
In complex structures
[more to come here soon]
Ultimate linking,
4 Speed up your reading Reading faster,
Getting harder,
Choose your markers,
Or let them choose you,
As you avoid vocalization,
5 Saccades Personal style?,
Use saccades!,
Limitless possibilites
Measure your progress
Be smart
6 Practice… Consider the future,
But not yet,
Read again,
Stay creative,
Practice daily
[And much more to come]

Proposed training schedule

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Almost all of our students on day one want to see the training schedule that will take them to their goal. Previously we tried to control the selection of options to funnel all students through the same resources. Currently, we try to widen the arsenal of the training tools you can use.

Introduction

  1. Take our book. We assume that you have some experience with speedreading and memorization training. What you need now is a more detailed guide with examples of how to solve certain exercises effectively and deal with common issues. If you need further resources, please take a look at our services.
  2. Watch all videos. If you use one of the links in the services to get a video course, please binge-watch all the videos to get some background regarding the topics that will be discussed. Only then start systematic learning. Please notice that we recommend only the products we know to be helpful, but have no creative control over the materials that do not have the keytostudy logo on them.
  3. Define your goals and schedule. How fast do you want to read and how well do you want to retain what you read? The qualifying baseline of 1000 words per minute 80% retention usually requires six weeks of very intense training, which means four sessions per day. With relaxed training, which means one session per day, six months are more realistic. You are expected to have at least 30 minutes of computer or mobile app practice every day. Additionally, you are expected to read at least 60 min per day.
  4. One on one training over Skype. After three weeks of independent training, many people choose to take one on one coaching with Anna over Skype. Please read here and here. The sessions are not cheap, and you are expected to have two sessions per month. Contact me [email protected] to discuss the details.
  5. Getting extra-background. Go to our blog section and check the subjects. Read several posts. Try to search this keytostudy blog with different keywords to satisfy your curiosity. It is OK if you will not understand what you read now, some posts are useful later on in the course. We have more than 500 articles that should cover all your questions, and some of the articles are quite long. If you think we should discuss some additional subjects, tell me about that.
  6. Understand what Pomodoro time means. Read this post. You are expected to take ~5 min rest for each ~25 min of training. Make sure your eyes get rest during that time. Other details appear on various posts of this blog.
  7. Start training. By far the most addictive and simple exercise we can offer is visual short-term memory training. Train it daily for 15 min. At each stage of the course, you will get another perspective on this exercise and will use a different strategy.
  8. Apply for beta testing. Our best resources and offers are reserved for our beta testers: people who are courageous enough to try the resources in making. Please contact me to apply for beta testing.
  9. Get the reading apps. This guide is supposed to work online anywhere, so I did not cross-reference the mobile apps if there were alternatives. As new apps are released and old websites die, some links may become unstable. If you see that some of the references are too old and do not work, or find new resources and want my opinion, contact me [email protected]. For speedreading, you will want to use Acceleread on iOS and Speed Reading Trainer on Android.

Week 1: Learning the basics

  1. Visualization practice. Try to enjoy the first week of training. You are expected to start working on visualization and memory, but first you need to get used to training your brain. Do not try to get a very lucid image for abstract notions, instead try to figure out what sort of imagery comes naturally as your visual associations.
  2. Proposed daily training:
    10 min relaxation visualization: visualize a nice and friendly environment. Try to imagine as many details as you can. Alternatively practice focus visualization.
    10 min create visual markers for abstract stuff
    15 min practice linking markers
    10 min learn more about yourself
  3. Additional training games:
    Spot the difference games improve your concentration and focus. Another variation of the same game here.
    This simple and fun exercise will train you to be more accurate with markers.
    This fun game will train you to remember markers with many details.
    Standard memory games are also important.
    Some free style training here and here.
    No timing on these games. It is very important to have fun ūüôā
  4. Target: You will know you are ready to move on when you can create visual markers with ease and want to practice the skill on real things.

Week 2: Train visualization and memory

  1. Visualize objects. You may continue with more detailed visualizations. One way to improve the visualizations: move to PAO representation. Visualize a person performing an action with an object.
  2. Proposed daily training:
    20 min daily improve your visualization
    20 min daily memorize remember images
    20 min daily memorize words
    These are good exercises. Anna urges to do them all the time. However, after week 2 the students are advised to practice these exercises only 5-10 min per day.
  3. Additional training games:
    This game trains you to remember images using associations
    Habituate using markers for everyday memory items (meeting people,distractions, etc)
    Do practice when you travel
    Try to push your memory limits by multitasking computations
  4. Target: You will know you are ready to move on when you can create visual markers with ease and for abstract ideas. Check out this article to see the level of complexity you will need to handle.
  5. Dictionary: For some words you will be able to generate quick visualizations, other words will be more complex. Start reusing the visualizations using your personal mnemonic dictionary.

Week 3: Starting working with texts

  1. Learn SQ3R. What you do next is read text paragraph by paragraph: preread, read and summarize from memory until you get almost 100% retention – like the retention you want your lawyer to have when representing you in court.
  2. Proposed daily training:
    Spend a full hour daily to read texts paragraph-by-paragraph and remember as many details as you can.
    You can use reading with card.
    You need to remember all the numbers within the text without mistakes. You will need also to remember all the names without mistakes. And finally, you will need to recite the content with great clarity. You can select words for initial visual markers and then gradually improve the quality of the visual markers.
  3. Additional training ideas:
    Occasionally we suggest to annotate the text [no preference for annotation tools, as long as they allow free drawing] and draw your markers near the paragraphs. Do this for 2-3 days, but not afterward
    You can start with Wikipedia texts, but they are much denser than what you encounter in real life. After 2-3 days of Wikipedia reading, it is best to change to something simpler. Typically we suggest to read texts on reddit or come up with our own texts.
    For Wikipedia texts, you will need 1-2 marker per sentence, for a regular text you will need 1-2 markers per paragraph.
    If you need a challenging text, try my old book or my other old book. They will challenge your attention to details and ability to remember large amounts of information.
  4. Optional training
    Since it takes some time to get 100% retention (hint: more than a week), we add some attention improving games to increase our retention:
    This exercise assigns colours to text, making it easier to find differences. Later you can apply the same technique to the texts you read, like here.
    This exercise starts to prepare you for the things to come.
  5. Target:
    You know that you are ready to move on when you remember 90% of the text you read without any mistakes. Use this tool to verify.

Week 4: Starting speedreading – subvocalization

  1. Suppress vocalization.
    We assume that at this point the student visualizes fast and almost effortlessly and can remember without errors 90% of what he/she reads using visual markers.
    DO NOT PROCEED WITH SUBVOCALIZATION UNTIL YOU REMEMBER 90% OF THE TEXT. Now it is time to speed things up. The practice is straightforward. During the practice, you will lose some retention, and then slowly regain it. If after two weeks of practice your retention does not recover, please do not speed up and consider contacting me.
  2. Proposed daily training:
    If you do not do visual short-term memory training, you should start doing it.
    Also you should do camera mind game .
    20 min per day practice reading with subvocalization suppression. Please notice that when you suppress vocalization your retention percentage drops significantly and rises back gradually within the next 2 weeks.
    20 min per day scroll through text with high speed. At this point, you can still control the speed with which you read.
  3. Additional training ideas:
    It is a good time to check if you missed any game on Anna’s list
    And you should revisit the articles on recommended subjects.
    At this point your mental age should start changing, so have fun checking it.
  4. Target:
    You are ready to move on when you sub-vocalize less than 10% of the text.

Week 5: Speedreading – saccades

  1. Assumptions
    At this point you can read the text virtually without subvocalization.
    You should start working on saccades.
    Use this cheatsheet to verify the saccade size.
  2. Proposed daily training:
    The main exercise here is sliding words display. It is a great exercise: simple and addictive. Do it as much as you can.
    Also, you really should use Spreader software for your device. Other good alternatives are Acceleread and Reading Trainer.
    10 min per day try reading running text. You do not control the speed anymore!
    10 min per day do visual angle training using speedreading Shultz tables.
    10 min per day train multicolumn saccades
  3. Target:
    Start working from 3 columns to 1 column. Hint: it takes more than a week.
    You are ready to move on when you text almost effortlessly. Advanced students can read texts 12 words wide and 5 columns high without moving their eyes. It takes approximately four months of training to achieve this.

Week 6:

  1. Book reading.
    You measure how much time it takes to read a page from a chosen book, say X seconds.
    Now you read 5 pages x2 speed, 3 pages at x1.5 speed and 5 pages at x1.2 speed.
    Repeat the process for an hour. Do it daily for a week.
    Also read this article.
  2. Everyday training
    Now you can start spicing up your training using simple exercises in everyday routine.
    You should also continue to monitor your reading speed and practice the relevant exercises until you reach 1000wpm with 85% comprehension. Usually it happens around week 10.
  3. Some simple exercises you can do without a computer
    Do these exercises whenever you want.
  4. Advanced memorization If you did not take section course of the course, please do.
    This exercise may help you with memory palaces.
    This exercise may help with podcasts and conversations.
    This exercise may help you with faces.
    This and this exercises may help you belong to the 2% of humanity that can multitask efficiently. [No promises here: you will need many additional skills]
  5. Consider advanced training
    We offer various kinds of advanced training in our masterclasses. Go back to the our services page and consider the options.

A unified framework of advanced courses

There are new advanced courses on Thinkific. These courses are a great investment for everybody in terms of time, money and return on investment. Since the courses span over multiple subjects and dozens of hours of video, I need to provide a framework unifying the ideas and coordinating the efforts. This is my first attempt to do so.

Timeframe

The original keytostudy exercises were developed by Anna around 2001 when she was only 19 years old, but only around 2010 the training was reduced from the extreme 120 hours to a manageable schedule. The original superlearning materials appeared a couple of years after.  Around 2015 JL and I took different paths, with JL making the accelerated learning more available for everybody and myself focusing on more advanced training ideas.

Approximately in 2015, I published online training exercises. Around 2017 I started recording the advanced training classes. Some of them are already on Thinkific, some more are in video training. While the original superlearning course was about 2 hours long, now I have dozens of hours of training. I still need to generate smarter online training exercises for more advanced courses, and this is very high on my priority list.

Please see “our services” page for more links to available training methods.

Concept

So what is the “advanced training” I refer to? While basic speedreading and memorization are great for everybody, they offer the initial level of training. Then it is a good idea to specialize in something, complete training and specialized in something else. We offer this under the mission statement of “lifelong learning”.

Aspects of lifelong learning

In the original course we focused on personality role in choosing learning goals. Now I propose a personal development approach.

  1. Investing. Choosing what is worth learning. This is the most important strategic step. Learning something well enough is a huge investment of time and money, and we need to be sure that the investment is justified. Moreover, we need to have some financial resources to do this.
  2. Long-term memorization. The basic course focused on short term memorization. After we speedread something we will likely not remember it the next day, unless we take certain actions. Learn this, or you will need to relearn everything else.
  3. Productivity.  Time is something all of us desperately need. In the advanced courses, we teach productivity in the same course as speedreading. The reason is very simple: the way w optimize the reading flow we can optimize the flow of other activities. Speedreading is an example of practical productivity which can be shared with all of my clients.
  4. Visualization. We have to deal with our doubts and other inner demons. Fortunately, we already have the best tool to do so: visualization. The skill of visualization can be easy reused for psychological training routines to improve resilience and happiness. It also allows for effective learning and work by removing unseen obstacles.
  5. Hands-on learning. Not all the training is theoretical. We need a different sort of frameworks for hands-on training. For example, we need to perform some sort of repeating exercise activity or build a project using the information we acquired. This “know-how” acquisition is a very different sort of learning with very different tools.
  6. Mentoring. Finally, once we became an expert in something, it is our job to mentor others. When we teach we learn better.
  7. Research. Knowing something that is known to others might be not good enough. We may want to go one step further and create more knowledge for the benefit of everybody. We need some creativity, analytic thinking, grit, and other skills to succeed.

Basically all of the advanced courses follow this framework to some degree.

Training schedule

While the basic courses are pretty short and follow very strict training routines, the more advanced courses require flexibility. We assume lifelong learning and I plan (someday) to provide enough materials for a lifetime. It would be irresponsible to schedule your life for years to come.

I plan to provide some sort of “sprints”, around 8 weeks each, to acquire certain basic skills. For longer processes, I plan to provide examples of chosen paths. This blog is full of “superlearner stories” with examples of different people in various stages of learning. Sincerely, I rely on my readers and students to take this process one step further.

Do you really need all of it?

You can definitely choose to focus on a single advanced course. This is a smart thing to do, and you may be happy doing this for three or five years. Eventually, you will start seeing the limitations of this approach. Certain things will not work, no matter how hard you try. This might be a good hint to look elsewhere, possibly in one of the other courses.

I created many courses not because I am bored. Quite the opposite: I have more entertainment than I can handle. Simply each time I was stuck in one discipline, I got “unstuck” using a radically different approach. Being a trained scientist, I feel the responsibility to put the methods that worked for me available to others and ready to reproduce my results. This is very hard for me, and the output is a large body of content.

Where should I start?

People are different. Start with what you feel passionate about. What do you want to do? Want to learn to program and build a project or want to learn to play guitar and relax?¬† Need to research or complete a certification? Have to find inner demons before you can do constructive progress? I hope to have soon courses for the most common requests. None of my courses feel “more of the same”. You will either like them or hate them. Take the course that intrigues you and see what happens.

 

 

Student testimonies

“My classes with¬†Anna¬†were brilliant. I really learned how to learn and grasp difficult concepts quickly. Something I thought I’ll never be able to do. My only regret is, I didn’t have class my¬†Anna sooner. “

Below are some testimonies of real students from 1:1 with Anna. I selected students randomly, and their responses were spontaneous. You can see the real name and the first letter of the surname. I decided not to fix grammar or change anything to let the people speak for themselves.

Cris S, Aug 2019

I am happy with the results thus far. I have been using the mind map technique for learning new information for work purposes thus far and its been working out well! I am able to retain the information much better and also I’ve gotten more efficient at reading in general. The pre-reading has helped me out as well, specifically when it comes to actually reading and understanding the material afterwards. I’m still trying to get better at creating markers on the fly, but I think this will come in time. I hope I can continue to reach out for more questions I have. Thank you both for all your efforts.

Olena N, Jul 2019

I enjoyed the process very much. Most importantly, I found how beneficial it is to have a mentor/teacher of sorts, since¬†Anna¬†revealed little golden nuggets and advice that I wouldn’t have been able to find in the course or the book. Later I realised that what she taught was definitely mentioned in the Superlearner book, but when you’re reading you sometimes miss the details or just don’t understand them the way they were meant to be understood. So the training with¬†Anna¬†was lovely and extremely useful.
Right now I’m doing exams for my uni and everything else has been shifted to secondary priority, so apologies for the delay in replying. I will definitely continue with speedreading once this period is over, probably booking the final check-up call sometime in the following months. Thank you very much for inquiring after me, it’s a pleasure to know that you care and take the time to follow up with students.

Jude J, June 2019

My classes with¬†Anna¬†were brilliant. I really learned how to learn and grasp difficult concepts quickly. Something I thought I’ll never be able to do. My only regret is, I didn’t have class my¬†Anna¬†sooner. And I should have had two or three extra classes to really hit things home.¬†But all in all, my classes with¬†Anna¬†was the best the prep I ever did before starting college.¬†Thanks for all your help.

Vinai V, June 2019

It was great. I really liked and enjoyed working with¬†Anna. However, with current life situation I couldn’t commit to the entire process as much as I wanted to. I am planning to take some time on my own to work on the things I learned for now. I might get back to using few more session during the time I make this as one of my top few priorities. Thank for the follow up and I would keep in touch with you.

Dwight M, Apr 2019

I found the 1 on 1 training with Anna to be extremely beneficial both on a technical level and deepening my understanding of the process as a whole. I am very happy with the progress I have been able to make during the 4 lessons. Right now I am going to continue to work on the exercises and reading as laid out in the last lesson we had together. I think I am at a point right now where Anna has been able to give me the tools to succeed, and now I just need to keep reading and put it all into action. I would definitely like to take additional lessons in the future once I reach above 1000WPM at 80% comprehension to further advance my skillset. Thank you both so much! I will keep you updated on my progress.

Amine B, Mar 2019

I hope you’re doing well and thank you for the follow-up e-mail. I really enjoyed the training! I have learned and consolidated many skills and concepts and they’re translating immediately to¬†graduate¬†school. I do believe that going over the Key to Study book ahead of the training would have been more effective so I think if that is mentioned explicitly in the future, it would benefit many students. I would like to train with¬†Anna¬†in the future, perhaps some time over the summer or even this coming fall. I may wait for the black Friday promotion again. I am busy at the moment with all of the different responsibilities surrounding¬†graduate¬†school, but I do hope to learn at your hands once again. Thank you again and please let me know if you have any comments.

Katleen M, Feb 2019

The training with Anna was fantastic!  I have improved my comprehension tremendously with the techniques Anna has taught me.
The process was very effective.  Anna would demonstrate a technique and I would apply it daily until our next meeting.  Now I incorporate the techniques into my daily studies.
Going forward I would like to continue on building my speed, but now with the comprehension. Currently I am practicing the technique we learned in our last session.
I would be open to any further training you guys offered.  I am very pleased with the results so far.  Thank you Anna!

Justin M, Nov 2018

I enjoyed the training very much. At this point I think I need to spend some time absorbing the information and training to consolidate what I have learned. I will be in touch in about a month or so to update my progress and, if it seems like a good idea, set up some more coaching.

Hibak Y, Oct 2018

I am very happy with the results. The process has been good and educational. I hope to revisit a lot of the material and continue to implement it in my every day life.
I still want to increase my reading speed to 800 wpm without compromising my 80 % comprehension.
I’ll see how that goes.

Tsvetan N, Oct 2018

My thoughts on the course are that it offers a great opportunity to develop invaluable skills. Being able to grasp concepts and manipulate those is a must for every contemporary person who wants to keep up with the manic speed at which life is developing nowadays.
I enjoyed the lessons I had with Anna and am grateful for her continued support as well as for your clarification on a number of occasions.
Please let me know your thoughts as well as whether Anna may be available to take me for another 5 sessions starting from this weekend.

One on one coaching with Anna vs other resources

Once a year, we emphasize the role of 1:1 training with Anna. As every year we are asked to explain the advantages of coaching over video courses, I will give it another try,

What is the added value?

The 1:1 with Anna is something pretty unique. Literally, this is the best we can offer. The success rate without 1:1 is often below 60%, as people tend to misunderstand and make mistakes.  The one on one training allows Anna to perform very accurate diagnostic, checking your focus, your eye motion, the distribution of the words you decide to remember and many cues I will not mention here. Due to her experience, Anna can predict and prevent critical training mistakes BEFORE they happen. This increases the success rates to above 95%!

Do not miss the seasonal deals

We offer several seasonal deals with bulk session discount. For example, right now we provide the September “back to school” discount of 40% for 5 sessions 1:1 bulk. This is a great deal. If you do not have the money right now, we will offer another great deal on Black Friday. These are the best deals we offer, so I suggest to use them. There are good deals every couple of months,¬† but none as dramatic. Do not expect any other discounts: the prices are set globally and equally for everybody who needs our help.

How many sessions do I need

Most students need between 4 and 10 sessions, two sessions per month.  Each Skype session is 60 min long. This means you can spread your sessions for 2 months or even 6 months based on your ambition and training preferences.

When we came with our first courses, Anna gave 120 hours of 1:1 training. Now she usually gives 5 hours. There are certain things, we improved, and certain things we transferred for you to do at home. You are expected to buy and read the keytostudy audiobook package or one of the masterclasses on Thinkific. You are also expected to do 30 min of computer practice and 60 min of reading per day, following our recommended schedule.

What are the alternatives?

While nobody is quite as skilled at diagnostics as Anna, quite often you do not really need feedbacks. You can buy hours upon hours of videos featuring me speaking relatively cheap. Then you can build up expertise. The memory masterclass focuses on remembering a lot of things for a very long time, and the emphasis is on what makes us remember for more than a couple of days. This is the main skill needed for medicine or science. The speedreading masterclass focuses on getting things done, including reading speed and productivity (correct multitasking, flow and such). This course is more suitable for everybody else: businessmen, programmers, managers. Each masterclass is very intense with many hours of video training.¬† If you have questions, I will be available at [email protected] You will get some unique resources and proprietary tools, but only Anna can provide you with diagnostics.

I took many other courses, why this one is different

What Anna does every day is extremely hard. It is scientifically proven that the faster people acquire knowledge, the less they remember. We found a way to revert this phenomenon. In fact, the faster you read THE MORE you will remember. How we do this is our trade secret. We talk a lot about many things and are usually very open, but not about this part. I will only say that it includes several proprietary elements that need to be applied in a very precise order and timing.  This is not something that can be learned without feedback.

Is there a schedule?

Honestly, there is no schedule. Some people come with very good control of all the elements, after learning on four-five memory and speedreading courses. They need to understand better some basics and streamline their technique to reach higher achievements. Others come with near-zero understanding and need to learn the ropes FAST.  Programmers and engineers are great with mindmaps and flowcharts, using them for everything. Everybody else probably prefers mental palaces and maybe use mindmaps to organize the text structure. The visualization methods are also vastly different, with some people preferring funny creative stuff, while others applying personal memory or logical connections. Some people take one session of individual training per day, while others can handle four sessions (6 hours) of training.

 

Guaranteed satisfaction

Rather than providing a schedule, we ensure the best treatment for everyone. If you are not happy after 1 session, you may ask for moneyback for the rest of the sessions.¬† If you took 5 sessions and are not happy with your achievements, we will give you the sixth session free of charge. If there is one emergency during the learning period, you can leave us for up to three months without negative consequences. For those who do not have the cache right away, we allow paying in three installments.¬† When you have questions, you are welcome to write to me. We ask every student to say honestly what they think about the program. I plan soon to publish the students’ testaments.

How do I start?

The 1:! with Anna is our premium brand, and it offers a unique exeperience. Do not be shy. Please contact me: [email protected] I answer all the emails personally.

Premium brand

Why are keytostudy courses different?

You can take many great courses. Why buy the keytostudy courses on thinkific? I am finally in a position to provide a good answer.

Personal support

You can write me [email protected] and I will personally support you. Please do not write me with the materials of other people. I am not supporting Jonathan Levi’s or Anthony Methivier’s courses.

Do not think that I am a marketing genius like Jonathan or a great teacher like Anthony. I am an engineer before everything else. I create tools that are practical and effective. I try my tools on myself, and then on beta testers. I want to think I am a very effective practitioner. My content will be less polished and motivating, but I guarantee it will work. Some of my stuff is pretty advanced, so do not expect to learn everything I teach in one year.

Anna’s coaching

The most powerful tool I can offer you is Anna’s coaching. Anna developed the keytostudy methodology and taught both me and Jonathan. She is the best teacher I know. She is only one person with many students. You will need to pay for her time, but if you are serious I guarantee you will be satisfied. If you are not broken poor and feel lost, ask me about 1:1 with Anna.

Learning as a way of life

I built all the keytostudy courses, so they represent my personal approach to learning as a way of life.  My courses address very different aspects of learning. Not just memory and speedreading, but also psychological aspects, improving productivity, choosing what to study, and studying for fun.

The same visualization and analytical skills morph as they travel between courses, should different perspectives for the same ideas. If you learn a skill in one course, it will help you ace in another. Everything is interconnected and you can travel the associations I personally use for connecting subjects.

Work in progress

In my courses, I present the tools that worked for me when writing the course. As I evolve and learn new skills, I add more courses and build connections between courses. I ask you to pay once and enjoy lifetime access to evolving materials.

If you find that something is missing, and write me about it, I will make a reasonable effort to add it to my courses. You can be my partners in the lifelong learning path.

Freedom of choice

I do not believe in binding syllabuses and schedules. There is one schedule I share. If you want you can create schedules for yourself. You can ask me if what you create makes sense. You can jump between courses and between sections of the same course.  A think with time I will add some additional schedules for different purposes, but that will take me some time.

Training

Anna believes that everything we teach should come with training exercises. I am seriously lagging in this area, since it is hard to create good exercises. These exercises will be created, even if takes me years to succeed.

Subjects

I do not choose the subjects of my courses based on the experts I can work with, my personal curiosity or financial benefits. The subjects are chosen to be the most effective way to meet the real needs of my actual students and myself. If you need me to develop a module, ask me via [email protected]

Not for the profit

Making and supporting courses tends to be pretty expensive. I am not in this business to make money. I have a steady day job. Everything I do in education is to make a difference and help others. The money I get goes to developing better materials for my students. You will not see these materials immediately, as it may take years for them to mature. They are coming and they will probably “blow your mind”.

Blog support

For the subjects I discuss in my courses I provide a free support on my blog, writing articles with supplementary content. The blog is searchable. There are 700 hundred articles on the blog (some scheduled and not yet published) and more to come. I promise to write some books too when I get more time.

Why you need one on one with Anna

One on one with Anna over Skype is the best and most exclusive product we offer. In my mind, all of you are heroes simply because it requires a lot of courage and dedication to change yourself in a profound way. Yet even heroes need help, and here we come to your aid.

I will offer several reasons why 1:1 with Anna are so coveted:

  • There are more than 100,000 superlearners and only one Anna for all of them. Nobody else was qualified for 1:1 training for good reasons.
  • People are different, and sometimes all of us make mistakes. Only a highly experienced trainer can detect small mistakes well before they grow into huge issues.
  • Some methods are tested in 1:1 sessions, so you get access to the most updated methodology, and can even ask me to write a post just for you.
  • Anna is the source, the brains and the heart behind our speedreading methodology. With Anna you do not just learn how to read better, but also get inspired to work hard to improve your reading.
  • Some subjects, including legal, medical and accounting, require some different accents than generic speedreading. Only Anna has enough experience with all kinds of students to provide these minor accents.
  • While we may want very similar things, our priorities are very different. The optimal methodology needs to be adapted accordingly.

The main problem we need to deal with are people who can read quite fast, but do not remember what they read. Like Woody Allen said: “I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” It takes a lot of discipline to read correctly at each stage of training, and to force yourself remember things, and there is no shame getting some help.

We recommend our students that are interested, to start 1:1 training from the third week of independent (app+reading) training. You do need to understand the basics and develop a good practice routine before you can really benefit from training, so it is best not to start before the third week. And you definitely do not want to develop wrong habits which need to be relearned, so there is no point to delay after the third week.

Most of our students take 2 sessions per month for 2-4 months. The pricing is reasonable. and there are some crazy sales on Black Friday. In addition, occasionally we offer exclusive deals for people who are willing to test our newest products.

We have plenty of volunteers that help us develop better content, and each month we choose one (and only one) student that receives a single free 1:1 session as a gratitude for some extraordinary services.

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This is a good opportunity to add some stories of people who learnt with Anna. There are some cool stories I shared before, and want to share once again. The people are real, only the names changed. Leon is a cousin of mine, and one of the first success stories. Ron is a friend of mine and one of the very few people who learnt with me rather than Anna. I do not teach, unless Anna asks my help with experts in very complex areas. I personally observed how Anna taught Jade, Jason, Marina, and Evgeny. It was an immense pleasure to see how people transform and prosper under Anna’s guidance.

Every day I see a “Thank you” letter from one of our students which warms my heart. At this point, I am starting to feel I want to share some of these letters with you. In 2018 I plan to have a project centered around student testimonies, maybe even have some sort of alumni club. Please write me if you want to participate.