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"I really liked the class. It was very helpful with good tips and showed improvement. It was funny, and I'm really glad I got to take it. It'll definitely help, and I will recommend it to my friends."

- Alexandra K., Canal Winchester HS (Student Courses)

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Advanced Reading Concepts

1 (888) 524-0012 | (614) 486-2473

1826 Glenn Ave., Columbus, OH 43212 www.arcspeedreading.com

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About Advanced Reading Concepts


35 Years of Experience!

Our Speed Reading Company was founded in 1977 by professionals who used their backgrounds from American Speedreading Academy and Evelyn Woods Reading Dynamics to create a blend of the best visual and comprehension building techniques currently known resulting in amazing reading improvement. Additional research in reading and accelerated learning along with years of experience have continually improved our programs. 

Our speed reading courses and seminars give our participants reading speed, comprehension and concentration skills along with the confidence to succeed at work, in school, on tests and in life.

To the right, watch Speedreading Expert Bonnie James being interviewed on ONN Ohio & Company and Columbus BizTV with Mary B. Relotto.

Our Teaching & Support Staff

Bonnie James, President and Founder of Advanced Reading Concepts Bonnie James, our president and a founder of Advanced Reading Concepts, is a speed reading expert and dynamic presenter who was just named Small Business Person of the Year by the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce, has been listed in Business First's "Who's Who in Business Education and Training." She is sought after nationwide as a speaker and trainer for conferences, associations, schools, corporations, the government and the military.  She was interviewed as the speed reading expert for an article on  PolitiFact.com. In 2011, Bonnie was honored by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio Senate for Outstanding Achievement signed by  Senate President Tom Niehous and Senator Jim Hughes, and as a distinguished graduate and outstanding alumnus by the University Education Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology. For this, Senator Sherrod Brown and State Representative Ted Celeste both sent her recognition letters.  She has helped thousands of busy people achieve their goals in education, business and life. Bonnie says that the reason she still loves teaching speed reading is because, "I love helping people reach a potential they never even knew they had."
Speed Reading Business Development Bob James is our vice president of business development and works with our clients and partners to bring our speed reading courses and seminars to corporations, associations and other non-profits, and government and military installations nationwide. He is an experienced business professional with over 25 years of experience in marketing and sales of professional services and systems both in the US and internationally. He has a BS degree in engineering and an MBA in marketing and business economics.

Career Achievement Award from OSU College of Education and Human EcologyAwards & Recognition

In the 35 years Bonnie has been at the helm of Advanced Reading Concepts, she has been recognized many times for her excellence, including:

Our Clients

Many of our clients are over-scheduled students and professionals, including business owners, managers, sales reps, researchers, etc. These adults and teens are getting ready for the next step in their lives: preparing for professional or college entrance exams, further education, or professional advancement. Other clients are corporations who give their staff members our tools to increase efficiency and productivity as well as intel students and researchers in our armed forces for whom absorbing information with greater comprehension is essential to their success and ours as a country.

We have a proven track record of helping people who have ADHD and some with dyslexia. Our emphasis on re-training the eyes to move faster, which cuts down on the mindഥndency to wander, allows for greater focus and fewer distractions. By seeing more at one time and trusting the brain to absorb the information, the reader is able to comprehend the meaning, while the bad habit of lingering on each individual word is broken.

The Ohio Society of CPAs realizes the value of our courses and gives one hour credit for each hour of class time. We have presented seminars at the Ohio Society of CPAs⵳iness & Technology Expos and CPE days on numerous occasions.

We have presented our Reading Faster to Understand More㥭inars at many other Associations㯮ferences, including the Project Management Institute, Midwest Veterinary Association, the Ohio Health Care Association, International Association of Administrative Professionals, South Dakota Pharmacy Association, Ohio Pharmacy Association, Business and Professional Women͊ Leadership Conference and the Ohio Society of Association Executives.

Recent corporate and government clients: NASA Glenn Research Center, The Air Force Research Laboratory at both Wright Patterson and Eglin Air Force Base, NASIC at WPAFB, the US Army at Ft Bragg, Ft Monmouth, Raven Rock and Aberdeen Proving Ground, The Marines at Camp LeJeune, Dam Neck, Pendleton and Mirimar, Nationwide Insurance, BarclayǬobal Financial, AEGON USA, The American Red Cross, IDG, Southern California Edison, Roxanne Laboratories, American Electric Power, Lucent Technologies, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.


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