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Why education is even more important than you think
Only education can permanently improve people's thinking. Only people can improve society.
Forbes showed that if we invest money in education, the expected payoff will be 40 times the investment! Educating people will repay us much more than any other sector that we can invest in!
Why reading English is so valuable, to people everywhere
Reading is the most important skill. Every subject is easier for those who read well. Reading widely adds perspective and understanding.
With technology, today almost everyone can read almost anything, any time, on mobile. But they have to read English. Other languages have one tenth as many pages as English on the Internet, or even less.
Why learning to read English can be terribly hard
Children need to read at 120 words per minute by second grade, in order to keep up. That's two words per second. But each word has five letters, on average. This means that a reader must figure out ten letters per second! Then one must immediately decode another ten letters in the next second, over and over. This need to constantly decode the letters, quickly, creates the problem.
How our daily interactive lessons teach K-6 reading
Repetition, self-pacing, and mastery learning all work to make the Thor system successful.
The barrier to reading is that letters are a code. One must decode them instantly, one after another, quickly enough to read. This needs a huge amount of practice.
How to donate and support our work
A great deal of LearnOnMobile’s efforts can easily justify donations. For example, a study by faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, or Teachers’ College at Columbia University or UC Berkeley, could quantify the improvement in reading skills from using Thor.
For other projects, we have already arranged to work with a 501c3 foundation that was established almost 20 years ago. Literacy is one of its main goals.
Details are available. Please just ask.
How to invest in our success
Our first goal is to teach English reading with our Thor mobile app. Globally, two billion people need to read English better.
One billion people are already learning English. They spend well over $50 billion a year.
We aim to help 100 million people per year. Our earnings before taxes should be over $100 million.
The pieces of the puzzle are all clear. We just need time and effort and money to put them in place.
However, we currently have fewer than 1,000 users. Our team is only six people.
We have not reached out to investors yet. To let us know your thoughts or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.