Due to divisional down sizing and cost cutting in 2001, the
KTEL course was terminated at our training center.
I left the training department and went back into the
plant as a skilled tradesman.
This unfortunate turn of events (for me and the people
on the waiting list for KTEL) created an awkward situation
of ny having a terrific program to deliver and no place to
From 2001 through 2003 I continued to work with
John Green at the CEDARS corporation in Flint to develop
and deliver TIP (Think In Phonics), a phonetic based
I helped John teach clients contracted primarily through
the state of Michigan’s Flint offices for Michigan
Rehabilitation Services and Michigan Works. The clients
taught to read ranged in age from teens to senior adults.