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BBB Accredited Business since

Advanced Reading Concepts

Phone: (614) 486-2473 Fax: (614) 486-7455 View Additional Phone Numbers 1826 Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

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Read Faster and Understand More (tm) seminars for conferences. Exploring the Myths of Speed Reading workshops for the public and associations. Speed Reading Plus(tm) courses with Technical Reading and Writing Courses lessons in public, summer school and corporate classes

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Advanced Reading Concepts meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Advanced Reading Concepts include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Advanced Reading Concepts
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 10, 1977 Business started: 01/01/1977 in OH Business incorporated 09/19/1977 in OH
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Bonnie James, President Mr. Bob James, VP Organizational Development
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Bonnie James, President
Business Category

Reading Instruction Schools - General Interest Professional Services - General Management Training Motivational & Self Improvement Training

Products & Services

Advanced Reading Concepts sells the following brand(s): Advanced Reading Concepts SpeedReading Plus; the Myths of Reading, Reading Faster to Understand More

Advanced Reading Concepts offers the following product(s): On-line course, WIIFM Stick--review device

Method(s) of Payment
credit cards:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Refund and Exchange Policy
For public classes guarantee 3 times reading efficiency for money back or additional lessons. Tuition refund if enrollment is cancelled within 5 business days.$25 cancellation fee.   Substitutions allowed. May join another course if past cut off date.
Service Area
Public Classes in Columbus, group classes nationwide
Alternate Business Names
Advanced Reading Concepts SpeedReading Plus
Additional Information

Speed reading school which offers reading management courses for corporations, associations, government agencies and the military and speed reading courses for the public and summer programs for teens.

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.