|What our Students Are Saying
"After taking Carol Milano’s class and knowing what to study, items became a lot clearer. I'm happy to say that I passed!!! After taking the Foundations of Reading MTEL and failing 4 times prior to this last time which lost me over $750 in test fees and other prep courses, nights of worry and fear over not being able to retain my job for non-certification, I can't thank you enough."
"Carol Jacobson-Milano is a tremendous teacher of the MTEL Reading Foundations test. Before taking her class, I was a hopeless case. She provides the key tools and knowledge to have a better understanding of the Foundations test. The greatest thing that helped me pass the Foundations test was taking her course. She is Michelangelo of the Reading Foundations test. I am forever grateful for her inspiration and devotion. Thanks, again."
"Carol's review class saved me on the
Foundations of Reading test. She is extremely thorough and covers every
aspect. I walked into her class not having any idea how to do the
essays. When I received my test scores back, I had scored as high as
you can on the essays. That was the reason I passed. Thanks, Carol!"
"Carol is a master
in her field. Her class not only prepared me for the test, but helped me
understand the true fundamentals needed to be an effective teacher of
“Carol’s Foundation of Reading MTEL preparation thoroughly prepared me for the test. I would recommend this course to anyone who is taking the Foundations of Reading MTEL. Carol’s class and materials are far more effective than any other information I have used to study for this test in the past. The information she provides you with is exactly what you will find on the test. Thank you, Carol!"
“After four unsuccessful attempts to pass the Foundations of Reading
Test I thought I would never be able to pass it, no matter how much
studying I did. Finally, I saw an advertisement to help people study and
learn the correct information for the test. Thanks to Carol and her
class I was able to pass the test the very next time I took it. Thanks
“Carol Jacobson-Milano goes above and beyond to guide students and adults in
successfully passing the MTEL. She is well prepared, knowledgeable and
can answer any question given to her. After taking her prep class, I
felt confident that I was going to pass the MTEL. I highly recommend
taking any preparation class that Carol teaches.”
“I have taken the Reading Foundations three times, missing it by just
a few points. I decided to take the Reading Connection class once I
read all the positive and encouraging testimonials. I finally passed the
exam receiving a thorough on the essays! Thank you, Carol for providing
the missing link. I am so happy I don't have to restudy and retake the exam."
" I think the class
was wonderful! We covered every aspect of phonemic/phonological
awareness, comprehension, phonics, and reading. Carol was always
available to answer questions over the phone or by email. I took the
Foundations of Reading Test 5 times and failed it each time prior to
taking Carol's class. After Carol's class not only did I pass it but I
knocked it out of the box. Carol gave each student ALL the materials
necessary to pass this test. When you walked into that test you knew
that you were going to pass it. If you're considering taking her class
stop thinking and go for it. If you want to know how to pass, take her
"Carol is a great tutor and a
master of the Foundations of Reading MTEL. She really understands the
dynamic of the test and the tricks to help you succeed. Carol breaks
everything down and makes the material much easier to understand. Her
knowledge helped me to increase my score drastically and achieve a
"Carol Jacobson-Milano is by far the best professor I have ever had. Her passion to help young educators is exuded through her compassionate and unique teaching style. Not only did I pass the Foundations of Reading MTEL test my first time, but I went into each question with an overwhelming sense of confidence that seemed to be lacking when I took the other MTEL tests. I have no one else to thank for that, than Carol Jacobson-Milano."
"Passing the Foundations of Reading MTEL was a huge accomplishment and I could
not have done it without Professor Milano. This test is difficult, but she has
carefully analyzed every objective and focuses on the essentials needed to pass.
She is thorough, patient encouraging and just an amazing instructor. I am
forever grateful to have met someone as knowledgeable and passionate about
education as Professor Milano. Aside from helping me pass the test, she has
become a role model for me. Her passion for teaching Literacy is inspiring and
"With your time and effort, in addition to, your extensive knowledge of the test, I had a clear understanding of what was going to be on the test. After completing your course, I felt more confident and less anxious going into this test. I want to thank you so much for sharing your expertise in this subject and helping me pass this Foundations of Reading Test! "
"Carol's patience, experience, and enthusiasm shine through in the classroom.
Not only did she teach us the tips and tricks of taking the test -- she also gave us a thorough understanding of reading fundamentals and elementary curriculum. I feel prepped for the test -- and for the classroom. I have become a more knowledgeable and effective teacher because of her mentorship.
Above all else, Carol clearly loves to teach, and she is able to transfer her knowledge in a clear and concise way. The whole time we were learning, we were laughing. Phonological awareness should never have been as fun as it was."
"After many failed attempts and numerous prep courses, Carol Jacobson-Milano's
course finally provided me with all the information I needed along with test
taking strategies. I never would have been able to pass this exam if it
wasn't for her patient and thorough teaching style. Everyone should take her
class before taking The Foundations of Reading exam..."
"After taking Carol’s class I felt well prepared
entering the test and found no surprises. She is extremely knowledgeable
about the subject matter and did a thorough job covering the material. I
passed on the first try – but I couldn’t have done it without her help!"
“Finally, "Met the qualifying score", on a letter from the MTEL testing
center, because of Carol Milano and The Reading Connection, Inc. Carol's
classes prepared me to take the test with a feeling of knowledge and
more importantly, confidence. I had taken the course with Carol after
failing the test the first time and I improved my score but fell short
by four points. Determined to pass, I took the class a second time and
was successful. Through her teaching experiences and copious notes she
guides her classes to a level of critical thinking that is necessary to
achieve a passing score. Carol's class is a must for anyone struggling
with the Foundations of Reading test. She produces results that lead to
Fitchburg School System
"Carol Milano is an awesome Foundations of Reading
teacher, mentor and coach! Due to Carol's strong Foundations of Reading
knowledge and understanding of the types of questions asked on the MTEL
test, I was able to pass the test. Carol came highly recommended from
many people and her reputation is well deserved. THANK YOU CAROL for
your help in passing the Foundations of Reading MTEL test."