Click to enlargeAbout Mr. Duncan

Leonard C. Duncan is the father of five daughters (that's me on my mom's lap), and as a schoolteacher he taught students in grades 2-8 to read during his 37 years in the South Bay of Southern California. As an elementary schoolteacher, he added the technique of phonics to the sight reading method used at the time, introduced a list of 116 essential words for reading at any level and put an emphasis on spelling, grammar and vocabulary (through Greek Roots). In his fourteen book series, he has compiled all of his successful methods so that students, parents and teachers can utilize them at home and school. He continues to write and tutors ESL students in Los Angeles.