Million Dollar Memory, Inc. is a California company dedicated to excellence in life and in school through phenomenal levels of brainpower. We show you how to achieve an extraordinary memory, exceptional thinking skills, and exceptional reading skills, and use them responsibly to achieve success in whatever you want in life. Million Dollar Memory was founded by Dr. Donna Schwontkowski (ret. D.C.).
While earning her doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a Master's degree in Nutrition simultaneously in 1986, Donna Schwontkowski started investigating how to learn large amounts of information quickly. She became certified in the Lozanov Method of Accelerated Learning; however, this method was too time intensive for advanced science courses. Faced with little available time for studying, she had to make every minute count.
When a professor asked her to tutor students in microbiology, she used the experience as a way to develop new accelerated learning techniques that would improve memory and grades. The methods she created were vastly different than those used in traditional classrooms. Students found that the methods boosted grades from D's and F's to A's between the midterm and the final. They also relieved stress during studying. With such a rapid transformation in grades and confidence in subject matter, instructors thought the students were cheating on exams. However, the instructors realized their mistake when the students challenged the instructor, consenting to an oral exam. Their fast thinking speed, correct retrieval of information, and ability to also mention and explain similar answers astounded the instructors.
Dr. Donna’s seminars became viral on campus. The dozens of students she tutored multiplied to hundreds and then thousands. She created 20+ accelerated learning courses for their curriculum, saving them hours of study time. When tested, their recall never fell below a 78% (one student) with no review of the information for one week. Most of them scored in the upper 90s.