Mission Statement

TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc., is a proprietary school whose sole function is to thoroughly train, prepare, and graduate court reporting students to be the most advanced realtime writers wherein they will be able to confidently pursue any career utilizing the steno machine, whether it be as a realtime writer, a CART reporter, a closed captioner, or a webcast captioner.


* Teach students the most advanced realtime-accurate theory available
* Use CAT software and computers for hands-on realtime training from Day One
* Prepare students to be highly knowledgeable and professional court reporters upon graduation
requiring minimal supervision
* Use innovative instruction techniques to be time efficient and skill effective
* Have access to the instructors for help, motivation, and mentoring

TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc., is a Michigan corporation located at 10291 E. Grand River Avenue, Suite G, Brighton, Michigan 48116. You may contact us at (810) 844-2060.


Rhonda M. Zacharias is the founder and president of TextSteam Institute of Court Reporting, Inc. She received an associate’s degree in Applied Business in Court Reporting from Cuyahoga Community College in June of 1988. In 1990, she received the CSR certification; in 1992 the RPR certification; and in 1995 the CRR certification. Within the 17 plus years as a freelance reporter are 12 years as a realtime writer, and a significant amount of broadcast captioning and teaching experience.

Rhonda Zacharias is a nationally certified real-time reporter who has developed a unique program utilizing teaching techniques that combine the best of both classroom instruction and home study assignments submitted via e-mail. This program will prepare you to be a successful real-time reporter upon graduation.

Class size shall not exceed 16 students per instructor. Rhonda Zacharias currently teaches a variety of on-site and online speedbuilding classes. Carol Thomas, former director of the court reporting program at Lansing Community College, currently teaches the supplemental academic classes online. Gail McAllen, CART reporter for Michigan State University is currently teaching the Realtime Theory for Court Reporting classes and some online speedbuilding classes. TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc., reserves the right to add or change classes and/or faculty as determined by enrollment to ensure the best possible educational experience for all students. All faculty shall either have at least five years work experience as a court reporter or in the subject area they teach and/or shall be thoroughly trained by TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc.


TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc. has a large classroom for both the Stenotype classes and academic classes taken in conjunction with each other. There is a conference room with wireless computer access for individual study and also student evaluations. A kitchen area is also open for student use during the class breaks.

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