Solving the School Violence Puzzle

Solving the School Violence Puzzle By Carole Richards Gun control and mental health issues continue to be part of national discussions about school violence and tragic deaths.  I am not debating these topics.  However, as I listen to the debate by our politicians, media, parents and educators, there is one topic that I don’t hear. There are scared, lonely children …

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The “I Can” Kid

by Carole Richards   Recently I met with a delightful smart and insightful ten-year-old fifth-grade girl. She spoke lovingly about spending time with her family. She was a happy child. Her mother brought her to see me because the parents thought she had dyslexia. The girl described school as difficult and reading was hard. However, when I tested her, she …

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Helping with homework

BY CAROLE RICHARDS Helping with homework First, I think kids get too much homework.  They need to run, jump, play and be kids. Ask yourself these questions: Can my child do the assigned homework on their own? Is it a reasonable amount of homework for my child’s age and grade? TIPS TO MAKE IT LESS STRESSFUL If the child is …

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

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Donate to the Richards Learning Systems Video Project

There is a literacy crisis in our country.  Millions of Americans cannot read and it has an enormous economic impact on our community.  We have a simple solution that will solve this problem – a revolutionary video reading series that will teach students and train teachers at the same time.  But we need your help. An Award Winning Curriculum – …

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

Connecting for Kids — November 2017 Programs

Community is what brings us all together.  In this big world, it’s comforting to know that there are people out there just like you.  Same interests, same hobbies, same backstory.  When you find someone you can relate to, that big world can seem just a little bit smaller.  Connecting for Kids helps make the world seem smaller. Connecting for Kids …

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

New Enrollment Update for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

BY CAROLE RICHARDS The Ohio Department of Education has two exciting programs for children with disabilities: Autism Scholarship Program (since 2004) Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) (since 2012-13 School Year) In this article, I will explain the Jon Peterson Scholarship Program. Who is eligible to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship? Any child with a disability, …

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

Front Page News — Dr. Ali Benmerzouga, 2017 Tutor of the Year

On September 10, 2017, Dr. Ali Benmerzouga was presented with the NCES Tutor of the Year Award.  This annual award recognizes one of our tutors for going above and beyond the call of duty to serve their students.  Ali, who is legally blind in both eyes, has developed clever ways to tutoring his students in advanced subjects, including calculus. The …

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Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

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Vive Le Difference — The North Coast Tutor

For over 30 years, North Coast Education Services has been providing quality private in-home tutoring to the families of Northeast Ohio.  NCES Vice President John Kusik shares some of the key factors that have led to our success in his latest article. Vive Le Difference! with North Coast Education Services John Kusik, NCES Vice President Yes, there is a tremendous …

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Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

Multi-Sensory Phonics Workshop

When students struggle with reading skills, it is often recommended that they learn to read by using a hands-on approach, like a multi-sensory method.  Each fall, North Coast Education Services proudly offers a multi-sensory phonics workshop for those who wish to learn Richards Learning Systems®, an award-winning approach to reading.  What is Richards Learning Systems®? Richards Learning Systems® is a …

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Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.

How to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation — Part II

See Part One: HOW TO REQUEST A MULTI-FACTORED EVALUATION (MFE) II. What if the parent doesn’t agree with the MFE results? An Independent Evaluation. Parents have the right to an independent educational evaluation at public expense if they disagree with an evaluation completed by the school district. – Parents may request one independent educational evaluation in response to each evaluation …

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.