A Tutor-Student Relationship with No End

Since 1985, North Coast Education Services has worked with thousands of tutors, students and families. Some relationships last a school year or a summer. But there are some tutoring situations that surpass time. We’re proud to share the story of Gretchen Jaeger, a long-term tutor and her student. We’re using pseudonyms for the student (Jennifer) and her mother (Linda) because …

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Are You an Encourager or an Enabler?

  By Carole Richards   Our company works with many students with disabilities.  (Click here to learn about our special education services.)  It is fascinating to see how some of our students are very independent and others extremely dependent on their parents or others. Our Encourager Families For example, we had a camper who weighed just 1 pound 2 ounces …

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Tutor Spotlight — Dave H.

Dave H. has a thirst for knowledge. A dedicated tutor, he has spent many hours in the classroom both as a teacher and a student. As he continues to learn, he enjoys sharing his newfound knowledge with his students. Born in Poland, Ohio, Dave relocated to Euclid for a job transfer after college. His wife Jean and daughter Meg are …

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A Rewarding Opportunity

With North Coast Education Services (NCES), there are plenty of opportunities for tutoring in Ohio.  Click here for a list of our current tutoring opportunities, or read on to learn more about our most pressing needs for tutors. “The Education Problem Solvers” since 1985 North Coast Education Services has been Northeast Ohio’s leader in private in-home tutoring for over 30 years.  …

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“Mis-Education” in Our Schools

By Carole Richards   For decades I’ve talked about the literacy crisis in the United States.  Despite spending $92,000 per year on education, literacy rates have remained stagnant since the 1970’s. Let me explain the problem.  If students cannot effortlessly read the big words in a passage, they will not comprehend what they read.  If they cannot effortlessly spell the …

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Richards Learning Systems — Student Spotlight, Davyon

North Coast Education Services has tutored thousands of children and adults in its 30 year tenure.  Our students and their success are our pride and joy.  It warms our hearts to hear stories of their achievements.  Through the years, we have heard some incredible stories, especially from students of our Richards Learning Systems (RLS) program. This student success story spotlights a …

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Academic Fun & Fitness Camp 2017

Register Now for the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp!

Looking for a rewarding summer experience for your child?  Consider the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp – an Ohio special needs summer camp offering reading, math, social skills development, and more! Multi-Sensory Academics Mornings at the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp are dedicated to multi-sensory academics.  Our dedicated camp directors read through testing reports for every camper and place them …

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Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Final Chance for Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

There are less than two weeks to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.  If you are interested in this opportunity for your child, apply today! What is the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship? The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is a program in the state of Ohio for school-aged children (grade K – age 18) with a diagnosed …

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Tutor Spotlight — Pete

Pete was born and raised in the Cleveland area.  His parents still reside in Chesterland, while he and his brothers have established homes as far away as California.  Pete decided to stay close to home and proudly lives in Mayfield Heights.  He has two nephews and three nieces, “who I love like crazy.” In his spare time, Pete is a …

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Want to Become a Teacher? Do Your Homework First. Here’s Why.

By Carole Richards   I began teaching in December 1970 before I received my degree.  There was a real teacher shortage and the State of Ohio allowed me to teach without a degree or certification.  I completed both by June.  By June 1971, the teacher shortage began to dwindle.  Some of my classmates and friends couldn’t find teaching jobs.  While …

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