Become an Independent Contractor Tutor with North Coast!

“This is the most rewarding position I’ve ever had.” — E. Thomas, a tutor   Referrals are available near your home! North Coast Education Services is currently seeking independent contractor tutors for upcoming opportunities in Fall 2016.   Since 1985, North Coast Education Services has been providing private, in-home tutoring to students throughout Northeast Ohio.  We now serve families in …

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“Are Standardized Tests and the Joy of Reading Connected?”

North Coast Education Services has earned a strong reputation for teaching students how to read.  Our multi-sensory reading curriculum, Richards Learning Systems®, has won the NorTech Innovation Award and is highly recommended by professionals.  In fact, Richards Learning Systems® has been endorsed by Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Municipal School District.  (See the video here.) In her latest article, …

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Community Effort Improves Richards Learning Systems

Recently, we announced that changes were coming to our award-winning, multi-sensory reading curriculum — Richards Learning Systems®.  With the help of the non-profit Creative Education Institute (CEI), Richards Learning Systems ® will be reformatted into a series of five-minute videos that will teach fundamental reading skills.  These videos will be shown in a classroom setting, allowing teachers to be trained as students …

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“Learning vs. ‘Stuff’ “

Our executive director and founder, Carole Richards, is highly passionate about education — especially reading.  Carole taught in the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools for 10 years before starting North Coast Tutoring Services. As a classroom teacher, Carole tailored her teaching to fit the individual goals of each of her students.  Today, nothing has changed.  We understand that no two students learn …

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Immediate Placements for Daytime Tutors

Want to make an impact on someone’s life?  Become a tutor!   North Coast Education Service has immediate placements available for daytime tutors in our Home Instruction program.  At this time, all referrals are primarily in Shaker Heights. Visit our Current Tutoring Opportunities page for details about qualifications, pay rate, and how to apply.   Tutors are being placed right now, …

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2016 Camp Applications are Now Available!

Looking for a unique camp experience for your student? Join us this summer at the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp!   Sponsored by the Creative Education Institute, the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is a six week summer program for students with learning differences.  This “un-school camp”, which is held at Lakeland Community College, combines academics and social activities for …

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A Great Morning for a Wonderful Cause!

This past weekend, North Coast Education Services spent the morning at the Autism Society‘s 2nd annual “Walk the Walk…A Mile in Their Shoes”.  The 1 mile/5K was held in the Independence Field House to support individuals and families affected by autism.  The race attracted a sizeable crowd and raised a lot of money for a wonderful cause. We were fortunate …

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Read Across America Day 2016 — Activities for All Ages

March 2, 2016 is Read Across America Day! In 1998, the National Education Association declared the nation’s first Read Across America Day as a national day to celebrate reading for all ages — especially children.  The holiday is now celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd. Read Across America Day is primarily observed in elementary schools, but it should …

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An Interview with NCES Founder, Carole Richards

On December 1st, our founder and president — Carole Richards — was a guest speaker on a local radio program. Each week, Dr. Cara Daily hosts a program called Wonderfully Made, which spotlights God’s work in the lives of individuals with special needs.  Her guests include individuals within the special needs community who have stories or programs to share. Carole spoke with …

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