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ACT Prep Class at Lakeland Community College

North Coast Education Services proudly offers classes at Lakeland Community College.  Class offerings vary each semester, including topics such as ACT and SAT test prep, multi-sensory reading, and high school level math.     For Spring 2017, NCES will be offering an ACT class for Ohio high school students.  This nine-week course on test-taking strategies and tactics will cover all …

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Have a Happy and Stress-Free Holiday!

How to Make Your Family Holidays Stress-Free (Almost) by Carole Richards   Parents are busy with work, homework, and children’s activities on a daily basis.  Now, add to these activities, “cram-preparations” for the holidays.  Let’s look at making the magical holiday season more relaxed and more fun for everyone.   Prioritize What Is Most Important Is it gifts, a fancy …

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Why You Need to Prep NOW for the SAT and ACT

  The first half of the school year is nearly over and winter break will soon be here.  Time for a few blissful weeks of rest, relaxation, family and friends.  The last thing you are probably thinking about is getting your teen ready for the SAT and ACT.  After all, the exam is still months away. But the truth is …

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You shop, Amazon gives! It’s that easy!

Imagine if there was a way you could help give the gift of a quality education to those in need.  Wouldn’t you feel so wonderful knowing you were helping to spread the wealth of knowledge to others?  And wouldn’t it be great if there was a way that you could give to others by doing what you already do? Guess what?  …

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Revealed: The Mystery of Gifted Education

REVEALED: The Mystery of Gifted Education by Carole Richards   In the 1950’s through the 1970’s, the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools had a nationally respected Major Work gifted program.  I had the opportunity to teach in the program. Students were selected based on an IQ of 125+.  They were placed in grade-level classrooms at satellite schools.  Students were given math and …

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Cook for a Cause: 5 Lessons Kids Can Learn in the Kitchen

The holidays are here!  (Has a whole year really gone by that quickly?)  No doubt you have a seemingly endless list of chores and errands on your calendar.  Wash this, dust that, straighten this room, etc. In the midst of the holidays, it’s difficult to find time to educate your children.  With so many other things to do, how can you …

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Sensory-Friendly Performance of “A Christmas Carol”

Live performances are an entrancing experience.  There is an undeniable thrill to be in a performance venue, experiencing the lights and the sounds as you are taking on a priceless journey. For children and adults on the autism spectrum, attending a live performance can be an entirely different experience due to overstimulation and sensitivity.  Many individuals cannot stay seated in a dark theater …

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Start Tutoring for Exams Today!

Happy Halloween, readers!  October is almost over and exams are right around the corner.  Are you ready? It may seem too early to start cracking the books and studying for your final exams.  After all, you are probably 4 – 6 weeks away.  So, why start now? Because research has shown time and again that cramming is NOT an effective way to study.  And …

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Fun and Educational Halloween Activities!

The leaves are starting to change and there is a chill in the air. Autumn has begun and Halloween will be here before we know it. While your kids anxiously plan out the most profitable trick-or-treat route, rest assured that Halloween is more than just buckets of candy (and trips to the dentist). Every day events and holidays are wonderful …

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4 Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activites

  Sports. Marching Band. Performing Arts. Yearbook. Chess Club. Key Club. Robotics. You’ve heard it from your parents, your school, and even your friends — get involved. Try an extra-curricular activity. No doubt you’ve seen the banners trying to recruit you to tryout for the swim team or audition for the improv comedy troupe. You may think that participating in …

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