Still Time to Register for ACT/SAT Prep Classes!

North Coast Education Services offers classes each semester at Lakeland Community College.  Class offerings vary by semester and include everything from multi-sensory reading (Richards Learning Systems ®) and math (Real Life Ma+h) to SAT & ACT Prep. On Thursday, March 31st, North Coast Education will begin its spring classes at Lakeland.  This semester, we are offering an ACT prep course and a prep course …

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Improve Your Reading Score in 5 Steps!

If you struggle with the Reading section of the ACT or the SAT, you’re not alone.  The Reading section of the exams involves a lot of interpretation and understanding.  It’s not like the Math section where you know answer B is clearly wrong.  Math may be black and white, but Reading is not. In order to succeed on the SAT …

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Visit NCES at the Summer and Beyond Fair!

Next weekend, come visit North Coast Education Services and the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp at the 18th Annual Summer and Beyond Fair!  Local agencies and professionals will be on hand to answer all of your questions about area services for families and students with disabilities.  This is a time to network with families and get your questions answered. All …

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Join NCES at “Walk the Walk” for Autism!

On Sunday, January 24th, join North Coast Education Services at the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland’s “Walk the Walk: A Mile in their Shoes…” Come visit our table to speak with Nikki, our Director of Student Services.  Get specific recommendations for your student and information about some of our great programs — including the 2016 Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, …

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Why You Should Prep Now for the New SAT

As you may already know, a brand new SAT test is scheduled to launch in March 2016.  The new test will have changed significantly from the older version in terms of content and basic structure.  (Good news — no more penalty for wrong answers!) In the next week or so, we will be posting Carole Richards’ latest article, which compares …

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4 Steps to Preventing Test Taking Anxiety

How does your teen prep for a test or exam? Some teens study for weeks — making flash cards, pouring over test guides, and taking practice exams. Many more teens neglect to study.  As the final days approach, they race around looking for resources and caffeine, preparing for late night cram sessions. Whether your teen studies or not, there is a …

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Which Test-Prep Is Right for My Student?

  SAT.  ACT.  These acronyms can strike fear into the heart of any teenager…or parent. We are just over a week before the first national test date (the first ACT is scheduled for September 12th),  and your junior or senior may already be hitting the books.  Whether you are a seasoned test prep parent veteran or a first-time rookie, it’s natural …

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