Richards Learning Systems

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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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NCES Tutor

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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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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Back to School Tutoring

Back to School Tutoring — What Options Are Available?

Back to school season can cause anxiety for everyone – students, teachers, and parents.  Students worry about homework, teachers fret about standardized tests, and parents hope for good grades.  No matter the problem, back to school tutoring may be the solution. Click here for four tips to help you get ready to go back to school! Don’t Wait for a …

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Even Doctors Need to Read

BY CAROLE RICHARDS About fifteen years ago, I got a call from a doctor who was dyslexic.  He was obviously bright.  He had graduated from college and medical school.  But, he had not passed his written medical licensing board exam. The Magic Pill I met with the doctor and his wife and to discuss the structure of words…the sounds, syllables …

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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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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

Deadlines Approaching for Ohio Special Needs Programs

It can be hard to select a program for your child, especially if your child has a disability.  Luckily North Coast is here to help!  We have two upcoming special needs programs just for your child – the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) and the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp.  Deadlines are approaching quickly, so why wait?  Apply …

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Academic Fun & Fitness Camp 2017

Academic Fun & Fitness Camp — Financial Aid Deadlines Approaching!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Academic Fun & Fitness Camp!  Even though camp is still four months away, the deadlines for financial aid are quickly approaching.  Don’t miss out on your chance to apply for financial aid! What is the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp? The Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is a six-week summer program for …

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Everyone…yes, everyone…can learn how to read.

Reading Now Available for Everyone! By Carole Richards   Meredith and Paige believe there are students in our schools that are unable to ever learn to read! This troubling statement says there are most likely some teachers and administrators with the same belief. Bruce Meredith (former general counsel to the Wisconsin Education Association Council) and Mark Paige (assistant professor of …

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