5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

For high school students, very little compares to the bliss of summer vacation.  After nine months of endless studying and classes, it’s time to kick back by the pool and soak in the sun. And while you should definitely take advantage of some well-deserved R&R, remember — summer can be a productive time, too. Productive does not mean “boring”.  I’m not …

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Summer Sessions at Lakeland!

Did you know that many teachers spend the first month of the school year re-teaching last year’s material? Make sure your student doesn’t fall victim to the “summer slide”.  Consider enrolling your student in one of our summer classes at Lakeland Community College! These 9 week courses for grades K – 12 are both convenient and affordable.  We offer our …

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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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Effective Studying Techniques | Science

We hope you have been enjoying our series on Effective Studying Techniques.  It is my personal belief that if we educate our students in the proper way to prepare for class, they will spend less time cramming at the last minute.  After all, cramming is not an effective way to study. As you are reading this series, remember that the best practice …

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Tutor Spotlight — Charles

“Math proficiency is the gateway to a number of incredible careers that students may never have considered.” — Danica McKellar When families call our office to find a tutor, many ask if the tutors are certified teachers.  My response is always the same — many tutors are current or retired teachers.  But I always add one more thing — “Some of the best …

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Internet Safety Tips for High School Students

Today we conclude our series on internet safety.  After discussing basic tips and rules for elementary and middle school students, we will end talking about tips for high schoolers. By the time a student reaches high school, they should have a solid understanding of how the internet runs and operates.  In this day and age, they have probably been surfing the net …

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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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There’s a Tutor for That!

If your student starts struggling in school, remember to call the “Education Problem Solvers”.  We tutor students of all ages in all grades and subjects.     Highly qualified tutors are just a phone call away.  Remember — tutoring takes time…and there’s no time like the present.  Call us today to speak with one of our program directors.

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The Elephant in the Room

In Carole’s latest article, she discusses the “elephant in the room” — how many students are graduating from high school with limited basic skills in English and math.   When is Your Child Work-Ready or College Ready?  A Missing Link in Education Planning by Carole Richards It is laudable that our city, county, state and nation all have a goal …

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