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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Free Ohio Special Education Workshop — IEP, IQ and Achievement

Are you a parent of a child on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)?  Does your child have a learning disability?  If you are confused about the testing reports and documents, you are not alone.  Read on for more information about a free Ohio special education workshop that will help you feel informed about your child’s education. Linking Your Child’s IQ, …

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Great Things Happening at Cleveland Metropolitan Schools

BY CAROLE RICHARDS Usually when I talk with people about the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),   I hear how “bad” things are.  Before CEO Eric Gordon drafted the Transformation Plan and became CEO, things were really bad!  CMSD has seen twelve superintendents in twenty years! I am a graduate of the Cleveland Schools, I taught in the Cleveland Schools and …

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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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A Tutor-Student Relationship with No End

Since 1985, North Coast Education Services has worked with thousands of tutors, students and families. Some relationships last a school year or a summer. But there are some tutoring situations that surpass time. We’re proud to share the story of Gretchen Jaeger, a long-term tutor and her student. We’re using pseudonyms for the student (Jennifer) and her mother (Linda) because …

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Announcing Our Lakeland Summer 2017 Class Schedule!

North Coast Education Services is proud to announce our Lakeland Summer 2017 class schedule!  Take a class with us this summer at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.  Here’s our new schedule: Learn About Our Lakeland Classes Not sure which of our Lakeland Summer 2017 classes is right for your student?  Read on to learn more about our individual classes: …

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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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