How to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE)

How to Request a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE)

As a parent or guardian, it’s painful to watch your child struggle in school. You may feel completely helpless and at a loss as to how to help. But you are not helpless. You can help! In today’s post, we will show you how to request a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE) from your school.  The results of this evaluation will play …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

4 Steps to Helping a Child Struggling in School

No parent wants to see their child struggle in school. It’s heartbreaking. But how can you tell if it is a casual problem or something more serious? What should you do? Here are 4 simple steps to help you discover why your child is struggling in school: 1. Talk to your child. If you have noticed that your child’s grades …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

FREE End of School Year Survey for Families!

As the end of the school year approaches, teachers may offer advice to parents on how to help their student prepare for the fall.  Parents may also stop and reflect on the school years and things that could have been improved upon.  Your student’s teacher may suggest some additional math practice over the break.  You may think that your student should have …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

“Just the facts, ma’am.” — Common Tutoring Myths, Pt. 3

There are so many myths and misconceptions out there about tutoring.  If you are searching for a tutor, I feel it is important that you have a better understanding about tutoring and how it works.  Whether you decide to choose North Coast Education Services or another company, you should be well-informed.  You need to know just the facts! We will be …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

Motivating Today’s Students (A Two-Part Series)

In researching the internet to inspire this blog, I stumbled across many articles that talk about how unmotivated students are today when compared to past years.  Several articles indicate that students are distracted, unmotivated, or simply lazy.  While many blame the advances in technology for poor student performance in the classroom, I say, “Why place blame?” Rather than wasting time …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

Test Taking Anxiety — Part One: Identify & Plan

This week, I will be presenting a four-part series on test taking anxiety.  Be sure to check back each day for the next installment.  Or, if you’d rather, subscribe to our blog on the sidebar and have the next post delivered right to your inbox.  Happy reading! Preparing for testing season is enough to make anybody nervous.  Whether you are …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

Ending Social Anxiety…in Middle School

Some people are born social butterflies, while others prefer the solidarity of a smaller company.  When faced with speaking to new people, many adults do not know how to handle the situation, let alone children.  Last week, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District took a stand to help end social anxiety.   On February 13, the students of Wilbur Wright Middle …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman

Read Across America Day 2015 — Tips for Your Classroom

In 1997, the National Education Association proposed a new idea – a national day to celebrate reading.  On March 2, 1998, the nation celebrated its first “Read Across America Day,” appropriately celebrated on the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (more commonly known as Dr. Seuss).  Schools, communities, libraries and local businesses are all invited to have parties and events to …

Share This

About the Author

Dave Hoffman