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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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Have a Happy and Stress-Free Holiday!

How to Make Your Family Holidays Stress-Free (Almost) by Carole Richards   Parents are busy with work, homework, and children’s activities on a daily basis.  Now, add to these activities, “cram-preparations” for the holidays.  Let’s look at making the magical holiday season more relaxed and more fun for everyone.   Prioritize What Is Most Important Is it gifts, a fancy …

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Struggling with Organization? Get a Tutor!

“Robert didn’t turn in his homework.” “Anika lost her assignment notebook.” “But mom, my book is in my locker.” Sound familiar? Everyone is a little disorganized from time to time. But constant disorganization can cause stress, anxiety, and low levels of self-esteem. Looking for a way to solve the problem? Hire a tutor!   North Coast Education Services will team …

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Get Your Student Organized for the New School Year

Do you consider yourself an organized person? Do you find yourself making to-do lists and stacking papers in piles to keep your desk neat? What about your student? Is your student checking off assignments, or is their backpack a complete disaster? It will probably come as no surprise that there is a direct correlation between organization and success. Whether you’re …

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5 Steps to Addressing a Bad Report Card

It’s almost the end of the first quarter.  Your student will be getting the first report card of the semester very soon.  (Or you may already have it!) Report cards can create a lot of stress for families.  But angry parents and upset students do not solve any problems.  In fact, they could create more.  Yelling and scolding can cause …

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How to Relieve Homework Stress

  When the bell rings at the end of school, it’s a sign of freedom.  Kids hop on the bus, run in the door, drop their backpack on the floor and race to the television…or the computer…or to their neighbor’s house. While I don’t deny that kids need to run off some steam after a long school day, it can …

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Test Taking Anxiety – Part Three: Pre-Test Taking Techniques

Welcome to part three of our series on test taking anxiety.  The first two parts were addressed to the parents and educators.  These last two sections are addressed directly to the student.  In this post, we will discuss effective study habits and techniques to help before the test.  Remember to subscribe to the blog — the last post will be …

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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 …

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