Tutor Spotlight — Ruth

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“Teaching is a love, compassion,
and duty that I am compelled to do.”
— Ruth

 

While Ruth’s story with North Coast Education Services is just beginning, her love and experience of teaching has been ongoing for several years.

Ruth graduated from college with a degree in Special Education for grades K – 12.  She went back to school for her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction and got settled into the public education school system.  Ruth is now retired after teaching for nearly 37 years.

As a teacher, Ruth was nominated three times for “Who’s Who Among America’s Outstanding Teachers”.  She received a Certificate of Professionalism from the Knowledge Works Foundation.  Ruth was even invited to present at the foundation’s national session for the OGT Blitz in Social Studies.

While she was actively teaching, Ruth decided to tutor students on the side.  “I wanted to become a tutor to help students achieve their highest potential,” she said.  In 2014, Ruth joined North Coast Education Services.  She tutors all academic areas, but admits that high school math is not her forte.  Her favorite subjects are English and American History.  “I also try to teach my students that ‘Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world,’ – Nelson Mandela.”

Ruth recently attended training with NCES and is now certified to teach the Richards Learning Systems ® program.  This weekend, she will be attending our training for the Real Life Ma+h program.

In addition to classroom teaching and private tutoring, Ruth has been involved in many other programs.  She tutored for a therapeutic reading program, has supervised other tutors, and was the advisor for many high school student organizations.  One of her most rewarding experiences was helping struggling students pass the Ohio Graduation Test.  “Many of the students experienced ‘failure syndrome’,” said Ruth, “and simply felt that they could not pass.”

Ruth is highly dedicated to her students and enjoys tutoring through North Coast Education Services.  “I really like the professionalism of the staff and how students’ needs are met.”  She adds, “Textbooks and materials are immediately provided for students.”

In her spare time, Ruth volunteers for her church and a local elementary school.  She enjoys walking with her husband and their neighbor, practices yoga, and meditates.  A mother of three, Ruth also has been blessed with three granddaughters.

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Nikki

Nikki is the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. She coordinates the tutoring for all private students, assists with in-school programs, and is responsible for the NCES blog. Nikki is also the Assistant Camp Director of the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, a summer program for students with learning disabilities in Kirtland, OH.