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Carole Richards - North Coast Education Services

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Carole Richards
President/Executive Director
North Coast Education Services
120 North Main Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

North Coast Education Services (NCES) provides in-home tutoring services for thousands of area children. NorthCoast is an approved provider to the Ohio Department of Education Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Scholarship Programs serving children with disabilities throughout Ohio.


Our tutors teach a broad range of subjects; provide individual instruction for special needs students; offer basic math and reading skills instruction, and participate in our summer camp program for students with learning disabilities. Many students enjoy dramatic and tremendously successful results from their learning experiences with our fine NCES tutors.


Carole Richards’ professional work with learning disabled students has led to a strong understanding of their needs and a deep commitment to improving their education. She is the author of much acclaimed RICHARDS READ Systematic Language program. This successful reading program uses proven multi-sensory methods to teach language arts. This method really works because it teaches children and adults TO READ.


For her achievements as author of RICHARDS READ, Carole was honored as a recipient of the NorTech Award for Innovation. She has been recognized as one Cleveland’s Top Ten Woman Business Owners (NAWBO), Carole received the Ten Top Ten Award from COSE, and was presented the President's Award by the National Tutoring Association. Carole has been nominated for the internationally recognized Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. She is interviewed regularly on radio and television, and is a frequent speaker to local, regional and national organizations.


Here are some great articles Carole has written:

Carole's newest article: Is School Still Fun?

Benefits of the No Child Left Behind Act

Does “Teaching the Test” really work?

Effective Communication With Your Child’s School

Enjoy Learning Part I

Enjoy Learning Part II

Five Strategies for Success in School

Planning for School Conferences

School of the Future

They Can’t Read

Why Read to Your Child

Why They Can’t Read and What We Can Do About It

Carole also contributed to our “Friend of the Family Radio Show” – Listen to these audio’s where Carole and Susan talk about:

“Read” by Example! A Special Encore Presentation

Summer Reading Fun!

Anyone Can Learn to Read! Parent’s Need to Know Certain Essential Information About Stages of Reading and Writing That Come Naturally

What is a good reader, Really?

For more information about Carole and North Coast Tutoring:

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