ADHD & Executive Functioning Coaching

Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island ADHD Executive Functioning Coaching Tutoring

gearbrainOne of our areas of expertise is ADHD and executive functioning coaching. Many bright students who have ADHD or executive function issues have to work hard to keep their heads above the water because these issues affect them across the curriculum.

Executive functioning is a neuropsychological term that refers to a person’s ability to activate or cue a neural system to help him or her perform efficiently while carrying out task initiation and follow through, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence.

Students and adults can benefit from executive functioning support. When students’ grades suffer because of significant executive functioning weaknesses, these students need explicit instruction and professional support to actively learn strategies to become more efficient learners. We teach students strategies they can use throughout their lifetimes.

Executive functioning skills are crucial for effective reading comprehension, structuring essays, math problem solving, planning projects, completing homework assignments, performing well on tests, and becoming active learners in the classroom.

Themba Tutors provides executive functioning tutoring and coaching. First, we match your child, based on his or her needs and availability, with one of our learning specialists who has professional expertise helping students improve their executive functioning skills. After you speak on the phone with the Themba Tutor, you can schedule the first session. The Themba Tutor will review all paperwork, including evaluations, etc., with your consent, before meeting your family. Once the Themba Tutor establishes a relationship with you and your child and understands your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and personality, the tutor, based on your child’s individual needs, may work on helping your child with the following executive functioning skills: providing tools to help the student better remember and retain information, focus longer on tasks, decrease procrastination, complete tasks, organize schoolwork, manage time better, and practice thinking before acting. The Themba Tutor will model and support your child’s practice of these skills. Our ultimate goals are to increase your child’s awareness of executive functioning and to help your child independently execute and monitor his or her use of these skills in an efficient and timely manner.