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Benita C.

Rockville, MD

$60/hr

ADHD Coach: Study Skills, Organization, Executive Function

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Background check passed as of 10/26/12

ADHD Coach: Study Skills, Organization, Executive Function

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I tutor on the process of getting work done, rather than the content. I capitalize on my client's strengths to work around their challenges regardless of whether they stem from ADD/ADHD or similar executive function issue. My client centered approach has proven successful.

I have worked with adults, college students, high school students, and elementary school students who are challenged by symptoms of ADHD. Areas of support include making plans, following through, completing long-term projects in a timely manner, keeping track of daily work, tracking deadlines, dealing with hyper-focus, communicating with teachers or supervisors, having necessary materials for your work, making sure work gets turned in, prioritizing, getting unstuck when overwhelmed.

For instance, one 10 year old client sat hopelessly staring at her assignment for an hour. She could not figure out how to start it, even though it was a simple assignment to decorate a paper t-shirt to represented her learner profile. It was a case of not being able to see the forest for the trees. We worked together to get her started on the assignment and then she became hyper-focused on cramming a book's worth of information on her "shirt." Then we worked together to focus her efforts to get the project completed.

Another client was a high school student who's trimester-end paper was months overdue. We broke the assignment into pieces and came up with small daily tasks to be completed and set up an accountability system for completing them. The student also faced processing issues that made fitting very advanced ideas on the subject matter into the guidelines of the assignment very difficult. Ultimately the parents, teachers, and I formed a team to communicate and support.

I welcome an opportunity to help you, your student or your child find their path from overwhelm to achievement.

"Great Tutor With Real Results"

- Michelle, Rockville, MD on 12/19/14

"Great Resource for our Family"

- Jesse, Gaithersburg, MD on 11/29/14

"Comes up with creative solutions and relates very well to my son."

- Rachel, Great Falls, VA on 11/17/13

"Truly understands our son's needs"

- Vourneen, Rockville, MD on 12/20/12

"You can't go wrong with Benita"

- Christopher, Germantown, MD on 12/20/12

"Great tutor and family coach."

- Lisa, Germantown, MD on 11/27/12
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a BA in psychology and an MS in Organization Development. I have attended ADHD Virtual Conference in 2011 and lectures given by leaders in the field (Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, Dr. Patricia Quinn). I am well read on the topics of ADHD and its management. For the past year, I have tutored adults and children with ADHD.

Special Needs

I have a BA in psychology and an MS in Organization Development. I am well read on the topics of ADHD, co-morbid diagnosis and their management. In my work as a day camp counselor, a para-educater, Sunday school teacher and ADHD Coach, I have worked with students with a variety of special needs. These include clients on the Aspergers/autism spectrum and cerebral palsy. I have found that the most important factor in working with clients with special needs is to look beyond the diagnosis to the individual.

University of Maryland, College Park
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Maryland, College Park

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)

Great Tutor With Real Results — I hired Benita to work with my daughter, whom I suspect may have ADD, inattentive, unfocused ADHD. When we started about a year ago, I was having heated arguments with my daughter about not completing assignments, forgetting to turn in assignments she had completed, forgetting she had a test and thus not studying for it, and turning in long-term projects that were obviously not finished satisfact ...

— Michelle, Rockville, MD on 12/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Benita will travel within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.


About Benita

I tutor on the process of getting work done, rather than the content. I capitalize on my client's strengths to work around their challenges regardless of whether they stem from ADD/ADHD or similar executive function issue. My client centered approach has proven successful.

I have worked with adults, college students, high school students, and elementary school students who are challenged by symptoms of ADHD. Areas of support include making plans, following through, completing long-term projects in a timely manner, keeping track of daily work, tracking deadlines, dealing with hyper-focus, communicating with teachers or supervisors, having necessary materials for your work, making sure work gets turned in, prioritizing, getting unstuck when overwhelmed.

For instance, one 10 year old client sat hopelessly staring at her assignment for an hour. She could not figure out how to start it, even though it was a simple assignment to decorate a paper t-shirt to represented her learner profile. It was a case of not being able to see the forest for the trees. We worked together to get her started on the assignment and then she became hyper-focused on cramming a book's worth of information on her "shirt." Then we worked together to focus her efforts to get the project completed.

Another client was a high school student who's trimester-end paper was months overdue. We broke the assignment into pieces and came up with small daily tasks to be completed and set up an accountability system for completing them. The student also faced processing issues that made fitting very advanced ideas on the subject matter into the guidelines of the assignment very difficult. Ultimately the parents, teachers, and I formed a team to communicate and support.

I welcome an opportunity to help you, your student or your child find their path from overwhelm to achievement.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor With Real Results"

- Michelle, Rockville, MD on 12/19/14

"Great Resource for our Family"

- Jesse, Gaithersburg, MD on 11/29/14

"Comes up with creative solutions and relates very well to my son."

- Rachel, Great Falls, VA on 11/17/13

"Truly understands our son's needs"

- Vourneen, Rockville, MD on 12/20/12

"You can't go wrong with Benita"

- Christopher, Germantown, MD on 12/20/12

"Great tutor and family coach."

- Lisa, Germantown, MD on 11/27/12

Education

University of Maryland, College Park
Johns Hopkins University
Master's

Education

University of Maryland, College Park

Johns Hopkins University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20850

Benita’s Subjects

Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Benita C.

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