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.
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