Writing -- and writing well -- is one of the most important school skills yet many students struggle with the process. Whether a book report in 8th Grade or a college application essay, being able to express their thoughts and ideas using solid vocabulary, grammar, and logical thinking will be areas of focus for our work together.
Organizational skills -- often referred to as "executive function" skills -- are often a huge stumbling block to school success. Lost papers, reports never submitted, assignments completed hours before they're due -- sound familiar? From organizing subjects to learning how to plan for long-term assignments, your child can learn how to organize, plan, and focus on the details.
Special needs -- many bright and capable students learn differently. If your child has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, ADD, or other "hidden difference" and is struggling in school, understanding where the struggles exist, whether their educational plan is appropriately addressing their needs, and developing new ways to support them in school can help capitalize on their educational strengths.
College transition -- admissions testing, college search and selection, college applications and the ever-important college essay...we'll focus on whichever areas of the process are causing difficulty with particular emphasis on the college admissions testing and college application essays. And if college accommodations and self-advocacy are areas of need, ensuring that their learning differences are supported can also be addressed.
My role is to partner with you and your child to develop a fluid coaching relationship so that your child or adolescent can build skills and increase their confidence and competence. School is their job and we know what happens when you're unable to deliver the expected results. We can change that.
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