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Isis T.

ADHD & Essay Writing Coach: Work With Your Brain, Not Against It

ADHD & Essay Writing Coach: Work With Your Brain, Not Against It

$50/hour

  • 59 hours tutoring

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Do you find yourself freezing up every time you have to study for a test or write a paper and realize that although you’ve done it hundreds of times, you’ve forgotten how and have to reinvent the entire process?

Is your student running out of time to write their college application essays?

Do you watch your child hyperfocus on taking painstaking notes, copying from the textbook for hours, only to fail the test?

Are you exhausted by working so, so hard at things that others seem to handle...

Do you find yourself freezing up every time you have to study for a test or write a paper and realize that although you’ve done it hundreds of times, you’ve forgotten how and have to reinvent the entire process?

Is your student running out of time to write their college application essays?

Do you watch your child hyperfocus on taking painstaking notes, copying from the textbook for hours, only to fail the test?

Are you exhausted by working so, so hard at things that others seem to handle as easily as breathing?

I want to help you with the overwhelm.

My name is Isis, and I teach people how to understand their ADHD, advocate for themselves, and learn not just the “how” skills but the “why”. ADHD isn’t a “can’t sit still” brain; it’s a “can’t figure out what is important” brain. It’s a “need just a little extra stimulation” brain, not “bored if it’s not fun” brain.

When you work with me as a college student, I’ll teach you how to adapt the academic skills you were taught in high school to actually work with the brain you have. I’ll help you determine what accommodations you should request from your school. I’ll show you how to understand process building, so you can have a reference when it’s time to start a project.

When you work with me as a child, I’ll pay attention to how your behavior mirrors your brain’s current needs. We’ll talk about what planning for success looks like. We’ll learn to think about what “most important” means. We’ll figure out what rewards feel the best for different kinds of accomplishments.

I’m happy to work over Zoom or in person.

**Please note that as I am located in New York, I can respond most immediately to messages sent before midnight or after 6:00 AM EST.**


Education

Simmons College
English
Binghamton University (SUNY-Binghamton)
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Reading was my passion as a child, but the discovery of critical analysis and close reading in high school was mindblowing. I want to share with others the delight of tracking patterns and clues through a novel, the specific challenges of poetry, and why literature speaks to our souls. I pursued graduate studies in teaching literature specifically so that I could bring the satisfaction of this study to others.
Literature,

Literature

Reading was my passion as a child, but the discovery of critical analysis and close reading in high school was mindblowing. I want to share with others the delight of tracking patterns and clues through a novel, the specific challenges of poetry, and why literature speaks to our souls. I pursued graduate studies in teaching literature specifically so that I could bring the satisfaction of this study to others.
Writing,

Writing

The most important part of writing is getting started; once we get started, the trick is to know what small step to do next. I've been writing papers since I was 5, wrote 20-40 page papers weekly in college, and now have two novels in progress. I've combined my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child and my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability, creating a terrific opportunity to help students learn to write beautifully and concisely as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a subject as tricky as writing is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

Reading was my passion as a child, but the discovery of critical analysis and close reading in high school was mindblowing. I want to share with others the delight of tracking patterns and clues through a novel, the specific challenges of poetry, and why literature speaks to our souls. I pursued graduate studies in teaching literature specifically so that I could bring the satisfaction of this study to others.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Writing,

Writing

The most important part of writing is getting started; once we get started, the trick is to know what small step to do next. I've been writing papers since I was 5, wrote 20-40 page papers weekly in college, and now have two novels in progress. I've combined my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child and my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability, creating a terrific opportunity to help students learn to write beautifully and concisely as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a subject as tricky as writing is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Spelling

Language

Spanish

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

English,

English

Reading was my passion as a child, but the discovery of critical analysis and close reading in high school was mindblowing. I want to share with others the delight of tracking patterns and clues through a novel, the specific challenges of poetry, and why literature speaks to our souls. I pursued graduate studies in teaching literature specifically so that I could bring the satisfaction of this study to others.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Writing,

Writing

The most important part of writing is getting started; once we get started, the trick is to know what small step to do next. I've been writing papers since I was 5, wrote 20-40 page papers weekly in college, and now have two novels in progress. I've combined my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child and my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability, creating a terrific opportunity to help students learn to write beautifully and concisely as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a subject as tricky as writing is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Geography

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have, and my natural empathy and skill with kids allows me to tease out an understanding of the brain of my student so that we can work together to help them succeed. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience has always been that study skills as taught in schools are useless, because they work for students whose brains work the same way as the people teaching them. I've been diagnosed with ADHD 3 times: at age 6, partway through college, and again as an adult. I've made it a priority to keep up with current research on the subject of ADHD, because it was not well understood when I was a child. Thus, my determination to succeed led me to intensively cultivate study strategies and coping skills, even as a high schooler, that weren't just "summarize material in your own words" or "make these facts into a song". Instead, I have learned many ways to work with the brain that I have. Combining my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child, my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability translates into a terrific opportunity to help students learn to manage their time and succeed in school as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a difficult subject is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Writing,

Writing

The most important part of writing is getting started; once we get started, the trick is to know what small step to do next. I've been writing papers since I was 5, wrote 20-40 page papers weekly in college, and now have two novels in progress. I've combined my educational background in teaching with my respect for the lived experience of the child and my own experience as a frustrated student with a misunderstood learning disability, creating a terrific opportunity to help students learn to write beautifully and concisely as I did. I love helping people to succeed academically, and seeing a student shift from anxious to hopeful to confident in a subject as tricky as writing is a joy and satisfaction that drives me.
Algebra 1, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Isis has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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ADHD TUTORING

I highly recommend Isis!! Not only has she guided me in how to read, comprehend and retain the information but has also guided me in how to read questions, understand how to comprehend what the question is asking and how to determine the answer. With all the tools & techniques she has taught me, she has greatly improved my mock tests, from scoring in the 50s to 80 and above!! Every day I work with her the more confident I am in my new studying habits, creating notes, comprehending and to understand what the questionis asking. Her tutoring, encouragement and support has made a huge difference and I look forward to many more sessions with her!! I greatly appreciate your support, encouragement and continued efforts in tutoring me. Thank you so much Isis!

Michelle, 8 lessons with Isis

ADHD Tutor

I highly recommend Isis if you struggle in  reading comprehension and retaining the information. Since Isis has begun tutoring me, I feel more confident in being able to learn how to study, comprehend and achieve my goals. Her tutoring, encouragement and support have made a huge difference and I look forward to our more sessions with her!! Final note: NEVER GIVEUP!!!  Reach out Isis today and you won't regret it!! I greatly appreciate your tutor support, encouragement and continued efforts. Thank you so much Isis!

Michelle, 8 lessons with Isis

Reading Comprehension w/ADHD

I highly recommend Isis if you are struggling to comprehend the information you are reading. Never be ashamed of a disability. I am 48 years old and back to studying to full fill one of my career goals, to get a certification. Since Isis has begun tutoring me, I feel more confident in being able to learn how to study, comprehend and achieve my goals. Her tutoring, encouragement and support have made a huge difference and I look forward to our more sessions with her!! Final note: NEVER GIVEUP!!!  Reach out Isis today and you won't regret it!! Isis, I greatly appreciate your tutoring, support, encouragement and continued efforts. Thank you so much Isis!

Michelle, 8 lessons with Isis

ADHD - Reading and Compression

I highly recommend Isis if you struggle in  reading comprehension and retaining the information. Throughout school, I had a very hard time studying for tests and exams. My reading comprehension and writing skills was probably at 4 or 5th grade level.  All through middle and high school I struggled with subjects and barley passed my classes. Actually, I failed American History and Government. I have been able to hide my downfall and make it through life. Here I am 48 years old and back to studying to full fill one of my career goals, to get a certification. I tried for several years to accomplish my goal and failed. I finally broke down and said "I need help".  That's when I found Wzyant and decided to put out there my struggles and ask for help. Isis saw my profile and immediately reach

Michelle, 8 lessons with Isis

Knowledgeable and patient.

Took the time to listen to my struggles in education and Knowledgeable on guiding me to try new ways on studying. Tried three of her suggestions tonight and excited to see if I remember what I studied tomorrow.

Michelle, 8 lessons with Isis
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