“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Do you wish your teen had the
exact support s/he needs?
- Is your teen struggling with some aspect of being a student, either a class, studying or test taking?
- Is she lost somewhat in the day to day pressures and not living into who you know she could be?
- Could your teen use a little more self-acceptance?
- Is he lacking discipline?
- Does he have poor boundaries with social media and electronics, and/or a love/hate relationship with them?
- Could she use support around her goals? Or is she lacking goals?
- Does she sometimes think she isn’t that smart?
To the Teen:
Would you benefit from an objective, caring guide at this stage in your life? One who could help you with dealing with the following: anxiety, the balance of social, school, extra-curricular, emotional, spiritual, and physical shape. Or maybe you really need specifically academic-related support in a particular subject or subjects, or support from one who specializes with different learning profiles. Our sessions are customized to your greatest needs.
To the Parent:
Do you know that your child needs extra support? And that you are not the one to give it to him or her. The thought can make us feel crazy, “I know exactly what he needs, but he won’t listen to me.” There is a great relief for parents when they can have another caring adult tutor or coach their child and once again see progress being made.
Our Inspired Student Offerings:
Students need basically the same skills no matter what the subject matter. Our coaches work with students to teach them the most vital skills to be confident and successful in the classroom setting. This program covers studying, notetaking, memorization, higher level thinking strategies, effective communication skills, and integrates some life coaching componnts.
Executive Functioning Coaching
Many of the students we work with have ADHD and need particular coaching in the area of organization, impulse control, planning out long term projects, using a calendar effectively, setting and attaining goals, knowing how their brain works, and learning to celebrate themselves as they are.
Some of our students need help with self-esteem issues, school-life balance, and social skills. Our life coaches have a knack with working with kids and teens, and bringing out the best in them.
Subject Specific Tutoring
We offer tutoring in all major subject areas.
We offer Orton-Gillingham group lessons with 2-4 students per group. Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach for individuals having difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. We offer these group sessions Monday – Thursday 3:00-6:00 and for homeschoolers there are optional times during the day on Monday.
We Specialize in Children with Learning Differences¹
Our speciality is working with all types of learning profiles. Our tutors are trained to use methodologies that match your child’s learning profile.
¹One in five children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia and ADHD, but as noted in the new State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5 (www.ncld.org/StateofLD), 48 percent of parents believe incorrectly that children will outgrow these brain-based difficulties, and 33 percent of educators say that sometimes what people call a learning disability is really just laziness.
“Children with learning and attention issues are as smart as their peers and with the right support can achieve at high levels, but a lack of early or effective interventions leads too many kids on a downward spiral,” says Mimi Corcoran, President and CEO of NCLD.
What sets our student programming apart from others?
1. Understanding Inspiration
We teach children about the importance of inspiration and to get behind the “why” to get more motivated. Our experience shows that children can have a high IQ, be multi-talented, and learn new academic skills, but that unless they know how to set themselves up for success and inspiration, change may be less likely.
2. Mindfulness, Focusing and Alignment Exercises
We are dedicated to your student being his/her best student and self. So we open up our session with cross-lateral exercises to get our brains in gear, a mindfulness exercise to get us focused and lastly set an intention for our session to keep us aligned with the purpose of our meeting.
A couple of times, at least, depending on the child, we will take Brain Breaks to sharpen the saw and make the most of our session.
3. Most Effective Teaching Practices
Our teaching is guided by researched, evidence-based practices and our own knowing regarding what most benefits this particular child.
- Begin lesson with a review of the past lesson
- Teaching strategies, not just content
- Practice, practice, practice
- Use of graphic organizers
- Games, movement and fun
- Present new material in steps and watch child practice each step
- Require and monitor student independent work
- The diagram below also guides our teaching method
4. High Performance Habits
We teach the habits of high performers, so that they learn at an early age how to make the most of their potential.
Contact us to learn more.