At Tutor Doctor we will help your student develop the expertise and skills that are key to their future success in life through our Academic Coaching (Game Plan). Our academic coaches support and teach executive skills for success with organization, test taking skills and task initiation. Tutor Doctor Northern Colorado is dedicated to enhancing your student’s academic knowledge and helping them become an academic champion for life. Nothing can beat our academic coaches— not even Algebra!
Tutor Doctor Northern Colorado academic coaches encourage and motivate students to study carefully, complete all homework and prepare thoroughly for all tests. We are committed to working collaboratively with teachers, sports coaches, and parents, because we all have the same goal: to help students be their best. We are here to help!
This program is suggested for students in middle school to high school. Our tutors completely understand the frustrations and difficulties involved in not having academic discipline and will work on building the necessary skills in your student, while reinforcing their classroom learning.
The executive skills are so named as they oversee and manage the thinking functions of the brain.
Does your student have problems thinking or focusing on tasks? Do they leave important projects to the last minute? Executive skills play a major role in information processing, abstract thinking, problem solving, initiation and inhibition. Executive skills are needed to organize, sequence, sort, group, relate, differentiate, combine, separate and many other operations with the data and information taken into the brain during class or outside of school. The student then uses this information to plan, reason and make decisions. The executive skills interplay with the attention skills in determining the target of focus and keeping track during attention shifting and divided attention.
Does your student get distracted or “forget” their books at school? Many executive functions may begin in childhood and preadolescence. Yet, it is during adolescence when the different brain systems become better integrated. At this time, youth executive functions become more efficient and effective and improve throughout this time period. This skill emerges in childhood and improves over time, planning and goal-directed behavior. Likewise, functions such as attentional control, with a potential spurt at age 15, along with working memory, continue developing at this stage. This is the best time to hone skills for a lifetime of use. If you have trouble with executive function, these things are more difficult to do. You may also show a weakness with working memory. This is an important tool in achieving academic success.
Need help to strengthen your executive skills for academic success? We can help with our program of executive coaching with executive skill building. Contact us today for a FREE consultation for academic success!
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