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Student Coaching - University and High School

I work with students to teach skills and set up structures and systems to help improve personal and academic achievement. Many students struggle with school not because they don’t know the material and don’t want to do well, but because they have various executive functioning skill deficits that create challenges (many ADHD challenges are from executive dysfunction). These can impact students through adolescence and into adulthood.


Executive functions are our brain’s ability to plan, organize, prioritize, sustain focus, maintain effort, manage frustration, self-monitor and self-regulate, and generally ‘get things done’. These enable us to hear a teacher give verbal instructions, write them down, look at those instructions at a later time, and prioritize and start the assignment before it’s overdue. There may be many steps and skills required for seemingly ‘simple tasks’, and these are often missed by otherwise bright, creative, and driven people. 


Students with ADHD or executive function challenges often experience the following:

  • Late or missing assignments

  • Get ‘stuck’ and ‘overwhelmed’ easily with school work

  • Procrastination

  • Impulsive actions

  • Struggle with daily tasks

  • Appear unmotivated 

  • Distracted

  • Scattered

  • Forgetful

  • Poor social skills

  • Struggle with general ‘life skills’


Coaching helps students work with their brains, not against them. Systems and skills are tailored to the needs, priorities, and specific challenges that each individual deals with. Coaching can therefore lead to improvements in:

  • Focus

  • Prioritization skills

  • Perseverance

  • Follow-through

  • Self-starting

  • Managing overwhelm

  • Impulsivity

  • Social Skills

  • Emotional regulation

  • Improved self-confidence

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