Executive Function Coaching is the Secret to Uncovering Your Child’s Full Potential

Our coaches will help you turn in your Homework Police badge - for good.

Our research-based methodology helps your children master important lifelong skills.

Does your child need help with time management, getting organized, staying on task, or studying? Do you want your child to learn how to work independently or get better grades in school?

Children aren't born with the executive function skills they need to succeed. Strategies for time management, organization, and studying must be learned, just like times tables and grammar rules. 

But when a student discovers strategies that work for them, it can make a world of difference for their K-12 journey and beyond. We've found that organization is the #1 differentiator between students who excel and students who underperform in school.

Executive Function Coaching for Students with ASD

At Educational Connections, we provide one-to-one, fully customized virtual coaching for students from elementary school to college. Schedule a call with one of our Education Specialists today to learn more about how we can support your child’s learning goals.

"Our coach for my son with ADHD has completely transformed his interest in school and ability to learn. She is fun, engaging, and encouraging. She has given him very concrete strategies to focus and study. His grades have gone from horrible to wonderful!" - Layli M.

"Our coach has been instrumental in giving our high schooler more confidence in his organizational skills and school work. He is motivated to do more work at school and get help from teachers without our asking. We have been very pleased with the entire experience." - Melissa P.

"I/my daughter have been BLOWN AWAY by the level of expertise, knowledge, support & encouragement my daughter's coach provides. She's been an incredible ally during my daughter's transition to college and the uptick in reading/writing etc. by helping her with time management strategies, building in work/down time/friend time etc, note taking/paper writing strategies, encouraged her to connect with her professors, reviewed syllabus for each class, and made a work plan, etc. Taught her how to access her university's online resources. I mean, REALLY, INCREDIBLE support!" - Cassie C.

3 Steps to Getting Your Child the Executive Function Support They Need

Step 1: 
Schedule a call to tell us more about what’s causing the most stress for you and your child.

Step 2:
Meet your match - the handpicked, experienced coach who will help your child develop their executive functioning skills.

Step 3:
Feel at ease as your child begins building skills to improve confidence and independence. 

It’s that simple!
Use our scheduling tool and connect with us - as quickly as today!

 

 

What is Executive Function Coaching?

Our Executive Function Coaching is a unique, research-based program to help your child master the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. In our fully virtual program, your child will learn how to get organized, manage their time well, study effectively, and stay motivated. 

Parents love our program because:

  • We use a research-based curriculum that goes far beyond simply helping students with homework. 
  • Students are matched with highly qualified and caring coaches. 87% of our tutors have advanced degrees and our learning specialists have experience working with various learning needs, including ADHD. 
  • We customize the program to meet your child's needs, even if that means texting them between sessions to check in and keep them on track (so you never have to be the homework police again!).

Does my child need Executive Function Coaching?

There are many reasons why your child may need Executive Functioning Coaching. Does your child: 

Regularly struggle to start tasks? Keep a messy room, backpack, locker, or desk? Have difficulty planning things out long-term? Have difficulty following instructions?
Fail to complete assignments unless reminded? Forget to turn in homework, even when completed? Have a learning challenge or diagnosis like ADHD? Lose things regularly, from coats to books?

If you answered "yes" to the majority of these questions, you're not alone. But with the right support, your child can master the skills they need to succeed! 

It’s as simple as scheduling a call with one of our Educational Specialists. Connect with us today!

What does a virtual Executive Function Coaching session look like?

Our coaches structure every session around four steps to empower your child to practice self-reflection, build a toolkit of strategies that work for them, and develop effective habits for lasting change.

While each of your child's sessions will be customized to their unique needs, here is a look at the process our coaches follow in each session:

Step 1: Check your child’s upcoming assignments and tests.

The coach reviews the student’s homework portal or LMS (Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, etc.) with them, not for them. They will review each class and discuss what they'll need to do to prepare for each assignment and test, including what resources they will need and when they'll have time to complete it. The coach will also have the student check to ensure all previous assignments have been turned in.

Step 2: Have your child write down upcoming assignments and tests. 

To help students externalize their school responsibilities and plan ahead, the coach will have your child write down each assignment and test in their planner, on a whiteboard, or in their digital calendar. Your child will learn that planning for a day is too short-sighted, planning for a month is not realistic, but planning out one week at a time is just right.

Step 3: Complete assignments. 

This step is catered to your child’s particular challenges. The coach will help your child complete a difficult assignment or their most dreaded schoolwork. This part of the session is especially beneficial for students who have difficulties getting started on their own.

Step 4: Reflect and think ahead.

Over time, students will build a toolbox of strategies to better troubleshoot issues that have long caused them frustration.

Are You Ready to Enjoy Parenting Again?

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At Educational Connections, we understand that you want your child to have the skills and tools to become exceptional - without arguments over missed deadlines, mediocre grades, and misplaced assignments.

We see you. And we're here to help.

Schedule a short call with us and let us help your child learn the skills they need to thrive in school and beyond.