Executive Functioning

“Top notch! I have a special needs daughter attending a Selective Enrollment High School and she just completed the best academic year of her life thanks to Chicago Home Tutor.”- Todd M, July 2016

In recent years executive functioning has gained a great deal of attention in the world of academics. The executive functions include many skills which are essential to thrive in school and beyond. Students who struggle with working memory, sustained attention, planning and prioritization, organization, time management, flexibility, or goal-directed persistence could benefit from intervention or coaching in executive functioning.

Our school psychologist and learning behavior specialist tutors are skilled in implementing supports to help improve your child’s executive functioning. Examples include the use of time management tools (planners, alarms and checklists), memory strategies (mnemonic devices, automaticity and cognitive training) and social skills training to practice flexibility and theory of mind (taking the perspectives of others). We also use the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Intervention which research has shown helps students develop these essential skills (read research study here). Additionally, we structure every tutoring session with your child’s executive functioning needs in mind to gain the maximum benefit from our teaching.

For students with autism, we also use the Unstuck and On Target curriculum which is supported by research to improve executive functions such as flexibility and goal-directed behavior.

What Parents Say:

The Chicago Home Tutor has had a transformative effect on our son's reading and writing ability over a really short period of time. Our tutor is fun, approachable and our son loves her classes. He learns by playing and he is proud to show us his progress. She details improvements and compares our child to the average at his age. It's invaluable to know where he stands and how he's doing great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Chicago Home Tutor to every parent seeking for a top class tutor.
- Barbara C, August 2015

The Chicago Tutor was a wonderful gift during a challenging time for my daughter. The whole process worked marvelously smoothly. Ryan was terrific - he kept my daughter motivated and feeling secure. He was also responsive to changes when they became necessary. And he could teach the material well. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
-Joy B, February 2016

Our tutor is an excellent and engaging tutor. She works with my 7 year old daughter on math concepts and is very effective. My daughter actually looks forward to working with her. She is very conscientious and professional; she is always prepared with materials and has multiple ways of approaching the subject. I would highly recommend the Chicago Home Tutor to anyone in need of a tutor.
-Deanna D, April 2015

I am so happy with the Chicago Home Tutor. You can tell our tutor, Laura, has prepared every class meticulously and knows perfectly what each student needs. My son has improved a lot with her help, and he smiles every time I tell him that he will be seeing Ms. R.
-Patricia P, February 2015