Will your child be ready for the new school year?

Summer is a great time to develop important executive function and academic skills students need but are not taught in school.  Both our small group and one-on-one summer study skills programs focus on building those skills.  Although all our programs are tailored to each student’s unique needs, some of the areas addressed include:

  • Learning Styles: Assessment, Left/Right Brain Assessment, Study Habits Inventory, Interpretation of data
  • Focus: Causes/effects of poor focus, creating optimal environment, improving focus in the classroom and at home
  • Note Taking and Listening Skills: Cornell method, annotation, visual cues, active listening
  • Active Study Strategies: Memorization tricks of the trade, quality over quantity, active over passive studying
  • Test Taking Skills/Reducing Test Anxiety: Tips and tricks for smart test taking and techniques to reduce test anxiety
  • Organization: Developing and sustaining a system that works, techniques to reduce clutter and minimize materials displacement, backpack organization.
  • Time Management: Elimination of time wasters, creating realistic schedules, using technology to track time and increase time awareness
  • SelfAdvocacy: How to approach teachers in school or by text for extra help and utilizing resources.
  • PrePlanning and Goal Setting: Setting schedules, chunking information, consistently recording homework, setting realistic and attainable goals.

 All our summer programs are designed to build and reinforce skills to maximize academic performance. They are perfect for students who have ADHD and/or Executive Function challenges. We offer programs for middle school, high school, and college students either in person or by Skype.  

Interested in more information?  Call or email Brenda Barrows at:

(860) 297-1519 or brenda@academiccoachingassociates.com

Have a soon-to-be college freshman? Ask about our college student programs!