Unlock Your Child’s Potential with Executive Function Coaching

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Since 2010, we have provided customized one-on-one executive function coaching designed to equip students with the essential skills, tools, and strategies they need for success in school and life. We focus on teaching systems and reinforce habits that can be applied across all academic subjects, through high school, and into college and career.

Academic success is not just about mastering subjects; it also involves overcoming challenges in executive functions like organization, time management, and emotional regulation. Recognizing and mastering these skills are needed to become a successful learner, not just in the classroom, but in all aspects of life.

What is Executive Function?

Executive function is the brain’s command center, managing the mental skills needed to navigate daily life.

Executive function is a science-proven system that allows one to keep track of tasks, prioritize deadlines, and filter out distractions. Planning, organizing, focusing, time management, and emotional regulation – all fall under EF and work together to help goals be achieved, whether it’s doing well on a test, finishing a project on time, or staying calm during a challenging conversation.

How To Know If Your Child Struggles With Executive Functions

Being challenged with executive function can manifest in many ways, and are often similar to symptoms of ADD/ADHD. This similarity is because ADD/ADHD is a condition related to executive function challenges.

A variety of behaviors might surface if your child is challenged with executive functions. They may:

  • Struggle with initiating or finishing tasks.
  • Experience challenges in determining the importance and order of tasks.
  • Often forget recently heard or read information.
  • Face difficulties in adhering to instructions or following a series of steps.
  • Be chronically disorganized
  • Experience stress, anxiety, and overwhelm when confronted with alterations in rules or routines.
  • Find it challenging to shift attention between different tasks.
  • Tend to become excessively emotional and fixate on specific issues.
  • Encounter difficulties in organizing thoughts coherently.
  • Frequently misplace or lose track of personal items.
  • Struggle with effective time management skills.

If your student suffers from even a few of these behaviors, school can be very challenging for them. Recognizing the signs is the first step to supporting your child.

What is Executive Function Coaching?

Executive function coaching can be a game-changer for your child, providing them with the tools and strategies needed to navigate these challenges and unlock their potential.

Academic Coaching in Executive Functions

Traditional academic tutoring often focuses on mastering specific subjects, leaving crucial skills like organization, time management, and emotional regulation to chance. This is why it is so important to teach both academic and executive functions steps together.

No two students experience executive function challenges in the same way. Therefore, tailoring our approach to your child’s unique learning style, and by using their academic materials, we will teach them how to:

  • Organize
  • Plan
  • Prioritize
  • Manage time
  • Maintain focus
  • Self-assess
  • Study/work efficiently
  • Manage emotions, stress, and anxiety
  • Reflect on and change their approaches

Executive Function and the ADD/ADHD Child

Many children with executive function challenges also have ADD/ADHD. As Executive Function Coaching provides practical strategies and support to overcome specific challenges, we can address the strengths and weaknesses of the ADD/ADHD learner. This targeted approach equips students with ADD/ADHD with the skills to break down complex tasks, manage time effectively, focus during study sessions, and regulate emotions when facing academic pressure.

Our approach to Executive Function Coaching is to increase your child’s confidence, enhance their learning, and inspire a love and curiosity for learning, both in and out of school.

Unlock Your Child’s Potential Today!

Unlocking your child’s potential starts with a conversation. Contact us today to learn how Executive Function Coaching can guide your child toward academic success and lifelong skills for living.

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How S4 Study Skills Improves Student Outcomes

Michelle matched my son with care and great insight to a tutor and executive functioning coach, The S4 teacher has been a wonderful influence on my son as he navigated the transition to high school. As the parent, I feel a great sense of relief from this partnership and support and look forward to continuing to watch my son grow with S4’s guidance.

Danielle Goldsmith, Westchester, NY

My son worked with S4 on organization and executive function skills especially as it pertains to writing. The teacher was wonderful with him and my son felt like it really helped. Highly recommend S4!

Shannon K., New Canaan, CT

My son needed help with his executive function skills and math support. He received great help and created plans for projects, homework, and finals planning. For math, he was able to finally get a B after months of Cs and Ds. Thank you!

Lenore Pranzo, Redding, CT

My high school junior has made huge progress with executive function skills working one-on-one with her tutor. We thought we might sign up for a month or two to learn a good study system, but my daughter requested to continue, saying these sessions are the biggest factor in her success with her course load this year. We are so glad to have signed up for one-on-one executive function tutoring!

Susan Brill, Fairfield County, CT

Students in Districts Who We Have Tutored

Connecticut Districts

  • Darien Public Schools, Darien, CT
  • Easton Redding District 9, Easton, CT
  • Fairfield Public Schools, Fairfield, CT
  • Greenwich Public School District, Greenwich, CT
  • New Canaan Public Schools, New Canaan, CT
  • Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield, CT
  • Stamford Public Schools, Stamford, CT
  • Trumbull Public Schools, Trumbull, CT
  • Weston Public Schools, Weston, CT
  • Westport Public Schools, Westport, CT
  • Wilton Public Schools, Wilton, CT

New York Districts

  • Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Ardsley Union Free School, Ardsley, NY
  • Bedford Central School District, Pound Ridge, NY
  • Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Bronxville School District, Bronxville, NY
  • Byram Hills Central School District, Armonk, NY
  • Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua, NY
  • Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Eastchester Union Free School District, Eastchester, NY
  • Edgemont School District, Scarsdale, NY
  • Elmsford Union Free School District, Elmsford, NY
  • Greenburgh Central School District, Hartsdale, NY
  • Harrison Central School District, Harrison, NY
  • Hendrick Hudson Central School District, Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Irvington Union Free School District, Irvington, NY
  • Katonah-Lewisboro School District, South Salem, NY
  • Mamaroneck Union Free School District, Larchmont, NY
  • New Rochelle City School District, New Rochelle, NY
  • North Salem School District, North Salem, NY
  • Nyack Union Free School District, Nyack, NY
  • Pelham Union Free School District, Pelham Manor, NY
  • Pelham Union Free School District, Pelham, NY
  • Pleasantville Union Free School District, Pleasantville, NY
  • Public Schools of the Tarrytowns PTA, Tarrytown, NY
  • Rye City School District, Rye, NY
  • Rye Neck Union Free School District, Mamaroneck, NY
  • Scarsdale Union Free School District, Scarsdale, NY
  • Three Village Central School District, Stony Brook, NY
  • Tuckahoe Union Free School District, Tuckahoe, NY
  • Valhalla Union Free Schools, Valhalla, NY
  • White Plains Public City School District, White Plains, NY
  • Yorktown Central School District, Yorktown, NY

New Jersey Districts

  • Upper Freehold Regional School District, Allentown, NJ
  • Alpine School District, Alpine, NJ
  • Bernards Township School District, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Somerset Hills Regional School District, Bernardsville, NJ
  • Cherry Hill School District, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Englewood Public School District, Englewood, NJ
  • Holmdel Township School District, Holmdel, NJ
  • Mahwah Township Public School District, Mahwah, NJ
  • Mendham Borough School District, Mendham, NJ
  • West Morris Regional High School District, Mendham, NJ
  • Monroe Township School District, Monroe Township, NJ
  • Montclair Public School District, Montclair, NJ
  • Montvale Board of Education School District, Montvale, NJ
  • Morris Plains School District, Morris Plains, NJ
  • Morris School District, Morristown, NJ
  • Princeton Public Schools, Princeton, NJ
  • Ramsey Public School District, Ramsey, NJ
  • Ridgewood Public School District, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Rumson Borough School District, Rumson, NJ
  • Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District, Rumson, NJ
  • Saddle River School District, Saddle River, NJ
  • Summit Public School District, Summit, NJ
  • Wayne Township Public School District, Wayne, NJ