provides academic support, executive function support, self-advocacy training and enrichment for students with unique learning styles. We work through one-on-one teleconference with students in language arts, the humanities, computer science, and other subjects. We teach our students strategies to more easily initiate, organize and plan assignments, problem solve, and flexibly shift among tasks. We help our students to better understand their learning differences, so they can effectively advocate on their own behalf. We facilitate information sharing among all those who are assisting the student, e.g. teachers, administrators, parents and other professionals. We help our students identify, develop and refine their strengths and passions. In total, these interventions help our students develop their sense of purpose, confidence and capability in highly challenging academic environments.
Practicing step-by-step writing processes, focused on brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revision
Programming TutoringDeveloping skills for the future and a critical mindset about the technology we use everyday
Executive Function Support
Building a tool kit and routines for organization, time management, and task completion to round-out Executive Functions
Enrichment MentoringIdentifying and cultivating unique personal strengths to find success in academics
Creating opportunities for portfolio building, internships, and community service
I tutor students who are gifted and learning disabled. I know exactly what it is like to be such a student: at first, even though I was recognized for my potential, I struggled tremendously in school. Now, I hold a BA from Columbia, an MFA from Brown and I have a fulfilling career in education, art and technology. In addition to teaching my students practical skills like writing, computer programming and test-taking, I have also created a comprehensive methodology to encourage self-organization, self-advocacy and self-direction. Because I had such difficulty myself and because I know the difference good mentorship can make, I am passionately committed to helping my students capitalize upon the strengths of their unconventional minds.
—Ari K., Founder, Tutor