Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.
If you tried your best, there is no shame in failure . . . only in quitting.
Luck favors those who are prepared.
Evaluate your children and yourself by your own standards, not someone else’s.
Never resist a temporary inconvenience if it results in a permanent improvement.
The ultimate goal is to teach your child to expect much of themselves and little of others.
A great pleasure in life is having your student do what others including the know-it-all “experts” say your student cannot do.
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D. H. from Weston, MA asks, “What is executive function?”
This is a common question that we get asked a lot. As a child’s brain matures, they are able to perform higher level tasks. These high level tasks are referred to as executive function. Think of executive function as the role of a Chief Executive Officer in a company. She or he must analyze what the company needs to have done, develop a plan, identify the order these tasks must be done, make mid-course corrections as needed, and complete the job by the deadline. Someone with executive function problems may have difficulty doing any of the following:
Analyze a task
Plan how to address the task
Organize the steps needed to carry out the task
Develop timelines for completing the task
Adjust or shift these plans as needed
Compete the task in a timely way
Executive function issues in school can be devastating. If your child starts long term assignments at the last minute, loses papers, has loose papers everywhere, forgets to do homework, forgets to hand in completed homework, has difficulty with math word problems, has trouble starting and organizing English writing assignments, or studies for tests at the last minute then there may be executive function issues.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home helps many students with executive function learn how to become successful and attain high grades. Contact us if we can be of any assistance.
To make new information stick (vocabulary, facts & etc), try spacing out study sessions over several weeks. Research on what is know as the “spacing effect” shows that we form stronger and more lasting memories by exposing ourselves to information over time. Repeated cycles of learning, consolidating, and then re-encountering material fix it firmly in our minds. Avoid last minute cramming if you can help it.