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The Importance of Executive Functioning
and How 

What is executive functioning?

"Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.

"Some people describe executive function as 'the management system of the brain.' That’s because the skills involved let us set goals, plan, and get things done. When people struggle with executive function, it impacts them at home, in school and in life."

 From The Understood Team (

When thinking about your student's executive functioning, does he or she struggle with . . . ?

Cognitive flexibility

Organizing materials

Focus control (attention)


and problem solving



Inhibition/ impulsivity

Set- / task-

Many of our students who have ADD/ADHD
have impaired or delayed executive functioning skills.

Developing a student’s executive functioning skills will help improve attention, mood and behavior in order to complete tasks to the best of his or her ability. By strengthening the student’s executive functions, we are enhancing the student’s ability to organize, work strategically and modify behavior based on natural consequences while learning how to manage busy schedules.

RISE TUTORING provides instruction and support with the following Study Skills:

  • Organizational Skills

  • Time Management

  • Test-Taking Strategies

RISE TUTORING can help by monitoring:

  • Grades

  • Assignments

  • Due Dates



  • Works with your student's teachers. 

  • Communicates your student’s academic status to you before there is a concern with assignment and report card grades.

  • Celebrates with you ongoing improvements and successes in your student's overall education!

Contact RISE TUTORING to Learn How
We Can Help With Specialized Instructional Methods
for Your Student With Unique Learning Needs

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