Executive Function Success

Managing and Strengthening E.F. Skills

By Maggie Tucker MST

Middle Schoolers*: July 16-20 11am-1pm OR August 6-10 11am-1pm

9th and 10th Graders*: July 23-27 11am-1pm OR August 13-17 11am-1pm

11th and 12 Graders*: July 30-August 3 11am-1pm OR August 20-24 11am-1pm   

*All grades denote student's grade as of September 2018 (i.e. the grade they will be in AFTER the summer)

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Children, adolescents, and adults use the executive function to track details, organize, strategize, pay attention, and manage time. Deficits in the Executive Function can have substantial impact on academic performance, personal relationships, and daily life. This course offers students an opportunity to strengthen skills and learn tools to cope with skills impacted by the Executive Function.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify major skills impacted by the Executive Function.
  • Identify personal Executive Function strengths and challenges.
  • Learn strategies for strengthening specific E.F. skills.
  • Develop a daily practice for strengthening specific E.F. skills.
  • Learn how to successfully use organizational tools such as to-do lists and planners
  •  Learn how to set goals and identify ways to stay flexible in the face of obstacles and anxiety


This course will provide an analysis of executive function skills, instruction in using tools to cope with Executive Function deficits, and coaching in strategies that can strengthen specific Executive Function skills. At the beginning of the course, students will complete a self-assessment and pinpoint their Executive Function strengths and challenges. Each of the following weeks will focus on a specific skill or skills impacted by the Executive Function. Students will participate in E.F. skill-strengthening activities and discuss how each of the E.F. skills impacts academic performance, personal relationships, and their everyday lives.

Session Overviews

  • Session 1: What is the Executive Function?; Metacognition and Working Memory
  • Session 2: Time Management and Planning
  • Session 3: Organization and Task Initiation
  • Session 4: Goal-directed purpose and persistence; Response Inhibition and Self-Regulation
  • Session 5: Setting Goals and Moving Forward

About Maggie

After earning her BA from Williams College, Maggie worked as a Special Education teacher in the New York City public school system for six years. During this tenure, she planned and implemented interventions for middle and high school students with autism and Executive Function deficits. She also earned her master’s in Education and was nominated Lead Teacher in her school district. In Seattle, she worked at a private school for two years teaching students with autism, ADD/ADHD, and Executive Function issues. She wrote educator resources on strategies for working with students with disabilities, and developed a program for building Executive Function skills which was used school-wide. Currently she works as a coach and tutor for students with ADD/ADHD, Executive Function issues, and other learning disabilities.


Hampton Tutors
4500 9th Ave NE, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98105



Class may be billable through insurance in some cases; contact Hampton Tutors for further information.

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Terms, conditions and refund policy:
In the event that you must cancel, your payment will be fully refundable until 5 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellations made less than 5 business days in advance of the class will be partially refunded at 50% (for example, $250 refund payment for a $500 class). Cancellations may be made by phone or email.

In the event that we must cancel the class, we will notify you via phone or email and refund you in full.