What Are Executive Functioning Skills?

When people hear "Executive Functioning" or "Executive Skills" they might

think of things like leading a team, handling money, recording and analyzing

information, or the kinds of business skills a CEO might need. When we talk

about Executive Functioning skills in the fields of Psychology and Education

we are talking about things like: concentration; being able to sustain attention

on a particular task for a prolonged period of time; self regulation (and

emotional regulation); working memory; organization; taking relevant materials

and putting them in the most efficient order for your goals; planning;

prioritizing tasks based on deadlines and level of importance. Of course, a

Business Executive needs to have these skills, but students of all ages

(especially in high school and college) need to work on these skills.


Unfortunately, Executive Skills are often overlooked. Many adults assume that

students are picking up these skills in their surroundings (or perhaps by

osmosis), when, in fact, these are skills that can be taught just like literacy and

math! A common misconception is that you either possess or don't possess

these skills. But, it's not binary. These skills will mature and develop over time.

At Star Tutoring Centers, their innovative Star Sessions model combines

Academic Tutoring with Executive Skills coaching. In a comfortable, 2-hour

study format, they help students get organized, make a study plan for the

whole week, develop study skills, and actually get a lot of homework done.

Star Tutoring takes a long-term view – they don’t just help your child get an A

on the next test, they want your child to develop into a confident, independent



For more on information on how they can build Executive Functioning Skills

with your child, check out www.StarTutoringCenters.com | (214) 444-3431.

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