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.