Does Your Child with ADHD Need Help with Homework?

Are you looking for ways to help your child or teen handle the daily struggle with homework? The struggle (theirs and yours) is real. It may look like a lack of motivation, or defiance, forgetfulness or even a learning disability but in reality, it is probably their Executive Function skills.

The Homework Help for ADHD covers seven Executive Function skills that have the biggest impact on homework and includes information on what to look for and plenty of strategies to help compensate.

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Due to the current circumstances and requirements for social distancing, our classes and individual services will be conducted via Zoom, Google Meet or Phone.

ADHD Group Classes & Workshops for Students

I offer a variety of group classes and workshops designed to help your child thrive with ADHD. Students often have varying needs depending on age, class level, and where they are in their ADHD journey. Sometimes full individual support is needed and sometimes the support found in a group environment becomes an effective complement to individual coaching.

All group classes and workshops are held in my office at 11C Whiting St., Hingham, MA 02043.

Back to School (BTS) Essentials

This 90-minute workshop helps your preteen or teen start the school year or the new term organized and in control. It’s common for students with ADHD to need to re-orient and re-focus after the summer or winter break.

Students will refresh their skills on how to …

  • Figure out what system works best for them to track assignments, projects, and responsibilities.
  • Organize and maintain their notebooks and backpack.
  • Apply effective strategies to homework time for less procrastination and better self-management.
  • Effectively plan their approach to homework and develop a working study strategy.
  • Take effective notes from which they can actually learn and study.
  • And more.

This class helps middle and high school students identify their challenges and encourages them to problem solve solutions that will work for them. I teach a simple, four-step method to organize anything while also covering the importance of maintenance so their newly-found organization continues to work.

I also help students understand how to effectively study, reminding them it doesn’t mean just “rereading” the text or study guide. I’ll also teach them memory tips and strategies for other homework challenges.

This class is for students in middle school and high school (taught separately.)


Dates: August 15, 2020

Time: High schoolers: 3 PM / Middle schoolers: 1 PM

If this sounds beneficial for your student, but you have questions, contact me to learn more.

“Fun”damentals of Learning

The choice for motivated students in grades 2-3 or grades 4-5, who struggle with organization, time and project management, problem solving, flexible thinking, and aren’t achieving the grades that they’re capable of. 

Does your child struggle with…

  • Motivation and self-confidence?
  • Completing tasks without guidance every step of the way?
  • Keeping track of homework assignments and projects?
  • Organizing, prioritizing, and completing their responsibilities?
  • Getting out the door in the morning?

This 3-session class uses hands-on activities and problem-solving strategies to teach the basic skills necessary to be an effective learner. Students in both groups will begin to better understand mindset and its impact on their learning, how organization can help them with their daily personal and school responsibilities, and what it REALLY means to study.

We’ll cover:

  • Mindset
  • Failure
  • Organization
  • Directions
  • Homework routines
  • Strategies for learning, recall, and effectively communicating the knowledge the student possesses.

The class is offered to students in grades 2-3 or grades 4-5 (taught separately) and class size is limited to 6 students allowing for individual attention and personalized learning.


"Fun”damentals for Grades 2/3 meets Fridays, May 1, May 8 and May 15, 2020 at 3 PM.

Investment is $150 and includes homework accountability and email/text access to me.

“Fun”damentals for Grades 4/5 meets Thursdays, April 30, May 7 and May 14, 2020 at 3 PM.

Investment is $150 and includes homework accountability and email/text access to me.

If you have questions about the class, please contact me to learn more.

The Impact of ADHD & Executive Dysfunction

Group Classes for Middle & High School Students

As adults or students, we depend on certain skills and strategies such as goal setting, planning, organization, stress management, and problem solving in order to be successful.

We have to be able to focus, and monitor and control impulses in order to make the best choices based on our understanding. Our thinking needs to be focused, logical, and practical, more often than not, to get the job or task completed. To do this, we rely on our Executive Function (EF) skills.

As adults we often take these executive function skills for granted. Teens often struggle because their EFs are not yet fully developed. Have you ever tried to do something for which you knew you didn’t have the skills or knowledge? That’s what it feels like for teens every day.

Group ADHD & Executive Functioning Class for Students

I created this class to provide a way to help teens learn how their ADHD is interfering with their success and develop strategies that work with how they think, and be able to test their theories in a safe, nonjudgmental class with their peers — because teens learn best from other teens (with guidance of course).

This class is offered to both middle school and high school students (taught separately.)

Together, we’ll dispel ADHD myths and I’ll coach them to dive deeper into understanding themselves while developing a knowledge base of strategies that work for the way they think. Additionally, we’ll cover self-advocacy, awareness, problem solving, goal setting, creating an action plan, and more.


Middle School ADHD and EF Class meets Wednesdays, May 13, May 20, May 21 and June 3, 2020 at 4 PM.

High School ADHD and EF Class meets Wednesdays, October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28, 2020 at 4 PM.

Investment is $220 and includes accountability and email/text access to me.

If you have questions about the class, please contact me to learn more.

End Homework Hassles
(E-Learning Class)

Are you …

  • Tired of the hassle that homework causes in your home?
  • Frustrated with the amount of time your preteen or teen spends on homework?
  • Disappointed in the grades they receive?

This e-learning class can help. I designed it for students in middle and high school to provide consistent support while reinforcing the learning value of homework and fostering your preteen or teen’s independence, responsibility, and accountability.

Each coaching lesson teaches a skill or strategy to get them organized, learn how to problem solve, and provide them the skills to effectively learn.

These strategies are delivered daily to your son or daughter through email, with a weekly update email sent to you, the parent, so you know what they are learning.

This e-course includes over 45 email lessons over the entire term that teaches:

  • How to organize notebooks, backpacks, and thoughts.
  • Strategies for how to study for tests effectively with better retention and learning.
  • Importance of goal setting.
  • Homework strategies to help those with ADHD or Executive Functioning successfully complete their assigned tasks.
  • How to manage long-term projects.
  • And much more!

I also always provide motivational tips to help keep your child engaged and focused.


Why E-Learning?

I developed this program to provide consistent support for your son or daughter while teaching them skills that work. The e-learning format works well for preteens and teens for a variety of reasons:

  • Provides daily reminders and motivation so you don’t have to.
  • Fits your child’s schedule — and yours.
  • Offers the convenience of being done anywhere you and your teen can access email.
  • Makes use of video, email, and multimedia messages to engage
  • Builds confidence and independence.

The e-class investment is only $97. For less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee, you get to help your son or daughter improve their grades. 

If you have questions about the End Homework Hassles e-class, please contact me to learn more.