Individuals diagnosed with ADHD may struggle with executive functioning skills that manifest in different ways. Individuals may find it difficult to problem solve, organize and prioritize responsibilities, initiate tasks, focus, maintain stamina to complete responsibilities, regulate their emotions, and use their working memory. Rather than adopting executive functioning skills naturally, many individuals diagnosed with ADHD may benefit from explicit 1:1 instruction and ADHD tutoring to focus and strengthen systems development. Rather than following a set curriculum to teach executive functioning skills, New Frontiers utilizes a cognitive modeling approach, supporting individuals diagnosed with ADHD to identify areas of skill deficit unique to their experiences as a learner in order to develop skills and systems to succeed in areas where they are directly struggling.
We offer individualized academic tutoring at the middle school, high school, and college levels in content areas such as Math, Science, Computer/Technology, Economics/Finance, Foreign Language and the Humanities.
Subject area tutoring is directed through an executive functioning lens, where coaches and students work through the skills necessary to learn subject matter by exploring strategies such as preteaching, reteaching, and how to use textbooks and online resources to learn. Instead of strictly tutoring, we are using the tutoring process to help students learn how to learn (metacognition).
ADHD tutoring sessions focus on helping students get the help they need in content, while also assessing the resources they have outside of the sessions. Students are encouraged during tutoring sessions to access their teachers, professors, peers, and other available resources. Coaches check in with their students before and after sessions to make sure they are prepared and are following through with additional studying and review. Tutoring sessions also focus on the process. Before a coach finishes a session, they develop a plan for the next steps in the studying process. We make sure that our students have a plan for HOW to study, not just when to study. We teach students how to study for different types of tests in different classes. We focus on closing the gap between students thinking they know information and true understanding.