Executive Function Coaching 

Executive function consists of the mental actions that allow specific academic tasks to be initiated and completed. For a student, such executive functions are the skills needed to be successful with academic pursuits, and ultimately lead to success in the professional setting. Executive function is composed of four main components:


  1. Preparedness: Is your child organized and able to manage time efficiently?
  2. Intentional Focus: Is your child able to listen closely and for sustained periods of time?
  3. Initiative: Is your child invested in the learning experience and advocating for what s/he needs to be successful in the classroom?
  4. Classroom Learning Skills: Does your child understand and utilize strategies to take notes, follow directions, and take tests?

The Hill Center offers two main supports in executive function for students in grades 6-12.


Personalized Coaching

Each student is assigned a specially-trained EF coach. Initially, the coach will work collaboratively with the student, parents, and school to evaluate the student’s greatest strengths and greatest challenges among the domain skills, formulating a student profile. Over time, the student will learn to implement effective strategies to address challenges. As one strategy becomes independent, other strategies will be introduced until all challenges are addressed, strategies are monitored, and effective student habits established. During the entire process, the coach will communicate with parents and the school frequently to ensure all parties receive and share information that best directs the coach’s efforts and supports the student’s success.

Individual Coaching Fee: $70/hour (Effective 9/1/2018 coaching rates will be $75 per hour)



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Executive Function Classes

The Executive Function classes introduce students to proven strategies that support increased success with the four executive function domains: preparedness, initiative, focus, and specific learning skills. As each strategy is introduced, students learn and practice the skill, creating a reference book of all the strategies and tips accumulated throughout sessions. Although individual student needs are not evaluated and addressed in this class, students can get support to apply each strategy to their own school work. 

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To learn more about tutoring services provided by The Hill Center:

3200 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 919.489.7464
Fax: 919.489.7466
Email: info@hillcenter.org

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