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Social Work and Executive Functioning: Q&A with Elizabeth Sorice

The Chicago Family Tutor offers coaching and tutoring services to support individuals, students and families who are seeking to improve their executive functioning, achieve academic or professional goals or live the life that they envision for themselves. In this interview with Elizabeth, we talk about connections between social work, executive function coaching, and community investment. …

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Q&A with Eileen Nordmeyer, The Chicago Family Tutor

The Chicago Family Tutor exists to support individuals, students and families to find solutions that work for them and are sustainable throughout life. For many people, the trial and error of finding those solutions can be exhausting without support. And many times, the follow-through and consistent implementation of those solutions is often difficult without accountability. …

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Q&A with Maurice Wright

Q&A with Maurice Wright, The Chicago Family Tutor Coach

The Chicago Family Tutor exists to provide students, individuals and families with the support they need to reach their goals, manage their lives with confidence and develop habits that cultivate joy and peace in their lives. But for many people, test-taking is a real and/or perceived obstacle to their goals and a great source of …

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Q&A with Megan Utne

Q&A with Megan Utne, The Chicago Family Tutor Coach

The Chicago Family Tutor supports individuals, students and families to discover and develop ownership of their values and goals. For most, strong connections between strengths and interests is key to a successful journey in becoming the best self-manager that they can be. At The Chicago Family Tutor, we offer coaches with diverse backgrounds and expertise …

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Parenting through Failures, An Executive Function Lens (Part 1)

Your child is at risk of failing their least favorite class. You want to prevent that from happening, but struggle with accountability and consequences. Maybe you consider cutting off their social life or taking away their phone until their grade is up. But you don’t want them to be miserable or feel defeated. Parenting your …

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Three Ways to End this School Year with Intentionality

The end of the school year is upon us! Sweet pictures of kindergarten graduations are filling my scrolls through social media, and sentimental, reflective posts from proud parents of graduating seniors are making me smile. Everywhere around me I am noticing small movements of change and hope. My neighbors’ houses that were quiet and stoic …

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Finding Goal-Oriented Solutions that Don’t Short-Circuit Your Brain

Have you ever labeled yourself or someone else in a negative way? This is more of a rhetorical question, not one to make you feel bad about yourself. Because, let’s be honest, we all have done it.  “I’m just not good at staying organized.” “She is such a procrastinator.” “They are always late.” “He just …

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Motivation: How to Work With Your Brain to Get Things Done

Have you ever wondered where motivation comes from and how to have more of it? Perhaps you wonder about motivation when you are staring at a blank computer screen, for the tenth time in a day. Or maybe when the pile of dishes in your sink only grows larger and larger.  Perhaps you wonder about …

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