Academic Coaching

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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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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Small Ways to Keep Your Kids On Track This Year

This school year has, undoubtedly, been unlike any you have experienced before. Regardless of whether your kids are in-person, hybrid, or remote, there is a good chance you’ve undertaken a variety of these options this year. And it’s probably driving you crazy. So here are three things that you and your family can do to …

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How to Effortlessly Manage Your Time

“Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” -Miles Davis We live in a world that applauds and celebrates being busy. Personally, I don’t believe that having a full schedule is, in itself, problematic. What is problematic, however, is not having enough time for the things that truly matter. Therefore, time management is a …

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