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set up your middle schooler for 


For parents living in the Northern VA area....

Live Virtual / Digital Options
for MS, HS & College:


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Is telling your child to "try harder" or "do better"  just not working when it comes to school? 

It's not your fault, or theirs!

Most students don’t just know how to do this on their own. Especially, students with ADHD or weak executive functioning skills (such as planning and time management, etc) - telling them to try harder or do better just doesn’t work!


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Perhaps you are overwhelmed, tired, don't know how to help them, and to top it off, your student may not want your help!

They actually need to be taught specific executive functioning skills and study strategies...but that's seems so boring to them...

It feels discouraging for you, and for your child...and the cycle just keeps going...

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  • What if your student was able to learn specific skills in a fun and engaging way? 

  • What if their creative brain was able to choose creative strategies that work for them instead of dreading school and studying?

  • What if you didn’t have to get into power struggles, and could enjoy them again, because someone else was teaching them how to study?

  • What if they could build confidence in their academic life?

BUT, What if...

What if there were actual tips, tricks, skills and strategies to help them succeed? 

Well, there is!


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for succesS:

a Fun & engaging studY skills workshop 

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We know you desperately want your middle schooler to succeed, and we want them to succeed too! 


Our team of instructors and coaches understand ADHD & executive functioning challenges


We want to affirm how these amazing brains learn differently that's why we have created this workshop especially designed to keep students engaged.

 Did you know?
Students who take a study skills class are more likely to succeed in school. A study published in The Journal of Educational Psychology found that students who received instruction in study skills showed significant improvement in their grades, test scores, and time management skills.

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  • What is it? This is a 6-week in-person customized small group study skills workshop (up to 6 students). 

  • Who's it for? It’s perfect for middle school students who WANT to build confidence and succeed in school by learning effective study strategies. It's created specifically for those with ADHD or EF challenges but it's helpful for anyone who wants to learn study skills in an engaging way!

  • When is it? Each session will run on Monday evenings for 80 minutes, 6:00pm to 7:20pm. Dates for Spring 2024 are February 5, 12 , 26 and March 4, 11, 18.

  • Where is it?  The Life Anchored Coaching Office at 21351 Gentry Dr, Suite 250, Sterling, Virginia. 

  • what else do i need to know? Be sure to read the FAQs here.

in this workshop,  students will learn to:

  • Set themselves up for success by learning the best environment for studying and​ the best practices for a healthy mind and body.

  • Learn a variety of strategies to keep them focused on tasks to be done at home and work to be done at school.

  • Manage their time more effectively and create after school routines.

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  • ​Take effective that they learn and retain the information and do better on tests.

  • Read books more it doesn’t overwhelm them and they can push through until the end.

  • Learn strategies for studying and test-taking to help them be prepared for test day!

There will be hands-on practice of the skillls they are learning during the workshop.

There is also an add-on option of adding a virtual study skills coach for 30-min per week for the 6 weeks to help your student implement what they are learning.

workshop overview

Session 1

Set Yourself Up for SuccesS

"You can set yourself up for success on the inside & out: having a healthy mind, body & environment!"

We will talk about having a healthy mindset, sleep, nutrition and the best study space for how your brain works best.

Session 2

Focus Solutions for school and home

"but teacher, there was a squirrel outside my window....And. I. didn't. hear. a. thing." We will discuss focus strategies for the classroom and at home.

Session 3

Time management, Planners, Schedules

"I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! Let’s learn to manage time."  We will learn why time management is so important, encourage you to choose a planner that you would use, and help you create an after school homework schedule that works for you!

Session 4


"What? There's different ways to take notes?" We will learn 5 different note-taking methods and discover which approach is best for you, so that you can start taking better notes to improve your grades.

Session 5

Reading strategies & study strategies

"how do i remember what i've read? how do i remember everything for tests?"  We will learn reading and study strategies so that you can remember what you've learned and recall this information for test day. 

Session 6

test-taking strategies Finale 

"You've got this! How to Beat the overwhelm when taking tests."  We will continue to learn test-taking techniques, including how to manage anxiety, so that you can be as prepared as you can be for test day! And we will celebrate all that we've learned!

Carl H, dad of 8th grader

"The session on note-taking had a dramatic impact on my 8th grader. The information was presented so engagingly; just the day after that session, I was encouraged to see my daughter employing the strategies she learned  - without me prompting her.

Abby B, 7th grader

"The study skills are working!
I got a 100% on my english quiz!!  The study tip about setting the timer when I study and taking breaks really worked for me!" 

Andres M.

"I have been taking the study skills workshop and I am already seeing a change in the way I am learning. I am taking better notes and I have been using the study tips I have been learning throughout the workshop. Thank you Life Anchored Coaching!"


  •  6 Session Workbooks including study skills checklists ($60 VALUE)

  • Digital template bundle (ex. note taking, goal-setting, scheduling etc) to use forever ($170 VALUE)

  • Digital parent education mini-course "What you need to know about ADHD/EF Skills" ($97 VALUE)

  • Access to the on-demand digital Study Skills Course after the in-person course is completed so you can have the content forever ($397 VALUE)

  • Extra executive functioning course modules on Organization, Planning, Prioritization and Goal-setting ($197 VALUE)

  • Weekly video updates to parents from instructor to keep you in the loop (PRICELESS!)



Space is Limited.

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6 week workshop=
(8 hours total)             





Today's price = 

SAVings of $1,174


If you want the option to add a 30-min virtual 1:1 study skills coach per week, the cost is an additional $390 and you can indicate this preference on your registration form. We will call you to discuss your options.


Are you ready for your middle schooler to learn Valuable study skills?

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Missed the FAQs for the Workshop?  Click Here

Disclaimer: This webpage is intended to give information on the benefits and content of this workshop. The coach/facilitator reserves the right to modify, supplement and make changes to the curriculum as needs arise.  Taking this workshop is not a guarantee that the participant will improve grades. The coach/ facilitator will teach the skills presented and to gain the most effective results, it will be up to the student to implement the skills.

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