Effective July 15, 2014, our name has changed to:  PathFinder Coaching and Tutoring, LLC.
**New website is under construction**
September 2014:  www.pathfinder-coaching-tutoring.com

 About PathFinder Coaching and Tutoring LLC
- Fairfax County, VA Coaching,Tutoring, Student Advocacy -

PathFinder Coaching and Tutoring LLC (formerly known as PathFinder Tutoring LLC) provides exceptional in-home tutoring and academic coaching services to students in Northern Virginia. 

For students diagnosed with ADHD or executive functioning disorder, an experienced coach is available to provide specific techniques to draw on their strengths and work to enhance or bypass weaknesses to improve overall functioning, e.g., sustained attention, task initiation, planning and prioritization, organization, and time management. 

Life coaching is also available to adults who struggle with executive skills (those necessary to "get done what needs to get done") or want to make a positive change to some aspect of their lives. Working collaboratively with a trained coach, clients develop a sense of self-awareness and identify unique strengths that can be used to achieve self-defined goals. The coaching partnership facilitates accountability and is a great way to move forward in a trusting, judgement-free environment.

Both students and parents working with schools to establish classroom accommodations or special education services have an advocate at PathFinder Coaching and Tutoring. Every child is entitled to equal access to education. An experienced advocate can help with the paperwork and suggest interventions or measurable goals best suited for the individual student.
Some typical tutoring results
  • Joey, diagnosed with ADHD, had difficulty organizing his time:  he was late with homework assignments, did not study for tests, and could never find what he needed in his backpack full of papers!  After working with a tutor, he learned how to manage his time by maintaining monthly and weekly calendars and set-up a system to help keep track of the papers needing to be turned in to school, filed for later quizzes or tests, or thrown out!  Joey's parents have been clients of PathFinder Tutoring LLC for over three years, also using our services to prepare their older son for the SAT and ACT.  We are proud to say Joey finished the last school year with one "B" and the rest "A's"!
  • Amy's 7th grade VA SOL assessment results showed she did not meet the standard, scoring a 343 on her Mathematics Test. She also struggled with getting her homework completed on time. Her parents sought help from PathFinder Tutoring LLC. A tutor worked with Amy to establish and maintain good organization and study skills. Amy finished the 8th grade with a B+ in Pre-Algebra, and an impressive 489 score on her Math SOL!
  •  High school junior, Becky, had scored a 1240 on her PSAT. Comfortable with math, Becky wanted to boost her critical reading skills and build her vocabulary. After working with a Pathfinder Tutoring LLC tutor, she scored a 1500 on her first SAT exam. 
  • With his second SAT test around the corner, Mark's parents contacted a PathFinder Tutoring LLC tutor to work with him. After 15 hours of intense study focusing on grammar, improving sentences and paragraphs, Mark increased his writing score by 60 points: from 350 to 410.
  • After the June 2011 SAT, Mary signed up for 20 tutoring lessons.  Working with a PathFinder Tutoring LLC tutor, she prepared for the November 2011 exam and improved her overall score by 100 points ~  including an 80-point jump in her math score:  from 460 to 540.