I teach the whole student, striving to understand and address the needs of each unique learner. While others may try to fit your student into a generic student model, at Launch Learning, your student is the model. My customized approach leverages student strengths while targeting individual weaknesses in the creation of customized educational support.
Language Arts Tutoring:
Story is the heartbeat of human experience. We author our own stories and learn from the narratives around us. I delight in supporting students as they plan, create, and shape the stories that only they themselves can tell. This may include language arts assignments, private school admissions essays, college essays, or graduate school personal statements. Many find the prospect of writing to be an overwhelming experience. I like showing them otherwise. Through deep listening, reflection, and practical skill-development, students excavate and express the wealth of stories and experiences they carry. They learn to articulate the unique contributions they can offer to their communities and the world at large. I have a passion and proven track record for facilitating this exciting process with students and helping them achieve success.
Executive Functioning Coaching:
Executive Functioning (EF) is a set of coordinated cognitive processes that help us manage our thinking, planning, and actions to achieve our goals. It involves critical life skills such as:
This developmental learning process extends across academic subject areas and helps students become more independent, competent learners. My students have been mainstream learners, those with learning differences, and those with gifted or 2e classifications. Many people with EF challenges experience frustration, anxiety, or depression. My background in social work and more than two decades of experience supporting students with these difficulties make me uniquely suited to assist them. I support middle school, high school, and college students in learning and habituating EF skills so they can launch themselves into the lives they want to create.
If you're interested in learning more about Executive Functioning and my approach to teaching these skills, check out a presentation I provided for Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, CA through the link below.
"Ali Meyers has changed the lives of both my brother and myself, enabling us to get into our top choices for college and graduate school respectively. From middle and high school tutoring, executive functioning coaching, college/graduate school applications, and more, Ali has been my family's one-stop-shop for everything learning and school related. We have recommended her to countless friends, and will continue to do so.
Ali is truly the BEST of the best at what she does."
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