ADHD is often accompanied by other special needs (e.g. dyslexia and anxiety). It is a developmental disorder, so it does not appear in adults without first appearing during childhood. With age, hyperactivity tends to decrease but inattentiveness can remain, causing some tasks during adulthood to be challenging.
Our tutors are provided with guidance and training to help them when providing tuition to students with special educational needs, including those with ADHD.
Tutors will provide written notes as well as giving instructions verbally. It is important that tutors maintain eye contact during verbal instruction and break work down into manageable pieces. When working with a child with ADHD, tutors will avoid distracting stimuli in the learning environment and present information in different ways e.g. using pictures or diagrams. Tutors will test knowledge, not attention with students that have ADHD.