Back at School TuneUp Program

Virtual Program to Help Kids Succeed at School

You want to see your kid adjust to school successfully.

You’re nervous about the transition from online school to in-person school (or possibly back again).

You’re child struggles to stay organized or turn assignments in on time.

You want to your kid to learn effective systems to manage their time and tasks.

You don’t have the time or emotional energy to walk your kids through back-to-school prep. Or you want to outsource the task to prevent conflict.

Your child needs executive functioning skills to succeed throughout the whole school year.


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Our one-week Back at School TuneUp Program is for students who could benefit from a some extra support in the school system. Our executive functioning coach Emily Renda will walk kids through 5 essential skills to prepare your kid to stay on the right track at school

Kids with ADHD, school anxiety, or executive functioning deficits will especially benefit from this tuneup. Even kids without these concerns can learn important life skills towards becoming a successful independent person!


Now Enrolling for Back at School TuneUp Program

Monday-Friday October 11th- October 15th 5pm-6pm

Ideal for kids and teens age 11-16

Virtually via Google Meets

Early Bird Enrollment: $300 Enroll by Sept 13th

Regular Enrollment: $350 Enroll between Sept 14th-October 7th

Late Enrollment: $400 Enroll between October 8th- October 11th


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Back at School TuneUp Program Lesson Plan

Monday October 11: Preparation

We’ll discuss the ways kids can prepare for success at school by starting at home. This includes developing an effective sleep routine, planning meals, planning for clothes, and packing bags.

Tuesday October 12: Communication

We will learn how how best to communicate with teachers and parents about any needs a student may have throughout the year. This includes dissecting syllabi and calculating and planning for time management and sharing these plans with parents as needed.

Wednesday October 13: Organization

We will organize students’ schedules and create systems to help organize in-school and after-school obligations. This includes making schedules student-friendly and using a workable planner/calendar systems.

Thursday October 14: Prioritization

We will discuss how to juggle responsibilities and prioritize multiple assignments with varying due dates and levels of difficulty or time commitment. This includes self-monitoring of progress and frequent self-assessment of needs.

Friday October 15: Growth Mindset

We will develop a growth mindset around evaluating the systems we have created. This includes celebrating wins and learning lessons from the feedback you receive throughout the year. This way, students can stay successful and productive over time.


Enroll in our Back At School TuneUp Program Today!

If you are ready sign your child up to get these concrete skills to help them begin the school year with success, then we invite you to check out our Back-At-School TuneUp Program. We’re confident this week will provide your child with the tools succeed this school year. Your child can join in online FROM ANYWHERE IN THE US.

To enroll your child or teen, please follow these steps:

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  1. Email us! Reach out and let us know that you are interested! We’ll send you a link to our online client portal.
  2. Fill out the registration paperwork and submit your payment via credit card or Zelle.
  3. You’ll receive a welcome email from us with information. Then simply log on to your computer and join us for this wonderful learning opportunity.

Other Services Offered at Montgomery Counseling Center in Olney, Rockville, and online through MD, DC & VA

In addition to the TuneUp Program, we offer a wide variety of counseling services at our clinics located near Washington DC to meet your family or child’s mental health needs. Our services include individual executive functioning coaching, DBT, parent coaching, family therapy, teen therapy, child therapy, adult therapy, and couples counseling. We also offer supervision opportunities for clinicians seeking their professional license. Right now we are offering all our services either in-person at our Rockville or Olney Locations or via online therapy in Maryland, online therapy in Virginia, and online therapy in Washington DC. Contact us to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your family heal and thrive.


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