Monday, August 21, 2017

What are people saying about us?

Here at Linder Educational Coaching, we work hard to continue to improve our programs, curriculum and workshops to meet the needs of each student that comes through our door. Instead of simple subject tutoring, we focus on creating an independent and resourceful individual. We teach the skills to be successful in academics, from organization and study skills to memory techniques and test taking strategies. We tailor study methods and techniques to the individual learner. 

So you might be wondering, what do people have to say about us? Here are a few testimonials from past clients!

"High school was a much more difficult transition for our son–and thus for our whole family–than we could ever have imagined. In middle school, our son was an honor roll student, active in sports and extracurricular activities.  That changed in high school. After the first quarter of freshman year, we realized that middle school simply had not prepared him with the study skills he would need to succeed in high school. Tests were difficult and time management challenging.

Linder Educational Coaching was the right solution for our family. Kristin and her colleagues worked with us to assess skills gaps in core subjects; remediate needed skills; build capacity to track assignments; teach study skills for daily, weekly and test prep approaches; and refer us to other professionals. We persisted with the coaching and continued his sophomore year.

After first quarter of his sophomore year, we see a stellar report card and have achieved a sense of calm in our family again.  Most importantly, his self-confidence increased. Linder was an extension of our family approach and made a huge difference." - Kris Kurtenbach

"Kristin has been working with our kids and the results have been positive and beneficial for them as well as us, as parents. Her focus and dedication is unmatched and in the process she has taught the kids how to study and to become more educationally independent. This has resulted in higher self esteem and confidence of the kids. Her sessions include goal setting and structure and the lessons go beyond specific subject or test based prep. The positive results include well-rounded study habits, preparation for future higher education, and life skills. We cannot more enthusiastically recommend Kristin Linder and we continue to trust her with our most prized asset – our children." - Dean Yeonas

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Monday, August 14, 2017

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

Good morning,

Today's article share from brings light to increasing realization about Autism: more boys are diagnosed than girls, but not because girls with autism aren't out there, they are just able to better blend in socially. "Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is some evidence that the gender gap may not be as wide as it appears. That's because the symptoms of autism are often less obvious in girls than they are in boys. Girls can be better at blending in, says Dr. Louis Kraus, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who specializes in autism."

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It's also no secret that the earlier intervention a child with Autism receives, the better chances of future success. "A late diagnosis of autism is a setback for any child, psychiatrist Kraus says, pointing to research that shows the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the better the outcome.
'You can always make up academics. That's never a huge worry if you fall a little behind with academics," he says. "What is much, much harder to do is make up social development.'

Today, there are an increasing number of academic and community programs geared to help teens and young adults with autism catch up on their social development."

At Linder Education we can help you and your Autistic child get back on track. We cater to students with ADD, ADHD, other LDs, behavioral issues and problems with executive functioning by helping to focus on organization, planning for the week and month, study skills, test-taking skills, subject comprehension, and independence. All of which can help them in and out of the classroom.  To learn more about the services we offer visit:

Monday, August 7, 2017

We're All Born With Mathematical Abilities (And Why That's Important)

Good morning,

Here at Linder Education, we see a variety of children who struggle in various subjects, concepts or with learning abilities. It is no secret that a majority of today's children and students can struggle at some point with mathematics. Math is difficult for many children and today's article share from talks about how math skills are even more important than ever and how we can possibly re-shape our children's future in mathematics from as early as birth.

"Being literate with numbers and math is becoming increasingly important in modern society — perhaps even more important than literacy, which was the focus of a lot of educational initiatives for so many years.

We know now that numeracy at the end of high school is a really strong and important predictor of an individual's economic and occupational success. We also know from many, many different studies — including those conducted by my MU colleague, David Geary — that kids who start school behind their peers in math tend to stay behind. And the gap widens over the course of their schooling." (

To read the entire article visit the article link here.

If you feel that your child has misunderstood mathematics or is struggling to grasp some of the basic concepts in math, it's not too late! We can help your child learn their strengths and weaknesses and how to develop strategies to improve upon them. After all, we believe that each person learns differently and needs to find a way to use his/her natural abilities in school.

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