"Your unique
approach opened
his mind up a great
deal on what
intelligence really
means. You also
gave him a lot of
studying tools.
- a father
Client issues and population
for tutoring and coaching:

ADHD, ADD, Autism,
Asperger, Dyslexia, Motivation
Problems, Executive Function

People who are diagnosed with
learning disabilities in grades K-12,
and adults. Students in public and
private schools.
Learning Specialist Services:

Tutorial services are for reading,
writing, math, completing homework and
life coaching.
Raw intelligence building
exercises are taught when needed during

Students are met in person for
, through online tutoring via
Skype or FaceTime or at my office.

Tutor services are offered on a year
round basis and are available seven
days a week.

Training and Methods for Success

John Toker has a Mater's Degree in
Education with a Concentration in
Learning Disabilities K-12, and a
Master's Degree in Psychological
Services with a Concentration in
Counseling; he holds a Post
Graduate Professional License to
teach in general education and
Learning Disabilities K-12 settings;
he has taught in Fairfax County Public
Schools, FCPS, Montgomery County
Public Schools, MCPS, Arlington
County public and private schools.
John applies his skills from, formerly,
working as a licensed
psychotherapist with his experience
as a learning specialist. Teaching
methods are customized to each
student's learning style. Test prep in
math, science, reading, and writing
are part of sessions. Mentorship with
experienced coaching methods is a
core part of the tutoring.

People who have obstacles in their
learning process have unrecognized
alternative ways of comprehending
school work. They are tutored on how
to identify and apply their academic
strengths toward their scholastic gaps.
A team effort among parents,
students, myself, and other
professionals is key to success with
the tutoring school process.

LD Just Means Learn
, written by
John Toker, reflects
autism, dyslexia, ADHD,
other learning issues, and
physical obstacles related
to multiple sclerosis, and
cerebral palsy; cases are
based off his tutor
experiences with students.
It includes characters that
are based off actual tutor
cases, whereby people
surpassed or were
blocked by learning
issues. It’s written like a
novel so as to allow for
confidentiality, and to
focus on the passion that
gets people through the
strains that are associated
with academics, rather
than a step-by-step
teaching methodology or
text manual for tutors.


"All true teaching is
building skills for
independent thought."

"Among the shattered
glass, there are diamonds
that must be preserved for
those who feel broken."

Amazon books

Cynthia Brian, co-
author of a NY Times
Best Seller,  
interviewed, tutor,
John,  about his novel,
LD Just Means Learn
Differently, on
World Talk Radio.
Click here to hear part
of the interview
FamilyFirst Psychological
Services is an excellent
resource for school placement
testing, and psychological
services that may include

Students of mine have greatly
benefited from their services.
Family First of VA provides psychotherapy and testing for school
tutor books English math physics globe of earth with history book

8220 Crestwood Heights Drive
McLean VA 22102

240 506 3673
Tutorial materials including paper, pencil crayon, ruler
"Hope you're doing well and
that more kids find out about
your great help.
- a mother
Welcome to
Learn Differently Tutor
Online tutoring represented by computer
Resources for Autism
Thank you for all your hard
work. Today, she graduated
and in the process was the sole
recipient of the Principal’s
Academic Progress Award."
- a mother
John Toker Tutor Learning Specialist ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, autism, executive function disorder, asperger, coach
John Toker, M.Ed. LD K-12, M.A.
ADHD, ADD resources for students who need a tutor:

Learning about ADHD, ADD issues


CHADD articles reflect useful information for individuals affected

John, his wife and baby in
the  above picture
Click on picture for full size photo
Interview and articles regarding
tutor and author, John Toker
John tutors and coaches students in Vienna VA, McLean VA, Falls Church VA,
Arlington VA, and other areas of Northern Virginia; albeit, he provides online
tutoring via Skype, and Facetime with equal success. Some students travel to
McLean VA to work with John at his office. Students are often from Nothern VA,
albeit some are from Bethesda Maryland and Potomac Maryland. John has
effectively provided online tutoring and coaching to people who live all over the
world. Please go to the following link to read about the advantages to online
Online Tutor
Dyslexia is defined differently by various dyslexia tutors, albeit, John considers a broad spectrum of
studies from the psychological influences of dyslexia to the physiolgical reasons for dyslexia.
Dyslexia has been redefined by added studies over the decades. John defines Dyslexia and
conveys the implications of it as found by clicking on the following link:
Dyslexia Mind and Body
ADHD ADD is a prevelent isssue in the learning community of ADHD tutoring field as is true for
Dyslexia. Defining ADHD and ADD are the foundations of addressing the needs associated with
them. ADHD ADD are defined by John who combines a medical model with a psychological one in
the process. ADHD ADD tutors often vary in their definitions of ADHD ADD. Please go to the
following page as labeled in the link:
ADHD Defined by ADHD ADD tutor John Toker
Executive Function Disorder is often accociated with ADHD and other diagnoses. Albeit,
Executive Function Disorder tutor, John Toker, defines it from many points of views among
experts. Naturally, many books are written about Executive Function Disorder, as is true for
ADHD ADD, and Dyslexia. John's definition is a relatively brief one that organizes the important
factors related to
Executive Function Disorder