First Quarter Grades Mini Crises, Need a Tutor ADHD, Dyslexia, Executive Function Disorder

Parents may find themselves in a scramble to get their children tutors because first quarter grades call for it. Many times students’ scores in school are not apparent until this time of year.

Some of my students started with me in the later part of the fall season. Naturally, I spend part of my tutorial sessions getting them caught up with their scholastics, while there is a need to focus on the new material as well.

 John Toker, M.Ed. LD K-12, M.A.

My Experiences as a tutor: ADHD, Dyslexia, Executive Function Disorder

My tutoring in McLean VA, Vienna VA, Arlington VA, other parts of Northern VA, Bethesda MD, and Potomac MD has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. Some of my learners have been through FaceTime, Skype and other Internet software. Most of my students had not seen success with other tutors; this was often due to their tutors’ lack of advanced training in the field of education and psychology. After many years of addressing learners specific educational needs, I can see how my masters degrees, one in special education K-12, and the other in psychological services, have been essential in my applying appropriate teaching methods.


John Toker, M.Ed. LD K-12, M.A.


Tutors with proven track records who need specific training to address students with complex learning issues are not easily found in communities; ADHD, Dyslexia, and Executive Function Disorder are some of the challenges that need to be addressed by them.

Stay With Winning Formula for Success

Dear students and parents:

Once students with learning issues start to get better grades, too many try to stop with the added support that helped them make progress. It is best to stay with a winning formula until respective parents and teachers can be fully confident that added assistance is not necessary. People generally need added help until the end of any given year; this is because curriculum by its nature becomes harder throughout a school year. One may risk losing a great tutor because he or she has replaced the person with another student and is booked for the rest of the academic year.


John Toker, M.Ed. LD K-12, M.A.

Hello Parents and Students!

Welcome to Learn Differently Tutor blog!

I am John Toker. My tutor practice is in place so that I may help those with learning issues. Fortunately, my students and their parents all work as a team in order move forward in scholastic goals. Tutoring takes place at their home, Skype, public facilities or at my office. You can learn more about me and my tutoring practice at

Here is a link to an article that I wrote:
It is about ADHD. Readers learn about how ADHD can be a strength when addressed with the right tutor.