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McLean VA 22102

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Tutor ADHD, ADD, Executive Function Disorder, Dyslexia, Northern VA, Vienna, McLean, Arlington.

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

More About Tutor

Mission to help students do well in school and in life; improve their learning skills to excel in academics. Regain self confidence and self-esteem. Client issues for tutoring and coaching: ADHD, ADD, Autism, Asperger, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Motivation Problems, Executive Function Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) People who are diagnosed with learning disabilities in grades K-12, and adults. Students in public and private schools.

John teaches people who are diagnosed with learning disabilities or have issues with organization on how to overcome their learning blocks or executive function challenges; he has over twelve years of proven track record experience. John lives in Northern Virginia, has effectively tutored people who had given up on ever becoming good students. He practiced as a licensed psychotherapist in Maine and Maryland for more than eight years. LD Just Means Learn Differently, is an acclaimed book written by John; it inspires students, parents and teachers when facing learning issues.

LD Just Means Learn Differently, written by John

LD Just Means Learn Differently, 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."

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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.

Learning Specialist Services:

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

Students are met in person for home tutoring, through online tutoring via Zoom, Skype, 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 Master'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 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.

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 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 tutoring: Online Tutor


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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

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