The Best Tutoring and ADHD Coaching

Focused on Building Executive Function Skills for Success


Our revolutionary approach to teaching Leadership + Executive Function Skills. From Harvard University:

“When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.”


Yellow Parachute’s programs focus on developing your student’s Executive Function Skills. These skills are most important to your student’s learning and post-school success!

For Parents

Executive Function Skills – Parent Coaching Options

All students should feel like they are capable of succeeding and belonging in school. But it doesn’t always happen. Parents can help bridge the gap.

The problem: We are not born with Executive Function Skills; they are learned. And some students experience deficits. Sometimes it’s simply not knowing where to turn in assignments, other times it’s not knowing how to take notes or ask for extra help. Every time a student feels helpless in the classroom, it adds another layer of shame to their experience.

The solution: The more we teach EF Skills to all students, the more accessible these skills will be to students who need extra support in learning them! Think of adding tools to a toolbox and helping students practice using each tool.
Over 75% of parents surveyed said they would be interested in learning more about Executive Function Skills and how to coach their kids at home. These skills include:
  • Planning
  • Studying
  • Prioritizing Time
  • Staying Focused
  • Staying Positive
  • Communicating
The most common reasons parents asked for help:
  • Stop homework meltdowns
  • Avoid last minute all-night-projects
  • Know how to talk to their kids without arguing
  • Build relationships so they know their kids will come to them if they need help
  • Raise successful kids in college and job choices
  • Mental health: increase self-esteem and decrease stress
  • Knowing their kids are OK

For Students

Yellow Parachute is a BRIGHT spot in your school journey. Our Tutoring, ADHD Coaching, and Test Prep models bridge the gap between the classroom and your student’s needs. We focus on the foundational skills of how to learn in addition to the tutoring, ADHD Coaching, or Test Prep curriculum.

In addition to teaching world-class curriculum, Yellow Parachute takes the job of finding the right “fit” seriously. When you contact us, you’ll talk directly with Jenny McKeand, our designated Student Connector.

With a background in communications and education, as well as eight years as a Learning Coach, Jenny works with you to match your child with a coach who clicks with your student’s. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Hear from Jenny McKeand on Tutoring and the Click ProcessTM for matching students.

With ADHD Coaching and EF Coaching, Students have reported specific improvement in:

  • Showing work (math)

  • Slowing down or speeding up (efficiency)
  • Reading the math problem (working carefully)
  • Trying something even though you don’t know it
  • Asking questions
  • Paying attention in class
  • Knowing it is OK to struggle; you can still succeed
  • Re-checking work to find mistakes
  • New strategies for problem solving
  • Adding math units to story problems (attention to detail)
  • Attitude
  • Grades: C/D to A/B

Yellow Parachute has helped me organize, study, and prepare for upcoming tests. I have also learned to be my own best advocate!

10th Grade Student, Orono, MN
We have seen results. Learning does not happen in a linear fashion, so it is often difficult to judge progress along the way. But in each case, we have seem clear growth in our children…both in what they have learned and how they are learning it.
Parent, Edina, MN

Your company’s services are above and beyond, especially when it comes to finding high-quality assistance quickly.

Parent, White Bear Lake, MN
We LOVE Yellow Parachute! My son told us it’s the BEST teacher he’s EVER had! Hands down TOP NOTCH!!!

For Schools – Post Distance-Learning

The Solution

To meet the urgent need for executive function skills-based tutoring, ADHD Coaching, and Test Prep instruction, Yellow Parachute partners with individual schools to provide a variety of supplemental tutoring solutions before, during, and after the school day.

Yellow Parachute collaborates with school principals, teachers, and directors of learning support across the Twin Cities to implement a model that allows us to screen, instruct, monitor, and communicate progress for students in the specific area of Executive Function.

In this way, we extend our tutoring and coaching models to meet student needs on a larger scale. We carefully measure progress and reflect on student goals and needs to meet – and exceed – growth expectations in executive function skills development.

Connect with Student Connector Jenny McKeand to discuss options for your school or district. We look forward to partnering with you!

The Problem

We are still learning how how students were effected by interrupted learning.

The Center for Reinventing Public Eduction has published a summary of data to help system leaders, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, philanthropies, the media, and others to define ambitious goals and clear metrics that ensure our education system meets every student’s needs over the coming years.

Distance Learning over the past years has revealed the Executive Function SKILLS GAP – lack of planning, problem solving, and self-monitoring skills – that our k-college students currently experience.

Test scores and student achievement have dropped across the country as a result of inconsistent instructional time.

Although it is unclear which grades suffered most, studies show that students across all grade levels were negatively effected by the pandemic.