High Quality Options for Reading, Math, and Science Combined with Executive Function Skills



Yellow Parachute’s Coaching (aka Tutoring) philosophy, process, and strategies develop your student’s Executive Function Skills. These skills are most important to your student’s learning and post-school success!

From Harvard University on Executive Function Skills:

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.

For Families

Yellow Parachute is a BRIGHT spot in your education journey. Our tutoring model bridges the gap between school and your student’s needs in a way that affirms their strengths and guides them to independence. We focus on the foundational skills of how to learn in addition to the specialized math, reading, or science area your student needs.

Because the coach + student relationship is fundamental to our proven process; we take 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 whose style, skill-set, and personality click with your student’s. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

Yellow Parachute Click Process

We focus on the relationship between student and tutor to get results .

With EF Skills 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 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 model 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 our success cases and 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.

Start working with Yellow Parachute today to support the things that are already going well – and inspire confidence, growth, and independence!

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