The Evoke Difference
We embrace neurodiversity—the view that brain differences are normal—and that variations in brain structure make us human. We specialize in working with students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD, Giftedness and the comorbidities that often accompany them. We understand that the ways in which students respond to the challenges their exceptionalities create may look like active choice, but that people don’t choose to struggle. No one gets up in the morning and decides “today I’m not going to do well!” No one chooses to fail.
Although we can’t change someone’s neurobiology (just as we can’t make someone’s blue eyes brown), we can provide tools, resources, strategies, and support to help them and replace judgement with curiosity, empathy, and understanding. At Evoke, we put ourselves in other people’s shoes. We understand the perspective of someone with executive function challenges, and how deficits in these cognitive functions can feel overwhelming and frustrating. We know what it feels like to struggle with organization, setting priorities, managing alertness, sustaining effort, shifting focus, and regulating processing speed and output. There are many reasons why students procrastinate, and we approach our work together with curiosity and acceptance. We understand that procrastinators often have executive function challenges, and we are here to help our students take that first step toward making things feel less overwhelming.
Evoke coaches, tutors, and academic strategists are allies who partner with students to co-create goals and help them develop an evidence-based plan to maximize their potential. We understand and are sensitive to the challenges our students have and what is uncomfortable and difficult for them. We are dedicated to supporting our students through their mistakes and failures. We acknowledge when something is difficult for them and help them work their way through it.