Thuy P. Truong
"Even though she is so good at professionalism, she does not forget to humanize it and connects with students at a personal level to help them further and make them more comfortable. I remember when I was going through a difficult situation academically and emotionally, she encouraged me not to drop courses and work harder. She tried to talk to me and understand me like a friend, helped me understand what I needed to correct and genuinely showed care and concern."
As a Certified ADHD Professional/Coach and Licensed Educator for 18 years, Thuy's holistic approach combines Learning Science with ADHD Science to design brain hack strategies that foster students'/individuals' long-term independence, motivation, and self-management skills. She has the dual expertise to meet both students'/individuals' invisible ADHD-related and academic-related needs simultaneously. She is diligent in understanding her students and adults on all levels (ADHD, Executive Dysfunction, Autism, Dysgraphia, Anxiety, Depression, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors-BFRB, Written Expression Disorder, Specific Reading Comprehension Deficit-SRCD, ADHD and Syncope-fainting spells). She listens deeply and spots the missing piece very quickly then she swiftly turns around to personalize tailored strategies to meet her clients' unique needs. She believes in evidence-based practices as well as giving the student/individual the best of all worlds: learning science, cognitive science, and ADHD science. Her favorite part is recognizing the missing puzzle and customizing the "brain hack" in a language that is unique to that individual while meeting all their needs. She especially enjoys helping students/adults translate their challenges into actionable steps and likes letting them know that they are well loved!
Thuy holds a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education and English/Literature as well as a Master's in Educational Administration both from Arizona State University with a full academic scholarship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude while taking care of both of her parents. As a certified English teacher for over a decade supporting general and neurodivergent students, she fully understands diverse learners' cognitive, social, and emotional needs. She values students'/individuals' natural strengths while giving them skills to soar even higher and boosts their confidence. She is also a former college English instructor and had worked with domestic and international college students from 26 different countries. In fact, she built Wheelock College's international office from scratch and wrote its first international student services website while teaching there. Thuy also had won first place for her personal essay "Memories Under The Moon." Thuy enjoys reading, creative writing, cooking, and volunteering.
ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Arizona Department of Education
National Tutoring Association
I marry the student's/individual’s specific cognitive style, emotional nuances, and their ADHD/LD neuroanatomy with practical and creative strategies that maximize daily results. It is a lot, but it is a lot of fun when I focus on discovering the student’s/individual’s intellectual landscapes, creativity wells, and personality orbits in terms of strengths and unique traits. A bit of a bookish nerd, but I like this creative process a whole lot as a certified coach and licensed instructor. It's like giving someone a tuxedo fit, except this is an educational and motivational fit.
The more I thoroughly observe how an individual absorbs and then verbalizes his/her understanding. Immediately, I will see how their brain pathways are wired and illuminated almost like an outline of a lighted lantern on a dark background. Using ADHD science and learning science, I can connect the dots on how a student/individual thinks and this informs me what specific tools and strategies that may elevate progress and yield results. In a nutshell, I help my students and adult ADHDers find an "in" to their personal lighthouse using brain hack strategies.