Hello inspiring humans, I am Kinyatta. I have three very active children, ages 13, 11 and 7. I attended Seattle Pacific University, where I received both an academic and athletic scholarship, in Track and Field. I continued my education and running career at the University of Washington where I earned my BA in Sociology.
During my career, I discovered that I have a love and passion for helping youth become more independent, organized and problem-solving thinkers. As an EF Specialist my goal is to engage my students both personally and academically, in a non-judgmental setting. One of my strengths is meeting students where they are. I want them to know that I am here to motivate them to learn the tools necessary to see success within themselves, because with success comes confidence. When a student begins to gain confidence they are more willing to implement new strategies and techniques to launch them forward in school and in life.
As a former collegiate student-athlete, I find joy in working with students who are struggling to find the balance of extra-curricular activities, sports and school. Teaching students the tips and tricks to be successful on and off the field.
My ideal client would have a family who is willing to participate in this process, is flexible and open to feedback. I love being able to partner with the family in order to help keep all of us accountable in supporting the student. My goal is to see school no longer be a negative part of your child/parent relationship.
I specialize in working with students who have ADHD, have trouble with regulating emotions, struggle with self-advocacy, time management, task chunking and other EF skills. My current clients are 6th-9th grade, college or transitioning out, as well as parents seeking support.
As a certified S.E.N.G. facilitator, I also offer support groups for parents and caregivers who find themselves struggling with the challenges of raising a neurodiverse and/or 2e student.
One the weekends you can find me on the soccer field, being the stereotypical soccer mom!
I look forward to meeting you and helping your students reach their potential, by encouraging them to believe in themselves!