Tutor Doctor’s X-Skills

Implementing a Game Plan for Academic Success

At Tutor Doctor, we understand that there are two components to academic success: academic knowledge and academic discipline. Since every student is unique, we customize our approach to help your child develop the expertise and skills they need to unlock academic excellence and future success in life.

That's why we integrate a unique plan for success into every enrollment and coach students through the process. This allows an opportunity for students to develop the required executive skills or "X-Skills" that studies show are essential to every student's academic success, especially in middle school and beyond.

We are here to help your child develop the expertise and skills they need to unlock academic excellence and future success in life.

X-Skills are vital for your child's educational progress and every aspect of life—from getting a job to being successful in their favorite hobbies. We understand the frustrations that come with trying to learn a challenging subject without the right tools. That is why we work with students to build the necessary skills for them to excel while reinforcing the curriculum they learn in the classroom.

Building X-Skills in Students of All Ages

Over the last 15 years, Tutor Doctor has helped more than 200,000 people succeed in their academic pursuits. A major component of this success is tied to the support we provide with our X-Skills Game Plan. The Game Plan is particularly important for middle and high school students who often undermine their own academic success simply because of X-Skills deficits.

Our game plan includes honing the following X-Skills:

  • Task initiation and follow-through
  • Working memory (holding information in memory while performing complex tasks)
  • Sustained attention
  • Performance monitoring
  • Inhibition of impulses
  • Goal directed persistence
  • Planning and prioritization
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Flexibility
  • Self-monitoring and self-evaluation

All of these X-Skills are incorporated in our unique game plan, which is designed to help each student become an academic champion! From mathematics to test prep, your child can tackle any educational hurdle when they master these X-Skills with the help of our tutors.

Why Develop X-Skills Early On?


When your child begins to practice habits early on, they are retained and
strengthened throughout the process. When the brain is learning in
adolescence, these skills are much more likely to remain a solidified habit
that will last a lifetime! This means your child will be equipped to excel
in all areas, not just academic pursuits.

What to Expect in an X-Skills Game Plan

Middle school students and above integrate the X-Skills Game Plan under the guidance of their tutor, who acts as an academic coach to explain concepts, as well as motivate the student, and challenge them to exceed their own expectations.

The Game Plan is a tool which provides a straightforward, yet powerful process to proactively organize the student's academic and extracurricular commitments, prioritize their tasks, and develop a plan of execution which leads to overall success without compromising the quality of their life. Once implemented, using the Game Plan leads to the most efficient tutoring sessions in the industry and guides the student to develop the X-Skills that will contribute to their overall success in school and in life.

Experience the Tutor Doctor difference by calling us at (888) 718-8832 to set up an initial consultation. We look forward to helping your child develop executive skills!