Take the time to assess prior knowledge they have of the subject. Find out which test formats work best for the student and consider giving fill-in-the-blank or oral questions. I am an experienced teacher, am also completing an adult teaching degree and also have adult adhd. Visit WETA's educational web sites: Inability to focus or pay attention. Encourage the student to identify and overcome any specific distractions such as sitting near a window.
We have some control over how we learn if only we put the time in.
teaching adults with ADHD
My son has ADHD and has a weakness in auditory processing and short term memory. He learns best when the teacher uses visuals while talking. Structure is so crucial because adults with ADHD need predictability and have a difficult time with sudden change. Asking many direct questions can keep a student with ADHD engaged. In regard to the material, encourage students to look for patterns. I am a post-secondary instructor of a technical program. One last note on challenges - to hold a child responsible for a behaviour or outcome that he cannot control is generally inappropriate.