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9 Reasons to Work with an Educational Consultant

  1. Objective assessment of student and family.
    An educational consultant will assess both students and family to set clear, appropriate goals for the admission process.

  2. The perspective and judgment to say “we need to know more” and seek educational assessment and testing when needed.
  3. Recognizing and analysis of any learning differences or special needs.
  4. Educational Consultants know schools
    Schools often appear quite similar.  In reality, each school and student are a unique fit.   Educational consultants know that the devil is in the details; consultants regularly visit schools to gain first hand experience of each school’s unique perspective and workings.
  5. Knowledge of the admission process.
    An educational consultant helps families build a plan or a map to follow so that no piece of the admission process suffers from short shrift or omission.
  6. Guidance driven and shaped by what’s best for the student.
  7. Professional judgment.
    If the situation is not a good fit for the student, the educational consultant will say so.
  8. Ongoing support.
    Consultants provide additional follow-up and insight once a student enters his/her new educational setting.
  9. An understanding, professional advocate for the student.
  • Annemarie Al-Taan

    I’m in the process of applying to boarding schools for my son for the Fall 2008 semester. I’ve had many schools respond saying that they have openings but I’m getting a bit confused by all the options. Should I seek out an educational consultant here in San Diego where we live? Thank you.

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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