Educational Consultants are trained professionals who possess extensive knowledge of educational and treatment program options. This expertise, combined with a caring approach to understand your child, helps families identify a program or school, which is academically, socially or therapeutically appropriate. They provide a unique perspective that requires them to understand the student’s individual learning assets and deficits, in addition to typical adolescent issues.
Lindy Kahn prides herself on her firsthand knowledge of educational facilities, spending some 30 percent of her time visiting schools, special programs and colleges throughout the year, keeping up-to-date on admissions policies, academic alternatives and the campus environment. She attends conferences and organizational meetings to stay abreast of current trends in the industry.
Lindy is not affiliated with any particular educational institution and therefore, can provide an unbiased resource for families struggling with critical educational decisions. She can point out the common mistakes to avoid when making recommendations for placement.
The process involves communication with the student and family in various different formats in order to accomplish the goals for each student: She will meet with the family in person, as well as communicate by phone, email and fax, in order to make sure her clients stay informed during the entire search process. Additionally, she serves as an advocate for your child, monitoring your child’s progress following his or her enrollment in a boarding school, receiving written or verbal updates from the schools to let her know how that student is doing.
In working with high school students, while researching colleges, typically for a year or more, Lindy develops a close relationship with that student, allowing them to trust her judgment, enabling that student to accomplish his goals faster and more efficiently.