I am available to consult with families on the admission process to schools in New York City, nursery through 12th grade. My goal is to make the schools admissions process less daunting by providing concrete information; answering specific questions about the admissions process and particular schools, both private and public; helping to successfully navigate the processes and providing emotional support for families with their decisions as to which schools to apply and ultimately send their children. Please note that I consult on private ongoing schools throughout New York City, but private nursery schools and public schools in Manhattan only, as well as citywide public options.
I have four billing options, which are outlined below for your consideration. Parents may consult with me by Zoom, phone, email, or, when the time is appropriate, in my office. Ideally, I would like to make myself available to answer brief questions at no charge. However, I have learned that a “quick question” over the computer, phone or by e-mail, most often turns into a lengthy conversation. I thus now charge for Zoom, phone and e-mail consultations of over ten minutes.
I am knowledgeable about the areas being tested and types of questions on the AABL (Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners required by a limited number of private schools and administered by the ERB), the ISEE Primary (Independent School Entrance Exam) for grades 2nd to 4th, the SRT (School Readiness Task, administered by select private schools during child visits), the S-B (Stanford-Binet, required for Hunter College Elementary School), and the OLSAT and NNAT (Otis Lennon School Ability Test and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test required by NYC Department of Education Gifted and Talented Programs), as well as the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test), and SHSAT (Specialized High School Admission Test) for upper grades. However, I do not provide test preparation. Do note that these tests are subject to change at any time.
To help you in your decision process about choosing a consultant or whether you need one at all, I am happy to discuss with you, at no cost, how I work, my experience and how I may be of assistance, via a brief phone call or e-mail. Please note that once these communications become geared toward providing information and advice regarding issues relating to a particular child’s educational needs or about particular schools, they fall under my consultation realm.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about my services or fees. I look forward to working with you, if you are ever in need of my services.