Take advantage of our experience, we have done the research so you don’t have to. Half a day’s consultancy could save you:
Years of indepth research;
Wasted money on suboptimal solutions.
We often suggest using free solutions, making this a very cost effective service.
Consultancy sets you up for success
Consultancy can take place either be in your own home or remotely via a phone / video conference. Both allow you to explore and select the most suitable solutions. These are then correctly installed on your devices and you, and your children are trained how to use them effectibely.
Parents are not always in the best position to help their children utilise technology, even when they they totally understand what is required because:
life is busy;
the knowledge they need to gain is overwhelming, while their children could pick it up easily;
their children are not receptive to learning from them.
In these cases utilise our consultancy service to train your children.
Consultancy @ Home
We come to your home and work with you on your devices.
What’s happens in a typical Consulatncy @ Home Session?
We train parents and often their children to utilise technology, techniques and strategies that aid the revision process.
Normally the initial session would take a minimum of two hours during which time we:
Ascertain which strategies/solutions would be beneficial;
Create user accounts;
Train how to use solutions;
Teach a structured methodology for learning & revision;
Afterwards we provide a post consultancy write up of the solutions covered.
Dependent on individual required, this might take longer or warrant two separate meetings.
How much does it cost?
£70 per hour + £20 per hour travel time.
In order to help families where distance or logistics prevent meeting face to face, we offer remote consultancy. Essentially, the same service is provided as with the Consultancy @ Home service described above, but using a phone or webinar rather than a face to face meeting.
Just talking to someone knowledgeable can save a lot of time,
money and frustration.
How does it work?
Initially we can talk on the phone but more detailed anaylsis requires video conferencing. We use Zoom (You don’t need an account to participate).
Through screen share, we show you slides and solutions in action
We create user accounts for solutions that meet your family’s specific needs
With your permission we can access your computer remotely, see and understand any IT problems you are experiencing and advise on resolving these difficulties
How much does it cost?
Initial Phone Conversation £70 per hour
The one hour call is designed to get a thorough understanding of the needs of your family and any areas of concern, then we suggest appropriate solutions.
We are then in a position to agree a plan of action.
Follow-Up Consultation £35 per half hour slot.
Once the plan of action is agreed, follow up consultancy enables us to work together remotely to create all the necessary accounts and to train you and your family how to use each of the solutions effectively.
Unlike face to face consultancy where travel time/cost impacts the session length to a minimum of 2 hours, remote consultations can easily be shorter to ensure against brain overload.
Once you start using the solutions, follow up consultancy is scheduled in 30-minute slots, can be used to evaluate how things are going and answer any further questions you may have.
Coaching has been developed as an ongoing follow up and support to students’ whose initial enthusiasm and good intentions have waned after their Consultancy@Home.
Unlike tutoring, coaching does not require weekly sessions, where students are taught subject content, instead students are given guidance and support in the following areas:
Looking at what needs to be learned, by when and coming up with a plan of how best to do this;
Finding information to aid understanding;
Organising school work;
Discussing strategies for making the most of school lessons;
Teaching how to take great revision notes and convert them in to helpful quizzes;
Working through a structured methodology for revision;
Instructing on how to commit difficult information to memory to master a subject;
Improving exam technique working with past papers, mark schemes, examiners reports and model answers;
Setting work to be completed before our next session.
Coaching can be scheduled as required. Parental involvement while welcome is not always necessary.
How to book?
Please get in touch with me here and I will contact you to offer optional times for our consultation.
Payment is due at the consultation time, and can be paid by bank transfer or PayPal. If I cannot help with your query, I will be quick to tell you and any payments made will be refunded.