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What is an Initial Family Consultation?

An Initial Family Consultation is a friendly "Meet and Greet" at the Corner, usually lasting 45-minutes to an hour in length. Sandra visits with families to assess if her unique academic coaching services are a good fit to meet your family's individual needs, serve specific scholastic objectives, and achieve desired goals. During this time, Sandra provides a prospective family the space to express concerns about the current educational journey and to ask clarifying questions about learning opportunities at the Corner.

Who attends the Initial Corner Consultation and why is it important?

After a free 10-15 minute conversation on the phone with Sandra, parents coordinate a calendar date to visit the Clifton Corner, which is scheduled at least 48-hrs in advance of the actual appointment. All meetings are held at Sandra's private practice in Chapel Hill-Durham.   At least one parent (and preferably all adults) attend/s this initial session with their daughter or son.

Consultations are a vital part of the Clifton Corner process. This initial introduction allows us to obtain important information in order to create a tailored, specific, and individualized learning plan for each student. The Initial Corner Consultation is an opportunity to brainstorm and troubleshoot about concerns and challenges in order to establish an ongoing, supportive relationship with the family. Student success is best achieved through a team effort, and the Family Consultation helps Sandra to facilitate and coordinate efforts between home and school for better academic results.

What happens after the Initial Family Consultation?

Following the Initial Consultation, if both the family and Sandra agree that the Corner is a "good fit," weekly sessions and a monthly schedule are created to support the student’s needs at that time; the Client Agreement and required paperwork are then signed. If appropriate, parents also share important contact information about other professionals on the learning team, so that Sandra can begin collaborating with them.

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