The first step is to reach out. Just send me an email and we'll schedule a time to chat on the phone to trade notes about what's happening with your family...
The second step is to to see if your kiddo and I are a good fit for personality and style. This is just a "low-key meet and greet" so your son or daughter can visit with me for 20-30 minutes at my private practice in Scarsdale Village or virtually on Zoom.
As a response to school stress, students are often dissected, labeled, and urged to "remedy the problem" of their underachievement and perform up to potential. But Sandra believes that young people are fun, not flawed, and that teens are incredibly creative and capable. Frequently, it is society's approach to education that is broken--and sometimes kids just need a little help to navigate and negotiate through a tough situation. “Emotions are the on/off switch to learning.” writes Priscilla Vail, author of Smart Kids with School Problems, so often the first part of the process is to help students (and their families) reinvest in what is working well right now--and then build on what can happen next.
This shift at school often starts through making positive changes on the inside, by developing stronger self-esteem through learned optimism, and by making different choices on the outside with personal planning, study habits, nutrition, organization, rest, and healthy relationships.
In each session, we increase academic confidence by identifying what is working--not what is weak. Instead of emphasizing external achievement, we focus on the inner joy of learning. Corner Kids are coached how to consistently prepare for class, develop new tools for thinking, engage in the journey of discovery, and create innovative approaches to problem-solving. As a result, independent, optimistic individuals emerge in the place of formerly stressed students who were anxiety-ridden about their ability to jump through the next intellectual “hoop” or struggling to find their voice in the crowd...
~ RATES & AVAILABILITY ~
...are discussed in person, during the Initial Family Consultation...
Sessions for support at the Corner are held weekly during three-month chapters,
at a standard rate discussed during the Initial Meet & Greet, in accordance with your child's
specific learning profile. Sandra is dedicated to a select number of families in her private practice
who reserve a regular appointment--sometimes for years. If your child is a good fit for the Corner
and you are encountering financial strain, Sandra does offer a sliding scale
for families in need at a reduced rate.
Sessions are held at the Corner--or via Skype/ FaceTime / Phone Calls