How do you charge for your services?
It depends on the job. For some projects I charge a flat fee, and for others I work by the hour. I also offer reduced fees for certain nonprofits and for clients who are genuinely limited in their ability to pay. As a former financial aid director, I am particularly sensitive to individual circumstances. I also like to work on a small number of pro bono projects at any given time, and as my time permits. Please contact me to confidentially discuss your own needs.
Are you willing to travel?
While most of my business is in eastern Massachusetts, I also have clients in other parts of New England, the US, and the UK. I am happy to travel outside the greater Boston area, at the client’s expense, when necessary.
For clients within the greater Boston area, I am happy to meet with you in my office, in your home, or at a mutually convenient spot in between.
Can you do speaking engagements?
Yes! I actually enjoy public speaking and am available to speak to groups of any size about topics within the areas of expertise I have detailed on this website. I have a great deal of experience speaking to small and large audiences about school admissions, how children think and learn, neuropsych testing/learning disabilities, and a variety of school/family issues like bullying, social media use by kids, technology and the brain, and so on. I enjoy speaking to PTA’s and am able to create parent ed evenings around any of a number of topics. I welcome any requests, and if I feel confident about the desired topic, I will gladly accept speaking engagements.
Will you collaborate with other consultants?
Absolutely. I am used to working as part of a team, especially when a number of different professionals are helpful in collaborating around the needs of a student, or, similarly, the needs of a school. I am comfortable going solo, or being one of several or many other consultants.