Educational Consulting

I am always happy to help with quick questions in an email or quick phone conversation. If it's something more in depth please consider hiring me for a consult. Even as short as 30 minutes (zoom or phone) for $30 could be just enough to get you started! Thanks so much!

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Education Consulting and Support for Homeschooling, Montessori & Parenting

Mindset Consulting

Academic Student Informal Subject Placement Evaluations

End of Year Progress Evaluations

In- Home Montessori Design

I want to be your education constultant!

Life Outside the Lines is the place to go for support, ideas, and thinking about what you really want for your families learning. We'll do it together, one month, session or conversation at a time, one subject or child at a time, making sure that you can see and measure your progress.

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Always Offering - phone, chat, zoom and in-person

Educational Consulting: Supporting Homeschooling

Beginning Homeschool Consulting - $60 per hour, $30 for 1/2 hour and can be tailored to your specific needs.

May Include: Creating an in-home learning space for the student

Beginning parent or teacher coaching session- top ways to be effective as a new teacher

Resource list for curriculums, record keeping suggestions for state requirements

Guide to get started, curriculum suggestions, learning style evaluations

Beginning advice to get going without some of the major early stressors

Always Offering- Academic Placement Evaluations $60 per hour

Where does your child land in each subject based on grade level? I am offering informal placement evaluations to assist in knowing where to begin with subjects and lessons. This could be helpful in choosing curriculum levels to work through for the rest of the year, or to prove academic abilities for the required testing years.

End of Year Student Progress Evaluations $60 per hour

At the end of each academic learning year the state/district asks for student testing for grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. You can choose to do state testing, or some families like something more comfortable. In- home informal academic evaluations to determine progress are also sufficient. These evaluations are also helpful to determine if adequate progress is being made for any student in any grade. Please let me know what you need. I love tailoring my skills to your needs!

I can provide letters to to you for your district after a quick zoom interview with the parent and the child if possible. I am unschooling friendly and believe in the life process of learning, and developmental abilities rather forced skillsets by a specific age.

For the long haulers!

Retainer- Need someone to call for help at the drop of a hat? This provides long term support and creates a deep relationship to support you in your journey! (after a consult)

$150 per month for 3 hours of support, $100 per month for 2 hours (as it adds up)

This plan works great for a co-op or pod situation where parents can all chip in and would have advice and a resource available when needed. This option provides a maximum of 3 hours per month (consulting discount of $30 for 3 hours) of my time helping you directly via phone, zoom or email. Things will pop up all the time and I want to be there to help answer your questions.

Signing up for 3 consecutive months is the minimum. This timeframe best supports the ability for me to assist a family or parent into the 'normalization'.

The Montessori Home: This is meant for a home utilizing and implementing the full Montessori philosophy with the intent of homeschooling. In elementary grades the Montessori philosophy can be beautiful and empowering! This comprehensive home package would include...

1) A plan on how to incorporate the main Montessori elements into your home.

2) Ways and products to support green living and lessening your green footprint, part of the cosmic philosophy.

3) Healthy living for you and your children.

4) Montessori Peace (cosmic education)and personal growth direction for parents.

5) Gentle parenting techniques that work for everyone.

6) Resource list to continue your growth.

The Process- After contacting me, I will send you an entrance survey to help be most prepared for our initial in home visit. I would consult with the family about what their goals for the process were, and provide the above services. I would also take pictures of the home spaces for my reference, make verbal recommendations, and then via email, provide resources in all areas asked for. The parents would be provided with choices for implementing low cost, middle or indulgently. I would continue to provide phone, email and zoom consults if requested under the retainer fee for each month asked. (Price negotiated based on family needs, no less than $200)

Reduced Fee

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis. If finances would prevent you from receiving an equitable education for your child, please let me know and I will do what I can to support within reason.

Payment

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Cancellation Policy

When you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay half the cost of the session. Thank you!

Inclusivity

Life Outside the Lines Consulting does not discriminate based on sex, race, age, etc.

Session Timelines: Depending on what you need we design a plan and payment that works best for your needs. Coaching sessions are at least a month at a time and likely longer to fully achieve your goals.