Why Hire an Education Consultant?

An education consultant is here to facilitate every aspect of educational planning for your child. From school advice to university applications, from mentoring to tutoring. We want the best for your family and for your child. 

Important education decisions

The choices at different stages of your child’s education are some of the most important decisions you will make. Selecting the right school or college for your child will ensure that they thrive and are happy. Education will shape your child’s journey from school to university, working life and beyond. Navigating all the information available, and the subtle differences between schools and universities, is a challenge. And one we take very seriously at Lumos Education. 

The process of working with an education consultant

The process of working with an education consultant is not one size fits all. We offered tailored support during which we meet you and your child to determine the best course of action. The emotional and academic needs of your child, their goals and aspirations are key. Also important, are the feelings of the whole family.  

We offer an initial in-depth consultation which will last for up to two hours. This can take place in person in London, or via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. During this, we give personalised advice on school and university choices.    

We sometimes recommend an academic assessment to help determine the best educational path for your child. This can be key if you are relocating from overseas and navigating the transition between different education systems. 

Following the consultation, you may decide that you have all the information to apply to schools or universities yourself. If you would like further support, we draw up a shortlist schools or universities and support you throughout the application process. We provide advice, interview preparation and private tuition to give your child the best chance of being admitted into their preferred school or university. This includes interview preparation for Oxford and Cambridge.  We work with both state and independent schools in London and throughout the UK. Our experience and relationships with both schools and universities ensure the best chance for successful acceptance into the school or university of your choice.

The right school for your child

For the best match, it is important to look beyond the test results of the school. Other factors including extracurricular activities, pastoral care and ethos will also influence your decision. We do not only take your child’s needs into consideration, but your family’s as well. The right formula for your child may not be what is traditionally considered a “good” school, but one where your child’s individual needs are considered. If your child has special needs, or is gifted, it is vital that they are in an environment that fully supports them.

Strong working relationships with schools and universities

At Lumos Education, we have developed strong relationships with schools and universities in London, across the UK and globally. For years, we have been working with boarding schools, international, independent and state schools as well as nurseries. We offer private tuition programmes to help pupils access independent schools and prepare for the 11+ and 13+ exams.

We offer guidance to help students to prepare and apply for the right university. Also, we assist with Oxbridge entrance exams and interview preparation.

Finding the right consultant

There are many education consultants. It is important choose someone who works independently and not on behalf of a particular school or university. 

Often, education consultants are ex-teachers, headmasters and headmistresses, or current professors. At Lumos Education, our consultants have individual specialisms: in international schools, state schools, boarding schools, special needs schools and UK universities. We are also well-versed in the differences between education systems and curricula, for example the French, German, American, Russian, Chinese or Spanish curricula. Our expert tutors help to prepare students for school and Oxbridge entrance exams.   

Why work with Lumos Education

Our professionalism and experience is reflected in our in-depth knowledge of both UK and international education systems. Our approach is child-focused, and we listen carefully to your feedback whilst working hand in hand with you to find the perfect school or university for your child. As a small company, we are able to provide a dedicated service to our clients. 

Our education consultants are here to help. To find out how we can support you and your family, please get in touch to discuss how we can find the right education environment for your child.