Presentation for Parents

Carolyn Means - Monday, September 05, 2016
Find information here – – or contact me at about a presentation I am giving at Advantage Testing on Wednesday, September 28, from 9-10:30 AM. I will be giving strategies for a successful admission season. SOAR coaches will give parents tips on how to help their children develop essential executive functioning skills that are assessed on group interviews for early childhood admission. EF Skills such as focus, self-control, making transitions, taking turns, listening and following directions are the skills school admission committees are looking for. Success on IQ tests depend upon these strong EF skills – not reading and writing.

Upcoming presentations

Carolyn Means - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

October – St. Paul’s School Annual Beyond St. Paul’s program includes a presentation on the 2016-17 school year admission process for Private Schools and HISD’s School Choice Magnet and Vanguard programs. I will give parents an overview of private school timeline, steps in the admission process and some strategies for success. Later in the month I will present an evening program at St. Paul’s on Strong Executive Functioning Skills – how to develop them in your child and why they are important for school success. If your organization would like to ask about a presentation, please contact me.


Carolyn Means - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Judy Muir, Katrin (Muir) Lau, and I presented the program for our HIECA (Houston Independent Educational Consultants Association) whose members must also be members of IECA or HECA. All current members of our local group are college counselors except for me. Our program was on the development of the brain and executive functioning skills. I talked about how EF skills show up in entrance tests and group visits for children and working memory at all ages. Judy Muir talked about the science of neurons and all she has learned from her Harvard graduate studies on the brain and learning. She gave all guests a copy of her award-winning book, Live Wires.

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Nothing is more important than your child's education. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS in Houston, Texas, offers educational consulting services to help parents make the right choice for their child’s school. As an Educational Consultant and founder of SCHOOL SOLUTIONS in 2004, I have helped over 1000 students find the right fit at over 90 different Houston private and public schools, from preschools to high schools, including special needs schools.

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