Supporting pupils and parents from the pre-school stage through to university entrance.
Every parent wants a high level of support and impartial advice, whether their child is at the pre-school stage or thinking about university entrance. Whilst navigating the system can be a challenge, I am here to coach families and ease the way. As an experienced Education Consultant who has dealt with pupils across the age range, I offer a bespoke service for parents who require expert assessments, advice about school selection, re-location, choosing a tutor, interview practice, education at GCSE levels and in the Sixth Form. Most of all, I offer common-sense advice, keeping in mind, that in terms of your child’s education, no matter is too small.
How I help
Parents are often unsure of their child’s ability in relation to the standards required for selective school entry...
It is never too early to be thinking about your child’s education...
By the time your child is about to start their GCSE years or enter the Sixth Form, it is crucial...
Whether your child is applying to a prep school or sitting the exams for a top Sixth Form, interview practice...
I can help parents in a multitude of ways when they have no one to turn to for sound advice...
What parents say:
We are so grateful for not just the help and guidance that Dee gave over the past months but also for the way she was always at the end of the telephone or there with an email whenever we needed her. Thank you so much.
Dee is our go-to person for anything about schools and education. She is wise and wonderful.
Our third son is now benefiting from the support and advice that Dee Francken offers, which helped our two older sons successfully enter the schools of their choice. The notes that she provides about exam and interview preparation are clear and concise and helped keep our sons focused. The mock interview was fantastic. Dee is also very knowledgeable about schools and what to look for when visiting schools.
The support and great advice received from Dee Francken was invaluable for our daughter. We relaxed in the knowledge that she was prepared and we had confidence that our daughter had the necessary skills and tools to do her best in the exams.
Dee had the ability to give realistic insight into the standard that our daughter needed to achieve to gain a place at our chosen school and was able to accurately assess her ability . She was invaluable in helping her prepare herself for the interview stage . We cannot thank her enough for the help that she gave us.
We were at a loss on how to make it happen: how to move our elder son Oleg to a good school in UK. Four weeks after the first call with Dee he was admitted to a top prep school and now his younger brother and sister are also in the same school. Many thanks.
I really do owe Dee a huge debt of gratitude . Without her insight, I would never have known that my daughter was not up to standard for the assessments and without her support, I doubt if I would have been able to get my daughter up to scratch in the limited time we had. I suspect that had we not been to see Dee, my daughter wouldn't have won her place at our first choice school , so thank you again.
As parents going through the school selection process for the first time, it was very reassuring to talk to Dee about 4+ entry . We felt that the whole selection process was shrouded in secrecy and mystery. Dee has a huge amount of experience and knowledge of the London school system and could allay our fears. It was extremely helpful to receive guidance how to make an informed choice, and how to help guide our child through this early stage of the schooling process.
As Americans we didn't quite understand the system. Dee gave us the practical and clear advice we desperately needed. She is an authority on the complicated process that is secondary school applications.