Why Engage an Educational Consultant in the Age of AI?

Educational consultants are valuable guides, offering personalized advice for both parents and students. By understanding each client’s unique educational goals, consultants distill the deluge of internet-available information and wide-ranging “advice” from other parents (both IRL and virtually) into practical recommendations. Then families can make informed choices that contribute to their children’s success.

Moreover, life rarely unfolds exactly as planned, so families may need to adjust their educational strategies promptly without jeopardizing a student’s opportunities. With the help of expert educational consultants during the college admissions process, families can revise their approach efficiently while ensuring a student’s options. 

Although tempting to rely on AI technology due to its accessibility and interactivity, machines cannot grasp the subtleties of a student’s personality or supplant human reasoning. Students may utilize AI tools like Chat GPT for college essay editorial feedback but its essential to discuss their narratives with trusted educational guides who understand both the student and the nuances of autobiographical essay writing.

The interpersonal connection between a consultant and a family is crucial, considering the emotional nature of guiding one’s children and the complexity of recognizing one’s inherent abilities. Thus, each family should consider how a consultant collaborates with their family, and remains objective in order to be a valuable guide. 

For more information about how to both plan for and navigate the complex college admissions process in order to minimize the risk of educational malinvestment, check out Creative Marbles Consultancy

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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