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Educational Expertise


Expert Educational Counseling

We help Connecticut parents trying to guide their children.

Educational issues facing parents today are far more complicated than ever before.  The days when parents could send their children off to school with hope that getting them on the school bus was sufficient have long since passed.

Helping students deal effectively with school (academic success) is the tangible component of our work.  Helping students become happier (psychological health) has become the main way we have differentiated our work from others.

Years ago, Daryl Capuano created The Learning Consultants with a mission to help students “reach their potential.”  That phrase was overtly translated to “academic potential” but his real focus was “human potential.”

As The Learning Consultants grew, Jean Card, a former social worker, joined the team and created her “Academic Therapy” practice.  This, too, was focused on holistically helping our students.  Steve Staunton, the Director of The Learning Consultants’ Fairfield County and New York Offices, and Holly Folgia, the Director of The Learning Consultants’ New Jersey office share the same vision.  Jesse Brockwell, often considered the best tutor in Connecticut, is so good at elevating the emotional well-being of students that parents will sometimes ask if their children can meet with him even when they do not have any work to do.

We are here to help with all your educational needs.  But our increasing focus has been to another adult to guide, encourage, and emotionally life our student-clientele.

The epidemic of teen mental health challenges is real and, sadly, only getting worse.  We can help your children learn more, get better grades, and gain better college outcomes.  But we will do so in a way that makes them psychologically healthier.

Daryl Capuano is widely considered one of the foremost general education experts in Connecticut.

Daryl has become the go-to advisor for parents regarding high stakes educational issues.  Having developed his initial educational expertise through training students in standardized testing and scholastic performance, Daryl’s ability to motivate students while training in different content areas became widely known.  Transitioning to college and career counseling, Daryl’s following grew nationally due to is books and subsequent TV, radio, and media coverage.  For parents seeking advice on a myriad of issues ranging from college, career, and motivational issues, Daryl is Connecticut’s top expert.

Jean Card is the top executive functioning and LD test-taking expert in the Shoreline, CT area.

Clients with children who have learning challenges need both expert and compassionate advisors.  Jean Card has become the leading expert in our geographic area in helping students navigate the difficult issues facing parents and students with executive functioning issues, learning differences, and diagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Jesse Brockwell - Director of Middlesex County

Jesse Brockwell and Galen Cawley Math Experts

Jesse Brockwell are not only the top math tutors in Southeastern, CT but also expert guides on which math classes and which math teachers match well with our students.  Math requires such expertise because those who are heading into STEM careers must have top notch math skills and those who are not heading into math fields usually find advanced math classes to be the most challenging in high school.  We sometimes say metaphorically – but with increasing literalness – that both Jesse and Galen are developing cult followings among math students in Connecticut.

Henry Brown is rapidly developing reputations as outstanding college counselors for our clients in both Connecticut and Westchester County.

Counseling Programs

Student Mastery

In simple summary, Daryl Capuano designed this program to train students in the job of being a student.  Motivation plus study skills plus test taking skills plus skill development. This unique program has led to (1) better grades for our students (2) better lifelong motivation and work habits and (3) better parent-child relationships (we help minimize nagging!)

College Counseling: 

The college process is daunting for most.  We ensure that our clients move through the process effectively through clarifying the student and family’s goals/interests, guiding our family-clients through the process and helping to maximize admissions possibilities at colleges of interest.

Career Counseling:

The new world of work is so radically different than what parents experienced that getting expert advice on potential career paths is vital at any age.  Usually, our career counseling is done in conjunction with college choice, particularly as parents consider the investment they are making to fund college.  Overview.

Academic Therapy

Students who have executive functioning issues, learning differences, learning disabilties, and educational challenges of different sorts benefit from academic intervention that is more than just tutoring.

Our educational expertise for Connecticut students and parents can be accessed here