School advice and educational services
Private face-to-face or online consultation
Private parents sessions are ideal to help you assess and discuss public and private schooling options in Switzerland or to address a particular question in more detail. My at-home consulting session suits busy parents or parents with small children at home. Online sessions can help you to get more information prior to your relocation or if you do not need a full face-to-face consulting session.
LivingSwitzerland offers independent and unbiased school advice and is not affiliated or financially supported by any school or institution.
An experienced translator and former school teacher, I am passionate about helping parents to effectively communicate with school. I act as your personal school expert and cultural interpreter to help you to overcome language and cultural barriers that prevent you from effectively engaging with your child’s school.
Area search and school visits
Additionally, I can help you to identify the right location and school, arrange school visits and accompany you on your visit, if desired. As an experienced school teacher I know the appropriate questions to ask.
Private parent's session school advice and guidance
New to the Swiss school system and not sure about the best school option for your child?
Do you need personalized advice and guidance on public and/or private schooling options?
In this tailor-made session for parents, I will steer you through the complexities of the Swiss school system.
- Making the right choices: local, bilingual or international school?
- Integrating my expat child into local school: practical and cultural issues
- Education outcomes and higher education qualifications in public and private schools
- Advice around homeschooling, special needs, integrating older children etc.
The session can be online or face-to-face in the privacy of your own home.
Private at-home or office
The session includes a preparatory phone call to assess your needs, research into customised options for your child, the consultation and a post-session follow-up.
1.5-2 hrs. From CHF 280
An online consultation includes a 60-90 min. overview of schooling options and/or a question&answer session to address any particular concerns you may have on schooling in Switzerland.
From CHF 220
Semi-private mini group session
Host a session at your home with other parents or your friends! Let me help you make sense of the Swiss education system. Tailor-made session in a relaxed environment.
2.5 hour semi-private session at your home. Max. 6 participants
CHF 360 per session
School communication and dealing with school issues
Problems with the teacher?
Attending your first parent-teacher conference?
Communication with school can be daunting when you are not fully fluent in the local language.
From interacting with the teacher to information evenings to parent-teacher conferences, I assist parents with 1-1 school communication.
Get the support you need to enable your child to succeed in school.
- Assistance with school meetings
- Overcoming communication problems with school
- Appealing controversial school decisions
- Addressing special educational needs
- Bullying in school
Helping you to address school issues
The 2-3 hour session includes a preliminary needs assessment and research, followed by a consulting session to discuss options and the proposed action plan followed by a joint meeting with school or the teacher.
From CHF 280
School communication/teacher meetings
In a session prior to the school meeting or conference, I will help you prepare for the meeting. During the meeting, I will act as your translator and will ensure that your questions and concerns get addressed. Includes debriefing after the meeting.
From CHF 240