Educational Consulting

ThinkMarin understands all students are unique, and sometimes need help finding their strengths, and overcoming challenges. We aim to help students set realistic goals and build a road-map to achieve success. We will work with the student, family and interface with the school professionals as needed to make sure students stay on track. Our Educational Consultants will help students develop their personal guide book through the following services:

Basic Educational Consulting Plan

$0.00 (tax incl.)

ThinkMarin understands all students are unique, and sometimes need help finding their strengths, and overcoming challenges. We aim to help students set realistic goals and build a road-map to achieve success. We will work with the student, family and interface with the…

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Educational Consulting

Educational Consulting

This service helps students and families build a road map to educational success by addressing the following needs:

  • Develop, Implement and Support the student’s School Success Plan
  • Provide predetermined, ongoing sessions with student and parent(s) to reach success
  • Make referrals, give support and consult with community professionals as needed relevant to either established or newly identified Learning Differences or relevant diagnosis
  • Interface with school professionals as needed including supporting and representing the family with an established IEP or SST
  • Provide direct Consultation to parent(s)
  • Provide emotional support

Complementary 30 minute consultation then $75/hour fee. Each session will be 60 minutes minimum and 90 minute maximum. Call us at 415.461-2454 or email us at info@thinkmarin.net to schedule your appointment today!

High School Placement Consulting and Support

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ThinkMarin understands all students are unique, and sometimes need help finding their strengths, and overcoming challenges. We aim to help students set realistic goals and build a road-map to achieve success. We will work with the student, family and interface with the…

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HS Placement

HS Placement

Is your goal to attend Private, Independent or Parochial High School?  Let ThinkMarin help guide you through the process

  • Develop, Implement and Support the student’s High School Admissions Plan
  • Provide consultation on Bay Area Private, Independent and Parochial High Schools
  • Provide predetermined, ongoing sessions with student and parent(s) to reach the high school admissions goals
  • Provide SSAT consulting, Support, Referrals and Strategies
  • Write Letter of Recommendation to schools on behalf of the student
  • Interface with high schools Admissions Directors as needed

Complementary 30 minute consultation then $75/hour fee. Each session will be 60 minutes minimum and 90 minute maximum. Call us at 415.461-2454 or email us at info@thinkmarin.net to schedule your appointment today!

Career Connections Guidance and Support

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ThinkMarin understands all students are unique, and sometimes need help finding their strengths, and overcoming challenges. We aim to help students set realistic goals and build a road-map to achieve success. We will work with the student, family and interface with the…

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Career Guidance

Career Guidance

Are you looking for hands on experience to apply your formal education to an internship or volunteer opportunity? Let ThinkMarin help build a plan.  Our Educational Consultant will:

  • Assist students in identifying relevance and then making connections between what they learn in school and prospective careers and life work
  • Assist student in developing a Career Connection Plan
  • Identify prospective internships, apprenticeships and/or volunteer programs
  • Interface with school personnel as needed relative to community service/work experience

 

Complementary 30 minute consultation then $75/hour fee. Each session will be 60 minutes minimum and 90 minute maximum. Call or Email to set up an appointment today!

Meet our Educational Consultant:

Gavin_Photo_2_Kellogg_2010Gavin Lakin: Gavin Lakin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from The Evergreen State College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Sonoma State University. He is credentialed in California Multiple Subject Teaching (K-12) and Pupil Personnel Services (PPSC-School Counseling). Gavin has been a Marin-based professional educator and counselor for over twenty-two years, working with all ages. Gavin was a 5th Grade Teacher for the Dixie School District in San Rafael and worked at Brandeis Hillel Day School Marin Campus (K-8) as their school counselor serving hundreds of families.  His duties as a counselor included developing school-wide leadership programs, providing high school admissions placement counseling to 7th & 8th grade students and parents, proctoring SSAT exams, writing letters of recommendation, interfacing with high school admission directors, providing guidance and emotional support for all students, overseeing the middle school advisory program, making referrals to community professionals, serving as a critical member of Student Study Teams, and occasionally jamming with the school bands and playing piano accompaniment at graduations. When not working, Gavin enjoys time with family and friends, music, film, television, sports, and getting out in nature especially visits to the coast.