Observe Teachers in action and recommend improvements to aid learning.
What does a Learning Consultant do?
Because today’s students are tomorrow’s work force, it’s often said that the nation’s schools are its economic engine. Well, even the healthiest engines need an Auto Mechanic to change their oil and keep them running. A Learning Consultant, or Educational Consultant, is that Mechanic.
As a Learning Consultant, you’re not a Teacher, but you have the same objective: Employed by schools and school districts, you help students learn subject matter and skills.
Like a regular Consultant in a regular business, your goal as a Learning Consultant is operational improvement, and you achieve it through a combination of assessing, analyzing, and advising. Usually, that means observing students, schools, and classrooms, then making recommendations that will enhance and advance student learning. For instance, you might suggest new textbooks, alternative teaching techniques, different instructional formats, additional Teacher training, experimental curriculums, or new methods of assessment. In other words, the Teacher’s job is teaching; yours is ensuring that the lesson’s being learned.
Because students are your number one priority, you might also consult with parents, either as an independent contractor or as the employee of an educational consultancy. In that case, you help families make educational choices.
For instance, you might help parents choose appropriate private schools for their children. You might also find programs that could help them assess and address students’ special needs, including learning disabilities and physical handicaps. In addition, you might develop plans for nurturing gifted children’s talents.
Either way – consulting with schools or parents – you give the education system its regular tune-up so it can do a better job of teaching and training students.