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We help schools and families meet the needs of all learners, particularly when faced with complex challenges or unknowns. Our team helps clients through an inquisitive and creative approach. We first help you to define your hopes and goals. Hand-in-hand, we design layers of support for optimal accessible growth and success. 

PointED consultants, coaches, and tutors provide you with sound on-the-ground guidance and professional advice. We design experiences unique to your family's or school’s needs.

For parents, we are here to help you respond to the stages of child development and enhance behavioral strategies. We assist families with school selection & placement, academic intervention or enrichment.

For schools, we nurture teacher expertise in curriculum design and engaging pedagogical strategies across the academic disciplines. 

At the systems level, we specialize in organizational leadership focused on talent acquisition & development, fostering compassionate family partnerships and healthy school communities. 

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Consulting = Connection

Pointed consultants, specialists, tutors are here to lighten the load off your shoulders, whether you are school leader, parent, or teacher. Founding educator and parent, Nicole Ziccardi, Ed.M. knows the real landscape of what schools and families are coping with, especially in the wake of the COVID-19. Nicole brings 17 years of school-based experience to her work, and is continuously evolving and learning. She’s served as a founding principal in the New York City Department of Education, as well as Dean of Faculty, Director of Curriculum, and Learning Specialist at prominent independent schools. Particularly as a mom of two school-aged boys, she has been an advocate for social emotional learning and special education services.

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For Families & Schools

We work with a range of clients, providing exceptional services within reach. Scroll down to view the services we offer. Each offering is bespoke for you!

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Let us get to know you.

Book an introductory meeting today to learn more about how we can support your family and your child's development. We specialize in designing home play spaces, behavioral supports, and sibling relations.

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Find the perfect school for your child.

We will help families determine the learning profile and values for a school placement (public or private) ranging from Nursery through Grade 12 in the New York City Area. We guide you to the just-right learning community your family.

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A Student-Centered Approach

We serve children at all levels from Pre-K through Grade 6 in academic tutoring. We use research-based assessment practices to develop a learning plan that is responsive to your child's strengths and needs. Our sessions can be designed to address literacy, numeracy, writing, test prep, and executive functioning. Offered remotely or in-person. Inquire about session availability and rates.

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School-based Support for Leaders

We offer a wide-range of options from one-day workshops to extended residency programming. It all depends on what your school needs. Our strategies include small-group facilitation, tools to support ongoing curriculum collaboration, professional resources, demonstrations of lessons, and the hosting of parent workshops.

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Have a particular challenge you’re trying to deal with? Contact us today and see what we can do for you. We work with a variety of budgets to ensure those who need help can access our services.

Brooklyn, NY, USA

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