The question “why is math so hard?” is one we come across so often with the parents and students we work with, it’s become almost a given. We hear things like: “My son just doesn’t seem to ‘take’ to math. He’s just like his mom.” “Why is it that even when my daughter really ‘buckles

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Should we think about getting a summer tutor? Or is it better to just take the summer off? “My son had a rough go this last year in math. Would it be worth it to have him work with a tutor over the summer to help get ready for when he starts Algebra for the

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The year was 1979. Rod Stewart and Peaches and Herb were topping the charts, and there I was staring blankly at my math test, feeling lost. Although I should have been able to do two-digit divisor long division, I really couldn’t. It all seemed so complicated and I froze. The fourth grade was coming to

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When your kid gets a “A” in class, it’s not that special anymore. In fact it’s A LOT more common than it used to be.  And that’s not because they are better students–it’s because the teachers are less discerning. WTOP’s Shawn and Hillary spoke with Ann Dolin, President of Educational Connections Tutoring, about the problem

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For me, math was my Achille’s heel in school, and like many kids, I wasn’t alone. It was two simple ideas that turned learning around for me and these techniques work in virtually every subject. I want to take you back to the year of 1983. The year of big hair, flash dance, General Hospital, and Three’s

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Our Test Prep Tutors evaluate students’ strengths and weaknesses during their first session. Each session targets areas where improvement will have the greatest impact on test scores. But what happens if you’re unsure of which test your child to take? When do you start preparing for these exams? What even is the difference between the

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As a parent, it’s incredibly easy to get consumed with helping your child complete their homework. If you help too much, you might notice that you’re doing their homework for them and then you’ll end up backing off and refusing to assist them. But is that the best choice? Instead of choosing the “all-or-nothing” approach

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Ahhh! Homework overload! What’s a parent to do? The issue of too much homework is a real one for many families, but there’s no “one size fits all” solution. I often hear questions related to the “too much homework” dilemma when I speak to parents during my workshops at school. Here are some common challenges

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A second-grade teacher from Texas made headlines after she sent home a note to parents, informing them that their students’ homework would only consist of materials they did not finish in class that day. She instead encouraged families to spend more time together, rather than spend hours on homework. So, what is the role of

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Congratulations to Katie Lauer for being selected as our July Tutor of the Month! We are so excited to work with her! Katie’s Bio: Katie Lauer began tutoring with Educational Connections in May 2016 and works with elementary school students on reading and writing. Katie graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree

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