IN THIS ISSUE: 
 
 Our Talented Tutors
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ACT vs SAT 
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Parent Link Series 
 Mark your calendars for these events held at Flint Hill School in Oakton from 7-8:30 pm.
 
February 10: Overcoming Underachieving - Unlocking the Potential in Every Student
 
March 3: Depression and Anxiety - Solutions for Your Child's Emotional Well Being
 
April 7: Bright Kids Who Struggle -
Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential   
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Educational Connections, Inc.
 
3923 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030
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4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
 
703.934.8282
301.469.6060
 
 info@ectutoring.com www.ectutoring.com 
 
 
                                                             
                            February Newsletter                  
 
 
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 
As another year has come to an end, it's a great opportunity to recognize our tutors - the heart of Educational Connections' continued growth.  We pride ourselves in having the highest quality tutors and finding the best match for each student. Our talented educators have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, and over 75% have a Master's degree.  We are proud to work with tutors that have strong backgrounds as classroom teachers, special educators, reading specialists, and school counselors.  If you are looking for someone of this caliber to make a difference in your child's success, contact me at ann@ectutoring.com or 703-934-8282.
 
Warm Regards,
Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
 
It's Back!  ACT vs SAT
High school juniors should start test prep now!  For the best outcome, begin prep work at least 3 months prior to the test date.  Still undecided about which test to focus energy on?  Check out the comparisons below, or view our Northern Virginia SAT Test Prep courses & ACT Test Prep classes
 
 
 ACT
 SAT
 FORMAT   
 4 sections (English, Math, Reading, Science)
 10 Sections (Critical Reading, Math, Writing)
 TIME
 2 hrs 55 mins, and optional 30 min essay
 3 hrs 45 mins, including a required 25 min essay
 WRONG ANSWERS 
 Not penalizized   
 Penalized
 SCORE REPORTING
 Choose scores to be sent
 Choose scores to be sent
 POINTS
 Each section is scored on a scale of 1-36 and averaged for a total score
 Each section is scored on a scale of 200-800 and added together for a total score
 # OF QUESTIONS
 215, all multiple choice
 140 multiple choice, and a free response math section
 ENGLISH
 Focuses on grammar and punctuation
 Focuses on vocabulary
 MATH
 More straightforward problems -- includes Trig and a science reasoning section
 More word problems and includes Geometry and Algebra II
WEBSITE AND UPCOMING TEST DATES
April 10, June 12
March 3, May 1, June 5