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5 Fun Apps to Spark Inspiration

Technology has become an important part of daily lives, but it doesn't have to be used just for entertainment. There are so many different educational apps for students to use to practice typing, reading, writing, and sharpen creative skills.

Find five apps to spark inspiration anywhere, any time on our website!
Get a Head Start On College Essays

Don't wait until September or October when you are stressed out with assignments and activities to begin your college application essays. Now is the time to brainstorm topics, achievements, and put all your ideas on paper for your application essays.

Click here to find out how to take advantage of this time and make your summer really count!
Save The Date For Middle School Readiness Camp

Is your child a rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader? Get a head start on middle school readiness with our 
camp on Saturday, August 27! Your child will learn the importance of using a daily agenda, ways to organize binders and folders, how to set up their locker, and more! 
Take Advantage Of Mock ACT & SAT Testing

Educational Connections is committed to producing remarkable experiences for our students. We offer full-length, free practice tests to serve as a diagnostic before starting to study for the ACT and SAT exams. All exams are open to the public, and a full score report will be available free of charge after the exam is graded. Register here for upcoming exams and visit our website to see a full list of exam dates.

ACT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA
Tutor Tip of the Month: Katie Lauer

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 in Early Childhood Education and has a Master of Science degree in Special Education from George Mason University. She is a kindergarten teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools and will begin her 6th year of teaching this fall. 

Katie says, "My favorite part about being a tutor is seeing that moment when a student who has been struggling with something for awhile finally gets it! I see this a lot in my Wilson reading students when they are looking at a passage that they thought was going to be hard and then they breeze through it without any prompting or support. The look that comes over their face puts the biggest smile on my face!"

Her tip for tutoring over the summer? "Make tutoring fun and get students moving. Instead of just practicing math facts, have them play a memory math game or do a fun activity that is focused on math, but that is all about them! Have them write important numbers (age, number of people in their family, activities, etc.) using number sentences."

Think Katie could help your child become successful in school? Visit our website or email Alyssa Schardong at alyssa@ectutoring.com today to schedule a tutoring consultation.
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