Test Prep

One-on-one Tutoring: Faster and More Focused

Superior Test Prep in Northern Virginia and DC

edited test prep 1 - smallEducational Connections is the premier provider of in-home and individualized test prep in the Washington DC Metro area. Our highly credentialed tutors customize each lesson using research-based strategies for building and strengthening test-taking skills. The caliber of our tutors and the proven approach they use help students prepare not just faster but better.

Instead of a generic, one-size-fits-all program, Educational Connections’ tutors quickly assess strengths and weaknesses. Since no time is wasted on what students already know, each session targets areas where improvements will have the greatest impact on test scores. In addition, our experienced tutors know how to use test prep strategies that play to the strengths of each student’s learning style.

Attention Juniors: Have you decided which test to take – ACT or SAT?

ACT or SAT scores are a critical component of most college applications. Knowing which test to take and when to start preparing can be confusing. At Educational Connections, we’ve found the easiest way to determine which test to take is by taking a full-length diagnostic of each test and comparing the scores. This approach allows us to determine which test is ideal for each student. Please contact our test prep tutoring specialist to learn more about which test is right for your child.

Our Approach to Test Prep

Diagnostic Test – The student completes a full-length diagnostic test.
Tutor Selection – Our test prep tutoring specialist hand-selects a tutor who will best suit the student’s academic needs and personality.
Assessment – Educational Connections and your tutor determine the student’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas for greatest improvement using an analysis of the diagnostic test results.
Program Creation – A custom-designed program with goals is created to enable the tutor to target the areas in greatest need of improvement.
Session Structure – Instruction and homework target three key areas: content review, test taking strategies, and simulated test practice.
Streamlined Feedback – Parents receive progress reports after each tutoring session, and have access to our online portal, which provides practice test scores and feedback, homework assignments, and scheduling information.

Our Test Prep Guarantee

We take score increases seriously and believe that with our customized sessions and teaching strategies, any student can improve. We stand by our word. In fact, if a student completes a full program, including all homework and practice tests, we guarantee a score increase. And if not, three sessions (four and a half hours) of free tutoring are on us.

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Let us take the guesswork out of test prep. Contact us to learn how we can help your student. 


Some important differences between the ACT and SAT:

Contact us to determine which test is right for your student.