Worried about online or hybrid learning?

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If you’re like most parents, the role of ‘homeschool police’ is not one you want. We’re here to take the stress out of school with flexible programs that range from managing every aspect of your child’s homeschooling to expert virtual tutoring on an as-needed basis.

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Are you unsure how to help your high schooler with college prep?

 

We want to help you navigate this confusing time of SAT and ACT prep, college applications, and everything in between.

Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed is giving a free presentation to fellow parents like you, so you can learn everything you need to know about how to prepare your child for their future. Register here to attend! We'll send you a recording even if you can't make it. 

Virtual Tutoring

There’s no doubt that this school year brings many uncertainties and a whole lot of anxiety to parents and kids. We’re here to help take the burden off your plate and improve your child’s skills, grades and study habits. Using top-notch online video conferencing with interactive white boards and polling for both one-to-one and small group tutoring, our tutors (87% of whom have a master’s degree) make learning so engaging it feels as if they’re in the same room as your child.

In-Home Tutoring

For elementary students, we offer in-home tutoring in certain areas throughout the Washington, D.C. area. We recognize that some of our youngest learners benefit from in-person learning and for that reason, we are here to serve your family.

 

 

Test Preparation

​​Our expert test prep tutors individualize private, online sessions to help students prepare for high-stakes standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and SSAT.

What our customers are saying...

Marla Merrill
Marla Merrill
22:41 08 Jan 21
We used Educational Connections for ACT prep for my 11th grader. Jon, her tutor, was knowledgeable, kind, and... motivating. Even though my daughter wasn’t thrilled with the idea of prepping early in her junior year, she grew to enjoy her sessions with Jon very quickly. After 12 weeks of weekly tutoring, my daughter was able to raise her score 9 points from her pre-prep test! We couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank you EC Tutoring and Jon!read more
Rima Assiryani
Rima Assiryani
23:12 23 Nov 20
I am so happy with the quality of support my son is getting from Maya, she is helping him with strategies and improving... executive skills. She is always professional, punctual, kind and he responds so well to her advice and mentorship. She is a great asset to our family.read more
Maria Zimmitti
Maria Zimmitti
23:40 19 Nov 20
I have known Ann Dolin and Educational Connections Tutoring for over 10 years personally and professionally. One of my... kids received ACT prep with one of Ann's tutors, and the process was organized, thoughtful and thorough. Not only did the tutor prep for the test, but he provided helpful strategies that served him well in high school and college. I refer to Educational Connections regularly in my practice and know that kids and their parents will be in excellent hands. Ann truly cares for her families and tutors, and this shines through in their work.read more
Gwyn Hicks
Gwyn Hicks
02:38 16 Nov 20
Both of our kids had great success with EC Tutoring in helping prepare for their SAT. Both times, EC did a terrific job... of pairing my child with a tutor who matched their style and was able to connect. In each case, the tutor took an interest in their success and the progress was amazing. Highly recommend.read more
Sara W
Sara W
15:42 14 Nov 20
I've used Educational Connections for years as a referral source for many of my clients. They offer unique personalized... services, show proven research behind what they do and all their tutors have been great. You'll be in great hands here!read more
Allison Sibley
Allison Sibley
17:41 13 Nov 20
EC Tutoring helped my son (3rd grader) navigate the transition to virtual schooling during COVID. They were... specialized, attentive, and practical. He went from refusing all online learning to participating in his online classes with much greater confidence. Personally, as a mom I would highly recommend them. Professionally, I know their work from my position as a therapist. They always get rave reviews!read more
Debbie W.
Debbie W.
16:47 16 Oct 20
I’ve used EC Tutoring on several occasions over the years for both my son and daughter, most recently for ACT and SAT... prep. They have been great, providing us with tutors who were easy to work with and who helped both of my kids raise their test scores significantly. Currently a senior in high school, my daughter began a test prep tutoring package in late 2019, anticipating taking the ACT in early April 2020. She was all set to take it, and then COVID-19 hit, and her test was cancelled. She re-registered for later test dates – June, then August, then September – all ended up canceled. By the time the end of the summer rolled around, I signed her up for some additional test prep sessions with ECT to help make sure she was up to speed again after the long break. ECT matched her with Suin – a total go-getter of a tutor and really sharp. This time around the sessions were virtual, and while I might have been skeptical at first, the virtual sessions were even better than our previous in-person sessions simply because scheduling tutoring time was easier without having to factor in travel time. Shortly after my daughter began prepping for the ACT again, we discovered her August ACT had been cancelled, so she made the switch to prepping for the SAT instead just to broaden her test taking opportunities. Suin was able to quickly identify the strategies my daughter would need to adopt in order to do well on the SAT. My daughter just took her first real SAT in September and raised her SAT score 200 points compared to both a mock SAT she had taken in 2019 and also a mock test we gave her in August at the start of her SAT prep with Suin. We are beyond thrilled. Her test score is either above or at the top of the middle 50% range for all of the colleges she’s applying to, putting her two reach schools well within her grasp now.ECT and Suin are great, and I highly recommend them both.read more
James Gianiny
James Gianiny
16:32 07 Jul 20
EC was a game-changer for my son. They are hyper-attentive to the individual needs of the student and a great... organization to work with. My son went from failing high school math to a B average. Moreover, he actually looked forward to working with his tutor on a weekly basis, taking a lot of stress off of both of us.We are now using RC for ACT prep and to help across multiple subjects—even the ones where his grades are good.read more
Laura T
Laura T
20:27 03 Mar 20
We have used EC Tutoring for both my high school boys when it was time to prep for the ACT. Both boys had their... composite score go up 4 points. My younger son already had a strong score after taking the ACT for the first time but wanted to improve. EC thought 4 tutoring sessions would be enough and they were right. His score went from a 31 to a 35. I really appreciate that they did not try to oversell us on how many sessions to sign up for. I would highly recommend their services.read more
Eileen Harrity
Eileen Harrity
21:05 03 Feb 20
We started using educational connections for my son. He needed help with his English class. They matched him with the... perfect tutor for his personality and his educational needs.We just started using one of their tutors for SAT prep, unfortunately the first tutor that was paired with my daughter was a terrible match. But after I spoke to them about it, they did not hesitate in getting her a new tutor. The new tutor is a perfect match. Both experiences have been very positive.Would highly recommend.read more
Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith
07:01 10 Dec 19
The tutoring working with my daughter is knowledgeable and has really established a positive working relationship with... my child. We are really glad to have found Educational Connections tutoring test Prep.read more
Hilary Kamins
Hilary Kamins
19:56 24 Nov 19
We were so pleased with our SSAT tutor, Barbara! She was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful in teaching my... son strategies, reviewing math, vocabulary, etc. We highly recommend Educational Connections!read more
Conrad Harrell
Conrad Harrell
20:56 20 Nov 19
I've used these guys for over 10 years and now my 3rd child and am shocked at the consistency of this business --... especially how each tutor continues to be of the highest caliber. If you are looking for really high quality tutors - especially ones that can handle multiple high level subjects - this is the place to go!read more
Vicki Hurlebaus
Vicki Hurlebaus
00:59 26 Sep 19
We were very happy with both of the tutors we used from Educational Connections! Both of my students raised their test... scores significantly after using the high quality tutors that Educational Connections selected for my kids. Each of my kids had different tutoring needs, and EC was able to accommodate their unique requirements in tutoring. I would highly recommend Educational Connections.read more
William L
William L
19:40 01 Aug 19
The staff at EC Tutoring is exceptional. My son was matched with an amazing tutor who fit his personality and learning... style extremely well. Not to mention raised his ACT score dramatically! Loved working with everyone at EC and highly recommend them to anyone for subject tutoring and test prep!read more
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Blog and Resources

Is Your Child Ready for Next Year?

By Ann Dolin | April 13, 2021

Summer Learning Solutions It’s a difficult time to be a parent of a K-12 student. From virtual learning to online tests and even virtual college campus tours, you’ve been there through it all and it’s almost the time you have been waiting for: summer. However, it’s hard to ignore the feeling that your kids may … Read more

Asking Powerful Questions: How To Help Your Kids Become Independent And Productive

By Ann Dolin | April 6, 2021

While this month marks spring break for many of our students across the area, for us at Educational Connections, it marks our 23rd year in business. In 1998, I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined that we’d have such a positive impact on our students. From bright but disorganized kids to the child … Read more

“Does my child need to take the SAT/ACT?”

By Ann Dolin | March 11, 2021

FAQs for Test-Optional College Admission Walking your child through the college admissions process can be overwhelming. From SAT/ACT test prep and admissions essays to college tours and financial aid applications, the to-do list is long and complex. When your child’s school of choice turns out to be test-optional, you may wonder if you can strike … Read more

Back to School After COVID-19: 3 Tips for Hybrid Learning

By Ann Dolin | March 1, 2021

It’s been twelve months since COVID-19 shut down our schools and pushed us all to virtual learning. After a very, very long year, it looks like Fairfax County Public Schools are finally heading back to school this month! Students are excited to see their friends, interact with their teachers face-to-face, and reclaim some sense of … Read more

The Real Reason Your Child Procrastinates

By Ann Dolin | February 11, 2021

They procrastinate getting ready, then walk out the door without their soccer cleats. They procrastinate studying, and no one knows they need help until the bad grade comes back on a big test. They procrastinate on a project, and the whole family suffers through a stressful late night before the due date. As a parent, … Read more