Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Educational Connections offer?

We offer a full range of personalized educational support for your child including:

  • Subject Based Tutoring
  • Educational Coaching Process™
  • Home School Support
  • Standardized Test Prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT)
  • Independent School Consulting
  • College Application Assistance

How do you find the right tutor for my child?

As part of our initial contact with you, we assess the educational needs and goals for your child and other personal factors. This information facilitates our ability to find the best tutor for your child. Our highly qualified and caring professionals on staff ensure that your child receives quality tutorial support. We guarantee the best tutor match for your child. If it’s not, we promise to make it right.

What does tutoring cost?

Our pricing page includes our tutoring rates and test prep packages.

Do your tutors keep in touch with teachers?

Yes. Tutors must receive your approval and written consent prior to any teacher contact. We find that it is useful for tutors, parents, and teachers to collaborate by sharing information and working toward common goals.

What if it is not a good “fit” with the tutor?

While we take great care to ensure this does not happen, we will respond quickly to any concern you or your child may have. We will speak to the tutor regarding your feedback, and, if necessary, secure another tutor as soon as possible.

How are your tutoring services different from what other companies offer?

All of our tutoring is one-to-one. We work in tandem with you and our tutors to create an educational plan that can be broad or specialized to give your child the specialized support that he or she needs to excel. We match our tutors and students based on skill set, personality, and availability. Our tutors attend additional professional development trainings held at our office.

Who are your tutors?

The majority of our tutors are teachers within the local school systems, carefully screened to ensure that they satisfy the high standards we require to fulfill our vision of quality and individualized attention. We also have tutors who are qualified as subject area specialists or have other background in special learning needs. After a personal interview, we contact references and conduct a background check. Our tutors have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 75% have a Master’s degree.

Do your tutors have experience working with learning disabilities and/or ADHD?

A great percentage of our tutors are very qualified for and experienced in working with various learning needs including AD/HD. Additionally, they are given training in proven support tools and techniques for students with learning differences. By applying their special training and expertise to the tutoring sessions, our tutors enable your child to fully reach his/her potential.

How often should I have tutoring?

For efficacy and consistency, most students meet with their tutors once to twice a week. However, the frequency is up to you. Sessions are 60 minutes for elementary and middle school students and 90 minutes for high school students. Our goal is to make sure your student can still participate in extra-curricular activities and be successful in school. It is our policy that each student commit to four sessions of tutoring per month.

How soon can we get started?

Immediately! Request a Tutor Now online, call us at (703) 934-8282 or email [email protected].

What locations do you serve?

EC Tutoring is available for in-home and at school tutoring throughout the Northern Virginia and DC Area.

Invest In Your Child's Future. Don't wait, Start Today!

Education is priceless. Invest in your child's future now with a tutoring company that offers a customized, in-home tutoring experience that will change the way your child views learning. Educational Connections requires all our tutors to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.



I cannot say enough amazing words about Miss Cindy and what a perfect match EC made when you placed her and Nico together. He has thrived over the last 18+months with the consistent, focused engagement that Miss Cindy has provided. She is patient, kind, motivating and I have seen firsthand the talent and professionalism she brings to her tutoring. Essentially she has been a tremendous part of Nico's continued success in learning and a special person to our entire family. While we know Nico will struggle to learn, he has worked so hard and we as parents and his teachers at school see his great progress....and that is only through him working so hard and others believing in him. His teachers and supporters including Miss Cindy have made the difference and for this, we are profoundly grateful and hopeful. Nico is a beautiful and bright boy who is full of life and love and we will continue to support him in every way possible.


Natalie, Jun 18, 2018​​


I wanted you to know how pleased we have been with your services! Our daughter has improved her grade so much in Algebra. Karen has been really good for her and our daughter has been able to understand the materials.


Sally, Jun 8, 2018


I am compelled to tell you how incredible Ashley is as a tutor. Let's start with the fact that she arrived every day on time and got right down to business and she stayed until the hour ended, every time. Ashley is someone who has a gift. She knows exactly how to take concepts and pull them off the page to help students learn. For example, she once came into the kitchen and asked for a glass of water to dramatize volume to our child. She would often tell our child, "I showed you how to do it, now I want you to teach it back to me." She never came unprepared, she always had worksheets, problems for our child to work on in case there was not much math homework or a quiz to study for. Her goal was always to make sure that our child truly understood the concepts that they were working on. It has made a world of difference to our child to have Ashley's support and knowledge.


Beth, May 31, 2018​​ 



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