The Support You've Been Looking For

Parenting a K-12 student is a challenge, no matter your child's grade level, personality, or aptitude. Maybe your child is bright but disorganized, and you're tired of micromanaging their academic journey. Maybe your child struggles in a particular subject but balks at your efforts to help them along. ("That's not what the teacher said to do, Mom!"). Maybe you're worried about the standardized tests and college application process that will soon shape your child's future. Or maybe your child is already performing well yet wants to achieve at an even higher level. (Small improvements make a big difference in the competitive D.C. environment.) Whatever the case, your frustrations and worries are normal--but that doesn't mean you're stuck with them.

At Educational Connections, we're committed to your child's success by matching them with the best possible tutor to help them achieve their goals and overcome their challenges.

And we're committed to your peace of mind by sending that tutor to your home for customized, one-to-one tutoring that fits your family's schedule.

It's our way of saying: We see you. We listen to you. We understand. And we're here to help.

What to Expect

Because we celebrate that every child learns differently, you won’t find a one-size-fits-all tutoring solution here. But there are certain standards we uphold to ensure every child gets the support they need to succeed in school and beyond.

The families of over 10,000 D.C. students have chosen Educational Connections for their children because we guarantee:

  • Access to the most qualified tutors in the D.C. area (We hire less than 10% of the tutors who apply with us to ensure we bring you the best of the best. 87% of our tutors even hold a Master's Degree!).
  • Targeted subject support and executive function skills to improve study habits.
  • Customized one-to-one tutoring to help your child tap into their strengths and overcome their challenges.
  • Feedback reports that document your child's progress after every session.
  • Ongoing training keeps our tutors up-to-date on the best strategies and most relevant information for students.

"Our tutor was absolutely terrific! She always came prepared with great material for our daughter and did a wonderful job of keeping her engaged throughout every session. Our daughter would look forward to each visit and be visibly excited before and after each of her sessions"

The Educational Connections Difference

At Educational Connections, each student we serve receives more than just subject tutoring – they get a “coach” to help them achieve their unique goals.

Whether your student needs learning and study skills support around a single subject – or more comprehensive learning and/or wholistic executive function support –  we can customize a plan to help your student find success far beyond just a grade on their report card.

Choose the Package that’s Right for your Child

Our virtual coaching packages include subject tutoring and executive function skills and habits. Scroll down for test prep packages.

Our Virtual Coaching Packages

Basic Package

  • 14 Hours
  • Skills Inventory
  • Practical EF Strategies
  • K-6th Grade $1400
  • 7th – College $1540
  • Best for students with one subject need or limited EF support needs.

Skills Package

  • 20 Hours + 3 Free
  • Skills Inventory
  • Practical EF Strategies
  • K-6th Grade $1990
  • 7th – College $2200
  • Best for students needing more support over a longer period of time.

Master Package

  • 40 Hours + 9 Free
  • Skills Inventory
  • Practical EF Strategies
  • K-6th Grade $3990
  • 7th – College $4400
  • Best for students needing help with multiple subjects, siblings within the same family, or students in need of extensive EF support.

For students going over one of the above packages without purchasing another package, additional hours will be billed at the retail rate of $110/hour.

Test Prep Packages

Educational Connections has four packages available for ACT, SAT, HSPT, and SSAT test prep. Each package offers one-to-one tutoring using research-based strategies for building test-taking skills and subject matter expertise. Test Prep sessions are 90 minutes long. The caliber of our tutors and the proven approach they use creates a superior test prep experience for students, helps them prepare better faster. Additionally, we have an hourly option available for last-minute prep.

20 Sessions

$3630 | $121.00 /hr
  • 30 hours + practice tests + supplemental materials)
  • Designed for students who need comprehensive preparation
  • Includes initial ACT/SAT comparison consultation call with our Test Prep Manager
  • Private one-to-one virtual tutoring
  • Score increase guarantee

12 Sessions

$2,475 | $137.50 /hr
  • 18 hours + practice tests
  • Our most popular package -- right for most students
  • Includes initial ACT/SAT comparison consultation call with our Test Prep Manager
  • Private one-to-one virtual tutoring
  • Score increase guarantee

8 Sessions

$1,785 | $148.75 /hr
  • 12 hours + practice tests
  • Ideal for students who are close to their score goal or have limited time to prepare
  • Includes initial ACT/SAT comparison consultation call with our Test Prep Manager
  • Private one-to-one virtual tutoring
  • Score increase guarantee

Our Test Prep Guarantee

We take score increases seriously and we believe that with our customized sessions and teaching strategies, any student can improve. In fact, if a student completes a full program, including all homework and practice tests, we guarantee a score increase. And, if not, three tutoring sessions are on us!

Other Test Prep Options

Kick-Start or Refresher Sessions (six hours + practice tests): $1,050 | $175.00/hr

  • Last-minute prep for students who are in a time crunch
  • Private one-to-one virtual tutoring
  • No score increase guarantee

SSAT Prep Packages

In order to provide our students with the highest quality resources, we continuously review our materials and partner with organizations committed to doing the same. We’re proud to partner with Test Innovators, an authorized test preparation company, to deliver all of our SSAT students premium content to help them achieve their test goals. In addition to the package price, there is a $250 materials fee for SSAT prep packages. This includes six full-length practice tests and additional practice problems for the student and tutor to work through during the preparation program.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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The Secret to Our 95% Client Satisfaction Rating

Hiring the best tutors in the area is only the first step to ensuring your family gets the support you need.

We've also designed The Dolin Process, a one-of-a-kind approach to pairing each student with the best tutor for them. Each new student is matched with a qualified tutor based on four important criteria:

  • Skillset and Background -- The tutor must be skilled, trained, and experienced in tutoring the subject of strategies your child needs.
  • Personality -- The tutor's approach and style should match what you've told us about your child's favorite teachers to ensure a good personality fit.
  • Location -- The tutor must be able to serve your family in your home.
  • Schedule -- The tutor must be able to meet with your child at a time that fits and simplifies your family's schedule

"Henrietta got a combined score of 34. I couldn't be happier with the results. Her tutor really took the time to not only prep her with the actual ACT and its nuances, but provided positive test-taking strategies as well as an extra dose of confidence! We really appreciate all of our tutors' hard work! And your work in obtaining and training such wonderful tutors and people!"

3 Easy Steps to the Support You Deserve

Don't lose another day to stressing over whether your child has everything they need to keep up or get ahead. We're here to support your child and family, so you can parent with confidence (and without all the stress).

Step 1

Request a tutor​, and we'll call you to learn more about the challenges your child is facing.​​​

Step 2

​Meet your match, the tutor ​handpicked​ for your child's needs and personality based on The Dolin Process​​​.

Step 3

​Enjoy ​in-home, virtual, or one-to-one tutoring ​that empowers your child and restores your peace of mind. ​​​

​Your satisfaction is very important to us. We stand behind our matching process and guarantee that if you are not happy with your child’s tutor or coach, we will either replace your tutor or give you your money back.