At Educational Connections, we’re more than just a tutoring company.

We believe that every student, even the most accomplished ones, can use a little help with optimizing their study habits. For that reason, we incorporate skills like staying organized, planning ahead to reduce procrastination, and study techniques into most everything we do. We offer four services: Subject Tutoring, Executive Function Coaching, Test Prep, and College Consulting.

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We meet students where they are. At Educational Connections, we have an outstanding tutoring program proven to fill in your child's learning gaps, keep them on track, improve executive function skills, and make parenthood a lot less stressful.

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Solid test scores can make a big difference in whether students are admitted to the college or private school of their choice, even when tests are optional. Our tutors will help your child earn a higher score on high-stakes standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and SSAT.

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Our Executive Function Coaching is a unique, research-based program to help your child master the skills they need to succeed in school and life. In this program, your child will learn how to get organized, manage their time well, study effectively, and stay motivated.

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Our College Consultants will create a custom roadmap to college for your teen. Your student will learn how to position their unique interests, goals, and accomplishments to stand out in the competitive college admissions process.

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What Families Say...

Amy P
Amy P
I am blown away with my son’s tutor, Andy! Max just got back his SAT score this morning and he went up 100 points from his practice exam. Andy is amazing. He is patient, super smart, and Max loves working with him.
My son is enjoying his sessions with Coach Jan and learning some new techniques for studying. We are excited for what’s to come.
Amber has been amazing! She is incredibly patient with my very hyper son. My son’s reading has already improved and we’ve only done 4 sessions. I highly highly highly recommend.
James Dolan
James Dolan
Our son worked with Educational Connections in preparation for the ACT. We are very pleased with the entire experience. Our tutor, Pete, connected well with our 17-year old. The sessions occurred via Zoom, which was perfect for us logistically and allowed us to rely on a talented tutor on the other side of the country. Pete was able to schedule with our son weekly at a time that worked perfectly for our son’s schedule. We received weekly updates about the progress in each session and the tailored goals for the next session. In the end, our son’s composite ACT score was 5 points higher than his PreACT test, with increases in the individual sections ranging from 2 to 9 points. We believe the coaching, the practice, and the overall test-taking skills gained from Educational Connections were instrumental to this improvement.
William Kunz
William Kunz
Carolyn Blocher
Carolyn Blocher
Educational Connections has been an amazing resource. It is wonderful as a parent to not create conflict at homework time. Any time we need a tutor in any subject or executive functioning, I reach out and the amazing staff finds the perfect tutor for my child's learning style. I have recommended others and they are all say Educational Connections is a life saver and I completely agree!
Amy Casey
Amy Casey
The team listens, they get it, and they are invested in building a relationship with my child. As a result, he's excited about learning and the results are evident.
Bobbi Cox
Bobbi Cox
Very helpful and my daughter seems to be doing better with the help they have given her.

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Blog and Resources

Planning Ahead to Pay for College

How to Prepare for the Exorbitant Cost of College

By Guest Author | October 20, 2022

We no longer live in an age where students can subsidize their education with a part-time job, a small loan or scholarship, and a little bit of help from their parents.

So what can you do now to cover your child’s college costs later? In this guest blog by The College Funding Coach, we have tips for parents in the early-stage and late-stage of planning.

Better notes

Taking Better Notes: 5 Effective Strategies for Students

By Ann Dolin | October 17, 2022

Different note-taking strategies aren’t always taught in the classroom and sometimes students need help understanding why it’s so important and the best ways to go about it. In this blog, we’ll explain five different note-taking strategies to set your student up for success.

how to bring up concerns with your child's teacher

Have an Academic Concern? Here’s How to Effectively Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher

By Melissa Beckman | October 17, 2022

It’s conference season! The time of year when many parents get a peek (in-person or virtually) inside their child’s classroom, and get a glimpse at their social and academic progress.

Whether you’re heading to a conference or reaching out to a teacher with concerns, we’re sharing how to effectively communicate with your child’s teacher, exactly what to say, and how to better understand what’s really going on at school.

Time Blind Student and How to Help

How to Help a “Time Blind” Student

By Ann Dolin | October 11, 2022

Students who are “time blind” struggle to manage their time effectively because they aren’t aware of how much time is actually ticking by. This makes it challenging for a time blind student to complete their daily schoolwork and other responsibilities, as well as plan ahead for their future.

So how can parents help a time blind student become more productive?

what are the signs that your child needs a tutor

4 Signs Your Child Needs a Tutor

By Melissa Beckman | October 3, 2022

There are obvious indicators, like grades or a child who regularly complains that they “can’t stand school.” But there are also more subtle signs that a student is struggling academically and needs help.

In this blog, we’ll explore some signs that show your student needs individualized academic attention to catch up and build confidence.

Instilling Time Management

5 Ways to Instill Student Time Management Skills

By Ann Dolin | September 26, 2022

When students are in control of their time and schedule, it leads to increased confidence, efficiency, and overall success.

In this article, we’ll share five time management tips to help students achieve their goals and get more done in less time, including some of our executive function coaches favorite strategies.