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.
Want practical homework, organization, and study tips?
We meet students where they are. At Educational Connections, we have an outstanding virtual tutoring program proven to fill in the gaps, keep students on track, improve executive function skills, and make parent lives a lot less stressful.
Test Prep Tutoring
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. 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.
Executive Function Coaching
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.
Our College Consultants specialize in getting to know each student's unique interests and goals. In this program, your rising 9th - rising 12th grader will learn to create a theme around their high school experience to ensure their college applications stand out.
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Ann was recently featured in a “Parent to Parent” article by Betsy Flagler of The Buffalo News. We’ve posted the article below – let us know your thoughts! — Some kids expect kudos every time they turn around. But general praise for their brains, beauty or brawn can backfire. Instead, get specific about your child’s … Read more
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