Homework Made Simple wins Benjamin Franklin Award

Fairfax Va. – Ann Dolin M.Ed., owner of Educational Connections, Inc. located in Fairfax, VA has won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for her book Homework Made Simple; Tips Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework. The Benjamin Franklin awards are sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, and celebrate excellence in editorial and design for titles published in the year 2010. Judges for the Benjamin Franklin Awards come from all areas of the industry: major newspaper and trade media reviews, bookstore and library buyers and reviewers, non-competing publishers, artists and writers who serve the industry.

Homework Made Simple, published by Advantage Books in 2010, focuses on the core problems that commonly lead to homework stress. As one judge of the Benjamin Franklin Awards wrote about Homework Made Simple: “I have already recommended this book to several parents and will continue to do so. Ann Dolin clearly knows her subject matter. She helps parents identify their children’s learning styles and personalities, and she presents clear strategies for helping each child. Her advice is practical, informed, concrete, specific, sensible, and useful.”

In the book Dolin identifies six key problems: Disorganization, Rushing, Procrastination, Avoidance, Inattention, and Frustration and provides tips and strategies to deal with the each type. The reader will find over 100 proven solutions to tackle difficult situations and the challenging homework problems that accompany them.

“This book is the culmination of over 20 years of experience as an educator, tutor and parent,” said Dolin. “I am truly honored to receive the Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. I hope that my book reaches as many parents as possible so that they can provide their children the support and encouragement all kids need to be successful.”

Awards were presented on Monday, May 23, 2011 in New York City, at which time winners were recognized for setting the standards and the pace for the publishing industry. To request a review copy of Homework Made Simple, or for more information, call 703.934.8282.

Dolin started her company Educational Connections, Inc. in 1998 with the goal of providing individualized one-to-one instruction based on each student’s learning style. Her company employs over 160 tutors and serves the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Homework Made Simple: Tips Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework
Ann Dolin
ISBN13: 978-0-9714609-8-0
Copyright 2010

If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with Ann Dolin please call at (703) 934-8282.

The Benjamin Franklin Awards 2011


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