When Does Your Child Need a Tutor?

Getting tutoring services for a child is becoming more and more common. The competitive nature of college applications and increasing pressure to get high grades pushes parents into finding additional help. Tutoring is sought for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons are to improve report card performance and to prepare for standardized, or … Read more

Flummoxed by Failure — Or Focused?

I’ve always been fascinated by what motivates students.  As a teacher, my most challenging students weren’t those who had a hard time learning the concepts; they were the kids that gave up too easily.  And often times, when students give up they lose focus and motivation.  Many of these students think they’re simply not smart … Read more

Consider the ACT as an Alternative to the SAT

The SAT exam has always been the college admissions test of choice along the East Coast. However this trend is changing as the ACT gains popularity. The ACT, for years dominant in the central states, is now also gaining popularity on the East Coast. Students are now presented with a choice of college admissions tests. … Read more

EC Success Stories: Charlie Rosas

From El Salvador to Stanford   Here at Educational Connections, we’ve been blessed to be a part of the lives of some truly incredible students over the past 14 years. We’ve taught children with disabilities how to read, helped young adults get into colleges they had never dreamed of, and inspired countless students to realize … Read more