College Prep

One-to-One Test Prep: Faster and More Focused

Superior Test Prep in Northern Virginia and D.C.

Walking your child through the college admissions process can be overwhelming. From SAT/ACT test prep and admissions essays to college tours and financial aid applications, the to-do list is long and complex. When your child’s school of choice turns out to be test-optional, you may wonder if you can strike the SAT/ACT from your list altogether. Read our full blog to learn the answers to some common questions about test-optional schools.

Educational Connections is the premier provider of one-to-one, individualized test prep in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Our highly credentialed tutors customize each lesson using research-based strategies for building and strengthening test-taking skills. The caliber of our tutors and the proven approach we use helps students prepare faster and more efficient.

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Instead of a generic, one-size-fits-all program, Educational Connections' tutors quickly assess strengths and weaknesses. Since no time is wasted on what students already know, each session targets areas where improvements will have the greatest impact on test scores. In addition, our experienced tutors know how to use test prep strategies that play to the strengths of the students' learning style. Don't just hear it from us, take it from the Washington FAMILY Magazine, who recently named Educational Connections Tutoring the best "ACT/SAT Test Prep" company in the greater Washington, D.C. area!

Test Prep Plan for Success

Many families have questions about when their child should take the test, which test they should take, and when to start preparing. We can help navigate the ACT/SAT and develop a plan that suits your student's needs.

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To get your child started with one of our ACT, SAT, SSAT, or HSPT specialists schedule a consultation now!

ACT or SAT scores are a critical component of most college applications. Knowing which test to take and when to start preparing can be confusing. At Educational Connections, we've found the easiest way to determine which test to take is by taking a full-length diagnostic of each test and comparing the scores. Please contact our test prep tutoring specialist to learn more about which test is right for your child.

Our Approach to Test Prep

Diagnostic Test - The student completes a full-length diagnostic test.

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Assessment - Educational Connections and your tutor determine the student's strengths, weaknesses, and areas for greatest improvement using an analysis of the diagnostic test results.

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Program Creation - A custom-designed program with goals is created to enable the tutor to target the areas in greatest need of improvement.

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Session Structure - Instruction and homework target three key areas: content review, test taking strategies, and simulated test practice.

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Streamlined Feedback - Parents receive progress reports after each tutoring session, and have access to our online portal, which provides practice test scores and feedback, homework assignments, and scheduling information.

Our Test Prep Guarantee

We take score increases seriously and believe that with our customized sessions and teaching strategies, any student can improve. We stand by our word. In fact, if a student completes a full program, including all homework and practice tests, we guarantee a score increase. And if not, three sessions (four and a half hours) of free tutoring are on us.

Package Options

Let us take the guesswork out of test prep. Contact us to see how we can help your child