Test Prep

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

Superior Test Prep

For the last two decades, Educational Connections has earned a reputation as the premier provider of one-to-one, individualized test prep in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Now students nationwide can benefit from our highly effective coaching services through personalized online sessions.

Our highly credentialed and caring coaches 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 efficiently. Our team knows exactly how to play to the strengths of each student's learning style.

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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.

Best for Families 2022 medallion

Don't just take our word for it! Washington FAMILY Magazine named Educational Connections the best "ACT/SAT Test Prep" company in the greater Washington, D.C. area for 2022.

"We have used Educational Connections for all three of our teens for ACT/SAT prep. In all cases, they have thoughtfully selected a tutor that would match our children's personalities and areas for which they needed the most support. We previously did in-person tutoring but moved to virtual during covid and that is equally effective."  — Laura G.

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!

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 FAQs for Test-Optional College Admission to get answers to some common questions about test-optional schools.

ACT or SAT scores are still 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. You can schedule a virtual mock test here.

Our Approach to Test Prep

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


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.


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


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


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 of free tutoring are on us.

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

What Parents are Saying...

Kathryn Koehl
Kathryn Koehl
02:51 22 Feb 23
Our son worked with Educational Connections for both college counseling and SAT prep. Our college counselor, Lisa, was phenomenal to work with throughout the process from the initial college list, to essay writing and supplementals to the actual application submission. Lisa was knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, efficient, professional, dependable and did everything with a positive attitude and a smile. She helped our son identify his strengths and how to showcase those to colleges. She truly brought the best out of our son and made a grueling process so much easier for all of us!Our son also did SAT prep with Pete and he was very helpful in identifying areas for improvement and worked on those areas consistently over 12 weeks. Pete was easy to work with, great with answering questions and knew all the best test taking techniques. Our son improved his score by 100 points and couldn't be happier!Both Lisa and Pete were an integral part of our college process and we are so happy we decided to work with Educational Connections. We're happy to report that our son got into his dream school and is so excited for next Fall!
00:28 16 Mar 23
We have used Education Connections for math tutoring for my son. The tutor has been such a help! In addition, we are using them for one-on-one SAT tutoring and that is going really well. Educational Connections is easy to work with and they have quality instructors!
Julie Bozzell
Julie Bozzell
18:35 12 Mar 23
We've worked with Educational Connections for years and really can't thank them enough for their support for various subjects, executive skill development support, college coaching, and seminars for parents too. Calling them was one of the best decisions I've made as a parent.
Elizabeth Davis
Elizabeth Davis
17:42 08 Mar 23
My son's progress with Educational Connections has changed the trajectory of his life for the better! His tutor Jan has patiently found ways to teach him effectively and support his unique learning needs. My child went from being multiple grade levels behind to being on grade level in math. He is now above grade level in reading comprehension, and I marvel at how he can communicate thoughtful ideas using his writing strategies. The executive functioning instruction and support from Educational Connections allow my son to stay organized, initiate tasks, problem-solve and persevere.Words cannot express my gratitude for my child's growth with Educational Connections!
Elissa Beerbohm
Elissa Beerbohm
03:40 03 Mar 23
Julie Wendt
Julie Wendt
18:01 24 Feb 23
Everyone at EC has shown great care and competence in helping us get support for our son. We are using a skills support tutor, Emma, who is amazing and has changed the stress levels in our house tremendously as she teaches our son how to get organized, think ahead, and use tools to keep all his commitments in one place. We no longer have to spend the little bit of time we see our teenager talking about the tasks that he has or has not done! We liked them so much we decided to get their help for SAT prep as well and our tutor is highly skilled at the content that needs to be taught as well as the strategies that will help for this particular test. He has a calm approach and explains concepts in easily understood terms. Our son has already seen a big improvement with just a few weeks of working with John.
heather west
heather west
18:57 01 Feb 23
Sara Sergio
Sara Sergio
17:21 01 Feb 23
This organization is very professional, very quick to respond, and very helpful. I wish I found them at the beginning of my son's high school years, but they are helping us get through the end and probably into his college years.