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...

We are having a fantastic experience with our coach!
Beth Davis
Beth Davis
My daughter and I are very happy with her tutor. I get detailed session notes with wonderful suggestions that help with home planning.
Craig Merrills
Craig Merrills
My daughter has been using their services for two years now. They have been extremely helpful in getting her focused and learning how to organize her homework and schedule. She has been learning how to study effectively, and the coaches are amazing. She has now had two different coaches and they both are excellent and very caring. I would highly recommend.
Anne Parnell
Anne Parnell
Have been so happy with the thought and organization of tutoring services for our ADHD son. He actually enjoys learning about his special brain and ways he can help himself. His tutor is awesome and has made a quick connection with him. Very happy. And looking forward to good things with start of school.
Educational Connections offers high quality, flexible tutors who really help get the job done. My daughter was able to get substantial help on her Chemistry class with a tutor who made time to work with her twice a day. We wouldn't have been able to finish without him - thanks EC!
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Great educators believing in making the student capable of handling the high school pressure by understanding their own personal skills and capabilities. They work hard to enhance each student’s individual strengths building confidence. Love that!!
Uche Isirimah
Uche Isirimah
I wanted to help prevent the notorious summer slide for my son and daughter in Math and Reading and their tutors did a fantastic job keeping them engaged. Joe, Macie and Peg are the best and I was fortunate to have found this company who provided me with such amazing and talented educators!
Great coaching and tutoring! Helped my kid tremendously by getting them organized and providing so much support!