Test Prep

One-on-one Test Prep: Faster and More Focused

Superior Test Prep in Northern Virginia and DC

Educational Connections is the premier provider of in-home and individualized test prep in the Washington DC 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 they use help students prepare not just faster, but better.

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 each student’s learning style.

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 SAT/ACT and develop a plan that suits your student’s needs.

Interested in learning more about the tests and setting up a prep plan? Contact us today.

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. This approach allows us to determine which test is ideal for each student. 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.

Tutor Selection – Our test prepfa tutoring specialist hand-selects a tutor who will best suit the student’s academic needs and personality.

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 (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

TESTIMONIALS

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I cannot say enough amazing words about Miss Cindy and what a perfect match EC made when you placed her and Nico together. He has thrived over the last 18+months with the consistent, focused engagement that Miss Cindy has provided. She is patient, kind, motivating and I have seen firsthand the talent and professionalism she brings to her tutoring. Essentially she has been a tremendous part of Nico's continued success in learning and a special person to our entire family. While we know Nico will struggle to learn, he has worked so hard and we as parents and his teachers at school see his great progress....and that is only through him working so hard and others believing in him. His teachers and supporters including Miss Cindy have made the difference and for this, we are profoundly grateful and hopeful. Nico is a beautiful and bright boy who is full of life and love and we will continue to support him in every way possible.

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Natalie, Jun 18, 2018​​

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I wanted you to know how pleased we have been with your services! Our daughter has improved her grade so much in Algebra. Karen has been really good for her and our daughter has been able to understand the materials.

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Sally, Jun 8, 2018


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I am compelled to tell you how incredible Ashley is as a tutor. Let's start with the fact that she arrived every day on time and got right down to business and she stayed until the hour ended, every time. Ashley is someone who has a gift. She knows exactly how to take concepts and pull them off the page to help students learn. For example, she once came into the kitchen and asked for a glass of water to dramatize volume to our child. She would often tell our child, "I showed you how to do it, now I want you to teach it back to me." She never came unprepared, she always had worksheets, problems for our child to work on in case there was not much math homework or a quiz to study for. Her goal was always to make sure that our child truly understood the concepts that they were working on. It has made a world of difference to our child to have Ashley's support and knowledge.

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Beth, May 31, 2018​​ 

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