Free Workshops for Parents

Date & TimeEventLocationEvent TypeRegistration
May 24, 2022 7:00 PM ESTStopping the 'Summer Slide' without Sacrificing Summer FunVirtualPublicRegister
June 1, 2022 7:00 PM EST7 Top Trends from a Former UVA Admissions EvaluatorVirtualPublicRegister
June 15, 2022 7:00 PM ESTThe Secrets to Making College Applications Stand Out (from a Former UVA Admissions Evaluator)
July 12, 2022 7:00 PM ESTHow to College: Building Critical "Adulting" Skills in High SchoolVirtualPublicRegister

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Free Workshop Series

Stopping the 'Summer Slide' without Sacrificing Summer Fun

Students want a break. Students need a break. But students are also wrapping up their third school year full of pandemic-related learning disruptions.

You don’t want your child to enter the next grade unprepared, but you also don’t want to relive the stress of at-home learning. So what’s a concerned parent to do this summer?

Join two of our top tutors Tyson Beggs, M.Ed., and Barb Cortes, M.Ed., along with Educational Connections Founder Ann Dolin, M.Ed. to learn how to:

✔ Plan interactive summer activities so fun that your child won’t even realize they’re learning
✔ Ensure your child is up to speed after years of inconsistencies and setbacks
✔ Access online and offline learning resources that make summer learning fun and easy
✔ Incorporate math, reading, and writing into your child’s summer routine to minimize pushback
✔ Encourage engagement when your child seems burned out or distracted

Your child can enjoy a fun summer and enter next year prepared. Join us to learn how!

Please register so we may send you the Zoom link. If you can't make it, no worries! Please still register and we will email you the replay video to watch at your convenience.

7 Top Trends from a Former UVA Admissions Evaluator

College admissions offices across the country are overflowing with applications as more students cast a wider net in their pursuit of the perfect school. As the process gets more competitive, finding ways to stand out is a must. But how can your child do that when there are so many qualified applicants?

We’re pleased to invite you to join Educational Connections’ College Consultant Kristin Landis and our founder Ann Dolin for an inside look at the top college admission trends for 2022! Kristin spent years reading thousands of student applications inside the UVA admissions office.

In this free workshop for students and parents, Kristin and Ann will share:

✔️ The three most important elements of any application and how they’ve changed during the pandemic (the answer might surprise you!)
✔️ How colleges view students with a brand or theme versus those who don’t create a narrative throughout high school
✔️ The role of the SAT/ACT and how the strategy behind submitting a score has changed (even if the school is test-optional)
✔️ Why what students do outside of class is more imperative now than before Covid
✔️ How the importance of supplemental essays has changed and how to approach them
✔️ The role of early decision and demonstrated interest as a way in
✔️ Why being deferred is now more common than ever and steps to take to if you’re in the “maybe” pile

There is a lot to consider when applying to college. Knowing what’s actually going on inside an admissions office will help your child plan ahead and have an easier chance of finding their way to the “yes” pile!