Educational Connections, Inc.

Educational Connections, Inc.


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Following along during virtual learning is one thing, but how can you help your child connect with the teacher if they have a question or don't understand a concept? Ann Dolin offers some ways to ask for help within the virtual learning environment:

Taken from:

1. Be sure to speak up when the teacher asks, “Are there any questions?”

2. Use the “raise hand” feature within the online learning platform during class

3. Put questions in the chat, using the “send privately” option if that feels more comfortable

4. Email the teacher directly after class while the question is fresh in your mind

5. Ask questions on the teacher assignment page

6. Schedule time virtually with teacher one to one during the teacher planning time

7. Ask for a recording of the class or/or a copy of the teacher’s notes.

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Are you suddenly having to homeschool your child due to school closures? Educational Connections, Inc. is sharing a short e-book on easy ways to continue educating at home! Check it out here:
A tutor from Educational Connections began working with my 6th grade child in September, primarily with executive function skills. Those skills are covered in each session, but now also include strengthening his academic knowledge. My child is positively responsive to the tutor's instruction. Working with Educational Connections has been a good experience.
“It’s not that they’re not motivated — everyone wants to succeed — but as parents, we have to figure out where the procrastination is coming from in order to help them get past it.” - Ann Dolin

Parenting a procrastinator? Learn about the three The Washington Post spoke with Ann Dolin - the author of “Getting Past Procrastination”, founder of Educational Connections, Inc., former teacher, and mom - about the three main categories of procrastinator, and how to decode and address it.

#spotlightsunday #procrastination #executivefunction #timetimer #makeeverymomentcount
We are doing a special webinar with Ann Dolin and Avy Stock of The Ross Center right now! We'll discuss the three most common sources of school anxiety-and how you can help your child overcome each of them once and for all! Can't attend live? By registering you will receive an email of the recording after the webinar.

Just click to join us Friday at 12:15pm. And use Meeting ID # 254 425 617. We ask that you keep your audio muted and your video turned off. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions via the Chat feature during the webinar!

If you are unable to join us online, but you would like to listen in, you can dial in:

+1 646-558-8656 US (New York)
+1 669-900-6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 254 425 617
Reading this kind of web pages you can learn a lot about new strategies and tools to be implemented in the classroom with our pupils. In our hands, we have the power to encourage them to get better in all different skills when acquiring a language. Involving the uses of graphic organizers lead them to understand better different context, learn and improve vocabulary, be more creative and why not to start writing their own works, stories, proposals, and experiences. This is what we have to start working on hard right now. Reading is the key to have an open mind and have a better understanding of our globalized and multicultural world. I invite you to change and print a big label which can be used every day Teachers we have to love and feel a big passion for what we do and teach as our favourite subject We are very responsible for this new generation. Get connection with all themes related to education nowadays in this 21st century with these digital and excellent people around us who are growing up with new expectations and ideas to change the world and take the best from it.

At Educational Connections, we're committed to your child's success by matching them with the best possible tutor to help them achieve goals and overcome challenges.

Schedule a free consultation here: Want to help your child study more efficiently, stay organized, and get motivated? We'll deliver helpful tips straight to your inbox! Subscribe to our free newsletter:

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Homework Solutions for Your Middle or High School Student 03/11/2022

Homework Solutions for Your Middle or High School Student

Thank you, CHADD - Children & Adults with ADHD, for inviting Educational Connections Founder and President Ann Dolin to speak Wednesday night at your Ask the Expert series!

If your middle school or high school student needs help to stay motivated, organized, and on top of assignments, Ann shared some excellent strategies you can try at home:


Homework Solutions for Your Middle or High School Student You want your child to stay motivated, organized, and on top of assignments. Your child likely wants to stay on track, too. So why do they keep missing deadl...


Getting into college is becoming more competitive, and planning starts earlier than ever before.

🧑‍🎓 Your teen needs a strategic plan to make their future applications stand out— and it can all start this school year!

📚 Developing a solid college prep plan can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help guide your family at our free virtual workshop on March 14th.

Please register in advance so we may send you the Zoom link: If you can't make it, no worries! Still register and we will email you the replay video.


There's still time to join us at this afternoon's free parent workshop at 1 PM ET!


🙋 Is your child afraid or embarrassed to ask for help at school?

At today's workshop, you will learn strategies to help your child build the self-advocacy skills they need for academic success.

You must register in advance to attend (or to have the replay video emailed to you):

Why Won't My Child Ask For Help In Class? - Educational Connections 02/22/2022

Why Won't My Child Ask For Help In Class? - Educational Connections

🙋 Many kids are afraid or embarrassed to ask for help at school.

🙋‍♀️ Others don't know how to ask adults for what they need.

🙋‍♂️ This can lead to high stress during homework, low test scores, and lowered self-esteem.

Here are some simple, yet powerful strategies to help your child self-advocate and turn into a more confident learner:

Why Won't My Child Ask For Help In Class? - Educational Connections Asking for help is not easy for many bright, young students, especially in front of peers. But with the right strategies, almost all kids can learn to communicate their needs to overcome their challenges and stop feeling like they’re the only ones struggling.

Grades Detective: How to Investigate Your Child’s Report Card 02/03/2022

Grades Detective: How to Investigate Your Child’s Report Card

When it comes to a student’s grades, book smarts are only part of the equation.

Read more:

There are many reasons why a child could be having difficulty in school, and the list has gotten even longer during the last two years.

In this blog, we’ll help you turn into a grades detective 🕵️ to investigate some of the reasons that could be impacting your child’s academic performance. Then, some learn ways to help!

Grades Detective: How to Investigate Your Child’s Report Card There are many reasons why a child might have difficulty in school. In this blog, learn to be a grades detective to uncover the issues.


There's still time to register for this afternoon's virtual parent event:

If you're not free today at 1 PM ET, no worries. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you there and answering your questions about the changing college admissions landscape!

- Educational Connections 01/13/2022

- Educational Connections

Today is the day to help your child jumpstart his or her goals! 🎯

At our free webinar at TODAY at 1 PM ET, Educational Connections Founder and President Ann Dolin, M.Ed. and Academic Coach Brianna Brown, M.Ed. will share tactical tips and strategies to help your child (even your reluctant ones) become more ambitious this year through goal setting.

If you can't make it, still register and we'll send you the recording (& some free resources!) 😊
#goals #freewebinar #highschool #middleschool #elementaryschool #parentingtips #newyeargoals

- Educational Connections Webinar Series for Parents It’s a weird time to be a parent, isn’t it? These past two years of virtual and hybrid learning have presented a lot of challenges for you and your child. Now that kids are back in class, many are experiencing a whole new set of challenges. We hear you-and we’re here...


We are so pleased to hear both of your tutors are a great match, Cynthia! Thank you for letting us offer academic support and encouragement to your children during the pandemic.

#TestimonialTuesday #parenting #tutoring #executivefunction#highschool #middleschool #elementaryschool #testprep #academiccoach #executivefunctionskills

College Prep Checklists For High Schoolers - Educational Connections 01/06/2022

College Prep Checklists For High Schoolers - Educational Connections

Helping your child prepare for college, including knowing what they should be doing each year of high school, is often confusing. But it doesn’t have to be!

Our college admission and test prep experts are breaking down each year of high school... so you don't have to!

Our free, easy-to-use college prep checklists include important steps and recommendations to help your college-bound child stay organized and on track.

We made free checklists for:
✔️ Freshmen
✔️ Sophomores
✔️ Juniors
✔️ Seniors

Which one do you need?

College Prep Checklists For High Schoolers - Educational Connections Download your free college prep checklists to help your child easily stay on track every year of high school.


Thanks for trusting in us with your boys, Komal!

Click here to learn how we find the perfect tutor match for each of our students:

#TestimonialThursday #getatutor #testprep #executivefunction #parenting #tutoring #highschool #middleschool #elementaryschool #academiccoach #executivefunctionskills


Is your child setting any goals for the New Year? I hope so because it can make a huge difference in personal and academic outcomes!

Educational Connections Founder Ann Dolin is hosting a free goal-setting webinar this month with one of our expert tutors. They'll share strategies and tips to help your child become more ambitious this year.

Register here:

We can't wait to see you there!


Happy New Year from Educational Connections! Wishing all the best to you and your family as we head into 2022.


Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Khristi!

That's what we love to do here— keep kids motivated and on track while reducing family stress surrounding academics!

#TestimonialThursday #executivefunction #parenting #tutoring #highschool #academiccoach #executivefunctionskills


Thank you, Laura, for trusting in us to help your teenagers prepare for college!

#testimonialtuesday #wecanhelp #testprep #collegeprep

To Test or Not to Test: How COVID Changed the SAT and ACT - Educational Connections 12/20/2021

To Test or Not to Test: How COVID Changed the SAT and ACT - Educational Connections

More and more schools are extending test-optional policies, including Harvard University where SAT and ACT scores will not be required through 2026.

As this trend continues at campuses across the country, what should your college-bound child do?

To Test or Not to Test: How COVID Changed the SAT and ACT - Educational Connections Since Covid has changed the college application process, should your high schooler take the SAT and ACT? Read on to learn more.

The Covid Learning Gaps Our Tutors See Daily - Educational Connections 12/17/2021

The Covid Learning Gaps Our Tutors See Daily - Educational Connections

Many students are now catching up after a prolonged period of virtual classes. Others are falling further behind.

Read about the learning gaps four of our tutors say they’re seeing each day and what parents can do to help:

The Covid Learning Gaps Our Tutors See Daily - Educational Connections Some students are catching up from Covid learning gaps. Others are falling further behind. Here's what four tutors are seeing.


The countdown to winter break is on. And before we know it, the rush and excitement of the holidays will be over and students will be heading back to class for a very busy season.

January is among the most important academic months of the year. Here's why:

📓 Work gets more challenging
📚 Tests, papers, and projects start piling up
🏫 Second-quarter report cards are released

And all of this comes right after a two-week break from school!

Our Director here at Educational Connections, calls it "a perfect storm" that leaves stressed-out parents looking for help every January.

You may be wondering... how can I help my child weather this oncoming storm? 🌬

Click here for 3 easy tips:


If your child recently took the #PSAT, the College Board is sending their score report this week.

You may be wondering...

✓ How do I interpret these scores?
✓ When should my child take the real SAT or ACT?
✓ What should I do next to help?
✓ Or maybe ... 😲 will my child ever get into #college with a score like this?!

It can all seem overwhelming, but we're here to help!

During our FREE consultation, our test prep manager will help you better understand your child's PSAT score report and develop a plan of action. Click here to schedule your chat:

Score! Understanding PSAT Scores and Post-Covid College Admissions 12/03/2021

Score! Understanding PSAT Scores and Post-Covid College Admissions

If you missed yesterday's webinar about understanding your child's #PSAT scores, here is the replay:

#collegeprep #highschool #SATprep #ACTprep #parentingteenagers

Score! Understanding PSAT Scores and Post-Covid College Admissions Schedule a virtual SAT or ACT mock test: college application process, starting with the PSAT, is ofte...


Did your child recently take the #PSAT? Join Educational Connections Founder and President Ann Dolin TODAY at 11 AM ET to learn how to interpret their score report and what to do next!

Register here for the webinar link: If you can't make it, still register and we'll send you the recording 😊

#SATPrep #ACTprep #nationalmerit #highschool #freewebinar

How Educational Connections Got Started 12/01/2021

How Educational Connections Got Started

At Educational Connections, we believe nothing beats one-to-one instruction.

It's the reason why Founder & President Ann Dolin started the company in 1998 (at her dining room table 🪑).

A lot's changed since then. But our mission to help children succeed while reducing family stress surrounding academics remains stronger than ever!

Learn more:

How Educational Connections Got Started At Educational Connections, we're committed to your peace of mind with customized, one-to-one virtual tutoring that fits your family's schedule.Since 1998, w...


𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐧 𝐃𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧! 🎉

𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝!

The CEO of Enterprising Women says:

“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 2020 𝘢𝘯𝘥 [2021] 𝘌𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘠𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜.𝘚. 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘑𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘯, 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢, 𝘛𝘶𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘺, 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘺𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘈𝘌. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘊𝘌𝘖𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵-𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘴.”

We already know what a wonderful leader Ann is and now everyone else gets a chance to hear it. 🤩

Congratulations, Ann!

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Educational Connections provides in home subject and test prep tutoring to the Washington DC metropolitan area. Our proprietary Educational Coaching Process provides students the support they need when struggling with organization, time management, study skills and motivation.

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