Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Educational Connections offer?

We offer a full range of personalized educational support for your child including:

  • Distance Learning Support (Includes Private Tutoring, Small Group Tutoring, and Provider Coaching)
  • Subject Based Tutoring
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • Home School Support
  • Standardized Test Prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT)
  • Independent School Consulting
  • College Application Assistance

Do you conduct your tutoring sessions online or in students’ homes?

We are committed to always providing the best possible experience for your family. For the safety of our tutors, students, and their families, we are currently conducting all one-on-one sessions virtually using Zoom. For a group of students or an individual who wants six hours of tutoring or more per week, we offer limited in-person tutoring. We’ve found that our virtual tutoring students achieve the same results—or, in some cases, even better!—as our in-person students, so rest assured you’re getting a top-of-the-line experience either way.

Virtual schooling during quarantine is causing a great deal of stress in our home. How can you help?

Whether you’re doing virtual schooling part-time or full-time, keeping your child on track can be very challenging. 

To help, we’ve created several tutoring programs to support at-home learners Click here to learn more about these services.

How are your tutoring services different from what other companies offer?

All of our tutoring is one-to-one. We work in tandem with you and our tutors to create an educational plan that can be broad or specialized to give your child the specialized support that he or she needs to excel. We match our tutors and students based on skillset, personality, and availability. Our tutors attend additional professional development trainings held at our office.

Who are your tutors?

The majority of our tutors are teachers within the local school systems, carefully screened to ensure that they satisfy the high standards we require to fulfill our vision of quality and individualized attention. We also have tutors who are qualified as subject area specialists or have other background in special learning needs. After a personal interview, we contact references and conduct a background check. Our tutors have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 87% have a Master’s degree.

How do you find the right tutor for my child?

As part of our initial contact with you, we assess the educational needs and goals for your child and other personal factors. This information facilitates our ability to find the best tutor for your child. Our highly qualified and caring professionals on staff ensure that your child receives quality tutorial support. We guarantee the best tutor match for your child. If it’s not, we promise to make it right.

Do your tutors have experience working with learning disabilities and/or ADHD?

A great percentage of our tutors are very qualified for and experienced in working with various learning needs including AD/HD. Additionally, they are given training in proven support tools and techniques for students with learning differences. By applying their special training and expertise to the tutoring sessions, our tutors enable your child to fully reach his/her potential.

What does tutoring cost?

Our pricing page includes our tutoring rates and information about our test prep packages.

How often should I have tutoring?

It is our policy that each student commits to at least four hours of tutoring per month. Most students meet with their tutor virtually for 2-3 sessions per week of 45 minutes each, but we offer flexible options to meet your child’s needs and your family’s schedule. When you schedule an initial consult to discuss getting a tutor, we’ll help you identify the best plan for your child.

Do your tutors keep in touch with teachers?

Yes. Tutors must receive your approval and written consent prior to any teacher contact. We find that it is useful for tutors, parents, and teachers to collaborate by sharing information and working toward common goals.

What if it is not a good “fit” with the tutor?

While we take great care to ensure this does not happen, we will respond quickly to any concern you or your child may have. We will speak to the tutor regarding your feedback, and, if necessary, secure another tutor as soon as possible.

How soon can we get started?

Immediately! Request a Tutor Now online, call us at (703) 934-8282 or email [email protected]