Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Educational Connections offer?

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

  • Virtual Learning Support While Schools Are Closed
  • 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. While schools are closed to combat the spread of COVID-19, we are conducting all sessions virtually using Zoom. When schools reopen, we will continue to offer executive function coaching as a virtual service, and all other sessions will resume as private, in-home tutoring sessions.

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

Whether you’re dealing with a challenging academic load, fighting your child over optional and ungraded assignments, or trying to keep your child on-track without any assigned work from a teacher, virtual schooling during quarantine is hard. 

To help, we’ve created a unique online tutoring program. We’ll put structure to unstructured time with our online support programs using video conferencing, document sharing, and white board solutions to make learning fun. Our credentialed instructors are experts in their field (75% have master’s degrees), but more importantly, they have a knack for motivating kids to stay focused and engaged. 

Our flexible program ranges from daily support to as-needed sessions. Click here to learn more about this online tutoring service.

Are you still offering test prep tutoring during this crisis?

Yes, we are continuing to offer private, individualized test prep tutoring to prepare your child for the SAT/ACT. These sessions will be conducted virtually until it is safe to resume in-home sessions. Whether or not canceled test dates affects their testing plans, we highly recommend all sophomores and juniors use this time to move forward with test prep so they can achieve their best possible score later.

We also encourage you to register your child for a virtual mock exam. Registered students will take the mock SAT or ACT at home, under timed conditions, and with a proctor present (via Zoom). They’ll gain familiarity with the types of questions and pacing, so they can be ready for test day later this summer or fall. We also offer mock SAT/ACT exams with extended time conditions for students who receive those accommodations.

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 skill set, 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 75% 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 test prep packages.

How often should I have tutoring?

For efficacy and consistency, most students meet with their tutors once to twice a week for 60 (K-8th) or 90 (9th and above) minute sessions; however the frequency is up to you. Some older students request longer sessions. It is our policy that each student commit to four hours of tutoring per month.

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 info@www.ectutoring.com.php72-34.phx1-1.websitetestlink.com.