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We are so thrilled! Maddie’s ACT score went from a 29 to 34! Before, UVA was a big stretch, but now it’s a real possibility. We couldn’t be happier. Michael was an amazing tutor and really connected with Maddie and motivated her. We also love her new AP Stats tutor. You’ve really helped both my girls throughout high school. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
Hi Jon,I believe Jennifer let you know but I wanted to follow up to let you know Jennifer scored a 34 on her most recent test! We are thrilled. What an improvement in her score and in her confidence. She has really become much more confident in her academic abilities in the past few months.Thank you so much for the large part you played in improving her score and improving her confidence. She really enjoyed working with you.Diane
We've been clients of EC for the past 5+ years for multiple children for various reasons. We've always been pleased with the tutors they have chosen for us and our goals and expectations have been consistently met!
Thank you Ann for providing such a helpful resource for our family. You have an amazing team. Jan and Jill are knowledgeable, kind and effective. Your office staff is also very professional and courteous. We are pleased with how our son has learned and grown with his tutors. Your newsletters are helpful and provide us with good strategies we can implement at home.
My daughter has always struggled with math and was found to have dyscalculia a year ago. She attends an academically rigorous school and her self confidence had been plummeting. Once she started working with Judy however, things quickly changed. Judy is warm and kind, but firm, and stays on task for the whole session. I overhear her praise and encourage my daughter appropriately, yet also persisting with difficult concepts. Judy communicated regularly with my daughter's math teacher at school, resulting in my daughter always being prepared for homework, tests, quizzes and exams. Her grade shot up and now vacillates between A and B. Judy is a gem – we are very lucky to have been introduced to her.
Both our boys had SAT tutoring through Educational Connections. Our oldest son began tutoring in January 2014. Our son was a very good student and test taker, but we wanted private tutoring to get his SAT to the next level. His goal was to take the test once, which he did in June, and scored 2250. (When he considered trying to cram the final tutoring sessions together to take the test earlier, the tutor was able to convince him that there was no rush and he should wait for the June test. This was the perfect advice.) Our younger son started tutoring in late 2016. He wants to play soccer in college and at the schools he is interested in, he was told he needed between a 1350-1400. His goal was to take the test as many times as needed to get that score. Thinking he could short cut the system, after only a few tutoring sessions, he took the test in December and got a 1240 or 1250. He then really buckled down with his tutor and she did a great job motivating him, resulting in a 200 point improvement when he took the test in March. We were so thrilled that the same tutor was still with Educational Connections 3 years after first tutoring our older son. Our two boys had different goals and have different study styles, but their tutor was able to get the best from both of them. Thank you so much to her and to EC!
The tutor has been able to explain physics to my daughter when her teacher has not. It is great that he comes to the home...that is fantastic for busy schedules!
We highly recommend Educational Connections. My daughter received tutoring from mid/late September until she took the ACT in December. The staff of Educational Connections made a smart decision in pairing my daughter with her tutor. Her tutor is highly intelligent, organized, patient, warm, and kind. She knew exactly how to connect with my daughter and somehow made all of the sessions at our dining room table interesting. She proctored the practice tests my daughter took on 2 Saturday mornings and then went over the results at the weekly Sunday tutoring session at my house. She gave my daughter practical tips on how to manage her time when taking the ACT and deal with tricky ACT questions, among other bits of wisdom. My daughter looked up to her tutor who also practices law full time and has boundless amounts of energy. My daughter ended up raising her scores from a 24 on a practice ACT to a composite of 29 on the December ACT to a composite of 30 on the February ACT. Thanks to our tutor for all of her wise counsel!
We have used EC tutoring services several times since our daughter was in the 5th grade (she is now a junior in high school). At the end of the 4th grade she was diagnosed with dysgraphia and we had tutors from EC tutoring work with her to catch up to her grade level academically and help her learn skills to mitigate the challenges of her dysgraphia. We are now using EC tutoring for college test prep. We really liked the opportunity to do mock testing to determine which test (ACT vs. SAT) would be most appropriate for our daughter. We have signed up for one of the college test prep tutoring packages and are very happy with her tutor for this.
We are impressed by how well our daughter's tutor knows the material and the standardized exam system. The tutor has a great working relationship with our daughter, and accommodates her demanding homework schedule.
We appreciate EC's follow up reports, summarizing the sessions. Very happy with EC's one on one, in home tutoring. You make the whole process so much easier and manageable.
We have been very happy with the coach who is working with our son. She is able to get him to open up and works to talk him through the mountains of work he has in a way that he will not do with us.
Kristin works well with my son. I'm satisfied with what Kristin has done with him so far. There are still a lot of work to be done with Joseph on the quality of his work and be organized independently.
Jon was amazing. He was patient, kind and knowledgeable. He helped reduce my daughters stress surrounding the test and gave her the confidence to succeed.
Our tutor evaluated our daughter's strengths and weaknesses in her testing and spent time with her on the weaknesses including time management. Her ACT score rose 2 points.
The tutors recommended for our daughter are always so easy to work with and deliver strong results. We feel so fortunate to be able to work with EC and look forward to doing so again in the future! I would highly recommend EC to any parent wanting to provide additional support.
The tutors are first rate and worked well with my children.
"Our tutor is excellent, she is very knowledgeable and the overall process with Educational Connections was very smooth and efficient." - Jennifer