“Ann is a dynamic and engaging speaker.”
“Ann’s presentation was fantastic! It really spoke to everything going on in my son’s and my life right now.”
Mary Patton McLean, Virginia
“Our parents love Ann’s Parent Education talks …informative, reassuring, and offers lots of very applicable, practical strategies…”
Nora Webb Nysmith School
“Ann’s greatest trait is the compassion that she brings to her work.”
Kelly McLaughlan Fairfax, Virginia
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“What a phenomenal presentation! When we see parents in the hallway that were present for your talk, they still rave about how wonderful and useful it was.”
Marlene Guroff Colvin Run Counselor

Hi. I’m Ann.

Every day I get phone calls from worried parents looking for help for their kids.

Because as much as they tell us that they “don’t care,” our kids’ confidence, self-esteem, and happiness is directly tied to how they feel about their performance in school.

And that’s something that affects the whole family.

You shouldn’t have to play the role of Homework Police.

You shouldn’t have to walk the tightrope between uninvolved and overbearing.

You shouldn’t have to feel the frustration and stress of after-school battles hang over your relationship with your child.

Honestly? The large majority kids have the underlying potential to do very well in school.

But after 25 years in education (first as a teacher, then as a tutor, and now as head of a team of 185 tutors) I can tell you that when kids struggle, if it’s not caught in time, it rarely gets better.

It gets worse.

Thankfully, success in school is something that, in most cases, is actually right around the corner.

You don’t have to nag, discipline, or get an education degree to do it… You just have to know how.

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I give PRACTICAL presentations to parents, teachers, and schools to help their students find success

No Ivory-Tower “academic-speak” or death by powerpoint.

I’ve spoken with thousands of parents throughout the DC metro area…

And every talk I give is designed so that parents walk away better informed, better prepared, and armed with actionable next steps they can go home and apply that night.

“Ann shared a variety of practical tips and strategies that parents could immediately implement at home… We had over 500 parents come to see Ann present. She did not disappoint those who filled the auditorium to hear her practical and helpful suggestions. A dynamic presenter who uses a wonderful blend of humor, personal experience, and professional expertise to connect with her audience.”
Kathleen Donovan Arlington County Parent Resource Center
“I wanted to thank you again for the fabulous speaking event that you did for us last week. I am still getting emails from staff indicating how helpful it was. We had about 75 people in total that participated; which is a record for our Forum… Thanks again for an enjoyable presentation.”
Kate Martinez Rockville, Maryland
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Learn More in Less Time
3 Strategies for Peak Performance
(Even If Studying is a Struggle)
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In this presentation, parents will learn:

  • Practical, research-based strategies to improve memory and test scores
  • Quick tips you can implement this evening to make studying more engaging, even for the most reluctant kids
  • Apps and other tools you can use to improve study habits and reduce distractions
Getting Past Procrastination
How to Help Kids Get Organized, Focused and Motivated… Without Being the Bad Guy
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In this presentation, parents will learn:

  • The hidden emotional causes of procrastination (and what to do about them)
  • How to put good behavior (and academic success) on autopilot using the power of habit
  • Word-for-word scripts to spark motivation, address problems, and communicate with your child without being the “bad guy”
Elementary Excellence
Simple Steps to Help Your Child Become an Independent Learner
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In this presentation, parents will learn:

  • Basic elementary routines that make homework time peaceful and productive
  • 3 strategies to get kids to take ownership of their own organization, even at a young age
  • How to use positive communication to build good habits for independence in the future
Middle School Mastery
How to Smooth The Transition and Set Your Child Up for Success
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In this presentation, parents will learn:

  • 7 simple ways to ease the transition into the new responsibilities of middle school
  • The one weekly “appointment” with your child that will help reveal and resolve issues with grades, homework, and teachers before they snowball
  • How to discover your child’s strengths, strengthen their weaknesses, and set the stage for success in high school and beyond
The Happy High-Schooler
Scientific Study Skills for Grades, Confidence, and The Ideal High School Experience
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In this presentation, parents will learn:

  • The 3 “high school level” time management techniques that make all the difference
  • The Learning Toolkit: How to help your child develop effective study skills, even if they’ve coasted on natural ability
  • How to develop the “right” level of involvement as a parent, so that they develop the independence they’ll need for college, and life after school
Countdown to College Admissions
What It Takes to Get In and How to Help Your Child Plan and Prepare
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In this presentation, parents will learn:

  • How to determine where your child should apply
  • What colleges look for in 2018, and what your child will need in order to get accepted
  • An SAT/ACT roadmap for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders to help them maximize their score
  • How to use high school to prepare your child for the rigors of college
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