Meet Ann Dolin

Educator, Public Speaker, and Author


When you book Ann Dolin for a private presentation or webinar, you can rest assured your group will enjoy an engaging talk full of practical tips from a leading educational expert.

Empathy and Understanding - Ann Dolin is a mom of two, former public school teacher, and the Founder & President of Educational Connections, a company that specializes in one-on-one tutoring, test prep, executive function coaching, and college consulting. She knows firsthand how stressful parenting a K-12 student can be and brings both empathy and experience that makes parents feel understood and supported. Parents describe her presentations as fascinating, helpful, informative, and practical.

Ann Dolin’s Bio

For nearly three decades, Ann Dolin has dedicated her career to helping parents and students overcome academic stress, succeed academically, and enjoy the K-12 and college journey together.

Ann began as public school teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in Child Psychology with a Teacher Certification for grades 1-8 and received a Masters in Special Education from Boston College in 1992. Ann has spent her entire career in education, teaching and tutoring students from kindergarten to college.

In 1998, she founded Educational Connections, tutoring one student at her dining room table. Today, her company has grown to employ more 120 tutors, executive function coaches, and college consultants who virtually support students across America.

Over the years, Ann has observed, developed, and shared practical strategies for helping parents and students succeed. Her award-winning books and engaging presentations have helped countless families navigate the K-12 journey with confidence. 

As a virtual learning and educational expert, Ann appears in a variety of media outlets, including The Washington Post, Parenting Magazine, Washington DC’s Channel 8, WTOP Radio, NBC-4, and more.

With a strong conviction that school doesn’t have to place unnecessary stress on parents or children, Ann is committed to equipping parents and students to succeed academically and enjoy the K-12 and college journey together.

“Our PTA was looking for resources to help our parents head back to school feeling prepared. Ann Dolin’s presentation was a breath of fresh air!"

“WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you! Simple strategies, and yet I learned a lot!”