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 founder of a tutoring company. 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.

Virtual Learning Leadership - Although Ann Dolin’s company has provided virtual tutoring services for several years, COVID-19 required its 120 tutors to shift completely to virtual platforms almost overnight. Using ebooks, blogs, videos, and email, Ann equipped tutors, students, and parents to navigate that shift with confidence and ease. Parents, in particular, appreciate her practical tips, simple strategies, and flexible suggestions.

Widely Trusted Expertise  - Ann Dolin is widely trusted as an educational and virtual learning expert who regularly appears on a wide variety of media outlets, including The Washington Post, Parenting Magazine, Washington DC’s Channel 8, WTOP Radio, NBC-4, and many more. Parents also love her award-winning books, including her latest, titled Getting Past Procrastination.

Book Ann Dolin today for a presentation full of empathy, expertise, and practical learning strategies. The parents you lead will thank you.

Real Feedback from Ann’s Webinars

Some webinars serve as thinly veiled sales pitches—but not Ann Dolin’s. Each presentation is packed with practical virtual learning strategies that keep parents engaged from beginning to end.

“My daughter joined the webinar, too. She picked up some good tips and applied them all at her own initiative. More optimistic already! Thank you!?

-Susan Almut (Parent)

“Our PTA was looking for resources to help our parents get back to school feeling prepared. Ann Dolin’s presentation was a breath of fresh air! I’m so grateful she was willing to help us find strategies to set up our own ‘classrooms’ at home!”

-Jenn Beck (Falls Church Elementary PTA President)

“WOW WOW WOW! Thank you! So simple, and yet I learned a lot!”

-Susan Fuller (Parent)

Ann Dolin’s Bio

Parenting a student isn’t easy. Add in a global pandemic and families’ stress levels are at an all-time high. For nearly three decades, Ann Dolin has dedicated her career to helping parents and students overcome that stress, succeed academically, and enjoy the K-12 and college journey together.

Ann began as a Fairfax County, VA public school teacher. She received an undergraduate degree in Child Psychology with Teacher Certification for grades 1-8 and received an M.Ed. in Special Education from Boston College in 1992. She’s spent over 25 years 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 over 120 tutors who have provided virtual and in-person tutoring services to 10,000+ students in the Washington, D.C. area.

Over the years, Ann has observed, developed, and shared practical strategies for helping parents and students succeed with both online and in-person schooling. 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 regularly 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 journey together.