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.

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.

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.

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

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 on her own initiative. More optimistic already! Thank you!"

-Susan Almut, Parent in Virginia

“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!"

- Jenn Beck, Falls Church Elementary PTA President

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

- Susan Fuller, Parent in Virginia

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 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 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 over 120 tutors who have provided virtual tutoring services to students in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.

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 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.