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Ned Johnson

President and head tutor-geek. Author. Speaker. Over 35,000 hours of tutoring, motivating and managing anxiety to help kids succeed.

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Educational Planning Guide: A Roadmap for High School Students and Parents

From freshman to senior year, we’ve got you covered. The PrepMatters Educational Planning Guide for High School Students and Parents is now available and ready with important insights for planning, setting, and realizing academic goals.

The Self-Driven Child

Learn more about out our founder and President Ned Johnson's latest book, The Self-Driven Child. It offers a combination of brain science; the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy; case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens he has helped over the years; and concrete advice that you can act on tonight to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success.

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Why You Should Unplug This Thanksgiving
November 22, 2017

Please don’t post pics of your turkey dinner. Don’t Instagram your far-flung family with photos of your goings-on while ignoring…

5 Healthy Sleep Tips for Students and Parents
November 7, 2017

A recent blog of mine focused on the Nobel Prize award in Physiology or Medicine 2017 to Hall, Rosbash, and Young “for their discoveries…

The Most Important SSAT Vocabulary Word
October 31, 2017

SSAT at Home, Part Two: Verbal As many parents remember, and as many teenagers are regrettably learning, a strong vocabulary…