John Jones


John Jones has been ACT and SAT tutoring at PrepMatters since 2001. He prepares students for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, SSAT/ISEE/HSPT, PSAT, and ACT.  Mr. Jones began tutoring in high school, serving as Vice-President of Tutoring for a high school service organization. His tutoring experience continued through college and has also included work with the AmeriCorps National Service Program and the Boys and Girls Club of Maryland. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a BA in Economics, he worked in financial services and earned his Series 6 and Series 7 licenses.


One of my ACT and SAT tutoring goals is to help students overcome any negative expectations in relation to standardized tests. By becoming familiar with the test makers’ intent and with our own testing tendencies, we can maximize our performance. Thoughtful practice and review can help to mitigate and even eliminate any real or perceived obstacles. I like to remind students that there is always more they can do and more we can do as a team, to improve their performance on a test.


I have used Prep Matters/John Jones for both of my children. Both of my children scores have increased by almost 200 points. John has a way of connecting with and bring out the best academically of my children with two different personalities
– Private School Parent
Our tutor continued to analyze our daughter to figure out where/how she could make the most progress. Her scores continued to improve the entire time they worked together.
– Private School Parent