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October 30, 2024
7 - 9 PM PDT
Brunelle Theater
Ned Johnson

Ned Johnson is president and “tutor-geek” of PrepMatters, an educational company providing academic tutoring and standardized test preparation.  A battle-tested veteran of test prep, stress regulation and student performance, Ned has spent nearly 50,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests, learn to manage their anxiety, and develop their own motivation to succeed.  With Dr. William Stixrud, Ned is co-author of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. He is the host of the The Self-Driven Child podcast. 


Ned’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, US News, Seventeen, and many others.  A 1993 graduate of Williams College, Ned has a BA in Economics and Political Science.  Originally from Connecticut (he can drive in snow), Ned now resides with his wife and children in Washington, DC.

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