Presentations

Programs for teachers, parents and students

"Gina Johnson is living proof that learning and study skills matter! Direct, humorous, and knowledgeable, Johnson is generous with ideas and techniques for teachers, parents and students."

Gina Johnson, founder and director of Study Smart, Inc., communicates effectively with anyone! As the parent of two high school students herself, she is "in the trenches" with parents. As a teacher and the author of extensive study skills curriculum and director of the Study Smart learning centers, Johnson knows what she's talking about when it comes to helping students succeed!

Parents like to hear what she has to say because she understands the parent-student relationship and what it takes at home to help students be successful. Teachers like to hear what she has to say because she understands the classroom and the school environment. When students hear about her own struggles in school, they pay attention because they know she's been in their shoes!

Johnson struggled in school until her third year of college, when she learned specific techniques to quickly comprehend her reading materials, and to store information in her long-term memory. Johnson quickly excelled to the top of her class, finishing with straight A's and a degree in secondary education and communication.

Over the past ten years, Johnson has given a variety of presentations ranging from the Fort Bend Community Conference, the Cy-Fair VIPS Conference, numerous community television events, including the Debra Duncan Show, Community Educational Television, and feature news items, as well as staff development presentations for both public and private schools and numerous elementary, middle and high school presentations for both parents and students. Responses are overwhelmingly positive: "Absolutely wonderful and informative." "The best one today! Extremely effective presentation and very useful information."

Programs for teachers and staff include:
SmartStart: Organizational and Study Skills Workshops
Supporting Student Success: Helping students learn, think, grow and develop into life-long learners
Focus Smart: Addressing the Needs of the Attention-challenged Student.
Organizational and Study Skills Systems for Schools
Study Skills CPR
The "Want To" Factor: Motivating Students to Succeed
Teaching for Maximum Learning: Melding Learning and Teaching Styles

Programs for parents include:
Raising Responsible Kids: An Education in Responsibility
Learning Styles and Homework: What Study Time should Look Like.
The Next Step: Adjusting to Middle School
The Next Step: Adjusting to High School
Road Construction for the Brain
Hassle-Free Homework
Focus Smart: Helping Students with Attention Difficulties Succeed
15 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Programs for students include:
The Next Step: Getting Ready for Middle School
The Next Step: Getting Ready for High School
Road Construction for the Brain
Tips for Tests: Successful Test Preparation and Execution
Learning Styles and Homework: What Study Time Should Look Like
Focus Smart: Practical Program Addressing the Needs of the Attention-challenged Student
SmartStart: Comprehensive, Short-term Organizational and Study Skills Workshops for Students.

Johnson happily customizes presentations to meet the needs of parents, students and teachers. If you would like a speaker for your next event, such as PTA/PTO meeting, new student orientation, church function, club meeting, scouting event or staff development, please call Study Smart to check for availability.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, call 281-265-3828 or e-mail info@aboutstudysmart.com.