Matthew Bullington

TTD Homeschool Guidance Counselor

Nashville, TNAtlanta, GARogers, ARWaco, TXMobile, ALDenver, COColumbus, OH

Matthew Bullington is an educational consultant and college prep specialist who has been helping students prepare for college since 2008. Matthew has spoken nation-wide on topics related to college preparation, been a featured speaker at educational conventions, written as a high-school columnist for homeschool magazines, published a book on financing college, and produced 5 DVDs on college preparation. Matthew runs UniversityReady, and provides weekly online coaching on career and college prep.

A homeschool graduate himself, Matthew works with students to create clear plans of where they want to go and provides education on the necessary tools to get them there. He is the guidance counselor for multiple homeschool tutorials, and teaches in-person and online ACT and SAT prep classes for public, private and homeschool audiences. Through UniversityReady’s live weekly guidance classes he provides a way for families everywhere to get regular, targeted advice to help students prepare for a career utilizing college, trade school or entrepreneurship.

Matthew currently resides in Tennessee with his lovely bride, Meagan, and their two daughters. His passion is for making complex ideas and processes simple and attainable. Check out for more information on our upcoming college planning workshops and online classes.

 Matthew Bullington

Workshops from Matthew Bullington ( may vary by event location )

Simplifying College Prep

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to college preparation. Do we dual enroll? Take the AP, CLEP, DSST, ECE? Is the PSAT necessary? How do I decide between the ACT/SAT? Should I take a gap year? If my child has no idea what he/she wants to do, should we even be looking at college? There are a lot of different ways to prepare for a career path. We know you have heard lots from your friends, and it can become overwhelming very easily. In this workshop we are going to guide you through a series of questions that allow you to evaluate where you are at as a family, and simplify down what tests, tools and approaches make sense for your exact situation.

One Size Does NOT Fit All: College and Career Check-up

Your situation is different, so your approach should be as well. As we get close to the end of the school year lots of families have questions about what they should have their child do to prepare for college. We'll move beyond a simple checklist to actually give you the tools and questions to complete an end-of-the-year checkup. Many people have it backwards. I'm frequently asked by students and parents, "what do I/does my child need to do to prepare for college?" I turn that question on it's head and instead ask, what do you need to do to prepare for your career? A career, not college, is the goal, and dictates what direction you should follow now (not some automated checklist). If college is a logical part of that route then we can talk about what to do. Don't know what career you're interested? Well, we'll start there! We'll do an overview of the "Big 5" elements of preparing for a career, college and life after graduation. What career are you considering? What route will get

How the Homeschool Guidance Counselor Program Can Take the Guesswork Out of Homeschooling High School

This hour will include times for questions and answers with our homeschool guidance counselor as well as a time to learn how you can take advantage of this incredible free program for your high school student. Make your plans to join us there!

Technology Tools, Tips and Tricks for Your Group

Leading a homeschool group requires a tremendous amount of time and energy, and the right technology programs can dramatically reduce your workload. In this workshop we will give you a toolbox of resources to use for website creation, online registration, group communication, digital marketing and more, using hand-picked, low-cost or free applications that have worked successfully for other homeschool groups!