J.Boyd Tutoring
J.Boyd Tutoring

J.Boyd Tutoring

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Introduction: Hello, I'm John! I have tutored Math, English, test-prep and chess in several cities, most recently in the Bay Area for the past 5 years. I have tutored ages ranging from pre-school through first year college in the subjects of Math, English and Test-Prep. I have worked with remedial, autistic, ADHD, ADD, advanced and exceptional students. We have met at schools, libraries, home, and currently mostly online. Group size has ranged from 1-6 in tutoring, and 1-12 teaching. I meet you where you are and challenge you to reach your full potential. I use various textbooks and methods (CP/M, AoPS, Flexbooks, IXL, YouTube, Khan Academy), online resources, apps and games to make math and test-prep interesting and fun as well as relating it to practical life. I ask you to focus, work hard, and be honest; and I promise the same in return. My goal is to help youlearn the basics and then move confidently into more advanced skills. I also enjoy making long-lasting friendships! Most of my tutoring has been with 3-8th grade students, and my teaching with 5-8th grade students, but I work well with high-school and college as well. I have consistently helped bring success in classes, achieve higher scores in tests like the SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, SAT, PSAT and others. Many students go from 50-60 percentile to 70-90 and even 97-99 scores. I am easy to work with, calming, friendly, patient, friendly, honest, and focused-but-fun! I would love to teach/tutor/mentor you or your child and help him or her achieve more of their full potential!

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Serves Nashville, TN

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8 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

9 reviews


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Sandra C.

John has been tutoring my kids (11 and 7) for the past couple of years. He is engaging and makes math fun. He has a natural connection with children and is so passionate about math and does an amazing job of instilling the love of learning it in the kids! He has a great way of exposing them to all types of different methodologies to solve problems, I’m often pleasantly surprised to learn a thing or two myself! I would highly recommend John as a math tutor. My kids often ask me if they can do lessons with John everyday, which in my view is the biggest endorsement of all!
Feb 3, 2021
Vito l.

My step son has been tutoring with John for over a year now initially because he needed help to catch up in Math. Later on, we realized John also tutors in English and thus also added English tutoring to the weekly schedule. John's different view points from how traditional classroom teaches Math definitely help push my step-son over the bump. English is our family's second language so this was more of a marathon than a race for improvements. I was looking at a few of my step son's English essay a couple of weeks ago and was very surprised at the progress since last year, leaps and bounds. Most of this is credited to John's time and patience. I strongly recommend John for tutoring especially since John can hold tutoring sessions via zoom now making it a lot more convenient than needing to drive all around.
Mar 15, 2021
Elaine S.

We've had our middle school child work with John for over a year and have been very happy with the results. Our child has been getting a jumpstart on many subjects including Algebra, reading comprehension, and test prep. John has the ability to teach in a manner that keeps students engaged in learning. We highly recommend John!
Feb 5, 2021
Ray O.

John is a patient and charismatic teacher. Both my boys love working with him. He even manages to keep my very distractible 7 yr old engaged! Highly recommended!!
Feb 5, 2021
Wayne l.

My children have been working with John for over 5 years. I have recommended him to many of my friends and relatives. When they ask me what it is that I like most about John, the first thing that I mention is that he is highly intelligent in many different aspects. John is not jut knowledgeable in his craft to teach the subject matter to your children in a traditional fashion, but he has so much knowledge that he can teach them to think outside of the box and improve their approach in solving problems more efficiently and effectively. It truly amazes me that such a person exists and has the time to education children.
Feb 3, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $60/hr for one student for one hour. Each additional student is $30.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We do an initial assessment to see where we should start, and we make sure we cover all the basic skills and then move into more advanced skills.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an Associates Degree in Science, a Masters Degree in Linguistics, and excelled in Math through the Calculus level.

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