Q: What are your rates?

One-on-one tutoring for optimal efficiency and improvement: either $65 or $70/hour depending on tutor’s level of experience. Daron’s rate as Lead Tutor is $75 along with any SAT prep tutoring.

Two-on-one tutoring: $50-$55/hour/person…find a friend on your same level and get great bang for your buck! (Students must have same math teacher and similar math ability otherwise it’s not worth it; 1-on-1 would be the better option).

Settle for only the BEST!  You get what you pay for. Remember: knowing math is completely different from teaching math and making it understandable, especially to those who struggle. I cannot tell you how many clients I have had who have come to me after dissatisfaction with another (cheaper) tutor who was just too “confusing”. Before you hire someone, do your due diligence and find out about the person’s degree, certifications, experience, and most importantly results. Unlock your math potential today!

Q: Where are you located?

We have switched over to an online-only platform since the pandemic. Students and staff are loving it. In many ways, it’s even better than in person because of the variety of methods we can use online to illustrate and explain concepts, record, and share notes and materials. It certainly saves time for both tutor and student. One drawback is that tutors can’t “see” what students are writing so I recommend the purchase of a document camera down below (if cost is a deterrent, just think of all the gas money you’d be saving). You can also buy a gooseneck mount to hold your cell phone down while using a separate device (computer or tablet) to view the tutor’s screen. If you’re hesitant about the online “fit” just give it a try!  No obligation to continue if you or your child doesn’t like it.  We use Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Hangouts, Discord, etc. We can service students from all over the world!

Q: What’s the minimum age requirement for tutoring?

I have found that the online platform is usually suitable for students grades 5* and up. I find that students younger than that do better with in-person which unfortunately, we do not provide.
*As of 5/2024, I do have an in-person reading tutor located in Castro Valley for K-3 only. All other appointments will be online.

Q: How does your program work?

There truly is nothing better than one on one! No matter if your child is struggling or simply wants to get ahead, we are able to meet your child exactly where they are at and strengthen their base from there. Simply tell me what your goals are and I will attempt to find an appropriate match for you or your child! I can also recommend supplemental resources/curriculum as necessary.

In addition to tutoring a full load, I manage a group of highly skilled and passionate tutors to help accommodate overflow clients (I am typically fully booked mid-August to end of May). Subjects available for tutoring include Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Spanish, etc. I coordinate all scheduling and collect all payments.

Q: Is there a long term commitment? 

In short, no. Clients agree to meet at their predetermined time/day per week on a monthly basis. Simply call/text/email to cancel at a minimum one week before the end of the month if you no longer desire to continue.

Q: What are your cancellation policies?

I have a strict 48  hour cancellation policy if needed to cancel for refund or reschedule as time is restricted capital on our business. The cancellation policy does not exempt sudden illness or emergency or any other reason. Thank you for your understanding in advance as my tutors and I have a limited number of hours to work per week. In addition we pay our own health insurance and have no paid time off, etc. This protects our income from the whims of life that we can’t control. By using my business, you are automatically agreeing to these policies.

Q: What if we need to cancel within 48 hours?

Your child can submit materials to your tutor by the time of the appointment and we can make a YouTube video answering your child’s specific questions. That way you don’t “lose” that spot and your child can still benefit by watching that video at a time that’s convenient.

Q: What form of payments do you accept?

I prefer to be paid in the following order: 
-Zelle using 510-688-1752 or BayAreaTutorsInc@yahoo.com
-Venmo via https://venmo.com/u/BayAreaTutorsInc
-PayPal via paypal.me/BayAreaTutors

Sorry, no credit cards are accepted at this time.

Q: Do you offer any assessments? 

No, I feel they are unnecessary. The beauty of 1-on-1 is that my staff and I can quickly diagnose holes in your child’s math foundation. I often can get a sense and devise a plan of action after just a phone call or email.

Q: Do you provide curriculum? 

No, we are not like a one-size fits all shop like a Kumon or Sylvan that only offers their own curriculum. After consultation with myself (Daron), I will be able to make a recommendation for a curriculum we can use for your child’s specific needs.

Q: What do you use for Scheduling and Invoicing?

Clients will  need to sign up and register for a free account with TeachWorks (link will be emailed to you after you agree to my Business Policies). All your appointments, invoices, notes, and more will be accessible there. As a policy, I will email you an invoice via TeachWorks about one week before your first appointment of the month. Monthly balances must be paid at the top of the month on the first regularly recurring day of appointment.

Q: Do you accept adult clients? What about clients with ADHD/Autism?

Of course! All the time

Q: Do you offer SAT/ACT prep? If so, what guides do you recommend?

Yes, but generally for MATH only as we specialize in math/science. Same for ACT.  From time to time I may have an English tutor available to help with the Verbal/English section (just inquire). I’ve used all 3 corporate guides from Kaplan, Princeton Review, College Board, but the best one I’ve found by far & the only one I recommend for my clients is called Panda Math. It’s completely straightforward and comprehensive. Please click on this link to purchase: https://amzn.to/3ShSt10.

The guide I recommend for For ACT Math: https://amzn.to/3HlyKHi
For SAT Reading: https://amzn.to/49dqrcL
For SAT Writing: https://amzn.to/3vDhI4Y

Q: If I’m online tutoring, how will the tutor see my work?

I recommend buying a document camera. It’s what I use so students can see what I’m writing when I’m lecturing or explaining a concept. I recommend this one. It’s the highest-rated one on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3S1p21B

Please note that the above webcam connects via USB and if you are using an Apple product, you need a USB to USB-C connector. You may purchase one here: https://amzn.to/48XPpwz

You can also cut cost by simply buying a phone clamp and log onto Zoom with your phone facing down as a separate participant but this requires a little more setup and is not as functional: https://amzn.to/3S1tgX9

Q: How do I book an appointment?

Please email me at daron_cam@yahoo.com with the following information to streamline booking. Please use this exact formatting to help me with my data base.Your info is secure and you will never receive unsolicited spam.  

  • First and last name
  • Email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Your child’s First and Last name
  • Your child’s personal, non-school email (school emails from outside senders are often blocked)
  • Child’s cell (for tutor contact but feel free to skip if not comfortable sharing)
  • Child’s school
  • School District
  • Grade
  • Name of Class requesting tutoring for
  • Goals for you/your child and other pertinent information such as past struggles, learning style, current grade, etc.
  • How did you hear of me
  • Preferred days and times (the more options you give me, the better; we are open 7 day a week
  • Your preferred method of payment: Zelle, Venmo, or PayPal Friends and Family