The Bond Academy

Private Tutors


Serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties

Building character. Inspiring greatness. Achieving excellence. 

Looking to excel in a specific academic area and need a bit of one-on-one guidance from a reliable professional? Sometimes all it takes to really understand the material is a considerate instructor who knows how to teach at your pace.



Richard Nathanson M.S.

Ted Bond M.A.

A Professional Instructor at Your Service

I have worked with students throughout the South Bay Area since 2002. I specialize in helping students who are struggling to connect with the material. I use empathy, humor,  patience, and knowledge to painlessly guide students through the subject matter, saving them time and unnecessary stress. I offer unmatched, quality, personalized service. I tutor in Santa Cruz county and Santa Clara county and online. Contact me to see how I can be of service to you.


Test Prep, SAT, ACT, Common Core, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Academic Writing, College Entrance Essays


Richard Nathanson

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters of Science degree from the University of Idaho, in Resource Management. He has been a classroom teacher in both Idaho and now in California for over 28 years. Teaching Middle School, High School and College level courses. Richard has worked as a private tutor for the last 16 years here in California.


Richard designs his instruction and tutoring sessions for the purpose of guiding students toward mastery of academic subjects. He provides teaching models and tools for long-term student success. Including but not limited to, are time management, study and organizational skills.  He provides guidance to help students, while enabling and encouraging them to find solutions on their own. Richard is a seasoned educator who is patient, personable, and genuinely cares about his students’ success.  

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Elizabeth Dinh

Elizabeth Dinh is a Cal Teach intern at University of California Santa Cruz, where she is working to become a Math Teacher. She tutors Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Pre Calculus,AP Calculus AB/Differential Calculus, as well as Java, Python, HTML, CSS, C, PHP, and JavaScript . Elizabeth is fun, approachable, and she excels at explaining difficult concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Elizabeth is a young success story with a bright career ahead of her. She will inspire your student and give them the tools they need to succeed.

"I find teaching to be rewarding because I understand that STEM subjects are the most common areas that students struggle with and I would like to help, since these subjects are crucial to subjects like engineering, economics, and medicine, which contribute a significant portion of our society and with many students wanting to pursue careers within these areas, it is important that there are good teachers and tutors out there."

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"My son really got a lot of support and was taught a lot of things to be prepared for the SAT math portion. I would recommend this tutor to friends and family and in the future will use tutoring services with Ted for sure. Also he was very flexible with our schedule which was so convenient for us."

Michael Aguilar

Smiling Woman

"Ted has truly been an been an excellent tutor for our son the past 2 years! He has an ease of explaining difficult concepts in advanced math from Algebra to Trigonometry. His calm and patient demeanor helps to keep a perspective on the problem and deconstruct for potential answers. Our son has thrived in Math and in overall school since Ted has been his tutor.  Responsible, dependable and friendly.  I highly recommend Ted!"

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"Our first meeting with Ted went well. Ted analyzed our children's writing samples and provided a comprehensive assessment of their Common Core needs. This will serve as a great guideline for their work with him. We appreciate that Ted was punctual, engaging and attentive to our children's styles and needs."

Laura Champion

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"Highly recommend Ted. He is fantastic he helped my son get his math grade up from a D- to a B in just 6 weeks. He has also brought up my sons testing scores as well. I now have him helping my son in other subjects as well."


Kelly Parham
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"Ted had a very relaxed approach with my son which was such a brilliant way to push my son towards greater independence. Ted integrated basic relaxation techniques and helped my son learn how to self-regulate himself to get through the long day as well. Ted has a very strong academic background and years of tutoring experience so my son really benefited from these higher skill sets."

Alison Hayes

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Jean English

"Ted is an awesome tutor.  He is always willing eager to assist others any way possible to make their educational journey be a little easier.  I recall being a student at Antonelli College and I was struggling with Business Math with Excel and because of Ted's help I was able to not only pass the class but also obtain a "A" average. Upon completing my degree at Antonelli I enrolled at Southwestern Christian University and still today I rely on my dear friend Ted to assist me with things I do not understand and he is always willing to help me to improve and make life as I knew a little easier.  On a ten point scale I rate Ted a 20!!!!!! Ted you rock!!!"

Trineka Anderson



Personalized Guidance Every Step of the Way

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Math doesn't have to be tedious, confusing, and stressful. We can help you the master the skills in less time and with less pain. We tutor Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus,  K-12, Middle School, and High School Math.


Excellence Academy with Ted Bond

Serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties


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