Our Story

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The Founder of MathWizJohn Tutoring, John Glick-Scroggins, the original “Math Wizard,” was a young student with a knack for mathematics. As a teenager, John was a featured tutor in his mother’s small family-owned tutoring agency servicing The Bay Area.

When it came time for college, John moved to sunny San Diego to pursue a degree in Statistics at San Diego State University. As John moved up in his collegiate career, he figured out he had a passion for helping others. Two worlds collided and John began investing time into tutoring his favorite subjects. Before he knew it, John became a go-to tutor at SDSU for many math-based courses.

As John continued to work more with fellow students, he realized he was accomplishing something greater than himself. Tutoring was John ‘s way of giving back to help his peers who were struggling through curricula that came easily to him.  John realized just how many young people felt left behind—even lost—in their classes.

Through word of mouth, John was able to book himself full-time as a tutor exclusively at SDSU.  His secret to success? John adapted to each individual student and with patience and positivity, he would work through explaining the concepts behind the problems. It was his relatable human touch that distinguished him from the rest.

With his personal success as a tutor as a launching pad, he set out to build specialized programs that would encourage students to apply their full self and fulfill their true academic potential.

John envisioned tutors as guides, mentors, and role models who would help foster positive mental attitudes and strategies for academic success. His vision manifested itself as a business that provides a top tier tutoring service for students, their parents and his employees alike. In the summer of 2013, His vision manifested itself as ‘MathWizJohn Study Buddies.’

Six years later, John is still just as passionate as ever in his mission to developing a stronger-than-ever support system for students of all ages and seeking help in all areas.

Our Purpose 

Today, John’s company mission remains the same: maximize academic potential so students can achieve more.

With help from his hand selected and trained a network of tutors, John’s ability to improve learning outcomes has multiplied significantly.

Using trained and personable experts, our tutoring network extends its impact far beyond what ‘MathWizJohn’ could do alone.

Our Tutors

Each ‘MathWizJohn’ tutor understands how to build stronger academic foundations and outcomes through a human-centric and compassionate learning model. ‘MathWizJohn’ tutors lead by example. They are high achieving academics Transitioning into entry-level employment, finishing their master’s degree or perusing their Ph.D. Our tutors are truly the best and brightest young talent in San Diego. They are our future doctors lawyers engineers and executives

With a closer age in proximity to the student, Our tutors…

-have a relatable world perspective to help forge impactful relationships both academically and personally.

-are helpful without being overbearing or intimidating.

-create an environment that allows for fun.


-have first-hand experience excelling through the current curriculum.