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Educational Development Services, Inc. 4380 Lakeside Drive Jacksonville, FL 32210 (904) 384-6025

Reading (dyslexia), Math, Study skills, SAT ACT test prep Serving Northeast Florida - Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, St Johns Counties

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Have a child struggling with reading?

Have a child entering college in a few years?

Have a child that needs study skills?

Have a child struggling with math?

Want to keep their skills up over the summer?



Need to prep for the SAT or ACT?

Have you tried it at home and it has not worked?

Join a class or small group for preparation.

Services also available for one on one prep.

Nancy Barnard and her staff with EDS, Educational Development Services, Inc. can help.




What We Offer Your Family 

One-on-one Customized Instruction


EDS provides private customized tutoring for all grades: kindergarten through college. All sessions are one-to-one (one teacher to one student) unless otherwise requested.

Each student is placed with the appropriate tutor to meet the needs of the student. For example, if a second grade student is having difficulty reading, he is placed with a tutor who specializes in reading for second grade. On the other hand, an eighth grade student may need help in algebra. In that case, the student is placed with a tutor who specializes in algebra. At EDS, parents and students are interviewed and then assigned to a tutor that will meet the need of that particular student.


Reading - math - study skills - test prep


EDS is a private tutoring business that customizes tutoring to the student's needs. EDS specializes in reading intervention strategies that are research-based, explicit, intensive and repetitive. 


From word attack to comprehension, EDS can give your child the tools to be successful.


EDS also specializes in math instruction.  At early ages, we intervene to help the child understand number sense, visualize place value, and think critically to solve.  These skills are continually reinforced for middle school and high school students. 


EDS assists students with organization and test prep and other study skills.


For over 12 years, EDS has prepared student for the college entrance exams. Visit the SAT/ACT prep page.


Locally Owned

EDS is a locally owned, family-operated business since 1985. Erin Bramlett opened EDS to help students on a one-to-one basis. In 2001, she turned over the business to her daughter, Nancy Barnard. In 2006, Erin passed away. Nancy has carried on her legacy to Jacksonville providing success for one child at a time.



How We Help Your Student

At EDS, parents and students are interviewed and then assigned to a tutor that will meet the need of that particular student.


EDS specializes in children with reading difficulties and frequently receives referrals from educational psychologists in Jacksonville. The students work with qualified instructors:

  • decoding skills,
  • reading comprehension,
  • main idea and critical thinking and
  • written expression.

Phonemic awareness and sequencing prepares the student for decoding simple syllable to complex and multi-syllable words. EDS provides remedial reading instruction:

  • phonemic awareness
  • sequencing prior to reading comprehension and
  • development of vocabulary skills.

Seeing the glow in a child’s eyes when successfully in reading is a blessing. Their whole demeanor, and behavior, changes as they gain confidence in their schoolwork.

Math Tutoring

EDS provides tutoring for math skills from pre-school through upper level math. Many students need one-to-one assistance to master math skills prior to moving to the next level. We work on the skills being taught but if we have to go back and catch up on skills not mastered, then we do that as well.

Middle and High School Mathematics

Nancy and her staff also work with middle and high school math. We are not a homework service but if the parent cannot do geometry, then we help the student get through their homework and study for tests. Many students do not know how to study for a math test. It is not either I know it or I don’t concept!


Even if a parent can do the math, the student sometimes does better with an independent party. Nancy says even her own children will not let her help them with their math. They are fortunate to have the math gene as Nancy and her husband both majored in engineering as undergraduates.

Other services
Private tutoring continues through the summer. Periodically, FCAT preparation classes are offered. Other group sessions may be arranged through the office. Summer offerings:
  • writing groups
  • reading comprehension groups
  • book clubs and
  • math clubs.

If you have a specific need, contact Nancy! EDS can customize for your family’s needs.

Educational Development Services, Inc.
4380 Lakeside Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32210