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Barrie-John M.

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Kintnersville, PA (18930)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$35.00
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I am a certified English and ESL teacher. I have been employed as an SAT and ACT tutor for more than four years, so I know all about the tests, their format, the types of questions to expect, what to and when to skip, and the short-cuts to do well.

Unlike most teachers, I'm a published writer and an expert at spotting grammatical mistakes, a key part of the Writing section. I was a copy editor for many years, editing stories for accuracy and grammar. I continue to write for a local newspaper.

My own curriculum, taken from a variety of test preparation books, teaches students to actively read and know what to expect on reading passages. I will show your child not only what areas to focus on in long or double passages, but how to make correct inferences, determine the main idea and tone. I believe a student should not only know vocabulary, but also rhetorical terms (assertion, substantiate) in order to answer a question successfully.

My curriculum, which includes tips and strategies, focuses only on what appears on the exam. I will not waste your time/ money with material your child already knows. The grammar section follows a certain pattern, and once students recognize the types of errors, their scores will go up dramatically.

With the essay, I have a specific formula that will allow a student to maximize his or her score and still have enough time to revise. I will teach you time-saving test-taking methods and how to write concise and effective responses to exam questions.

I grew up in Ireland and have resided in Bucks County for 14 years.

I have the knowledge and the time to tutor your child, and I want your child to succeed in life. Why not choose me?

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Barrie-John’s subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Social Studies

I am certified to teach social studies grades 7-12 in Pennsylsvania. I taught both 7th grade (world cultures) and 8th grade (American history) for a year in the Philadelphia School District, developing plans for both subjects and assessing students on topics covered. I believe students should be able to accurately interpret maps as well as graphics. My other goal for students is to be able to think critically about current events and draw parallels with past historical periods.

Study Skills

I am an experienced certified English and Social Studies teacher. I have taught students how to take effective notes, differentiating between essential and nonessential information. I have also given lessons on how to mentally prepare for a quiz or test. In addition, I teach test prep, which covers reading strategies, effective writing, and dealing with deadlines.

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Education

Maynooth College

Delaware Valley College (EdD)

Very accomodating and great tutor — Barrie-John was great and extremely flexible in helping my daughter get ready for the SAT. He gave her strategies to work with, which made her feel confident to sit for the exam. ...

— Michele from Flemington, NJ on 10/11/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

$10 dollars off if I tutor you for more than four hours a week.

Travel policy

Barrie-John will travel within 30 miles of Kintnersville, PA 18930.

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