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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?
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.
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. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00
Cancellation: 3 hours notice required
$10 dollars off if I tutor you for more than four hours a week.
Barrie-John will travel within 30 miles of Kintnersville, PA 18930.
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