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Brian E.

English, Writing, and Math Teacher with 15 Years' Experience

English, Writing, and Math Teacher with 15 Years' Experience

$65/hour

  • 198 hours tutoring

  • South Berwick, ME 03908

About Brian


Bio

I am a tutor and teacher with 15 years’ experience of teaching English Language Arts, writing, Math, and standardized tests like the GRE, SAT, and ACT.

I have been teaching writing and English since 2002. I worked for 5 years as an English Language Arts teacher in high schools, and I have also taught creative writing and composition for Warwick University, the Open University, Winchester University, and Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. As a published poet and teaching artist,...

I am a tutor and teacher with 15 years’ experience of teaching English Language Arts, writing, Math, and standardized tests like the GRE, SAT, and ACT.

I have been teaching writing and English since 2002. I worked for 5 years as an English Language Arts teacher in high schools, and I have also taught creative writing and composition for Warwick University, the Open University, Winchester University, and Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. As a published poet and teaching artist, I have worked in schools and privately with students from age 4 to 94, helping them to craft better writing. As an English and writing tutor, I have worked with students from 5th to 12th grade, and for up to 2 years. My students not only improve their writing, their English skills, and their confidence, but also have fun doing it.

I have also taught and tutored math since 2002. I was a math major at Cambridge University, England, which is one of the top 5 universities in the world for math; and I have taught math in adult education, in high school, and as a tutor of students from middle school to adult. I work hard on building up understanding and rapport with students so that I can overcome the emotional barriers that students can have toward math, using my creativity to make it understandable and—who knows?—maybe even enjoyable.

One area in which I specialize is tutoring for standardized tests of all kinds, such as the GRE, the SAT, and the ACT. I am particularly well placed to tutor for these tests because my background in teaching English, math, and writing means that I have expertise every aspect of the test. I also have a thorough understanding of how to teach the test-taking skills that are essential for achieving a good score. I myself got a perfect score on the GRE the first time I took it, so I know what’s needed for a student to score to his or her best potential.

Finally, I also specialize in helping students write their college application essays. As a counselor in high school, and as an expert in teaching creative essay writing, I have helped dozens of people to write powerful college essays that got them into the colleges they wanted.

I love all teaching, but I particularly enjoy tutoring. It’s such a great way to create powerful learning and positive life changes for a student. There’s little in life that I enjoy more, so I hope you will contact me and see how I can help you.


Education

University of Warwick
English and Writing
University of New Hampshire
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: I offer a short, free initial consultation to check if I'm a good fit for you.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of South Berwick, ME 03908
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I am uniquely well placed to help GRE students because I have deep experience of all the GRE sections. I am a professional writer, I have taught English teacher at the college level since 2006, and I also majored in math at Cambridge University, U.K., which is one of the top 5 colleges in the world for math. I have taught English, math, and writing since 2002 and I specialize in teaching the test-taking skills that get the high scores on the GRE.

Corporate Training

Proofreading

English

Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
ACT English, English, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
English, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

SAT Math

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
English

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I am a published poet and professional writer, with a detailed understanding of how the writing process works for different kinds of writing. At college I majored in English and Creative Writing, achieving a GPA of 4.0, and I am taking my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. I have taught and tutored English and writing to students of all ages since 2003, including five years teaching in high schools and six years teaching writing at college level. I particularly enjoy doing tutoring work, because of the depth of connection it allows me to develop with a student.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I am uniquely well placed to help GRE students because I have deep experience of all the GRE sections. I am a professional writer, I have taught English teacher at the college level since 2006, and I also majored in math at Cambridge University, U.K., which is one of the top 5 colleges in the world for math. I have taught English, math, and writing since 2002 and I specialize in teaching the test-taking skills that get the high scores on the GRE.
ACT English, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Inspiring First Lesson

Today was my first lesson with Brian in achieving better business communication through writing. I found him to be knowledgeable, methodical and a great listener. I look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the content on my website and blogs. Thank you!

Michelle, 2 lessons with Brian

Brian is Superb!!

As the title suggests, Brian is absolutely fantastic. I had just three weeks to study for my GRE and many tutors turned me away for "moral reasons"... apparently it wasn't enough time to study and pass. Brian took me on and we got straight into the action. His overall knowledge and personal experience with the GRE is outstanding and sets him apart to everyone else. He pushed me towards other websites and software that really helped me out in my free time. With this, I was able to send over questions and answers and he appropriately responded. I believed I already had a strong background in the Quantitative sections, but I was definitely unprepared for the GRE. Even after looking through youtube videos and online tutorials, Brian's explanations helped the most. He is clear, concise and extremely thorough with his delivery. Where in some questions I was able to obtain the right answer, I could no replicate the process, it was messy and uncoordinated. The best way to describe Brian is where I could get from A to B, in a long convoluted, mess he showed me a way of getting there in essentially a straight line- the quickest, most efficient way. From here, I was able to replicate my answers and further able to gain consistency in my process, reasoning and results!! Brians base technique is sound. And it's with this technique and his explanations, you absolutely cannot falter or fail. On another note, he's flexible, approachable and British!! Thank you Brian!

Chris, 9 lessons with Brian

Amazing

Love his teaching methods! Helped me get my description grade up by 3 letters and helped me understand narrative and had tons of helpful hints and structures.

Christy, 6 lessons with Brian

Wonderful Tutor

Thank you for working with our son over the summer. Your communications throughout were thorough and thoughtful. Nolan enjoyed each lesson and is confident about his upcoming Math Subject test and SATs.

Tamara, 11 lessons with Brian
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Brian E.

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