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Barrie John M.

Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate

Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate

$40/hour

  • 324 hours tutoring

  • Kintnersville, PA 18930


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About Barrie John


Bio

I am a certified English/ESL teacher and a published writer. I have been employed as an SAT/ACT/GMAT tutor for more than six years, so I know all about the tests, their format, the types of questions to expect, and the short cuts and strategies to do well. Like most good teachers, I get results. One student of mine went from an 330 Reading score to a 550 Reading score. He not only scored above average, but also got his coveted college scholarship. Another student went from failing English t...

I am a certified English/ESL teacher and a published writer. I have been employed as an SAT/ACT/GMAT tutor for more than six years, so I know all about the tests, their format, the types of questions to expect, and the short cuts and strategies to do well.

Like most good teachers, I get results. One student of mine went from an 330 Reading score to a 550 Reading score. He not only scored above average, but also got his coveted college scholarship. Another student went from failing English to earning a B.

Unlike most teachers, I'm a published writer and an expert at spotting grammatical mistakes, a key part of standardized tests. 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 regular or double passages, but also how to manage his/her time effectively in a timed test, how to make correct inferences, and how to determine the main point, which several questions revolve around.

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. Writing sections test similar areas and follow certain patterns, and once students recognize the types of errors, their scores will go up dramatically.

Writing

I have tutored numerous students on college application essays as well as high school subject essays. I do not write the essay for your child; rather, I give him or her the tools to write a successful and meaningful essay.

Regarding the SAT and ACT essays, 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.

Travel & Background

Traveling to your house or local library is not an issue. I have had students in Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, Hunterdon and Warren counties, so I'm willing to go to locations in any of these areas.

I grew up in Ireland and have resided in Bucks County for 17 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?


Education

Maynooth College
undergrad
Delaware Valley College
EdD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: $10 dollars off if I tutor you for more than four hours a week.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Kintnersville, PA 18930
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/23/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, French, GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

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.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught the English Section for six years, offering tips, strategies to score well.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught the Reading Section for six years, offering tips, strategies to score well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the SAT Reading Section for six years, offering tips and strategies geared toward the new test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught the Writing section for six years. I bring to your table tips, strategies, as well as a writing background, the right ingredients to score well on grammar, punctuation, rhetoric sections, and the essay.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

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.
European History

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the SAT Reading Section for six years, offering tips and strategies geared toward the new test.
Study Skills,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, French

Most Popular

Study Skills,

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

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.
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Study Skills,

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.
ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught the English Section for six years, offering tips, strategies to score well.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught the Reading Section for six years, offering tips, strategies to score well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the SAT Reading Section for six years, offering tips and strategies geared toward the new test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught the Writing section for six years. I bring to your table tips, strategies, as well as a writing background, the right ingredients to score well on grammar, punctuation, rhetoric sections, and the essay.
GMAT

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent Tutor

Works so well with my daughter for her SAT prep! Incredibly knowledgeable and patient. She feels so much more prepared even after just 2 lessons . We highly recommend Barrie-John!

Kelly, 7 lessons with Barrie John

Prompt, professional and very knowledgeable.

Barrie-John did a great job. He was prompt, professional and very knowledgeable. He provided many great stategies for SAT test taking. I would give him 5 stars.

Jake, 2 lessons with Barrie John

Mr. M is the man!!!

He has helped me accomplish a better understanding of how to crack the SAT's through English at this point in particular reading comprehension. Everything he has taught me has helped me with a better understanding of what I'm doing.

Karen, 13 lessons with Barrie John

Great tutor, very patient!

Barrie-John tutors our son on SAT prep. He is very knowledgeable about the SAT, and his lessons are well planned. He is very patient and explains the subject in terms my son can understand. Barrie-John has been very good with communicating with us through email. His written summaries of the tutoring sessions are very helpful and informative to us. In each summary, he documents exactly what material has been covered and how our son is performing on his assignments.

Paula , 10 lessons with Barrie John

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, 1 lesson with Barrie John

Excellent Tutor with Great Strategies!

I could not be happier with Barrie-John as a tutor. He was always on time for every tutoring session, if not early. After just the first session, I knew that Barrie-John was the perfect tutor for me. He came prepared to every session with new packets, handouts, strategies, etc. Along with providing me with helpful test taking strategies, he also helped with my confidence. I was able to go into the SATs knowing exactly what to expect, and with great confidence.

Taylor, 7 lessons with Barrie John

Wonderful SAT Reading and Writing Prep

Barrie-John is wonderful. My son has a much better understanding of how to take the reading and writing portion of the SAT and valuable little hints to catch mistakes and comprehend the questions. I am glad that he was our first choice for tutors. We definitely recommend him for SAT Prep.

Kelly, 4 lessons with Barrie John

$40/hour

Barrie John M.

$40/hour

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