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Barrie-John M.

Kintnersville, PA


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Background check passed as of 10/13/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
54 Ratings
2hrs Response Time
Great tutor, very patient!
— Paula , Phillipsburg, NJ on 4/12/15

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Maynooth College
Delaware Valley College


Maynooth College

Delaware Valley College (EdD)

About Barrie-John

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


I am a published writer and 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 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.

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 15 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 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 Read more

3 hours notice required

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

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Kintnersville, PA 18930
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor, very patient!"

- Paula , Phillipsburg, NJ on 4/12/15

"Very accomodating and great tutor"

- Michele, Flemington, NJ on 10/11/14

"Excellent Tutor with Great Strategies!"

- Taylor, Hatboro, PA on 6/7/14

"Wonderful SAT Reading and Writing Prep"

- Kelly, Bethlehem, PA on 9/28/13
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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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.

Maynooth College
Delaware Valley College


Maynooth College

Delaware Valley College (EdD)

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 ...

— Paula , Phillipsburg, NJ on 4/12/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $38.00

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.

Background Check Status for Barrie-John M.

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