Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate
Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate
Want to boost your scores to get into the college of your choice? Need a professional writer who can improve your writing? I can help with that. I have been an SAT/ACT/SSAT/GMAT/ general English tutor for 10 years. I rank in the Top 10 percent of tutors because I not only explain incorrect answers but also teach students how to really make sense of a passage and grasp those tricky and nitpicky writing section questions. I provide tips, effective answer elimination strategies, and general...
Want to boost your scores to get into the college of your choice? Need a professional writer who can improve your writing? I can help with that. I have been an SAT/ACT/SSAT/GMAT/ general English tutor for 10 years. I rank in the Top 10 percent of tutors because I not only explain incorrect answers but also teach students how to really make sense of a passage and grasp those tricky and nitpicky writing section questions. I provide tips, effective answer elimination strategies, and general passage-specific strategies to save time and get that top score.
Like most good teachers, I get results. A recent student got a 1580 on the November SAT and credited my strategies. Here is a quote from a parent: "For Reading/writing he got 750 which is 100 points more than his September score. We are sure you coaching played a major part in his improvement." Another student not only scored above average, but also got his coveted college scholarship. A middle school student went from failing English to earning a B. One of my writing students, Emily, got second place in the 2020 Duke University TIP writing contest.
I will show your child not only what key areas to focus on but also how to manage his/her time effectively in a timed test, how to make correct inferences, how to find the main point or evidence quickly, and how to eliminate answer choices in a short amount of time using my proven, effective elimination strategies.
Unlike most teachers, I'm a published writer and an expert at spotting grammatical mistakes and ensuring clarity and cohesion, all key parts of effective writing.
I have tutored numerous students on college application essays as well as general 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.
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State certified teacher in English, ESL and Social Studies.
Professional freelance writer and editor.
Barrie John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Knowledgeable and well guided teacher.
Berrie John taught me important strategies on SAT reading and how to gain more time during the official test. He was inspiring, supportive, and logical. I am willing to arrange more lessons with him.Nezahat, 1 lesson with Barrie John
Barrie-John M.is a very good teacher, and very patients, he explained to me using the real examples step by step. And taught me some strategies that to use on the different kind of problems.Ava, 1 lesson with Barrie John
Barrie-John is an excellent and competent , patient and knowledgeable tutor/teacher. I highly recommend him. My child enjoys the lesson with him and his kind and calm way of explaining.Colette, 8 lessons with Barrie John
Barrie-John has excellent advice and presents strategies in a patient, methodical way. He speaks gently and my son likes his teaching style! He is encouraging and I feel he will make a real difference in the score my son receives on his SAT exam.Brigid, 6 lessons with Barrie John
This was the first time in my life that I ever received help from a tutor. I’m pleasantly surprised to say that the first session was worth the price.Margarita, 1 lesson with Barrie John
knowledgeable tutor to keep teens focus
Barrie was able to keep my teens felt challenged each time in the lesson (that is already a great plus sign from me!). He provided good amount of the problems for my teens for complete each week and wrote detailed suggestions in the lesson report each week. Thank you Barrie! (from the parents)Phoebe, 15 lessons with Barrie John
best SAT teacher
Was a pleasure for my son to find a teacher that is able to explain how SAT reading works, even if my child does not excel naturally in reading and writing. His ability to explain the concept is fantastic.Georgeta, 12 lessons with Barrie John
Knowledgeable tutor with good teaching strategies
Barrie taught ACT English to my daughter. She liked how he would go through each practice problem whether right and wrong and asked her to explain why she chose that particular answer. She has a better understanding of grammar rules that used to confuse her previously. Total lessons 5Alvina, 5 lessons with Barrie John
Barrie-John worked with my son on the English section of the ACT. My son felt like he learned and is looking forward to another session as he prepares for the 2/6 ACT.Jennifer, 3 lessons with Barrie John
fantastic teacher to work with!
My kid just had a few lessons so far with Barrie-John but he told me he already understood so much about the reading sessions. Barrie-John always well prepared for each class and assign the homework for my son to review after class. He has very efficient way to teach student to master the reading and writing. I am looking forward to having more sessions with him!Kailin, 17 lessons with Barrie John
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