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Barrie John M.

Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate

Getting Results at a Reasonable Rate

$48/hour

  • 1,302 hours tutoring

About Barrie John


Bio

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.

Writing
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.

Travel & Background
State certified teacher in English, ESL and Social Studies.
Professional freelance writer and editor.


Education

Maynooth University
English
Delaware Valley University
EdD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: $5 dollars off if I tutor two students or more in a session.
  • 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, GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English teacher and writer who provides late elementary, middle and high-school students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts based on their reading level. My techniques will enable them to understand key ideas and better prepare them for the SAT and college-level courses.
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, 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.
English,

English

Effective readers make effective writers. I provide students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. I use my decades of writing and editing experience to show students and adults how to recognize grammar mistakes, improve their sentences and paragraphs, and ultimately produce a cohesive, organized and engaging essay or report.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English teacher and writer who provides late elementary, middle and high-school students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts based on their reading level. My techniques will enable them to understand key ideas and better prepare them for the SAT and college-level courses.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the SAT Reading Section for 11 years, showing students how to really read a passage and providing answer elimination strategies and additional tips based on my study of the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a published writer, editor and certified teacher helping people of all ages become more confident writers. I have assisted students with school and college application essays, and adults with anything from advertising copy to workplace reports. I don't write the essay but instead give students the tools to become better writers by teaching what I have learned my 25 years as a writer and editor. You can count on this writer for effective writing!
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional writer and teacher who helps people of all ages become better writers. I have assisted students with school and college application essays, and adults with anything from advertising copy to workplace reports. I don't write the essay but instead give students the tools to become better writers by teaching what I have learned my 25 years as a writer and editor. You can count on this writer for effective writing!
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

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

English,

English

Effective readers make effective writers. I provide students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. I use my decades of writing and editing experience to show students and adults how to recognize grammar mistakes, improve their sentences and paragraphs, and ultimately produce a cohesive, organized and engaging essay or report.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English teacher and writer who provides late elementary, middle and high-school students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts based on their reading level. My techniques will enable them to understand key ideas and better prepare them for the SAT and college-level courses.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the SAT Reading Section for 11 years, showing students how to really read a passage and providing answer elimination strategies and additional tips based on my study of the 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.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional writer and teacher who helps people of all ages become better writers. I have assisted students with school and college application essays, and adults with anything from advertising copy to workplace reports. I don't write the essay but instead give students the tools to become better writers by teaching what I have learned my 25 years as a writer and editor. You can count on this writer for effective writing!
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

Effective readers make effective writers. I provide students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. I use my decades of writing and editing experience to show students and adults how to recognize grammar mistakes, improve their sentences and paragraphs, and ultimately produce a cohesive, organized and engaging essay or report.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English teacher and writer who provides late elementary, middle and high-school students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts based on their reading level. My techniques will enable them to understand key ideas and better prepare them for the SAT and college-level courses.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional writer and teacher who helps people of all ages become better writers. I have assisted students with school and college application essays, and adults with anything from advertising copy to workplace reports. I don't write the essay but instead give students the tools to become better writers by teaching what I have learned my 25 years as a writer and editor. You can count on this writer for effective writing!
ESL/ESOL

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

Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English teacher and writer who provides late elementary, middle and high-school students with the tools, texts and strategies to improve their reading comprehension on a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts based on their reading level. My techniques will enable them to understand key ideas and better prepare them for the SAT and college-level courses.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional writer and teacher who helps people of all ages become better writers. I have assisted students with school and college application essays, and adults with anything from advertising copy to workplace reports. I don't write the essay but instead give students the tools to become better writers by teaching what I have learned my 25 years as a writer and editor. You can count on this writer for effective writing!
ESL/ESOL

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 11 years, showing students how to really read a passage and providing answer elimination strategies and additional tips based on my study of the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a published writer, editor and certified teacher helping people of all ages become more confident writers. I have assisted students with school and college application essays, and adults with anything from advertising copy to workplace reports. I don't write the essay but instead give students the tools to become better writers by teaching what I have learned my 25 years as a writer and editor. You can count on this writer for effective writing!
GMAT

Examples of Expertise


Barrie John has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (468 ratings)
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Reviews

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

excellent teacher!

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

Awesome

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

Great experience!

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

Very helpful

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 5

Alvina, 5 lessons with Barrie John

Very helpful

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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