As a high-school English teacher of fifteen years, I am keenly aware of the challenges confronting today’s teenagers. External pressures from classmates and instructors can be immense, and self-imposed expectations can feel stifling. Sometimes these combined forces derail a student’s progress.
When this occurs, the assistance of an experienced tutor can yield considerable results: self-esteem rises, challenging assignments such as research papers are completed with a sense of pride, and daunting hurdles like standardized tests seem less threatening. If these are outcomes you seek, then I am here to help.
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Our family has been fortunate to have Mr. Bishop work with two of our children. Our daughter had Mr. Bishop as a teacher for 3 different English classes and he tutored her individually for ACT prep. She improved her speaking, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Most importantly, she gained more confidence as a writer. Our son too improved the expanse of his vocabulary through a class he had with Mr. Bishop and it was his favorite class. Both would say that Mr. Bishop was their most compassionate and committed teacher in high school.
Thank you for the impact you have had on my life. The first thing that I learned from you, perhaps the most impactful, was the way that you communicated with our students and other faculty. I learned how important it is to speak honestly and openly. I have continued the “one word” journaling still to this day.