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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Brian Bishop was my child’s 10th grade Language Arts Teacher. As I read the first email I received for the upcoming academic year, I surmised that this was no ordinary teacher. The introduction letter was thoroughly composed and thoughtful, and I knew this was a person who loved their vocation and the English language. At curriculum night, the class was explained in great detail, and parents’ questions were answered with the utmost consideration. I myself am a writer, and Brian even suggested some reading material for my own use. His love of learning throughout life is evident. He has my continued respect and I can unequivocally recommend his professional skills as a tutor and mentor.
Eric was fortunate to have Mr. Bishop as an honors English teacher in high school. Brian Bishop had the reputation of being the best teacher in a very large high school. We soon found out why. The students highly respected him as a professional and he was able to raise them to a higher level academically by challenging their English and writing skills. Mr. Bishop’s passion for English was contagious.
Mr. Bishop later tutored Eric for the English portion of the ACT. Over several sessions, he reviewed the English section from the first ACT test my son took. Upon retaking the test after his junior year, Eric’s ACT score increased by 6 points! We attribute the significant improvement to the tutoring.