Gavin (Tutor in Dorset)
The Open University
Social Policy and Criminology
University of the West of England,...
Bar Vocational Course
Very Competent (2007)
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I work as a tutor in an international college, covering maths and physics, as well as my original field of expertise which is social science.
I am an examiner with OCR for law and sociology A-Level.
Oxford graduate and MA of the Open University, Barrister LDip, work as human rights lawyer and a tutor. Currently working towards four degrees (in maths, geology, astrophysics and Egyptology) and two masters degrees (in criminal psychology and international human rights). Current research into animal welfare law in a domestic violence situation, and immigration detention. I am a trustee of two charities and do a lot of work in relation to animal rights with academic centres and the UK Parliament.
Extensive experience in tutoring maths, the sciences and law. Great record with student achievement. Also available for tutoring for adult education and staff development within businesses.
I have worked previously in customer services and the licensed trade for 20 years and have run my own pub, which is why I run on site training in this industry and the licensing exam.
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I have an extensive collection of past papers, reports and notes for use in tutoring, and have some practical equipment too.
Please note my degree is in law, but I have extensively studied the sciences. Since I have studied maths and geology at such a high level I have decided to formalise this and am currently sitting a maths and a geology degree.
I teach many subjects not because I am a Jack of all trades, master of none, but because I have invested a considerable amount of time on developing my knowledge in the sciences and social sciences.
Availability: Multiple slots available following the cancellation of exams.
I regret I cannot take on students from Glenmoor as that school runs compulsory extra revision after school and at weekends, and during Easter and half term during exams. This means students often have to cancel their sessions with me, and having set aside time for them, this means I lose out, and I cannot justify this any longer.
Generally students want me to reserve them a slot each week. In return, I ask that the slot be used for the majority of the academic year, as I cannot fill the slot otherwise. Alternatively I could offer ad hoc lessons, however there would be no guarantee that I would have a space in any given week. I also ask that cancellations with less than 24 hours be paid for.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: 13 years experience.Contact this Tutor
Feedback For Gavin (27)
Gavin is helping my son improve his maths and hes progressing very well.
Gavin is an intelligent tutor with a brilliant work ethic. He kept my interst high, in a way that motivated me to learn more regarding my field of studies.
Ella got the grade she needed and Gavin was great
My son had about 6 sessions, and he is happy 😊;; thanks Mr. Gavin
My son is only 2 sessions in with Gavin but he already feels more confident in his abilities. Gavin has been easy to deal with, relaxed, flexible in the approach with tutoring too. So far so good.
Gavin replies promptly to contact. My son values his teaching and feels that he is making progress with his Maths. It is really useful that Gavin can also help with physics and chemistry A level as well! I would recommend Gavin as a tutor.
Gavin is a great tutor, my son really enjoy his lessons, very recommended.
Gavin is really helping me with chemistry at the moment. He is a box of knowledge with various different subjects!
Gavin was very helpful, because of him I was able to go into my exam with confidence.
Great tutor for A Level for my Son. He finds the lessons stimulating and informative.
I am an adult studying A level law with Gavin.
Before I even enrolled with Gavin, I had a few questions which I sent him via this site. Gavin was quick to reply giving informative and helpful answers.
Gavin is personable and friendly and his knowledge of the law is very impressive. I am learning steadily and the hour goes by very quickly!
He is always on time and reliable and I would definitely recommend him.
Gavin is a personable tutor, he seems patient and communicates well with our son and us. It`s early days but so far so good!!
Gavin was very helpful. He is friendly and has excellent legal knowledge. I would highly recommend his services.
Very professional and adaptable tutor, happy to recommend.
Gavin is an inspiring person and Tutor. He inspires confidence in his tutees.
We are very pleased with this Tutor. My daughter is learning well with him.
We have been using Gavin for one lesson a week for a month now, his tutoring is clear and engaging, my son has definitely benefited from these lessons.
Very helpful and flexible in terms of how he provided help. Clearly knows his subjects very well and even more importantly, know how to explain them to someone else.
Gavin comes to us 1 x hour a week and tutors either my son (Yr8) or daughter (Yr11) - whoever needs his help most that week - in Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology - whatever is needed. He has been a great help to both children and is incredibly knowledge in all his subjects.
My 14 years old daughter is finding lessons very useful.
I can see a difference in her confidence and progress in Science and Law.
Gavin is really clear in all explanations and uses exam questions to help my daughter further.
So far so good. Little early to say
Very knowledgeable and explains very well
Gavin has really helped my daughter, not only in her knowledge of the syllabus but in building her confidence in the subject. He is reliable and friendly too, and I`d have no hesitation in recommending him.
We have had 2 lessons so far and are happy to recommend Gavin.He is very communicative and explains points very well.
Gavin is tutoring my 16 year old daughter through her igcse`s at home for five hours a week. This is the third week & I would say it`s going very well. He is patient, explains things well, he is clear & concise. This is definitely going to plan & my daughter is gaining confidence with the triple science & maths that he is teaching her.
The first lesson I had, I was learning without even realising it.
Gavin is a very good tutor. I would definitely recommend him.