Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
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The University of Manchester
Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory)
Information about Gavin
Qualified and experienced, I have been teaching since 2002 and tutoring since 2006. My first degree is in English, which is my main subject, but I have also successfully delivered private tuition in subjects such as Study Skills (up to degree level), History, RE, Army Entrance Exams, and Creative Writing, to learners ranging between primary school age and adult. I also have experience of working with learners with special educational needs (SEN) and behavioural problems.
Availability: I am available on weekday evenings.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have been tutoring one to one for sixteen years, although I began teaching in colleges in 2002 and I have also worked in secondary schools. My roles have included lecturing in subjects that include GCSE English, Basic Skills, and Creative Writing. I also have experience of learning support. I am friendly and supportive, working to increase my students` confidence and understanding of the subject by focusing on vital areas such as exam technique, identifying weak areas and targeting them. Under my tutelage they frequently make vast improvements, as can be seen from my feedback.
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Feedback For Gavin (21)
Gavin, tutored our son, once a week for 3 months. His grades went from 2 4s to 2 8s. Super support and teaching. Highly recommended.
Excellent... My son is very happy with Gavin`a style and willing to learn. Thanks for a great service.
Gavin is a very thoughtful teacher.His lessons were engaging, useful, and he was very patient with my boy, he always encouraged him to try harder. I would highly recommend Gavin to anyone interested in learning English.
Excellent teaching technique. I am very happy with his lessons for both son and daughter.
My son enjoyed lessons with Gavin - very professional and good communications
Great teacher and has helped out my son.
Gavin is a fantastic tutor, my twin boys are getting so much from their lesson and enjoying Gavins easy manner and teaching style! They really have improved and their school has noticed the difference in their work. One of my sons is dyslexic and he really has gained confidence and essay writing skills. I am so delighted that gavin is their English tutor.
Gavin is exactly what we needed.
It`s early days but so far so good. Gavin is reliable, punctual and most importantly, my daughter is enjoying her lessons so very happy all round.
Gavins kind nature has been great for my son, who is shy and gets nervous meeting new people. Gavin has always been on time and has pinpointed areas to work on, including English GCSE paper answering techniques which came in very useful during my sons recent mock papers.
My 15 year old son had 4 lessons with Gavin before we received the news about all GCSEs being cancelled so have had to suspend the sessions. Ben has been really impressed with Gavins teaching and learnt a lot in a short space of time. I would definitely recommend Gavin. Very prompt and reliable. I hope to continue at some point in the near future just to improve Bens grasp of English.
Gavin is an excellent tutor. Reassuring. Gentle. Kind. Easy to talk to and gave excellent help to my son prior to resit English Language. Would certainly recommend Gavin to any young person for 1-1 tuition. He always arrives on time and is so pleasant.
Already helping my son and he seems much more confident with his work.
Gavin was brilliant. He is a very good Tutor. Extremely helpful and knowledgable.My son enjoyed his lessons
Weve only had a few sessions so far but my son really enjoyed working with Gavin from the word go.
We are really pleased to have found Gavin. My son, who hates to write, has found Gavin`s approach working for him. Highly recommend.
Gavin has been very effective in increasing my son`s confidence and understanding.
Gavin has really helped my 15 year old son in the run up to his GCSE English exams. He quickly identified what my son needed help with and tailored the tuition to his needs - in particular, strategies for answering questions on seen and unseen texts. My son`s confidence has really improved and he feels much happier going into his exams. I would highly recommend Gavin.
Very pleased with Gavin as he is accommodating with my sons other commitments. My son feels happy and more confident after each tutor session. My only regret is that I did not search for a tutor earlier.
I looked for a tutor for our son who was struggling with English Language and English Literature. It was 6 months before his GCSE and he was struggling to attain a Grade D. Gavin`s approach was excellent, he identified the areas that needed focus and gained our sons trust immediately.. Our son gained so much confidence during the time with Gavin and gained a Grade B in both subjects. I would not hesitate to recommend or use Gavin again. Thank you
Seemed to understand my sons weak areas and started to work towards solving them! Looking forward the next session :)