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Heswall, Merseyside
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Member Since: 09/08/2012
Last Login: 3 hours ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Information and Library Management
NA  (2010)
The University of Manchester
Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory)
Pass  (2004)
Bangor University
2:1  (1998)

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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 (27)

We have a total of 27 review(s) for Gavin.

Diane (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Thank you, thank you! Our son, Isaac, was really struggling with English Language exams, he took his History exam a year early and got a 7 (2 marks from an 8) so we knew he could write essays etc, but English Language was not sticking for some reason. He had 3 offers from great A level colleges, but would need a 6 in English Language to be able to go. He received a 3 in his mock exam so wasn`t feeling hopeful and a dreaded retake was on the cards. We contacted Gavin via Tutor Hunt and he tutored our son for a few weeks to get him exam ready. He`s only just got himself a 7!!!!!! So proud and so thankful to Gavin for this support, Isaac now has his choice of 6th form colleges and is a very happy young man - with very proud parents!

Mais (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son has had a few lessons with Gavin now and his confidence has already grown. He has given him great tips and continues to guide him. My son’s words are that he is kind in his approach and encouraging. I am happy to recommend Gavin to others.

Aga (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I would highly recommend Gavin as an English tutor. Gavin`s experience and expertise in English and his ability to effectively teach and engage is truly exceptional. My daughter has improved so much over a short period of time with his help and she is so much more confident when writing and coming up with ideas on the spot.

Ada (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Gavin is a highly professional teacher who is both kind and patient. His teaching style is engaging and explaining complex topics in a way that is easy to understand.

Eun-yong (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor

Alastair (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Really happy with how Gavin is giving our son encouragement and confidence in his Year 9 English. A tough year, but judging by the early few lessons we’ve had, if anyone can crack it, Gavin will (and has thus far). Definately recommended.

Evan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Gavin, tutored our son, once a week for 3 months. His grades went from 2 4’s to 2 8’s. Super support and teaching. Highly recommended.

Scott (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent... My son is very happy with Gavin`a style and willing to learn. Thanks for a great service.

Ela (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

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.

Imran (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teaching technique. I am very happy with his lessons for both son and daughter.

Isabel (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son enjoyed lessons with Gavin - very professional and good communications

Indika (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher and has helped out my son.

Pusia (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Gavin is a fantastic tutor, my twin boys are getting so much from their lesson and enjoying Gavin’s 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.

Keith (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Gavin is exactly what we needed.

Ashad (Mr)

5/5 Rating

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.

Michelle (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Gavin’s 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 son’s recent mock papers.

Suzanne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My 15 year old son had 4 lessons with Gavin before we received the news about all GCSE’s being cancelled so have had to suspend the sessions. Ben has been really impressed with Gavin’s 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 Ben’s grasp of English.

Karen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

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.

Catherine (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Already helping my son and he seems much more confident with his work.

Raji (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Gavin was brilliant. He is a very good Tutor. Extremely helpful and knowledgable.My son enjoyed his lessons

Clare (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We’ve only had a few sessions so far but my son really enjoyed working with Gavin from the word go.

Ashley (Ms)

5/5 Rating

We are really pleased to have found Gavin. My son, who hates to write, has found Gavin`s approach working for him. Highly recommend.

Mike (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Gavin has been very effective in increasing my son`s confidence and understanding.

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

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.

Angie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

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.

Sue ()

5/5 Rating

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

Alexandra (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Seemed to understand my sons weak areas and started to work towards solving them! Looking forward the next session :)

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