Gavin

Gavin

I have more than a decades worth of experience working with students in a variety of roles including teaching mentoring and supporting from secondary school age to undergraduates. I am a hard working and selfless individual. I am always willing to go the extra half mile or so to help someone.
I feel genuine concern for my fellow human. In essence where there is a need I shall be there.
I am the youngest of a large family and two key things we were taught by our parents was to help one another and to respect one another. So to this day we look out for one another and if one of us has a problem then the rest of us help out.
I shall always try and accommodate the student as much as possible in terms of when and where to meet for tutition sessions.

Tutoring Experience

I am a qualified teacher with DTLLS and QTLS. I am currently teaching English, Maths and History at an alternative provision school, students with challenging behaviour in Birmingham. The students have emotional and behavioural difficulties. The work is challenging and rewarding. I have also taught Functional Skills English and Maths to young people and adults in colleges including: South and City College, Bournville College, Burton and South Derbyshire College, Newcastle Under Lyme College and Stafford College. I have taught Functional Skills to Category C prisoner. I am also a qualified mentor and I am a Study Mentor at Staffordshire University.

Tutoring Approach

I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and diligent teaching professional. I possess a methodical, well organised and most importantly, student centred approach to my teaching. I believe that differentiating by offering taylor made lessons and lesson plans to meet students' needs is vital. I believe that offering students' informative feed back is essentilal for their academic and personal development. I take this approach with all my students including undergraduates and post graduates. My approach is to encourage and motivate learners' to achieve their goals.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (daytime)
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Qualifications

Birmingham City University2011ProfessionalDTLLS: Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Staffordshire University2007ProfessionalGraduate Mentoring Diploma
University of Central England2001ProfessionalGraduate Diploma Careers Guidance
John Moores University Liverpool1992BachelorsHistory and Sociology 2 1

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