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Gavin M.

Fort Worth, TX

$60/hour

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Background check passed as of 1/31/14
5.0 average from 149 ratings
Excellent subject matter expert!
— Tommy, Fort Worth, TX on 7/7/16

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The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Engineering
Victoria University
EdD

Education

The University of Melbourne (Australia) (Engineering)

Victoria University (EdD)

About Gavin

I am a professional tutor of college level and high school level courses. I have tutored privately for over ten years and have been employed by a college to deliver tutorials and laboratory demonstrations in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science courses. I have also worked as a high school teacher for seven years and have taught mathematics, physics (including AP physics), science and computer science. My Texas TEA teacher registration is current and includes mathematics, computer science and physics.

I have a very good understanding of the difficulties that many students face and common misconceptions they have when learning new content. I design worksheets and activities that help students understand, and I enjoy discussing new concepts one-on-one.

By continually assessing the student's abilities, I use engaging activities to suit learning required of the student.

Gavin M.
I am a professional tutor of college level and high school level courses. I have tutored privately for over ten years and have been employed by a college to deliver tutorials and laboratory demonstrations in civil engineering, Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

A higher hourly rate may apply depending on the location of the lesson. Online lessons are also offered.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76107
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent subject matter expert!"

- Tommy, Fort Worth, TX on 7/7/16

"Expert!"

- Jamisen, Burleson, TX on 7/20/16

"Dynamic Engineering"

- Marlee, Irwin, PA on 7/14/16

"Highly recommended SAT tutor"

- Mary, Fort Worth, TX on 6/6/16

"MATLAB"

- Anna, Denver, CO on 4/26/16

"Smart, patient, and responsive"

- Heidi, Fort Worth, TX on 3/28/16

"Patient, thoughtful, caring, smart tutor!"

- Sydney, Fort Worth, TX on 3/23/16

"Help with Java"

- Tiffany, Pelham, NH on 3/9/16

"Chemistry and Pre-calc dual teaching"

- Kimbra, Keller, TX on 2/4/16

"Knowledgeable and patient!"

- Jason, Fort Worth, TX on 1/25/16

"Excellent computer skills"

- Christopher, Fort Worth, TX on 11/1/15

"Gavin is Great!"

- Cole, Decatur, TX on 7/11/15

"So grateful for Gavin's assistance! Highly recommend him."

- Jacque, Fort Worth, TX on 7/7/15

"Saved Me From Certain Doom and Destruction"

- Blaine, Fort Worth, TX on 3/25/14

"Very knowledgeable and a great teacher"

- Patrick, Fort Worth, TX on 2/27/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Elementary Math,
Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, STAAR
Computer:
C,
C#,
C++,
COBOL, Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
DOS, Fortran, General Computer, HTML, Java, Linux, Macintosh, Mathematica, MATLAB,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Pascal, Perl, Python,
UNIX,
Visual Basic
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess,
Fitness, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I am a certified math teacher in the state of Texas. I tutored a Trinity Valley student to prepare for their ACT test in 2015.

Algebra 2

I have taught all areas of math for years 8, 10 and 11. I have also taught applied math for year 12.

C

I have a degree in computer science from the University of Melbourne. In particular, we used the C programming language throughout our degree. We were also taught C++ object orientated language.

I took 433-141 Computing Fundamentals B in my freshman year, which was my first course in C.

In my sophomore year, we learnt 433-253 Algorithms and Data Structures using the C language.

In my third year, I took 433-332 Operating Systems, and wrote modules in C that simulated the behavior of disk head accesses.

I am currently tutoring C for a student at UTA in Arlington.

C#

After completing a degree in Computer Science at The University of Melbourne in 2001, I went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education majoring in computer science and mathematics.

I have since taught high school students for seven years, including various computer science courses at Birchip P-12 School. For one of my courses, I taught C# and used Microsoft's XNA Framework to develop basic games for the Xbox.

C++

I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne. In particular, we used the C programming language throughout our degree. We were also taught C++ object orientated language.

As a teacher of Computer Science for high school students, I taught Microsoft's XNA Framework to develop basic games for the Xbox. This uses C#.

Calculus

I am a qualified high school math, physics and computer science teacher. I have taught all levels of math at various times during my seven years experience as a high school teacher.

Additionally, I have completed degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. For many years I have tutored college level mathematics, including most recently calculus I and calculus II.

Chess

I started playing chess when I was about 8 years old. I read the book Chess for Children. I became a reasonable chess player and knew the rules well. When I was teaching at Birchip P-12 School, in the small community of Birchip in Australia, I used to spend my spare time with a close friend. We sometimes played chess for hours. Some of our games where more than five hours long. At one stage, we were playing nearly every night for quite a while. My skills improved dramatically.

More recently, I was asked by one of my students at Nimitz High School if I played chess. I said that I used to when I lived in Australia. We have since played about six or seven games of chess together. Sometimes I would get out the whiteboard marker and write down some things. Like, for example, the three things that you need to check before you can conclude that it is checkmate. Even though I was trying my hardest to win, I was trying to help him as well when I could.

Computer Engineering

At college I completed a course called "Computer Engineering 2". It covered the workings and programming of microcontrollers.

After completing my bachelor of computer science, my first job was to create a diagnostic tool for their CAN bus systems. I programmed a microcontroller to capture network messages and send them to a PC. I was successful in completing this complex multi-platform assignment. The languages I used were Assembly and C.

Embedded software became one of my specialities and something I enjoyed. When I later became a teacher, I used Arduino educational circuit boards to teach high school students about circuit boards and how to program them.

Computer Programming

I started learning computer programming during my computer science course at the University of Melbourne.

I have come to love programming and have since learnt many languages. The grandfather of them all is the procedural language called "C". Other procedural languages I have learnt are: Assembly and Python. More powerful object-orientated languages that I have learnt are C++, C#, Objective-C, Java and VB.Net. I have also learnt functional languages, including Miranda, Haskell and Prolog.

I currently enjoy programming for the iPhone and iPad and learning the new language called "Swift".

I taught high school students programming for four years at the Birchip P-12 School.

Computer Science

I have a degree in Computer Science. I took the following subjects, each being at least three hours credit: Computing Fundamentals A, Computing Fundamentals B, Software Development Practices and Principles, Software Design, Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Design, Operating Systems, Professional Practices in Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Database Systems and Computational Languages.
I passed every course and was awarded the degree in Computer Science from The University of Melbourne in 2001.

Electrical Engineering

I have completed a double degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) and Computer Science at the University of Melbourne. During this degree, I completed 1st and 2nd Year Electronic Engineering subjects. During my Master's, I completed one subject from 3rd Year Electronic Engineering called "Electronic System Design". I have also taught Year 11 and Year 12 Physics, which includes topics in electricity and electronics. I have taught Year 11 for 4 years and Year 12 Physics for 5 years.

Elementary Math

I have studied to be math teacher and am currently certified with the TEA for teaching math grades 6-12. However, I have worked with elementary math students and understand the misconceptions that students can sometimes have.

Geometry

After completing my graduate diploma in secondary education, which included teaching math, I taught Year 8 and Year 10 math at Birchip P-12 School for two years. The content of these courses includes the equivalent of Geometry in Texas.

Linear Algebra

As part of my degree in mechanical engineering, I completed courses "Mathematics for Engineers 2.1, 2.2 and 3.1". These courses included content in Linear Algebra.

I have also taught junior and senior high school students in basic linear algebra with up to three independent variables.

MATLAB

As part of completing my course in mechanical engineering (and computer science) at the University of Melbourne, I used MATLAB especially for the courses related to control.

Moreover, while enrolled in a Masters of Engineering Science course, I created an application with a GUI using MATLAB that was designed to test and compare various clustering algorithms. Our team wrote a paper on the results and my name is in this paper.

Mechanical Engineering

I have completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne in 2001. After completing this degree, I then worked for the University of Melbourne as a sessional tutor and demonstrator for one year in 2003, tutoring and demonstrating 1st, 2nd and 3rd year mechanical engineering subjects, including: 3rd year Mechanics of Solids, and Demonstrating 2nd year Thermodynamic pracs and grading laboratory reports.

Microsoft Access

My degree in computer science included a course in database systems. When I taught computer science to high school students, I delivered a unit in Microsoft Access. I have some great resources for those new to Microsoft Access.

Physics

I have taught physics in both Australian and Texas high schools. My current certification with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) includes teaching high school physics.

Python

I completed a degree in computer science at The University of Melbourne in 2001 and then completed a diploma of education, majoring in mathematics and computer science.

While teaching computer science at Birchip P-12 School, I taught an introductory programming course using the Python language. I have a lot of great resources for teaching programming and the Python language, for both beginners and more experienced students.

More recently, I tutored Python to a graduate student.

STAAR

I have administered the STAAR test to high school students during my time as a teacher at Nimitz High School. I was trained to follow the correct testing procedures.

With my teacher certification in math, and knowledge of the format of the STAAR, I have the ability to tutor students in preparation for the math portion of the test.

Statistics

I have completed two statistics classes during my Bachelor Engineering degree and tutored this subject off and on for many years. I have also taught basic statistics to senior high school students for one year.

UNIX

Throughout my degree in computer science, we used the UNIX operating system. One of our courses, Software Development Principles & Tools, required us to learn UNIX commands and write scripts that could efficiently run batch jobs.

Today I still use many of the UNIX commands. I use the command prompt to run and compile programs on my iMac when helping students with their computer science projects. I have a book on the bash shell if I need to reference it.

Visual Basic

I completed a degree in computer science at the University of Melbourne, which included courses in software development and object-orientated programming.

After completing a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education majoring in information technology and mathematics, I taught software development to senior students at Birchip P-12 School. This course included the use of an object-orientated language - Visual Basic .NET.

The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Engineering
Victoria University
EdD

Education

The University of Melbourne (Australia) (Engineering)

Victoria University (EdD)

Excellent subject matter expert! — My daughter had to drop her college algebra class twice this past year. This time around I decided to use a tutor, and Gavin helped my daughter to achieve an A in the course. He worked with her patiently and helped her gain much needed confidence during her tests. Thanks Gavin! ...

— Tommy, Fort Worth, TX on 7/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

A higher hourly rate may apply depending on the location of the lesson. Online lessons are also offered.

Travel policy

Gavin will travel within 25 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76107.