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Gavin M.

Fort Worth, TX

$55/hour

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Background check passed as of 1/31/14
4.9 average from 73 ratings
Chemistry and Pre-calc dual teaching
— Kimbra, Keller, TX on 2/4/16

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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, mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science courses. I have also worked as a high school teacher for six years and have taught mathematics, physics, science and computer science. My Texas TEA teacher registration is current.

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, mechanical and electrical engineering and Read more

Policies

For lessons held more than 15 miles away: An additional $10 per hour may apply to cover driving time and driving costs. Cancellation without notice may incur a fee of up to $20.

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

"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, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Geology, Mechanical Engineering,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Video Production
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, C,
C++,
COBOL, Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
DOS, Dreamweaver, Fortran, General Computer, HTML, Java, Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), UNIX, Video Production
Business:
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess,
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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++

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 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.

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 session tutor and demonstrator for one year in 2003, tutoring and demonstrating 1st, 2nd and 3rd year mechanical engineering subjects, including:
3rd year Mechanicss of Solids
Demonstrating 2nd year Thermodynamic pracs and marking laboratory reports.

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.

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.

The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Engineering
Victoria University
EdD

Education

The University of Melbourne (Australia) (Engineering)

Victoria University (EdD)

Chemistry and Pre-calc dual teaching — Gavin worked with my son on orbitals for chemistry and on vectors for calculus. I could actually hear the change when my son understood how to calculate vectors and the changes. It was great. I would and probably will use Gavin again. ...

— Kimbra, Keller, TX on 2/4/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

For lessons held more than 15 miles away: An additional $10 per hour may apply to cover driving time and driving costs. Cancellation without notice may incur a fee of up to $20.

Travel policy

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