Gavin’s background in teaching English to learners from a wide variety of backgrounds, needs and levels, has made him a skilled and engaged ESL professional. He enjoys working with a variety of learners, and finding the methods, resources and techniques that will support them in achieving their English language learning goals.
Gavin brings many years of experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages. He has worked in different states of Australia, as well as in Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India. In these situations, he has worked as a specialist English language teacher, English examiner, and ESL teacher-trainer. He has taught in, and learned much from, working in a variety of social, cultural, physical and employment environments. This adds layers of flexibility and creativity, that enhance his teaching approach, as well as his interactions with people from all backgrounds and ranges of skill. Gavin has enjoyed the challenges and success of working with learners who ranged from requiring basic literacy skills in English, even when they might not be literate in their own language, to working with overseas University graduates who need to develop their English language skills to be able to pursue post-graduate studies in English speaking countries. The work remains always interesting, as no two learners will ever be exactly the same, and it is in finding the ways to develop the skills and confidence to bring each individual to their potential, that makes the teaching satisfying.