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Don Gow

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Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Credits also in Statistics, Linear Algebra Pascal Programming and Calculus
  • Minor: French

Don Gow is a professional tutor who has enjoyed a successful career as a classroom and online teacher for the past 30 years. He has provided his skills to numerous schools throughout British Columbia, China and The Philippines.

Mr. Gow appreciates and endorses the progressive philosophy that is promoted and delivered by the Tutoring…With A Twist program. As a professional educator, Mr. Gow sincerely believes in individualized instruction and the enhancement of life skills. He profoundly endorses the practice of enhancing student self-esteem and helping students learn how to learn.

The subject area with which he has demonstrated the greatest teaching proficiency is Mathematics, however, he has also enjoyed considerable success in teaching English, French, Spanish and Physical Education.

As a result of having worked with approximately 6,000 students over the past 30 years Mr. Gow is happy to state that most of his students remember him as a positive, pleasant, responsible, considerate and dedicated instructor with a genuine desire to ensure the success of each student every day. As the proud father of four talented and resourceful children, it has become evident that Mr. Gow has passed along to the next generation his passion for intellectual development and education. After having plied his craft in northern British Columbia for the past 26 years he has recently returned to Vancouver Island to be close to his children and grandchildren.

In Don's own words:The 'Twist' in Tutoring...With A Twist involves building the confidence, self-esteem and relevant life-skills of each student so that each student can recognize that the skills they are learning will help them throughout life. They will not simply be 'hopping through hoops' to gain credit in a course. We do this through helping students to feel comfortable with the learning process by recognizing the student as a unique and capable person.