Our Tutors

Don Gow

Building Relationships of Trust!

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. He has been with Tutoring…With A Twist for many years now!

Don appreciates and endorses the progressive philosophy that is promoted and delivered by the Tutoring…With A Twist program. As a professional educator, Don sincerely believes in individualized instruction and the enhancement of life skills. He endorses the practice of building student self-esteem and helping students learn how to learn. He lives The Twist and deeply engages with every learner, and this has resulted in a special knack for working with those deemed “at risk”.

Don’s foremost passion is Mathematics (see the litmus strip in our Twisted Process), and he makes it his goal to have his students fall in love with it too! He has also enjoyed considerable success in teaching English, French, Spanish, Science, and Physical Education.

As a result of having worked with approximately 6,000 students over the past 30 years, Don happily shares 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. (See the smiley face in our Twisted Process!)

As the proud father of four talented and resourceful children, it has become evident that Don has passed along to the next generation his passion for intellectual development and education. His fatherhood has also shown him the importance of a strong extended support system in a student’s life. (See the circles in our Twisted Process!)

After having plied his craft in northern British Columbia for most of his professional life, he has recently returned to Vancouver Island to be close to his children and grandchildren. We’ve been fortunate to have his Twisted services since his move to the Island!

Learning Style Scores:
Visual: 9
Auditory: 6
Kinesthetic: 5

Favourite Quote: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Favourite Movie: Just Mercy

Favourite Book: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Don specializes in Twistedly Tutoring in the following areas:

Is Don the right fit for your child or for you? We’d love to talk this important decision through with you. If you don’t see a subject that you need tutoring for, please call us at: 1-866-977-4433, check out the full list of Subjects we tutor in or fill out our detailed form online. 

In Don's own words:"I genuinely enjoy my connection with Tutoring...With A Twist because I get the opportunity to help teenagers and young adults in their pursuit of academic success within the school system and the university environment. I truly enjoy the students I work with because they are polite, respectful, responsible and appreciative of my efforts on their behalf.

I enjoy the fact that I can help students see the value of their understanding of Mathematics as an essential and practical skill in their progress towards adulthood. They can see that by improving their capacity to compute with numbers in various circumstances they will enjoy greater personal empowerment as adults. The Twist in a nutshell ;)!

I also greatly appreciate my working relationship with the founder, Amber Scotchburn, because she is articulate, bright, conscientious, dependable, enthusiastic, friendly, and genuine. Amber clearly knows how to promote the virtues of the Tutoring...With a Twist program in the marketplace which means that I get to work with the most amazing young adults!

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.”