Chris Gafford

“A private tutor for 18 years”
1625 lessons
71% response rate
20 hrs response time

My tutoring approach

One to one tuition offers the opportunity to provide an alternative approach to the classroom environment. Each student has different ways of learning and committing to paper the results of their studies.

My aim is too improve the confidence of the student and provide the skills necessary to achieve both in the classroom and in examinations. I work to form a rapport with the tutee which encourages them to feel able to ask questions and to have a positive input in the lesson. I aim to identify the problems encountered by the student in their studies and solve them with patience and understanding.

I supply past papers, teach how to approach individual questions and advise on time allocation. These papers are marked and discussed giving the student feedback as to their progress and the knowledge of how to correct their mistakes and gain higher grades.

I encourage students with special needs to develop their own coping mechanisms individually designed to improve the effect their particular learning disability has on their academic performance. This is done in conjunction with teaching regular methods used to improve their skills and achievement in the classroom and examination grades.

Professional experience

Tutoring experience: 20+ years

Please message me with contact details to discuss your needs and arrange a convenient time for your lesson. I have been a private tutor for 18 years and own my own business serving my local area. I offer tuition in English, History and French at all levels from KS2 to GCSE and A level.

I specialise in exam technique and support for classroom studies, especially the recently introduced Controlled Assessment. I also give advice and practical help to degree level students with the organisation and writing of their assignments and dissertations in a variety of disciplines.

For the past five years I have been teaching French for conversation and business purposes both individually and to groups of employees from local companies. I have worked successfully with many students with particular learning needs linked to Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dispraxia Aspergers and Autism. For the past year I have successfully transferred my teaching skills to on-line tuition.


  • BA Hons Law and French
  • BA Hons Ancient History and Civilisation
  • BA Business Studies
  • PGCE (English and French subsidiary subjects)
  • RSA Diploma TEFL Diploma Special Needs Teaching


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