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Surpass your predicted grades
Hello, I’m Doc Ghouse and I offer maths tuition, online and face to face in Birmingham.
I am a fully qualified mathematics teacher (I have a BSc, Masters, PhD, PGCE & an enhanced DBS certificate) and this is my 32nd year in the teaching profession. I have had the privilege of been a Senior Examiner for one of the major Exam Boards in England.
Tutoring maths since 2003, I have been delivering online tuition since 2010, although many of you have only recently encountered it because of the pandemic. Online delivery has been a sensible option and allows me to connect with students all over the world (currently, most of my students are based in the UK; however, I also have students from Cyprus, Honk Kong, Pakistan, Syria & Singapore).
If you are worried about online tuition and how it will work and whether a screen between your child and their teacher will impede learning, I would emphatically encourage that you give it a go; it has certainly worked for hundreds of my students over the years and enabled them to achieve or surpass their predicted grade.
If for any reason, you are sceptical about online teaching and learning (e.g., via Skype) I would like to reassure you by stating that it is very straightforward and, if circumstances warrant, your child can do it at flexible times, on holiday, at their grandparents. In fact, it is so flexible that it also saves you time driving to a well-qualified tutor.
I use Skype or Whereby to talk to and see my students, and an interactive colourful teaching platform programme called Scribblar. I create a ‘room’ for each student which has its own whiteboard, and I fully prepare bespoke lessons and worksheets in advance. I upload material I want to discuss and students can download sheets from the room themselves.
I offer bespoke online tutoring for all levels of Mathematics:
• GCSE, iGCSE & National 5
• A-Level, Higher and Advanced Higher
• Further Mathematics
• University-Level Engineering Mathematics
• Independent Learning Skills
• Time Management Skills
• Exam Taking Skills
Personally speaking, for me, spending time getting to know each student and watching them develop their mathematical skills and confidence is extremely rewarding. Nothing really beats seeing a concept click into place when a student has an “aha!” moment – it’s the best feeling in the world for an educator!
My tutoring / teaching style is very much conversational, and I will always try to draw the student towards answering their own question, rather than providing them with an outright answer. With a new tutee I will always commence by getting to know them, and what their goals are to ensure that our expectations match, and I encourage parents to be actively involved at this stage if the student is under 18. After setting expectations, I am happy to keep parents informed of students’ progress but I generally encourage the student to be responsible for their own learning as I find this helps to foster a sense of intellectual independence.
Furthermore, before we agree to work together, I will ask you to read and accept the contents of a two-sided document explaining my prices and cancellation policy etc. I do charge for cancellations, so please bear that in mind.
WHAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT DR GHOUSE?
Dr Ghouse: Thank you very much for all your efforts with Karim and Ayla. We will, of course, recommend you to peers, friends and family.
Hello Doc: You really have ‘over-prepared’ my daughter Mary. From working at a grade 4-5 at the end of Year 10, she is now comfortably sitting on a Grade 9. I have already started recommending you.
Dear Dr Ghouse: I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your wonderful teaching and the sincere guidance that you have given to Alice (Year 10) and Kevin (Year 12).
For me, Dr Ghouse was not just my tutor; he was also my mentor. I would never have been able to get a Level 8 (I was predicted a Level 5 by my school) in Maths without his dedicated guidance.
You are a wonderful teacher who is inspirational. Thank you for motivating and helping me to pass my GCSE & A-Levels. Thanks to you, I am loving Uni!
The inspiration and confidence you’ve given me over the last few years is invaluable. Thank you for helping me pass the Scottish Highers and making me believe in myself.