Improve your maths: join at any time

Tiverton Library, Tiverton

Who is this course for?

You can only enrol on this course through a friendly skills check and chat with an experienced Learn Devon Tutor. To make a local appointment to confirm which course is most suitable for your needs, please contact our Exmouth Centre, on 01395 223851 or email

The course will improve your maths under the tuition of a qualified maths teacher who will assist you with learning at your own pace and enable you to set your own goals. Progression opportunities will be available.

The course requires regular attendance and extra work at home.

Course content

You work in small groups at different levels, to learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding. You’ll focus on working with others, questioning concepts and ideas to understand the world of mathematics, and hopefully, have some fun!

Courses cover different levels and include

• Numbers and their use in everyday problems
• Shape and space
• Area and Volume
•Simple equations and graphs
• Symmetry
• Use of mathematical notation
• Statistics and probability

Support and feedback

You will receive support and feedback from your tutor and be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. You will complete an individual learning plan to record your targets and achievements.

Additional costs and requirements

An A4 file, writing materials and lined or squared paper to each session. You will also need a geometry set, including a ruler, protractor, compass, pencil and rubber.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Weekly homework will be used to practice

mathematical techniques, check understanding

of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.

About the tutor

Ellie Crawford has taught in adult and further education since 1997, and has worked for Learn Devon since 2009.

Previously she has taught at the St Loye’s Foundation in Exeter and for Trade Union Education at the College of North East London. During her teaching career she has taught IT, Literacy, study skills and trade union courses, but now works as a Maths teacher which is her favourite subject to teach.

Ellie has worked with learners aged 6 months to 86 years, with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. She has taught in the community and in the workplace, and has even taught on a double-decker bus.

Ellie is passionate about ensuring that her classes are safe, happy places where learners can thrive. She has patience and good humour and wants you to enjoy your learning.

“If you don’t ‘get it’ straight away it’s not your fault. It’s my job to take the time to encourage you to learn in imaginative and engaging ways until you have your own ‘light-bulb moments’. The only ‘stupid’ question is the one you don’t ask: in my classes you can ask as many questions (as many times) as you like.”

Ellie has a Certificate in Education from the University of Plymouth.

Start date27 Sep 2017
End date31 Jul 2018
Start time12:00
End time14:00
Concessions not available