Improve your maths: join at any time

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

This course will enable you 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

Courses cover different levels and include –

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

Support and feedback

How will I learn?

You will work in small groups to learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding. In the classroom you will focus on working with others and questioning concepts and ideas to better understand the world of mathematics, and hopefully, have some fun!

How will my progress be monitored?

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements.

Additional costs and requirements

A4 file, writing materials and lined or squared paper to be brought to the first and subsequent lessons. You will also need a geometry set, including a ruler, protractor, compass, pencil and rubber.

You can only enrol on this course once you have had an assessment from an experienced Learn Devon Tutor to determine which course is most suitable for your needs. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please call our Tavistock centre on 01822 613701 or email to make an appointment for an assessment.

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

John Austen works as an Area Tutor (Maths) for Learn Devon and is based in West Devon. Prior to this his posts have included school teacher, literacy/numeracy tutor, management training consultant and Skills for Life numeracy tutor – amounting to over 40 years experience in education.

John has Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) in maths and arts. He also plays guitar in local bands – along with maths music is another passion.

“I like teaching, it is great when you see the learner understand and then look to progress further”

John Austen, Area Tutor

Start date11 Sep 2017
End date23 Jul 2018
Start time09:30
End time12:00
Concessions not available