Improve your maths: join at any time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;
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.
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
• 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
Sam Gibb currently works as a Maths Area Tutor for Learn Devon. He has been teaching in further and adult education for the past 20 years, having previously worked for Petroc, Warwickshire College and Coventry City Council.
Sam has an Honours Degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, and was awarded QTLS status in 2012 by the Institute for Learning. He specialises in teaching basic maths to adults, particularly those who find it hard to access mainstream education.
In his spare time Sam has a keen interest in music, and his claim to fame is having a record played on Radio 1 by the late, great John Peel!
“Adult education gave my father a second chance in life, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to gain confidence and fulfil their potential through learning”.
Sam Gibb, Area Tutor, Learn Devon