MA7603

Improve your maths: join at any time

Princetown Prison Officers Association, Yelverton

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 learndevontavistcok@devon.gov.uk 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

Simon Longstaff currently works as an ICT, English and maths tutor for Learn Devon. He also works as an Electronics Senior Design Engineer for Partech Electronics and an ICT and Maths (Numeracy) tutor for City College Plymouth and the Learning Curve in Devonport.

Simon has spent most of his working life in the field of Electronic Engineering and was previously the Technical Director of his own instrumentation manufacturing company before undertaking his teacher training.

Simon has a 1st class honours degree in ICT with Education from Exeter University, a PGCE incorporating a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), and a specialism in teaching maths; a level 5 Additional Diploma in Numeracy.

Simon is a keen musician and composer and has for the last ten years performed each summer season at Sterts Theatre in their musical shows.

“I’m a great believer in ‘experiential learning’, and firmly believe that people learn by doing. This is so important, particularly with a subject like ICT; it is the familiarity with everyday computing tasks that build on a person’s levels of confidence and skills.”

“Despite my technical background I hate jargon: There is nothing I enjoy more than to clarify some of the gobbledygook and mythology that surround the subject of information technology.”

Simon Longstaff, ICT Tutor, Learn Devon

DayThursday
Start date28 Sep 2017
End date20 Jul 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
CostFree
Concessions not available