Improve your maths: join at any time
Who is this course for?
You can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Co-ordinator.
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.
Courses cover different levels and include –
• Numbers and their use in everyday problems
• Use of mathematical notation
• Simple equations and graphs
• Shape and space
• 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 will have an Initial Assessment with our tutor to determine what level you need to be working at.
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
Debbie Tayler currently works as a Maths English and ICT tutor for Learn Devon and also as a private Maths Tutor with pupils of all ages and abilities. Prior to this she worked as an Analyst/Programmer for some 20 years for the Inland Revenue, Nestlé and Chemtura (a multinational chemical company).
During this time she was involved in many successful business system implementations on a variety of platforms from large Mainframe/Unix applications to small PC systems using Word and Excel as well as working in user support and training. Before going into ICT she taught Maths at secondary level.
She always enjoyed supporting and training end users as well as the more technical aspects so don’t worry she won’t try to confuse you with jargon!
Debbie did her first degree in Maths at Southampton University and also has a Masters Degree in Maths and a BSc in Maths and History of Maths and Technology from the Open University. She also has a PGCE in teaching Further Education from Plymouth University.
She is also well aware of the difficulties of juggling work home life and education after her experience of studying with the OU while in full-time employment. Outside of work she enjoys cooking painting and drawing walking her lively Sprollie dog and has renovated several character houses.
I love helping other people to understand and use maths and in getting to grips with ICT. I understand that both of these subjects can be seen as difficult and frightening and get a great deal of satisfaction in helping people to overcome these feelings and learn to enjoy them as much as I do.
Deborah Tayler Tutor Learn Devon.