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 to 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
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