Improve your maths - join anytime
Who is this course for?
You can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon tutor.
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
Paul Haines studied as a mature student, gaining a Diploma in Further Mathematics, a BA in Mathematics, Technology and Developmental Psychology from the Open University and a BSc in Mathematical Education from Exeter University. As well as his specialism in mathematics, Paul is also qualified as a teacher of English. Prior to entering teaching, Paul ran an antique restoration and French polishing business in North Devon. Through his work with Learn Devon, previous employment as a lecturer at North Devon College (now Petroc) and at schools and
colleges in North Devon, Paul has gained extensive experience of teaching people who find it difficult to get the qualifications they need at school. “When we are at school there are so many reasons for not learning what we’re supposed to, but when we are adults we can put things behind us and carry on from where we left off. Learning can boost your job prospects, your self-confidence, the way you see the world. We are never too old to learn, sometimes we just need a boost to get us going.”