Improve your maths: join at any time

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone wanting to improve their maths. This can range from entry level all the way up to Level 2 qualifications. You can enrol at any time throughout the year and our tutors will tailor your learning exactly around your needs. This is a very flexible course, you will work at your own pace and you will be set your own goals. There will be lots of progression opportunities available to you along the way.

We encourage anyone to enrol who wants to improve their maths, whether that’s to help their children with their homework, to gain a qualification for further studies or just to brush up on their skills. This course will help you boost your employment opportunities and prepare you for further study.

Course content

As the course covers different qualification levels the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include numbers and their use in everyday life, working with data and creating graphs.

Our classes are small and welcoming, you will work with others and on your own. You will also be using a computer to do some research and other activities to enhance your study experience. We encourage you to regularly attend our classes and to spend some extra time on self-study at home.

Support and feedback

Our tutors are supportive and friendly, they work with our learning support assistants who are at hand to help you with any learning difficulties or disabilities. Your progress will be tracked, and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning. Using a tailored learning plan our tutors will provide you with feedback to help you achieve your learning goals.

Additional costs and requirements

We will supply you with all the text books you may need during your course. You will need to bring along an A4 file, writing materials and lined or squared paper to your first lesson. For some lessons you may also need a geometry set, including a ruler, protractor and compass.

To enrol on this course, you will first need to meet with one of our friendly Learning Support Coordinators. Through a skills check they will make sure that this is the right course for you. To make an appointment with our team please contact your local Learn Devon centre.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

To achieve your learning goals, we will encourage you to do weekly homework. This will help you practise and enhance your progression.

About the tutor

Debbie Tayler currently works as a Maths tutor for Learn Devon and also as a private Maths Tutor with pupils of all ages and abilities. She has had a varied career before this as an Analyst/Programmer, a chef/proprietor, and a secondary Maths teacher.

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 Secondary maths and PGCE and Diploma in Lifelong in teaching Further Education from Plymouth University.

She is 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. I know that maths can be seen as difficult and frightening, and a lot of people have a history with the subject that they have to get over. I get a great deal of satisfaction in helping people to overcome these feelings and learn to enjoy maths as much as I do. My favourite comment from a past learner is ‘…thank you so so much for helping me prove to myself I could do this!’, so come along to one of our classes and prove it to yourself as well.”

Start date07 Jan 2020
End date21 Jul 2020
Start time13:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available