Improve your maths: join at any time
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.
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
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