Improve your maths: join at any time

Barnstaple Library, Barnstaple

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 coordinator. To make a local appointment to confirm which course is most suitable for your needs, please contact our Bideford team on 01237 472462

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.

Course content

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 can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Coordinator.

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

Helen Bromhead was born in Newport, South Wales and lived in Stafford and Chester before moving to Westward Ho! in 2003. Following a degree and masters in electrical engineering (she is a chartered engineer) she worked as an engineering consultant for the electricity industry before moving to Devon and retraining within education (including further education lecturing and NVQ assessing).

Since having her children she has volunteered as much as she can and is a science and maths tutor. she also enjoys gardening, the beach and crochet (the latter being a huge hobby!)

She primarily delivers Maths and English course for Learn Devon.

Start date27 Nov 2019
End date22 Jul 2020
Start time19:00
End time21:00
Concessions not available