Improve your maths: join at any time

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

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 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
• Symmetry
• 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

Robert Atwill joined Learn Devon in June 2019 and teaches the improve your Maths, GCSE and fast track Maths courses from the Alexander Centre in Tavistock. He graduated from the University of Plymouth with a Batchelor of Education degree in 2003 and completed his Master of Education degree from the Open University in 2010. Since gaining Qualified Teacher Status, Robert worked in primary education for ten years, specialising in Maths and ICT. He left ‘formal’ teaching in 2013 to become a private tutor, working with learners of all ages – concentrating mostly on the 11+ exam and GCSE study. Since 2016 he has also worked with the Oasis Project in Plymouth delivering functional skills Maths qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2 to adults.

Start date16 Sep 2019
End date20 Jul 2020
Start time10:00
End time12:00
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