Improve your maths: join any time
Who is this course for?
This course is offered as online learning and to be able to take part you will be sent a Zoom invitation with your access code; you will require a PC with camera and microphone.
This course is for anyone wanting to improve their maths and are able to commit to the work require to complete the course in only 15 weeks and is aimed at those wishing to achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 functional skills exam.
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 Level 1 and Level 2 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 in 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 practice and enhance your progression.
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Amanda Jury. Amanda started working for Learn Devon in 2001 and teaches Functional Skills and GCSE maths. Before joining Learn Devon, Amanda has worked in residential care and accounting. When Amanda isn’t teaching maths, she breeds chickens and keeps turkeys, quails, rheas and rare breed sheep. When not tending to the animals, Amanda enjoys walking, swimming, kitting and sewing. She also has grandchildren to keep her on her toes! Amanda enjoys teaching at Learn Devon and prides herself on her ability to not only teach maths to anybody, but to be able to make it understandable and fun, so that learners enjoy attending maths classes.