Improve your maths: join at any time

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

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

Vince Parker – Vince gained his teaching qualification at Leeds University and a Master’s in Education from Cambridge University. He joined us in 2019, teaching maths.

He has gained extensive knowledge through teaching at a wide range of organisations including secondary, special schools and further education. He is also a qualified Life Coach and he can use all this experience to tailor the work for all learners.

“I love the work that I do, meeting all the new people I get to know on these courses. I find that by making small improvements over a period of time, you will be surprised by the progress you make. Every journey starts with the first step.”

Start date29 Nov 2019
End date24 Jul 2020
Start time13:30
End time15:30
Concessions not available