Improve your maths: join at any time

Arts Centre, Bideford

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

Paul gained degrees as a mature student with the Open University and the University of Exeter and joined us in 2005 teaching maths and English in the North Devon area.

He has extensive experience of teaching adults who struggled to get the qualifications they needed at school, using methods that are tailored to suit their lives, needs and outlooks. “When we are young there are so many reasons for not learning what we’re supposed to, but when we are adults we can put things behind us and carry on from where we left off. Learning can boost your confidence, your job prospects and the way you see the world. We are never too old to learn, sometimes we just need a boost to get us going.” 

Paul Haines – Learn Devon tutor

Start date28 Nov 2019
End date23 Jul 2020
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available