“When I started out in September I was just expecting it to be a course so I can fill my time and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed … around November / December time I was ready to do Maths GCSE.
I thought this was going to be the first thing I successfully have got myself and even thinking about it cheered me up so much, I thought “one step forward”.
It does help when you can feel as comfortable as if you are sitting in a front room with your friends, because that is what it is basically and I am looking forward to it – and if I can get there early on I turn up earlier.”
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Maths tuition especially aimed at adults is available at various levels, including fast-track, through the Essex Adult Community Learning service www.aclessex.com
Many courses in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy are free of charge and specially designed for people who lack confidence in these subjects.
NOTE: Although this was recorded at the adult community college at Grey Friars, now closed by the County Council, the adult education service still have a local branch of their now-centrally-managed adult education service, offering all the basic skills classes at: The Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street CO1 2LR tel 01206 798488