“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.essex.gov.uk/Adult-Learning
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