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Functional Skills L2 Maths 2017-06-19T10:03:12+00:00


At school did you always hate maths and never feel you were particularly good at it?

You avoided putting your hand up to avoid the shear embarrassment of not knowing what everyone else seemed to be understanding. Maybe you just avoided those lessons.

Since becoming an adult you have worked hard to avoid being put in a situation where you needed to use maths but when it has been necessary you’ve managed to bluff your way through with a calculator or an excuse.

Now you want to put your maths demons to bed, improve your skills and your confidence.

You have decided to start by taking the functional skills maths exam through learn direct but you don’t yet have the confidence to sit in a classroom full of strangers.

What can you do…

If this scenario sounds like you, or if you have decided you want to build on your maths skills for any other reason I’m sure this course will help.

Can I give you a bit of background?

For the past 16 years I have worked in educational based settings with a particular interest in learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

For the past 5 years I have worked as a tutor incorporating all the techniques I have learned about using a variety of learning styles, trying to boost confidence and self-belief as well as knowledge.

A few months ago someone rang me up and asked if I could help.

He had to sit his functional skills test for work and for a variety of reasons had a real fear of maths dating back to his childhood.

We spoke at some length and we agreed to give my tutoring style ago.

He found he was actually enjoying the lessons and learning.

Previously, I had worked with a lady who had extreme dyslexia and dyscalculia and helped her pass the maths part of her access course to get into University.

I realised there are many adults out there who either needed additional support to what they were receiving from their college or just didn’t feel they had the confidence to go into a college setting until they had boosted their knowledge.

I designed this course to walk you through each of the sections of the functional skills course. There are 4 sections in total which are subdivided in 37 individual units: 

Section 1: Number

  • Adding and subtracting
  • If you would like a sneak preview of this first unit, just fill in the form below
  • Multiplying and dividing
  • The number line and scales
  • Fractions
  • Mixed fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Proportion
  • Ratios
  • Scaling up and down
  • Formulas in Words
  • More Formulas

How confident are you with the different aspects of section 1?

Section 2: Measure

  • Units
  • Length and perimeter
  • Working with lengths
  • Areas of squares and rectangles
  • Areas of triangles and circles
  • More on area
  • Volume
  • Money
  • Time
  • Timetables

How confident do you feel with the various elements in this section?

Section3: Shape and space

  • 2D and 3D objects
  • Symmetry
  • Plans
  • Maps and map scales

How confident do you feel with this section?

Unit 4: Handling Data

  • Tables
  • Drawing tables
  • Bar charts
  • Line graphs
  • Other graphs and charts
  • Drawing charts and graphs
  • Interpreting data
  • Averages
  • Range
  • Using averages and range
  • Probability

How confident are you with the aspects of unit 4?

Our aim is to give you the confidence and the knowledge to go and sit the functional skills exam which is provided by Learn Direct in one of their local centres.

We want to help you pass, so our guarantee to you,

is that if having taken use of all the tutoring hours and worked through the course material you do fail, we will provide you with additional Skype hours to build the knowledge you need in the weaker areas and


If you are interested in the full course, you will be posted a folder containing simple, step by step how to sheets, worksheets and additional activities covering each individual units

You will also receive 40 hours of one to one Skype lessons and access to a Facebook group where you can receive unlimited support from both myself and my team and others who are in the same position as yourself. (Skype tutorials usually cost £20/ hour, so these 40 hours are worth £800 alone!)

The investment for the course is just £620!

This can be split into 3 payments of £230 if preferred. Do get in touch on if you would like to know more.

If you have any questions or you want to sign up, do e-mail and we will do everything we can to help

You may also be interested in our shorter ” Build you confidence in maths course”

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