Kevin Norley currently teaches adult English and maths at Bedford College. With a background of teaching in FE colleges, schools, a prison and a training provider, he brings his experience to bear in the writing and editing of books, and in the writing of research papers on education. He has been widely published in internationally edited journals and books, and has presented his papers (on subjects including multicultural education, mentoring, technology and teaching methods, the development of numeracy skills, social class and education, the development of writing skills, and factors affecting the language development of EAL learners) at a wide variety of international conferences (including at universities in Helsinki, Seoul, Oxford, St Petersburg, Sarajevo, Rome and Istanbul). Following an invitation from the IASSR (International Association of Social Science Research), he also presented one of his papers as a keynote speaker at their conference in Bucharest in 2015.
The presentation focuses on how mentees (trainee teachers of maths) are supported in the facilitation of learning in a distinctive learning environment, namely that of mathematics for ESL classes for 16 to 18-year-olds within a department of English language teaching, and adult English and maths. The paper advocates that mentors who are specialists in mathematics […]