I have just spent a wonderful week with an old colleague – we worked together for many years in an office based environment. We had both been at school under the old teacher led system and felt fairly well educated on most of the necessary subjects of our day. My mental arithmetic had not been great at school – I didn’t like one of the teachers when much younger – this sadly put me off the subject for the rest of my school days. If only I’d had access to the fantastic array of e-learning and online revision courses that are out there now. It would have boosted my confidence and taught me the logical way to look at all maths. I did like dealing with logarithms and was able to use the tables easily – but oh how I would have benefitted from e-training and online education courses that today’s student can revel in!