A SOFTWARE developer in Burscough has created an educational website to help children study maths which has subscribers from as far away as Iran.
Gareth Jones, launched his site only a few weeks ago at BETT, the biggest UK trade show for educational technology and resources, held in London.
Learnalot is an educational website that specialises in Key Stage 3 maths, so it is aimed primarily at kids aged 11 to 14 but it can be used by older individuals as well.
The 29-year-old already has over 50 schools up and down the country registered with the site plus schools from as far away as Iran and the Philippines.
Gareth works from his home on Alexandra Road, which he shares with his partner Nicola Harrison, who is also a director in the company.
He told the Advertiser: “I’ve been working on Learnalot.com for about nine months and it’s really taken off.
“There has been interest from all sorts of places and I’m hoping to roll it out across the North West.”
Gareth, originally from North Wales, also added that Leighton Andrews, the Welsh minister for Education had also shown an interest in the site.
Gareth has been creating and developing software for over 10 years and studied a software course at Meirion-Dwyfor Sixth Form College.
“I’ve always been into computers and my friend was doing this software course and I decided I liked the look of it.”
Gareth completed his studies and got a job working at the college as an e-learning developer, which among other duties entailed converting course notes into software which could be used on interactive whiteboards.