Algebra 1 (Second Semester)
This 11-week course provides comprehensive coverage of the content typically taught during the second semester of a high school Algebra 1 class.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Over 11 weeks
No live meetings
This class is the second part of a two-semester series that covers the content typically taught in a full-year high-school level Algebra 1 class. To succeed in this class, students must be comfortable working with positive and negative integers, decimals, and fractions. The learner should also be proficient in using the distributive property and solving and graphing equations and inequalities. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that the student completes my course Algebra 1 (First...
The primary objective of this course is for students to develop a strong comprehension of the essential topics covered in the second semester of Algebra 1.
As an experienced and certified classroom instructor, I have expertise in teaching a range of math courses, spanning from pre-algebra to calculus. In addition to my classroom experience, I have also provided individual tutoring to students for numerous years. This experience has allowed me to gain insight into the common misconceptions that students encounter when grappling with math concepts. In order to assist students in overcoming these challenges, I structure my lessons in a manner that addresses these misconceptions and helps students avoid making similar errors.
Each lesson video will be accompanied by a worksheet of problems similar to those covered in the lesson. The homework will take 30-60 minutes per lesson or 1-2 hours per week total. If the student elects to receive a grade for the class, they must post the worked-out solution to one problem in the classroom for each homework set. The student may choose any problem not already posted by another student. The solutions to the previous homework assignment will be provided with the next lesson, so that students can check their work.
For optimal engagement during the video lessons, students are advised to have paper and a pencil readily available to work on the practice problems. While it can be beneficial to have a printer for printing out the worksheets, quizzes, and tests, it is not a requirement. Alternatively, students are welcome to handwrite their responses for the quizzes and tests on paper. Please ensure that the problems are clearly numbered for easy reference.
The course will include 4 quizzes and 2 tests to assess your understanding of the material. The quizzes will cover the previous lessons since the last quiz and will be posted on Wednesday of Week 2 and the Mondays of Weeks 5, 9, and 11. Clear instructions regarding quiz submission and due dates will accompany each quiz. After submitting each quiz, you will receive a personalized detailed feedback video, specifically tailored to your work. In addition to the quizzes, there will be 2 tests in the course. The first test will be posted after completing Units 1-3, while the second test will follow the completion of Units 4-7. Similar to the quizzes, after submitting each test, you will receive an individualized feedback video detailing any necessary corrections. If you need additional flexibility in the due dates, please let me know. However, all work must be submitted prior to the last day of class. Feedback and full solutions to the assessments will be provided to each student, along with a percentage grade. Please show your work to receive partial credit, even if the answer is incorrect. Being able to follow your thinking process also helps me give you better feedback.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
My teaching certification is for mathematics for grades 8-12. I have a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. For over a decade, I taught in public and private middle and high school...