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Summer African Algebra Readiness Institute

This is an introductory course where your scholar will learn strong foundational algebraic concepts. What is special about this course is that it will be integrated with learning "OURstory" that connects students to those math concepts.
90 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 19

Sep 19 - Oct 20 (5 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We, Th
10:30pm - 12am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn first and foremost confidence in their mathematical skills, secondly a perspective of mathematics that will spire them to know more, and gain a foundation in Algebra skills.  This class is fast-based but highly adaptive to your child's needs.  We will provide your student with access to our online math program (which they complete on their own), and we will teach a lesson to your child in their weakest mathematical area. I have educators who will help guide your students in anything from pre-algebra to calculus. 
I hold a masters in education and have taught all grade levels, from K - 12, and am currently teaching a learning pod that includes my own four children and close family. In addition, I run a non-profit tutoring agency that focuses on serving underprivileged youth and am an active member of the Santa Clara Alliance of Black Educators. 

The students will need to complete 1hr of EdReady per day. Once a learner engages with EdReady's Initial Diagnostic assessment on the first day of class, the application builds an individualized study path that empowers them to skip the math concepts they already understand and accelerate their mastery of the concepts they need to know. The only homework is to complete your 7.5 hours of online lessons per week.

The information I receive from your child's diagnostic and online lessons will dictate the lessons I teach during the class.

Want to know more about the online program, visit
A grid-book, pencil, and computer.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The formal assessment will be done with a free online adaptive math program that I will give your child access to that will assess all your mathematical weaknesses and guide me to what I will teach during the program. We will do two assessments, one at the beginning and one at the end, to show your students' growth. 

The informal assessment for this course is quite simple. Since all my lessons aim to build lifelong learners, our measurement of success surrounds the student's relationship to the content. So all I ask is whether you learned something today and whether you appreciate/enjoy the material learned. Students will be informally assessed throughout the course through questioning, student-led explanations of answers, and feedback questions at the end of every lesson. But the greatest will always come from "did you ENJOY the lessons you learned in the program?" because this is truly the only way to encourage and develop lifelong learners.  
6 hours per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, ask your student every class what they learned and offer to go deeper into the historical narrative together as a family, whether it's taking a trip to the library, or even googling together, dive into the information with excitement with your child. I genuinely believe the parent should remain the first teacher of their child, and our efforts in terms of education should reflect that. 

Also, I will be giving each student a personal account with EdReady. EVERY student will NEED an accessible email to receive their personalized login credentials for the first day. After that student will log in and complete the initial diagnostic. This data fuels the success of my program; your student will be asked to complete at least 1.5 hours/day (M-Thr) [or 1hr Mon - Friday}  of our adaptive online math program for homework. 

Lastly, to bring this assessment and adaptive online curriculum resource, EdReady, to you at no additional cost, I partnered with the California State University System to provide this program at no extra charge. The CSU system will have access to student growth in the EdReady Platform, but this is only to document the success of student progress within the program. No information will be sold to other parties. 

This highly intensive math program is adaptive to your child's needs, and you will need no other math program for your child for the summer.
The majority of my content was developed by two UCLA professors who developed this summer algebra curriculum for the California State University System. The curriculum is based on texts such as Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy by George G. M. James and Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization (Exploding the Myths) by Anthony T. Browder. I taught the course for seven years and based the Algebraic curriculum on the current local school curriculum and the California State Content Standards. Currently, I am working with content creators to develop the entire curriculum to present to schools all over the state of California so that children can see themselves reflected in their learning. Lastly, the program will be combined with an adaptive Math online math program called Ed Ready, where I will receive real-time assessments of student progress. While I will be teaching the course,  my co-teachers will assist in creating lessons from our math curriculum to suit your scholar based on your child's online assessments. 


About Me

Hi! My name is Aaron Eckels; the students refer to me as Baba Aaron, which I picked from teaching in West Africa, Ghana.
I teach Math and History (which I commonly call OURstory) to differentiate why I teach and why we are learning the past... 
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