Twice per week
over 13 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course 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
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This is a Pre-Algebra middle school / high school math course. Specifically, this course covers the second half of the complete Pre-Algebra course. Upon completion, learners will be ready to take high school Algebra 1. Pre-Algebra prepares learners for high school algebra and beyond by introducing integers, fractions, square roots, step equations, linear equations and decimals. Students learn how to solve basic equations using variables. The graphic shown with this course is one I created....
At the end of this semester portion of Pre-Algebra, students will be able to say, " I know how to choose which graph to represent my data. I know how to square and cube a number and how to work with exponents and radicals." "I can work with scientific notation and the coordinate plane." "I can convert from fractions to ratios to percents and decimals and back again."
After my career in industry as a chemical engineer and management consultant, I got my certification to teach math and business in the public schools for middle and high schools. I received additional certified training for gifted and talented learners. I taught math for sixteen years and I've been a personal SAT tutor for eight years. My students have typically raised their scores between 100 and 300 points. As a chemical engineer and project management professional in the world of business consulting and information technology consulting, I've completed over five levels of college calculus and applied mathematics and used these math and computing skills throughout my career. The students I have taught had varying learning abilities that ranged from one with pronounced learning disabilities to gifted and talented. When it came to PSAT's and SAT's, each of them with impressive improvements in their scores. It can be done! I used a focused approach. We honed in on trouble areas, really understood the underlying math concept, and drilled for mastery. Rest assured, students finish my classes and turn to their parents and say, "I finally get it!" Here are some reviews from classes here on Outschool to show what I mean... From CT - Love this teacher! My kids are requesting more of her classes. Thank you teacher Kitty! Energetic and patient teacher. I accidentally signed up my younger son with his older brother and she made the class interesting for both of them and they asked to join another class of teacher Kitty. Thank you ! From William- Wonderful class. The class speed was just right, and our daughter was able to follow along relatively well. She benefited greatly from this opportunity to reinforce her understanding the solving quadratic equations. Thanks!!! From Dillon- This the second linear equation class my son took from Teacher Kitty. My son felt he learned a lot on this subject and took very useful notes, and gained a lot more confidence than when he just started learning it. From Mary - I am really pleased that our first lesson at Outschool was such a fantastic one. Kitty is really good and my son loved that he could understand her clearly (initially worried as he is not American or in America ) I observed that she really took her time to explain terminologies and she gave the class more time to really grasp the lesson. My shy son eventually came out of his shell and contributed to the class. We are looking forward to more classes with her.
Yes. Homework participation is part of the final grade if the family has chosen the option of receiving a grade. Homework should not take more than an hour and a half a week. Students will need to upload an image of their homework by Sunday evening before the week of class.
Paper, pencil and a great attitude and willingness to encourage fellow learners and participate. Calculators are not needed.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Letter grades are available upon request. These will be based on participation, test results, and the teacher's observations in class.
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students should have the first part of Pre-Algebra mastered, including prime factorization, using operations on negative numbers, understanding arithmetic properties, and managing fractions.
Teacher creates her own interactive graphical slides including games to build proficiency. Teacher may provide additional videos of her creation to supplement what students are struggling with in class. Khan Academy and Openstax will be used to assist with homework.
Professor Kitty BS ChemE-UVa; MBA-Case Western
High energy STEM, math, & business teaching! see https://bit.ly/kittymath "My Freshman daughter came downstairs after class and told me she was glad she was taking this class." -personal testimonies always make the best headlines!
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302 total reviews
536 completed classes
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