Algebra Boot Camp - Master The Fundamentals of Algebra!

If you hate Math, or think you can't do it, take this course!
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Look at Algebra in a more positive and confident manner, and be better prepared to succeed in learning Algebra.


  • All students should have at least completed the 6th grade and a desire to learn Algebra.


If you feel that you do not like Algebra and think that you are not very good at it, then this course is for you! There are many reasons why you feel this way, but I can assure you that it has nothing to do with your intelligence.

Learn to speak the language

You see, languages are hard to learn, and Algebra is a language. It is a symbolic language! It uses symbols that stand for things, and if you do not understand what the symbols mean, then you cannot speak or understand the language.

When you complete my course, you will have an understanding of all of the most widely used symbols that you will encounter in any Algebra course. Being able to speak the symbolic language of Algebra will give you the confidence and the ability to learn.

Get involved in your learning

I will walk you through each topic carefully and will give you the opportunity to practice each of the tasks with downloadable worksheets designed to focus only on the idea that is being discussed. You cannot learn by watching something, or just listening to a lecture. I watch a lot of basketball on TV, but that doesn’t make me a better basketball player!

All you need is desire

I’ve been a Algebra Teacher in the city of Milwaukee for over 35 years. I’ve never come across a student that couldn’t learn if they wanted to learn. That is all you really need! I hope to see you in my class soon! 

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are getting ready to take an Algebra class or just want a quick refresher in the basics of Algebra.

Course content

4 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 0m total length
  • The Language of Algebra: Introduction
  • Getting Familiar with the Symbols
  • Exponents & Square Roots
  • Understanding Absolute Value
  • Working with Inequalities


High School Math Teacher
John Swokowski
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 1,437 Reviews
  • 20,357 Students
  • 2 Courses

Hello, my name is John Swokowski. I have taught High School Algebra for over 35 years. The most rewarding experiences I have encountered have been working with At-Risk students who did not like Math and thought they could not learn it. I love teaching and am looking forward to reaching many more students through Udemy.