## What you'll learn

- Solve linear equations
- Evaluate and graph linear functions
- Solve systems of equations using a variety of methods (graphing, substitution, elimination, Cramer's rule, and matrices)
- Solve quadratic equations using a variety of methods (graphing, factoring, completing the square, quadratic formula)
- Solve polynomial equations (factor by grouping, factoring quadratic form, synthetic division and the Factor Theorem, Rational Zeros Theorem)
- Simplify radicals and solve radical equations
- Understand and solve exponential and logarithm equations and apply their use to topics such as compound interest
- Simplify rational expressions, and graph and solve rational equations
- Algebraically and graphically manipulate conic functions (circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and ellipses)
- Find the sums of arithmetic and finite and infinite geometric series

## Requirements

- Pre-algebra
- Algebra 1 (helpful for the algebra 2 parts of the course)
- Desire to become a great problem solver!

## Description

Is math a challenge for you? Then consider what Albert Einstein wrote to a 7th grade student asking for advice on her math classes: "Don't worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you that mine are still greater."

Math is challenging for everyone, even those who are great at it (it just doesn't feel hard for them until they reach a higher level. But it's still hard).

But anyone can learn to do math well provided they have someone available to give them a good explanation. Look no further than this course.

I'm a high school mathematics teacher, and this course is designed to help you master algebra. It's a no-fluff version of all the algebra essentials you would learn in a full year-long algebra course in school, with clear and to-the-point explanations geared towards helping you master the basics in the shortest time possible.

No stone is left unturned to give you the most complete algebra course out there.

One of the most important factors in learning any skill, math included, is the guidance of a patient and experienced instructor who can clearly explain to you what you need to do. Here are some reactions from some of my students and their parents who have worked with me:

**"He has certainly fostered a love for math in my daughter."**--Parent**"Very clear and thorough. Our daughter enjoys his class and is excelling in the subject.”**--Parent**"I think he is an awesome math teacher. He really enjoys math and always challenges us.”**--Student**"One of my favorite teachers. His teaching method is understandable and very easy to comprehend."**--Student**"Best math teacher I have ever had"**--Student

## Who this course is for:

- Anyone who wants to master Algebra 1 and/or Algebra 2
- Students looking to prepare for the SAT and ACT
- Those looking to brush up on forgotten math skills
- Anyone who enjoys solving problems
- Homeschool students or parents wanting to match their curriculum to a standard classroom curriculum
- Students looking to remediate over the summer, or get ahead for next school year

## Course content

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## Instructor

I'm a high school mathematics and SAT/ACT math tutor who has helped students of all ages, abilities, and interest levels improve their mathematical skills and increase their enjoyment of math. I know the frustration of struggling to learn difficult and confusing material, which is why I strive to explain the challenging parts of math in a way that is clear and easy to understand.