# Algebra 1

All of our tutors are experienced teachers at highly regarded, competitive schools, who have taught their subjects extensively and have received excellent student evaluations throughout their careers.

Algebra 1 teaches basic algebraic skills which include solving linear equations in one variable, systems of linear equations in two variables, and exploring the meaning of a function. This course lays a basic foundation for future math classes.

#### Basic topics covered:

• Properties of and operations with real numbers
• Solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable
• Word problem applications
• Writing and graphing equations of lines
• Solving systems of equations using methods of graphing, substitution, and linear combination (or elimination method)
• Properties of exponents
• Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials
• Methods of factoring (GCF, Difference of squares, quadratic polynomials)

#### Areas where problems occur include:

• Linear equations with decimals and fractions
• Setting up and solving word problems
• Writing the equation of a line using the point-slope method
• Writing and graphing equations of lines
• Multiplying binomials using the FOIL method while applying the rules of exponents
• Factoring a quadratic trinomial by “reverse FOIL-ing”

### How we can help:

In this basic but often challenging math class, you will acquire skills to proceed with Algebra II and Calculus, Physics and Chemistry. It is crucial to your education, and our teachers have proven methodologies to help you, developed over years of classroom teaching. Using our interactive video and whiteboard, we can give you a framework for how to approach different types of problems, and then observe and offer suggestions to help as you implement these ideas.