COMMON CORE ALGEBRA I TUTORING

Algebra I is a very important subject to learn well, as future success in Math hinges upon it. Many students become disinterested in math as a subject due to Algebra I, second only to Algebra II. It is critical to have a solid understanding of Algebra I if any type of math is in your future. Topics such as factoring quadratics, linear equations, and simplifying fractions are often forgotten once a student finishes the course, and can lead to devastatingly low-test scores years down the road. I've tutored Algebra I since I took it in high school and have been tutoring full time for four years now. Please consider me as a serious candidate to aid your student for this course.

This math test is technically different than the regular SAT Math section in the aspect that it requires memorization of a few more equations and the questions are moderately more difficult than the SAT Math section. The test is also 60 minutes of straight math, instead of No other educational event in the past two decades including no child left behind and the most recent June SAT debacle has caused more turmoil to students, teachers, and parents than implementation of Common Core Standards. Overall, it seems like everyone is in favor of upping learning standards so our children rank better globally in math, however nearly everyone disagrees about how the bar should be raised. It has become a topic so large that 2016 presidential candidates are discussing it.

Algebra I has been a Common Core class since the 2014 school year, with the June 2015 test being the most abrasive so far. Students have left testing facilities crying, and inflammatory comments are everywhere on the internet. Because administration knows adopting these new standards will be a turbulent experience, the grade required to pass is unusually low and sometimes within the realm of guessing. (As though we needed any more reason to get upset) There are enough horror stories available to make even the most reasonable person upset.

Algebra I has been a Common Core class since the 2014 school year, with the June 2015 test being the most abrasive so far. Students have left testing facilities crying, and inflammatory comments are everywhere on the internet. Because administration knows adopting these new standards will be a turbulent experience, the grade required to pass is unusually low and sometimes within the realm of guessing. (As though we needed any more reason to get upset) There are enough horror stories available to make even the most reasonable person upset.

The course is stranger than it used to be. Though the bread and butter topics are still linear and quadratic functions, the students are now required to understand more fully the different components of a function, what they mean, and how they work. For example, before common core, a student needed to be able to identify the y-intercept of a linear function. Now, the linear function will represent something like cost of running a business as a function of how many employees you hire, and they will need to understand not only what the y-intercept is, but that it represents the cost of running the business without hiring any employees. This is actually pretty interesting stuff, but it doesn’t make learning it any easier.

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