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SAT Prep Class

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Precalculus

Math Labs


Culturally, children often learn that math is difficult. They hear people talk about disliking math or being unable to do well in math. My first goal is to teach my students that not only can they do math but they can enjoy doing it!

I offer high quality math classes that prepare children for both life and their math careers.  While studying the way children learn for over 14 years, I have focused on finding student errors and  devising strategies to improve understanding mathematics.  I am a professional in both math and also in understanding how children learn.  My students have always succeeded and I’m confident that my students will continue to reach mastery of the subject matter.

There are two categories of learning math: instrumental math and relational math.  Instrumental math is the procedures and facts while relational math is how the concepts fit into the real world.  Both facets of math are important to a child’s math career.  I am confident that my students will succeed in both learning mathematics as well as developing important skills for future math classes.  Working individually with me will also build a child’s confidence in his ability to do math and learn new concepts.  I deliver my lesson in a fun way that motivates children to succeed.

SAT Prep Class

20 sessions total (10 teaching \10 practice testing)
Cost $ 280 plus a copy fee of $15
10% sibling discount for 2 or more children
Class size: minimum 6 students, maximum 10

Description: The purpose of this standardized test preparation course is to help the student both:

  1. achieve best math score according to his potential
  2. gain admission into his college of choice

I plan to accomplish this by providing high quality test preparation instruction, counseling, support and individualized one-on-one tutoring. I am firmly committed to guaranteeing a better test score for each student.

While studying test questions for over ten years, I have focused on finding common student errors and strategies that work to improve performace on the math SAT. I use that SAT book to provide real practice taking the test but do not rely on it for teaching. I have devided a comprehensive review of key concepts covered on the SAT, along with the problem solving skills for tackling the innovative questions not yet seen.

I have the experience and the knowledge to teach math SAT instruction. The SAT evaluates both student knowledge of math through Algebra II but more importantly it tests student's ability to problem solve in a limited amount of time. These analytical reasoning skills are paramount for success  in SAT testing. I take my instruction one step further and analyze each student's individual mistakes, weaknesses and struggles. Individualized homework and testing ins then given to each student according to his needs. In addition to giving adived based on individual student's performance, I also deliver it in a fun way that motivates each student to succeed.

Algebra I

Prerequisite: Pre-algebra
30-40 sessions
Cost $280 plus a copy fee of $15
10% sibling discount for 2 or more children
Class size: minimum 8 students, maximum 10

In Pre-algebra children learn math on a concrete level. Algrebra I introduces the abstract study of mathematics. Students transition from working with just numbers to working with symbols (called variables). Algebra I is a required course for high school graduation and acts as a foundation for all other math courses.

Concepts will be taught by using technology, lecture with paper and pencil, paper folding, cooperative groups and math labs.

Students will:

  • Understand and apply algebraic operations
  • Recognize and use properties of real numbers
  • Simplify expressions
  • Solve equations and inequalities
  • Simplify and apply properties of exponents
  • Understand and use relations and functions
  • Solve linear equations and systems of linear equations
  • Graph linear and quadratic relations and functions
  • Factor and solve polynomials equations
  • Apply algebra to real world situations

Geometry

Prerequisite: Algebra I
30-40 sessions
Cost $280 plus a copy fee of $15
10% sibling discount for 2 or more children
Class size: minimum 8 students, maximum 10

This course covers basic algebraic and geometric concepts. Geometry introduces plane and solid geometry: geometric figures, shapes and graphs. Students will learn proofs which help children acquire problem solving skills by using inductive and deductive reasoning. Concepts will be taught by using technology, lecture with paper and pencil, paper folding, cooperative groups and math labs.

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize, name, classify, analyze and apply the properties of geometric shapes and figures (point, segment, line, ray, angle, plane, triangle, square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, pyramid, prism, cone and sphere)
  • Understand and apply symmetry, translations, reflections and rotations in geometry
  • Calculate area and perimeter of any shape
  • Calculate area and volume of three dimensional objects
  • Construct relationships between groups of figures and concepts
  • Create proofs using inductive and/or deductive reasoning for logical and geometric proofs
  • Use geometry in the real world and understand the role of geometry in life

Algebra II

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry
35-45 sessions
Cost $295 plus a copy fee of $25
10% sibling discount for 2 or more children
Class size: minimum 8 students, maximum 10

This course provides students with a better understanding of the concepts covered in Algerbra I and Geometry. Algebra II also includes new topics not covered in Algebra I. These are listed below. Considered the first upper level math class, Algebra II is the fundamental course that most colleges examine for college entrance. Concepts in this course will be taught using technology, lecture with paper and pencil, cooperative groups and math labs.

Students will:

  • Understand and apply algebraic operations
  • Recognize and use properties of real numbers
  • Simplify expressions
  • Understand and simplify relations and functions
  • Solve and graph linear equations, inequalities and systems of equations and inequalities
  • Solve and graph absolute value equations
  • Apply the properties of matrices to simplify and solve problems
  • Simplify and apply properties of exponents
  • Understand and apply properties of linear, quadratic, expnential, polynomial, radical and rational functions
  • Graph linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, radical and rational functions
  • Factor and solve polynomials
  • Understand and apply properties of conic sections
  • Graph conic sections
  • Use and apply properties of imaginary and complex numbers
  • Make connections and understand relationships between concepts
  • Apply algebra to real world situations

Precalculus

Prerequisite: Algebra I and II, Geometry
35-45 sessions total
Cost $295 plus a copy fee of $25
10% sibling discount for 2 or more children
Class size: minimum 8 students, maximum 10

This course builds and extends concepts covered in geometry and algebra II. Precalculus will be taught using technology, lecture with paper and pencil, cooperative groups and math labs. There will be a strong emphasis on trigonometry. Limits and other calculus topics will be introduced.

Topics covered:

  • Complex number system
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Functions
  • Polar and parametric functions
  • Sequences and series
  • Matrices and their properties
  • Trigonometry
  • Problem solving
  • Real world applications
  • Introduction to calculus

Math Labs

1 lab session - 2 hours
Cost $18 plus a copy fee of $2
10% sibling discount for 2 or more children
Class size: minimum 6 students, maximum 12

Traditional education focuses on learning math by lecture and paper & pencil. Although this is one method for learning, it should be used in combination with a more hands-on approach to learning and applying math. Math labs involve putting math concepts into action. Students will apply and learn math using their senses. Applying math concepts to real world situations deepens understanding and connections between math topics.

The labs offered:

Prealgebra

  • Paper folding for fraction
  • Solving equations
  • Area and perimeter
  • Probability - M&M lab
  • Probability games

Algebra I

  • Solving equaitons
  • Rate of change
  • Linear equations - real life applicaiton
  • Equations on the graphing calculator
  • Graphing functions
  • Exponential equations
  • Technology for algebra - application on the graphing calculator

Geometry

  • Paper folding
  • Classifying polygons
  • Technology for geometry - applicaiton on the graphing calculator or computer
  • Symmetry, translations, reflections and rotations
  • Geometric properties
  • Area and perimeter

Algebra II

  • Technology for algebra - applicaiton on the graphing calculator
  • Functions
  • Matrices
  • Graphiing
  • Logarithms

Precalculus

  • Technology for precalculus - application on the graphing calculator
  • Funtions
  • Conic Sections
  • Trigonometry
  • Polar and/or parametric equations
  • Sequences and series

 

 
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Nevine acted as Lisa's SAT math tutor. Her success is best measured by Lisa's SAT score, which increased by 100 points after Nevine's tutelage. We feel that Nevine's help has been instrumental in Lisa's admittance to several excellent colleges and receiving a substantial academic scholarship to Auburn University. I admire her professionalism, high standards of excellence, in-depth subject knowledge, flexibility in dealing with children of varying levels and abilities, and can-do attitude.

Carol Morrison
A former VP at Bank of America

"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."

–William Arthur Ward

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