Algebra Tutoring
Client Quote "I've heard that really good teachers like to get feedback... so here goes: PreAlgebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II generally involve the process of solving for unknown quantities and understanding how to graph equations. BrainTrust tutors work with their students oneonone to ensure the student understands what information each problem seeks to find. "
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" Middle School Support For some students, this is a big leap from basic arithmetic. With practice, students learn to isolate expressions and solve for the unknown. In helping students solve equations, students have to learn, in these beginning stages, how to move forward to solutions even when they feel lacking in information. PreAlgebra students need to build confidence working with variables, brackets and twostep processes. Absolute inequalities and order of operations must be fully understood before math students may advance to the higher levels of algebra. Algebra IOnce students gain confidence solving for the unknown, "x." in problems, they will be asked to find the answer for an additional variable, "y." Graphs become more advanced in Algebra I. Students build on the material they learned in PreAlgebra and practice mastering the quadratic formula. Especially important is the ability to work with integers.  using commutative, associative and distributive properties to simplify equations. As with all BrainTrust tutoring, sessions are initially geared to the subject material being currently presented in the student's core curriculum, with a focus upon homework problems, quiz material, study guides and comprehensive exam and testtaking strategies. Algebra IIAlgebra II students will already have grasped easier equations. The more challenging skills of identification, application and generation (the highest level) will prepare students for more advanced studies in geometry and calculus, while ensuring higher scores on both end of grade exams, standardized math tests and SAT mathematical skills. This involves simplifying and performing operations with radical expressions and expressions involving rational exponents, logarithms and calculators for higher order computations. Students define complex numbers, perform basic operations, write equations concerning circles and parabolas, and, eventually, graph the data. BrainTrust tutors work with their students to graphically, algebraically and verbally describe realworld phenomena such as functions. Questions concerning identification of independent and dependent variables are addressed. Finally, students of Algebra II should be able to write and interpret an equation of a curve (e.g., linear, exponential, quadratic). For more specific information, call (919) 8442022 to set up an Algebra Program for your student. 
