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Here's the Fastest and Easiest Way to Instantly Improve Your Algebra Grades.... As Well as Skyrocket Your Confidence and Self-esteem So That You Can Finally Be Successful in Math!

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Would you like a simple and easy way to learn Algebra ...one that you will quickly learn and absorb?

Do you want to make sure that you have all the prerequisite skills needed to be successful in higher level math classes?

Do you want to save yourself from the confusion, boredom, and struggle a lot of students suffer through when attempting to learn Algebra?

Would you like to raise your Algebra grades this semester and build the confidence needed to easily ACE your Algebra tests?

Do you want that awesome feeling of confidence, each time you walk into your math classroom?

Do you want to feel calm, relaxed and fully prepared each time you sit down to take an Algebra exam?

Would you like to have an online program that acts like a tutor and is available any time of the day so that you can study when it's convenient for you?

Would you like to be able to complete your homework accurately, quickly, and stress free?

If you can answer "Yes" to ANY of the questions above, then I have GREAT news for you.

Why I Can Help You Totally Understand Algebra and Build Your Math Confidence...

My name is Karin Hutchinson, and hopefully you've had a chance to peruse Algebra-class.com. I am the sole creator of this site, and my ultimate goal is to help ALL students find success with Algebra.

After teaching for ten years, I decided to stay home and devote my time and energy to my darling girls; however I quickly found out how much I missed teaching, helping students, and seeing the smile on their faces when all of sudden they "got it".

Yes, it's that "Aha" moment that makes teaching so rewarding!

So, in order to continue my passion for teaching, I created Algebra-Class and the experience has been amazing because I am now able to help students all over the world.

Although, I don't always get to see the "Aha" moments, I definitely read about them in emails.

How Can You Get the "Aha" Moment AND Totally Understand Algebra?

Wouldn't you love to say, "Yes, I get it!" or "Yes, I got that answer right!"

Well, you can .... and it all begins with building a strong, solid foundation in Algebra.

You see.... once you have a strong foundation of skills, the skills will build on each other.

Once you master one skill, you set yourself up for being successful with the next skill.

Pretty soon, you've mastered a whole unit and you are ready to use those skills in the next unit.

The best part is, not only have you mastered the skills, but you've also gained the confidence to keep moving forward.

Why Aren't Students Building the Strong Foundation Needed For Algebra?

After many years of teaching and ten years of private tutoring, I've found that Algebra concepts must be broken down into very teeny tiny steps.

When concepts are "chunked" into smaller pieces, and problems are modelled in a step-by-step fashion, students grasp the concept more easily and learn the skill.

Most teachers and professors are pressed for time. They have test dates that they must adhere to and they have a set schedule of lessons that they must complete by a certain deadline.

In order to complete the entire course in the allotted time, teachers often must teach one huge concept in a class period and expect mastery.

In reality, that one huge concept can really be chunked into two or three smaller lessons, which would allow for complete understanding of each step in order for you to master the entire concept.

Let me give you an example....

"Slope Intercept Form" is a widely used form in Algebra when graphing linear equations.

Many teachers would teach this concept in one lesson. This would involve introducing and identifying the y-intercept, introducing slope, and how to use slope to find the next point on the graph.

Then you have to be taught how to pull it all together in order to create your graph.

Many teachers work quickly through the prerequisite skills, calculating slope and graphing slope, and spend the majority of the class period focusing on slope intercept form. At this point it doesn't make sense because you don't REALLY know what slope means!

This could be very overwhelming, confusing and just too much information for many Algebra students to digest in one class period.

Not to mention, that when you learn a series of skills in one lesson, often times there is not ample time for practice in class before having to practice on your own at home alone. This creates more confusion and frustration which leads to increased Math anxiety!

This is How Algebra Should Be Taught...

This one big lesson needs to be chunked into 3 smaller lessons.

I begin with the introduction of slope and calculating slope. Then in an entirely new lesson, I teach how to graph slope.

Finally, in a third lesson, we pull it all together and learn how to graph equations using slope intercept form.

In two of the lessons, I teach the "building blocks" for mastering the important concept of Graphing Using Slope Intercept form.

By "chunking" the lesson into three mini lessons, students are able to understand each part of the process and take the the time to practice each part for full mastery.

This allows students to fully understand the prerequisite skills needed for full mastery of the concept. Most importantly, when the foundation of building blocks is built, it leads to increased confidence and less math anxiety!

How Can You Build Your Foundation So Algebra is a Piece of Cake?

Remember: the key is building the foundation and then you will be able to move forward very quickly.

There are several ways to do this:

Choosing The Best Online Algebra Course

There is a ton of Free Algebra content and there are also a ton of Algebra Online Courses that can be taken.

So, how do you know what to look for and where you will gain the most Algebra knowledge?

Pre-algebra review

Pre-algebra Review

  • Integers
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Order of Operations
  • Like Terms and Distributive Property
  • Distributive Property
  • Intro to Matrices
  • Using Formulas
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Solving Equations

  • Intro to Equations
  • One-Step Equations
    (4 lessons)
  • Mixed Review Practice
  • Two-Step Equations
  • Distributive Property Equations
  • Equations with Fractions
  • Literal Equations
  • Variables on Both Sides
  • Word Problems
  • Absolute Value
  • Absolute Value Pt 2
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Graphing Equations

  • Graphing Points
  • Table of Values
  • Calculating Slope
  • Graphing Slope
  • Slope Intercept Form
  • Finding Slope Given 2 Points
  • Rate of Change
  • Standard Form Equations (1)
  • Standard Form Equations (2)
  • Graphing Absolute Value Eq
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Writing Equations

  • Slope Intercept Form
  • Standard Form
  • Word Problems
  • Slope and a Point
  • Two Points
  • Point-slope Form
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Line of Best Fit
  • Cumulative Test on Units 1-3
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Systems of Equations

  • Graphing Systems
  • Substitution Method
  • Linear Combinations Method
    Addition & Multiplication Methods
  • Systems Word Problems
  • Systems in Three Variables
Matrices Ecourse

Study of Matrices

  • Intro to Matrices
  • Operations with Matrices
  • Multiplying Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Cramer's Rule
  • Identify and Inverse Matrices
  • Solving Systems with Matrices
Inequalities Ecourse


  • Intro to Inequalities
  • Solving Inequalities in 1 Variable
  • More Solving Inequalities
  • Inequality Word Problems
  • Sets
  • Compound Inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities
  • Graphing Linear Inequalities
  • More Graphing Inequalities
  • Absolute Value Inequalities
  • Systems of Inequalities
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Relations and Functions

  • Relations
  • Identifying Functions
  • Evaluating Functions
  • Domain and Range
  • Linear Functions
  • Linear Functions (2)
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Quadratic Functions (2)
  • One More Look at Functions
Monomials ecourse

Exponents and Monomials

  • Review of Exponents
  • Compound Interest
  • Laws of Exponents
  • Multiplying Monomials
  • Dividing Monomials
  • Complex Expressions
  • Zero and Negative Exponents
  • Scientific Notation
Polynomials Ecourse


  • Adding Polynomials
  • Subtracting Polynomials
  • Multiplying Polynomials
  • Using FOIL
  • Special Binomials
  • More Multiplying Polynomials
Factoring Ecourse

Factoring Polynomials

  • Introduction to Factoring
  • Using the GCF
  • Factoring Trinomials
  • Factoring Special Trinomials
  • More Factoring Trinomials
  • Cumulative Test on Polynomials and Factoring
Quadratic Equations Ecourse

Quadratic Equations

  • Square Roots
  • Simple Quadratic Equations
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving By Factoring
  • More Factoring
  • Graphing Quadratic Equations
  • Quadratic Formula
  • Discriminants
  • Discriminants When Graphing
  • Problem Solving

You'll have instant access to all twelve units of the Algebra Class curriculum, plus a mid-term and final exam!

So... How Much Does It Cost?

Think about how much it would cost to hire a tutor for one hour a week....

About $50 an hour is the going rate around here in Maryland.

That adds up to about $200 a month for just 4 hours of help.

You can have access to the hundreds of Algebra lessons in Algebra Class (for a full year) for the same exact price that you would pay for just one hour of tutoring.

YES, for just $49.99 you can have access to the entire program.

As a BONUS, I've also included the first five units of the Algebra 2 program. Algebra 2 is currently a work in progress and lessons will be added as they are completed.

If you know that you will only need the program for a few months, I also offer a monthly subscription of $9.99 per month.

Sign up Now for only $9.99 per month OR Save more than 60% and subscribe for a Whole Year for just $49.99

(Plus you can sign up risk free. Should you not be happy at any time within the next 30 days, just send me an email and I will refund your payment promptly.)

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That's right, all you have to do is choose a user name and password and you will have instant access to the entire Algebra Class curriculum! There is absolutely nothing that you have to download! It can't get much easier!

Please Note: You will not receive an actual book in the mail. This is an online course, and all materials can be saved or printed from your computer. You will access all worksheets and videos once you login to the secure online course.

Would You Like To Try It Out First?

If you are like me, I don't like to buy anything unless I give it a try first. I like to see what it is all about before I invest time or money into it.

So, I'm going to give you 2 free units! This way, you can try it out, see if it works for you and make sure my videos don't put you to sleep!

Click here to try the Pre-Algebra and the very first Algebra 1 unit Solving Equations.

Teachers Love It Too!

I simply love your work! I teach Algebra I, Algebra 2, and Geometry at a charter school in California for at-risk youth. I have small classes of twelve, which is very helpful with this population. I stumbled across your site when I was desperately looking for curriculum to use in my classroom.

Our company got rid of its math books and had some relatively new, inexperienced, and ambitious teachers get together in June 2015 and write the math curriculum for all the subjects I teach. It's horrible, but it's all we have available to use now.

I paid the membership fee out of my own pocket to get your lessons and worksheets on Algebra I and Algebra 2 (when do you think the complete course will be done? Lol!). Your work is a breath of fresh air and makes so much sense in the order of topics covered and the specific concepts taught. (In our new curriculum, the authors have us teach quadratic equations before learning about polynomials. It makes no sense to me.

I love your videos (I plan to play them and walk the room to make sure students are always on task). I love your worksheets...you evidently put a lot of thought into the different types of problems the students need to know and also the types that might be a little tricky for them. I feel such a sense of relief, knowing that I don't have to rely on our school's "homemade" curriculum. I have been watching every video and taking the notes, as if I were a student. I am logging down the length of each video in order to make sure I have plenty of time during the class period to play all of them. I can't help gushing about the tremendous quality of your work...it is a godsend to me. I can't wait to try it out!


A home school mom says...

Dear Karin,

I am a home school mom of five who struggled with finding a solid Algebra program for my older boys until I came upon your online algebra class. Your tutorials are straight forward and detailed.

Your assignments are designed in such a way that we can spend extra time on what my children need to and move on when they understand something more easily. I am a math-lover myself and am excited that you have finished Part 2 of this course.

My boys are understanding Algebra in a way that they never were able to with other courses due to the detail and care that are in each of your lessons. I also appreciate that you are available to answer questions.

Thank You!

Jacqui Coleman

Another Home school Parent Says...

My daughter is a ninth grade student attending a local high school in Toronto, Ontario. I am using the online Algebra Class to help her. She was not well prepared in Pre-Algebra, hence most of the subjects in Algebra 1 are new to her.

Algebra 1 is not a well taught subject. Her high school Math teacher does not use the method that you use, consequently, she is not grasping the subject matter thoroughly. Your step-by-step problem solving technique is helping her to understand the subject matter and individual topics.

My daughter comments that she likes your video presentations and wishes she could see a picture of you.

This e-course has helped my daughter to better understand Algebra in the following ways:

  • The topic (e.g.. Solving Equations) is explained and every detail of one step, two step, etc... is explained in such a clear manner that sometimes she stops the video to work out the problem, and then continue.

  • She can now distinguish between solving equations, writing equations, graphing equations, systems of equations, and word problems because of your video presentations.
  • In subtracting polynomials, she could not grasp it until she began to follow your Keep-Change-Change procedure.

We have used other Algebra products, but this differs because Karin is the only teacher who makes my daughter feel as if she is sitting beside the teacher.

Thank You!

Reggie Clark

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Every package is backed by my 30 day guarantee. I am so confident that you will find success with Algebra Class, that I will give you 30 full days to use the workbook and video tutorials. If for any reason, you are not satisfied, just contact me and I will promptly refund your money!

If you have questions regarding your Algebra Class purchase, you may contact me at: 410-937-8468 or you can contact me via email and I will respond in less than 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I order and for some reason it doesn't work for me? We know that everyone has different learning styles. If you feel that you are not mastering Algebra 1, simply contact me (within 60 days of signing up) and I will refund your money promptly. (I've only had one return and that was because the customer thought this curriculum covered Algebra 2.)

Will I receive the books in the mail that are shown on website? No, the books are simply a graphic. This is an E-course and all of the materials can be printed. You will login and have access to all materials. Nothing will arrive in the mail.

Can I try it out before I purchase? Yes. You can sign up for the free Pre-algebra unit. It's a pre-algebra refresher and it will give you an idea of how the E-course is set up. You can sign up here.

Does this program work with Mac computers? Yes, you can use a Mac computer, a PC computer, or a tablet. All videos are formatted to be viewed on all computers.

What if I'm a teacher and need multiple logins for my students? Contact me and I will give you my group rates for schools or teachers.

What if I have trouble logging on or need technical support? Simply contact me through the website and I will respond within 24 hours, usually must sooner. I can also be reached by phone at 410-937-8468.

Do I have to use Pay Pal? No, you may use pay pal or you can use your credit card. The box below the Pay Pal payment information is the link for using your credit card.

What if I want to cancel my monthly subscription? You can login to your pay pal account at any time to cancel your automatic payments. Once you login, go to Profile and then My Money then click update on My Pre approved Payments. Here you can cancel your automatic payment to Algebra Class.

Is your payment processor secure? Yes! I use Pay Pal and it's very secure. You can verify this by checking your address bar on the payment page. It will start with https if the payment page is secure.

Can I pay by check or money order?Yes! If you are not comfortable with using your credit card or pay pal, simply contact me and I will give you an address to send the payment.

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I wish you much success in your math studies,

Karin Hutchinson

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