Hello, I'm Karin Hutchinson.
If you are like many of the students who email me on a daily basis, you may be so completely frustrated with Algebra that you are ready to give up! Are you feeling more lost each and every day, like your are drowning in a sea of numbers and letters? If so...
DON'T GIVE UP! I can help!
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.
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.
I began tutoring Algebra 1 when my first daughter was just six months old. I couldn't wait to start teaching again.
Of course, my students were not your straight A students or even your B students. My students were struggling to keep a C in Algebra.
Not because they weren't good students or they didn't like school, they just didn't have the building blocks to be successful and as a result they also developed a dislike for math.
So... although their parents made them come each and every week with a frown on their face, I was determined to build their foundation and change their outlook on math.
With each lesson, they were studying in school, I would say, "Let's start with this...we will get to your homework soon."
We'd back up a few steps and start with the "building blocks" to that lesson. Then we would take a look at their homework and apply what we just went over, and I would hear, "OH... I get it now".
All of a sudden, the homework was a piece of cake!
After a couple of sessions each week, my students and parents were saying, "I can't believe how easy you make Algebra!" "I can't believe that I'm actually getting an A in this class."
Many of these students have never seen an "A" in math, because they just didn't believe that they could do it.
So, not only does taking 3 steps back and "chunking the material" help raise your grades, but it builds self confidence and a positive math attitude!
My parents and students always said, "I wish you were my teacher". And.... truthfully, I wished that I could get back into the classroom and reach more students.
However, I felt totally devoted to my family and I knew I just couldn't do it.
Then one of my parents said, "Well, you should teach online from home. I bet there are other families who could benefit from your services and with skype and other software programs, I'm sure you could make it work.
I knew I didn't have the time to add more tutoring sessions, BUT, the idea of teaching online was great!
I started researching how to create the website, how to record videos, and how to write on my screen. Within a few months Algebra-class was born and I started writing my first Algebra curriculum.
It only took about two years, but I did it! I created an Algebra Class that anyone could access from the internet and a class that I knew EVERYONE would be successful with because of all the "building blocks" I set up along the way.
Algebra Class is an online Algebra 1 program designed to meet the needs of any student who is struggling in Algebra.
It is also a full Algebra 1 curriculum for home school students who are beginning Algebra 1 or are looking to find a new curriculum that is much more user friendly and easier to understand.
Math students of all ages learn at different paces, so you can log on to this course at any time and take the Algebra course at your own pace.
It is also designed so that you can quickly find lessons that pertain to a lesson that you may be working on in a class or in another program.
With over 100 video lessons and guided notes worksheets, you will be fully engaged in learning, not just watching some boring videos. Why so many lessons, you might ask? Well, you are pretty much guaranteed to understand Algebra because I've broken all of the lessons down into bite sized pieces.
With step-by-step videos that walk you through over 420 examples, you will have no problem understanding Algebra!
You can't be successful in Algebra or any higher level math class without a strong foundation in the basics! That's why we will start at the very beginning reviewing integers, properties, and expressions.
As you enter each new unit, you will have a strong foundation of skills that will ensure your success!
Through all of my experiences, I can identify exactly which concepts students struggle with! I've developed scaffolds to help with these struggles and it will allow you to fully understand challenging concepts!
You'll start with my solving equations organizer that will help you to solve any equation. Solving equations is the basis of your foundation. It's one of the most important skills that you will learn in Algebra!
Many students get frustrated right from the beginning with complex equations, but I guarantee that you won't when you use the Solving Equations Organizer that is only found in this course!
Another organizer that you won't want to be without is my Word Problem organizer! The DREADED Word Problems... Everyone hates them, but once you learn to dissect the problem, you will be teaching others how to solve these real world problems!
I know, who wants more work, right? But... the only way to truly understand these concepts is to complete a few problems. This builds confidence to keep moving forward.
You will have access to thousands of practice problems and NO, you don't have to complete them all!
I know you are busy! You have tons of homework in addition to all of your evening activities. That's why I am going to save you so much time! Isn't it frustrating when you have to take a half-hour or longer to figure out how to get the right answer?
That's why I provide you with step-by-step answer keys! You can compare your answers to the key and find your mistake instantly. What I LOVE most about it is that you learn the best by analyzing your mistakes. This makes it quick, easy, and adds to the learning experience!
You are busy and always on the go! I understand and sometimes you might have to study a little on the road. You can access Algebra Class via the internet and study from anywhere! Yep... there's no excuses!
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 get a years subscription to Algebra Class for less than a month of tutoring! Only need it for a few months? We understand... and we have a monthly subscription as well!
This online algebra class was created with "Any" Algebra student in mind.
It's perfect for the home school student who is looking for an easy to understand curriculum that allows for independent study.
It's also perfect for a middle or high school student who needs extra help with their Algebra class. This course can be used very much like a personal tutor who costs over $50 an hour.
Many teachers and tutors use it for students who are falling behind in class and need an independent Algebra course.
I also have many adults purchase the curriculum so that they can brush up on their skills before taking an introductory Algebra class in college or if they are attempting to pass the college entrance exams.
It's a very versatile program, and users of all different ages and backgrounds have had huge success with the program.
You will log in to the E-course from any computer that you choose.
Take a look at this email that I received from a struggling mother of five...
I know you are wondering if this program will cover the units that you are studying.
Below is a list of all the units and the lessons contained in the units. If you are using this as a curriculum, you can see that this Algebra Course contains a very thorough study of Algebra. If you are using this as a supplement to your studies, you will find many individual lessons guaranteed to suit your needs.
You'll have instant access to all nine units of the Algebra Class curriculum, plus a mid-term and final exam!
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.
So, I'm going to give you one free unit. This way, you can try it
out and see if it works for you! Try out the Pre-Algebra Refresher course. These 9 lessons will help to prepare you for success in Algebra 1.
Oh... and there's no payment necessary for the free trial! (That's my biggest pet peeve - I don't want to use my credit card unless I am definitely going to purchase.)
So, no worries about signing up and then cancelling within a certain time period! My FREE TRIAL is completely FREE!
Click the button below to access the following two units:
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.
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.
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 30 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? No, 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.
Is your payment processor secure? Yes! I use Stripe, a very well known payment processor, 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.