**PRIVATE ALGEBRA 1 TUTORING**

### Since 2005, we’ve helped students improve their confidence and grades in algebra.

We’re especially proud of the fact that other educators (teachers and professors) and high profile members of the Princeton University Administration trust us with their children’s academic success and recommend our services to others.

Our algebra tutors are experts at math and love teaching the subject. They’ve won awards in math competitions, are math majors, or have used algebra extensively in their their coursework.

**What parents say about our Algebra 1 tutors**

**What parents say about our Algebra 1 tutors**

### Our team includes award-winning Princeton University undergrads and Master’s/PhD graduates who are rigorously screened and are extremely effective at communicating the material.

**A quick “case study”:**

We worked with an eighth grader from John Witherspoon Middle School who was a bright student, but having an increasingly hard time staying organized and motivated.

He especially had difficulties in algebra. Our goals were to bring up his math grades (which were in the D range), while teaching him organizational, study, and test-taking skills.

We matched the son with Reuben, an Economics major and jazz trumpeter at Princeton University who is also very talented in math and physics.

Here’s what the family had to say:

*“Thanks so much for the recap, and for all you’ve done for Aidan this year. It’s been very helpful to have someone review his work with him, and I think he’s definitely gained in confidence. He has an A- average right now in math, which is far better than the Cs and Ds he was getting earlier in the year.*

*We would love it if Aidan could continue with you next year. As he makes the transition to the high school, it will be great to have someone to help reinforce the new concepts he will be learning.”*

We receive messages like these every week.

**We regularly track progress**

**We regularly track progress**

### Progress reports are shared after every session so you always know what’s going on.

**A Real-Life Example:**

**Student:** Ana**Tutor:** Joanna**Subject(s):** Algebra**Date:** 3/3**Time Tutored:** 5:00 – 6:00 pm**Next Scheduled Session:** 3/8 5:00 pm

**Material Covered:**

Today was my first lesson with Ana. I first began asking what concepts/homework Ana was learning/assigned and which concepts she struggled with. Then we started the lesson by first understanding the motivation for writing linear equations. Afterwards, we dove into how to write linear equations. I first started out asking her to find the slope of a line given two points using the slope formula. Ana seemed to have a good grasp on the slope concept, but struggled with simplifying equations, especially when there were negatives (a topic we will focus on in our next lesson). After Ana was comfortable using the slope equation, we went on and went through the process of writing the equation of a line. I first started off easy giving her both the slope and the y-intercept in which she was very comfortable writing the equation of the line. Next, I gave her the slope and a point on a line. This concept we worked on for a little bit because she was having difficulty understanding how to plug in the coordinates into the equation. After a few side note examples, Ana was successfully able to write the line. Finally, we went on and practiced how to write a line given two points. The examples we used came from the homework she was assigned.

It was amazing watching Ana integrate all the concepts we talked about and in the end Ana was very good at understanding the steps to writing a linear equation.

**Assignments for Next Week:**

Next week we will drill simplifying expressions and working with negative numbers because Ana seems to understand the concepts she is learning in class, but struggles with the basic algebra.

### How is your child performing in algebra?

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### A deep understanding of the subject matter allows us to personalize our approach.

#### Why is algebra important?

Algebra is one of the most important subjects for students to develop proficiency in.

Algebraic concepts are used in many of your child’s other classes (chemistry, physics, calculus, economics, etc.) not to mention college-level coursework.

It is probably the highest level of math that the average person will ever use in their post-graduate careers.

#### Why do some students struggle with algebra?

We find that many students either love or hate algebra.

Some have problems with the specific material – for example, they find concepts like factoring or polynomials too abstract to grasp.

We also frequently see students who are smart and know the subject fairly well, but work too fast, leading to carelessness. They are used to doing things in their head, and while that might have gotten them through middle school just fine, with more difficult subjects, it is important to be methodical and write things down step-by-step. This helps organize the thought process, prevents careless mistakes, and also allows for partial credit when it’s given.

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We’ve produced consistent results over the past 15 years by combining a deep and nuanced understanding of the material, truly world-class tutors, and exceptional customer service.

What else differentiates us?

- Smaller boutique company
- Obsessive attention to quality
- Never any high pressure sales tactics
- Trusted resource with a strong reputation

We’d love to learn more about your student and see how we might be able to help!

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