**Need to learn math for your job?**

Trying to keep up with your child?

Did math in school and would like a refresher?

Just always wished you could do math?

Chances are – you already can!

You probably already know more than you think you do - you just don’t know the mathematical terms in order to put a name to the math you are already doing.

Now there is an

EASY TO UNDERSTAND

SELF-PACED

ONLINE COURSE

just for you!

Trying to keep up with your child?

Did math in school and would like a refresher?

Just always wished you could do math?

Chances are – you already can!

You probably already know more than you think you do - you just don’t know the mathematical terms in order to put a name to the math you are already doing.

Now there is an

EASY TO UNDERSTAND

SELF-PACED

ONLINE COURSE

just for you!

**I’M TERRIBLE AT MATH – HOW CAN I POSSIBLY LEARN ALGEBRA?!**

This online course will start with working with basic numbers. These are things you already do in your life – think checkbook balancing, tip figuring, and so on. But we will start to look at numbers in different ways - with mathematical terms.

Each short lesson looks only at one specific math skill at a time, so it’s not overwhelming, and each lesson is not based on mastery of the prior lesson. Each lesson starts with an easy to understand explanation, then gives you some examples, which you then apply to practice problems.

Once you have a different way of thinking about doing math, and the language to put a name to the math you are doing, the last step is to apply that to algebra. “Algebra” is only a term for using numbers in certain ways, and you’ve possibly been doing this too, without knowing you were doing algebra. The course not only culminates with lessons in how algebra works, but also shows you how you use it in your every day life.

There is an additional unit you can take at the end, where you will learn how to use algebra to create graphs. You may never need to create a graph in your life, but you probably often come across them – in news stories, advertisements, sports stats, science stories, and so on – and you will have a better understanding of how to interpret what you see.

**Click here to download a Registration form.**

Contact Us if you have any questions.

**HOW DOES IT WORK?**

SELF-PACED

This is a self-paced online course. Your first lesson will be e-mailed to you on the Wednesday after you sign up for the course. You have until midnight of the following Tuesday - one full week - to e-mail back in your homework from that week's lesson. Then your next lesson will be e-mailed to you on that Wednesday. The following Wednesday you will receive your corrected homework, with helpful tips if there was something you didn't understand.

NO DEADLINES

But - and here is where the self-paced part comes in - there are no deadlines. As well as being able to complete your lessons any time that is convenient to you during each week, if you need to take more than a week to complete your homework (life happens!), then you are free to do so. Your next lesson won't be e-mailed to you until the Wednesday after you submit the current lesson. There is no rush - and no repercussions! You have a full year to complete the course. And, if you still need some time on a previous lesson, because you don’t understand a concept (which after all is why you are here), support is available by direct e-mail with the instructor. You don’t have to start the next lesson until you are ready.

STANDARD ONLINE FORMAT

This course is entirely online, but no specialized computer knowledge is needed to participate. Each lesson is e-mailed to you as a regular attachment. You print out the attachments (easy to understand instructions, examples, and worksheet) and complete the worksheet. Then when you’re ready, scan the worksheet and e-mail it back. A scanned copy of the corrected worksheet is e-mailed back to you as an attachment.

NO PRESSURE

There is no pressure to keep up with any classmates. There is no pressure to finish up something you don’t fully understand because of a deadline. There is no pressure to complete any lesson in any specified time frame. You work on the course at your own pace.

EASY TO UNDERSTAND LESSONS

The course is made up of 3 units, which have 3 to 6 lessons each, for a total of 13 lessons. There is also an additional unit on graphing, with 3 lessons, which is optional. You progress at your own speed, and you aren’t given the next lesson until you’ve completed – and understood - the one you are working on. There are no tests.

Each lesson is made up of:

- An
**easy to understand explanation**. **Examples**of how to apply the explanation to the problems.- A worksheet of
**practice problems**. - The
**corrected practice problems**returned to you. If you didn't get it yet (after all that's why we're here, because we don't get it yet) then the instructor will provide you with personalized explanations. - The
**instructor is available by e-mail**for questions at any time (allow 48 hours for e-mailed responses).

**HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?**

ALGEBRA COURSE

The total cost of the quarter-long (13 weeks) course is just $300.

- Refund policy:
- $20 non-refundable application fee.
- 100% of course fees refundable through the completion (submission of your homework) of the second lesson, if you find this course really isn't for you for any reason.
- 50% of course fees refundable through the completion (submission of your homework) of the third lesson.
- No refunds thereafter.

GRAPHING UNIT

The additional Graphing Unit is $60. You can pay for this ahead of time, or add it on at any time during the course, or you can even add it on up to a year after you complete the course if you decide you want to come back and complete it at a later time.

- Refund policy:
- No refunds.

**(Checks and Visa-M/C are accepted.)***The course is designed to last a quarter (13 weeks) but there is no time limit for each lesson if you'd prefer to take longer or need to take a break, however if you haven’t completed the algebra course within a year of your registration your account will be closed and no refund will be issued.*

**Click here to download a Registration form.**

Contact Us if you have any questions.

**WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?**

Hi! I'm Beth Rand. I'm bit of a math geek, and also a tech theatre geek (as you can see by the rest of this website). I have teaching certifications in math and theatre, and I have taught both in schools in the past. I have many people in my life who say they '

*hate*' math, or they were '

*never any good at'*math, yet I see them using - and understanding - math all the time. The difference between what they see and what I see is often simply nomenclature - in other words: I know a term for what you are doing (often times in your head!), but, because you don't know the term you think you don't know math. For example, I see people using "Distributive and Associative Properties" - in their heads! - quite often, yet they also tell me they've never been any good at math. "Algebra" is also simply a term for a way of manipulating numbers to solve a question you have about something, but it's often times when a person reaches algebra that they start to tune out of mathematics. For these reasons I decided to create a course, which is self-paced (so no pressure, no comparing yourself to other classmates), and which teaches the math needed for Pre-Alegbra up to basic Algebraic equations and graphing, and which then allows you to apply this knowledge in your everyday life. I hope you will enjoy (yes,

*enjoy*!) algebra as much as I do!

**WHAT HAVE PAST STUDENTS AND PEERS SAID ABOUT WORKING WITH BETH?**

*“I really admire you. You made math fun.”**“You’re one of the best teachers I had… you’re good at Math”**“Thanks for being there for me when I needed help.”**“I really liked how much you cared about everyone.”**“She takes complicated subject matter and makes it easy for people to understand. She is very patient.”**“…tremendous concern for a student’s ability to understand drawing upon several examples to help a student understand concepts.”**“…she is perceptive, energetic, thorough and easy to work with. She has a strong commitment to education.”**“...bright, energetic and seriously interested in working with students.”*