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## What is Algebra I (1)?

Algebra I (1) is the math course typically taught in 9th grade, which introduces students to the general concepts of algebra. It familiarizes students with expressions, evaluating equations and inequilaties, and polynomials, just to name a few. Algebra 1 consists of solving algebraic expressions for a viable answer, using simple variables like x and y to form equations.

Algebra I (1) includes the following topics:

• Discovering expressions, equations, and functions
• Exploring real numbers
• How to solve linear equations
• Visualizing linear functions
• Formulating linear equations
• Linear inequalities
• Systems of linear equations and inequalities
• Exponents and exponential functions
• Factoring and polynomials
• Rational expressions

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## Why Do Students Struggle with Algebra I (1)?

Learning Algebra 1 for the first time can be jarring for some students because it introduces entirely new concepts. Unlike arithmetic, algebra uses symbols and letters to represent variables in mathematical expressions.

It is not uncommon for students to face challenges when they first encounter Algebra I (1). While the practical uses of arithmetic is obvious, many students find it difficult to understand its relevance in daily life. The perception that algebra has no real-world value makes it challenging for students to invest their time and effort in understanding the subject.

To encourage students’ learning of Algebra I (1), we must evaluate the main reasons that could possibly hinder their understanding of the course.

Abstract Nature of Algebra

Before being introduced to algebra, students deal with straightforward equations, like “72 + 15 = 87.” Arithmetic uses real numbers to arrive at a definite answer. With Algebra I (1), students solve algebraic expressions that involve letters and symbols that denote variables. These variables can be integers, rational numbers, and irrational or complex numbers. As such, these symbolic notations present wide mathematical possibilities as opposed to arithmetic’s absolute answers.

Research also shows that the use of letters and symbols is what students struggle with the mostFor many, it is difficult to grasp the concept of using letters in algebraic expressions, along with understanding the role of the equal sign.

Difficulties Understanding the Equal Sign

For students who encounter algebra for the first time, the use of the equal sign in algebraic equations can be confusing. In arithmetic, an equal sign often implies that a calculation must be performed. When presented with a simple equation, such as “19 + 2 =”, it requires the student to solve for the sum.

The equal sign denotes equality between values, equations, and expressions. An equation cannot be completed without an equal sign. In algebra, an equation consists of variables, constants, and an equal sign that signifies equivalence between the left-hand expression and the right-hand expression.

Use of Symbols

The use of symbols in algebra, just like the role of the equal sign, is another thing that’s foreign for first-time learners of Algebra I (1). For many students, encountering equations such as “18 + x = 75” is enough to throw them off. In fact, most students find it easier to approach the equation when the variable x is replaced by a blank instead.  Hence, it is important for teachers to find new ways and strategies to help students grasp the fundamental concepts and intricacies of Algebra I (1).

## How Can Algebra 1 Math Tutoring Help?

Whether you are tackling high school algebra or preparing for college math, private math tutoring can provide your child the right support to help him or her succeed in school. Private math tutors are able to identify the best learning method for your child, helping him or her understand lessons in a more effective and engaging way.

At Themba Tutors, our private math tutors all possess strong academic backgrounds and are well-equipped to guide your child in his or her academic journey. Our math tutoring service is geared at maximizing your child’s time and learning potential by identifying strengths and weaknesses, addressing new difficulties as they arise, and creating a customized lesson plan that targets your child’s unique needs.

With the help of private math tutors, your child will gain a better understanding of his or her lessons. Students will learn techniques that will allow them to process their lessons and coursework more effectively, such as breaking down algebraic equations into easier-to-follow steps.

During tutoring sessions, your child will also learn valuable skills that are crucial to his or her success in school, such as organization and time management.

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One-on-One Algebra I (1) Tutoring

For middle school and high students, Themba Tutors offers targeted one-on-one learning that covers all aspects of:

• Pre-Algebra
• Trigonometry
• Algebra I (1) and II (2)
• Calculus (pre-calculus)
• Geometry
• Physics
• Statistics

Our tutors also cover standard and common core math concepts and Regents Diploma examinations. Math concepts, such as integer equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, graphing, functions, and linear equations, can all be addressed during sessions.

Themba Tutors can also help undergraduate students struggling with their studies’ required math elements. Our experienced tutors know how to make the subject matter relatable to the student, hugely increasing their chances of absorbing the required information. College is an extremely important time for your child’s academic development and future, and one-on-one tutoring gives him or her the support needed to excel.

Test Prep

As part of our Algebra I (1) tutoring services, we can prepare your child for upcoming standardized tests, providing hints and tips to master the concepts the examiners are targeting. This support leaves a student feeling prepared and confident about what to expect.

Our Tutors Approach

At Themba Tutors, we service the New York City metro area, and we can come to your home and help build the foundations of your child’s future. Our tutors are highly experienced and positive role models, who employ an extremely flexible learning approach to the individual.

Students seek to solidify their math foundation skills and instill a belief that they can overcome that which they have previously struggled. With our help, students can master both old and new math concepts and disciplines, and their confidence grows with each new element mastered.

A Friendly Mentoring Approach

All of our tutors are experienced and adept at identifying the best ways to engage your child in math and assist in absorbing the concepts in a fun and stimulating way. The social connection is the first and most important step to help engage students. We understand that no two students are the same, so we use a friendly, flexible approach tailored to each student’s strengths and weaknesses. At Themba, we also want to know what interests your child and how we can best engage their active learning.

Our tutors are committed in helping your child succeed in school. If your son or daughter is struggling in math, experiencing fear and its demoralizing effects, you can talk to us. We can provide support and guidance so that you may become better equipped to meet your child’s academic needs. We can start tutoring your child at your most convenient time.

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital for helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills.

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