Algebra 1 is where you learn how to solve linear equations, graphing, writing equations given 2 points, exponents and exponential functions, graphing quadratic functions, solving polynomial equations in factored forms, rational equations and functions, Radicals and connections to Geometry, and the use of variables to solve equations.
I can teach Chinese from elementary to intermediate level (junior high). I have studied Chinese up to my Associate Degree.
I have an associate degree in education. I have taught as a substitute teacher in a public school from level K to 6th and I have tutored students in all subjects up to 12th grade. I have homeschooled our 2 daughters for the past 10 years. I have more than 25 years of teaching experience.
Elementary Math is a matter of understanding basic number patterns. Once you understand those patterns, you can solve most of the problems with ease. I grew up loving Math because I come from a family of engineers. My brothers love Math and they taught me a lot, although I did not pursue engineering but teaching. Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing are the basic skills in Elementary Math. It applies to single digit, 2, 3, 4, etc digit numbers and fractions and decimals. Once the rules and steps are understood and memorized, then you will see how Math is easy and yet so intricate.
I have 25 years of teaching experience and I have taught ESL in Taiwan, Singapore and Arlington, TX. I have taught in schools, tutored many students and also homeschooled our daughters. I have taught ESL to students from Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Egypt. I would teaching English to foreign students.
I have years of experience in teaching phonics to many students and also our own children. Once you get the phonics down, you can start to sounding out words and reading.
Reading is the foundation to all learning and without learning the skills of how to read, it would be difficult to make out how words should sound. It is a form of communication between the writer and reader and knowing how to read is such a key to all knowledge.
First of all, there are the 44 basic phonic sounds to the English alphabet, followed by blends, dipthongs, digraphs, etc. Then there are the sight words and some words do not follow the same rules. So, the child needs to be taught how to read 'ph' like an 'f', and 'g' has 2 sounds, a 'g' as in 'gurgle' and a 'j' as in 'gauge'. I use a specialized set of books to teach Reading, combined with Emergent Readers and then Graded Readers. The child will naturally want to read more and more books and finally novels or chapter books. I have taught many children how to read with great success.
Study Skills are very necessary for academic success in education. There many different study skills. For memorizing, we can do rote learning, reading over notes and rewriting. We can also use acronyms and mnemonics to memorize different Math and Science rules. For example, "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" for the steps of Math operations.
Then there is the use of study outlines like tree structures, spider diagrams, mind map to link concepts together. With outlines, the child can learn to summarize his materials for key points in the information.
Another very helpful study style which I like using is the visual imagery where the child draws diagrams or pictures as they read the material to guide their understanding. This is great for visual learners.
Besides these methods, the child can also use the preview, question, read, study and test method, where he or she could write out questions from the headings of the topic and follow the steps to write out questions, read to find the information and so forth.
The overall study skill that is a foundation for good study habits are time management, motivation, avoiding procrastination, sleep, good diet and exercise.
Different children have different learning styles as some are more kinesthetic, visual, audio and oral to varying degrees. As I observe the child and study their learning styles, I would be more able to trim and tailor the material to suit the child's needs. As most education philosophers believe that the best is to use all the senses to teach a child the material whether it may be Reading, Math or Science. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, I have been using these different methods to help my students be successful in his or her education pursuits.