Fix Your Algebra

One-Month Intensive Algebra Online Course
* 8 hours Problem Solving Interactive lectures

* Our Custom-built Worksheets for Canberra Students

* Video Solutions To The Worksheets

Get lifetime Access to $5,000 worth of online courses that covers every topic for maths, physics and chemsitry.
Schedule :
Mon 6pm-7pm
Tues 6pm-7pm
Current Cycle : August
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Online Tuition
zoom Meeting ID : 880 880 8765
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Small Group Class
Only accepting 5 students per course
Cost : $800

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Part A Course (4 hours)

Fractions and Decimal, Algebraic Fraction Simplification, Ratios and Percentages, Factors and Indices, Expansion, Solving Linear Equation, through LCM technique, Cross Multiplication Methods, Surds, Rationalisation of Denominator, Algebric Expression Equivalence, Rearranging Equations

 

Part B (4 hours)

Factorisation, Rearranging Complex Algebric Equations, Equation of Straight Line, Midpoint, Distance, Gradient of Perpendicular, Equation of Perpendicular Line, Intercepts, Linear Inequality, 3 forms of Quadratic Equation, Completion of Square, Vertex form, Axis of Symmetry, Indices and Logarithm, Trigonometry, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Solving Trig Equation, Trig identities, Radians and Degrees, Area of Sector, Arc Length

 

What is Algebra?

Algebra serves as the grammar or set of rules for mathematics. While language can convey some meaning even without precise grammar, mathematics requires exact algebra with no room for error. In Year 11 and 12, math questions often involve multiple lines of calculations, surpassing the simplicity of single-line questions commonly encountered in Year 8, 9, and 10. Many maths exam questions consist of nested problems that demand not only critical thinking but also the ability to strategize, plan, evaluate different approaches, present ideas and solutions coherently, and most importantly, independently work through multiple lines of solutions without making any errors.

However, after teaching Introductory Calculus, the pinnacle of secondary school math, to Year 11 and 12 students in Canberra for over 10 years, I have observed certain weaknesses among students. These problems can be summarized as follows:

1. Students can handle straightforward problems such as "find the derivative of sin(3x)," but when faced with slightly more complex questions or those requiring critical thinking, they often struggle to comprehend the question and its underlying concept.

2.      Students struggle to devise strategies on their own.

3.      When it comes to nested problems (a, b, c, d, etc.), students can often solve the first two questions that involve simple tasks. However, they fail to recognize the connection to subsequent questions, such as "(c) Hence evaluate…" types. Despite the clear indication of "Hence," they struggle to grasp the connection. This issue is partly linked to problem number 1, where they lack an understanding of the purpose or intent of the question.

4.      Frequently, students may feel that they understand a given solution, but when asked to solve a similar problem independently, they struggle to proceed or repeatedly make simple algebraic mistakes.

5. Lastly, but not the least, a lot of students can't simplify algrabraic fractions which is one of the most important skills required for Year 11 and 12 maths. 70% of errors come from incorrect signs(positive or negative) and they repeat the same mistake over and over and over.

Why is this happening to Australian students?


The main reason behind these challenges lies in the low standard of math teaching and education from primary school to high school, spanning from Year 1 to Year 10. Some may argue that Australia's math level is relatively good compared to other countries, according to certain reports. However, I disagree. In my opinion, it is disappointingly low. But what standard am I referring to? Am I comparing our maths with that of India, South Korea, Singapore, China and Japan? Those countries that are getting themselves ready for 4th Industrial revolution driven by Artificial Intelligence and producing highly qualified doctors, engineers and scientists?

we don’t need not go that far.

Simply observe how so many students who once were proficient in maths until Year 10 struggle in Year 11 and 12. By keeping children within such a low-standard environment, we mistakenly believe they are performing well if they achieve A's or B's in their math tests, without realizing that they may become completely incapable of handling medium to advanced level of calculus and statistics problems in Year 11, 12, and, most importantly, beyond secondary school.


What is this course about?


This course represents the culmination of my 10 years of research. It comprises algebra questions specifically designed to address the common misconceptions and mistakes made by Year 11 and 12 students. We cover various topics essential for Year 11 and 12 maths. The course not only prepares students for Year 11 and 12 but also enhances their math studies from Year 7 to Year 10. Upon enrolling, you will receive our custom-developed worksheets, which are designed to help you improve your algebra skills rapidly so that you can immediately apply them in your school math classes.

Who can enroll in this course?

This course is open to anyone interested in improving their algebra skills.


What's Included in the Price?
-8 hours of problem-solving interactive lectures

-Our specially designed highly effective worksheets that address essential algebra skills required for Year 11, 12 maths (see sample worksheet below)

-Video solutions on the worksheets with QR codes that connects your device to the solution page on our website.

Every lecture will be recorded and made available on our online course page. Course materials will be provided every week with homework questions and video solutions without extra charge. See our sample course worksheet below, which are normally sold separately.

Location
All course lectures conducted live online via ZOOM
Meeting ID: 880 880 8765
Password : ***** (provided upon payment)