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Looking for aid in algebra

  1. Jan 4, 2009 #1
    This is for my daughter. She is in her first year in high school. She lives in another state so I'm trying to find some software or books that I can use to help her. She’s having problems understanding things like x intercept and basic algebra principals. I'm doing what I can on the phone. So I guess I just need a refresher for myself, maybe a book, or software for her.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Jan 4, 2009 #2


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    A few different ways of finding this help are possible. Could your daughter's school find or recommend someone as a tutor? Does her school district have an existing remedial tutoring program? Other possibilities are some tutor-tutee matching service like Wyzant or ClubZ, Bee Academic Tutoring, Alpine Tutoring,... there are some others, too; they might be a bit expensive. You can also try on-line classified communities like craigslist ( craigslist.org ) to both search for a tutor and to place an advertisement request for a tutor. You can also check with a local college, university, or community college as a source for a tutor.
  4. Jan 4, 2009 #3


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    I second the idea to check with universities. I am an undergraduate who tutors for the university, but I have also tutored for people outside the university.

    I have seen several fliers hung up in the math and physics departments at my school asking for math tutors. I know people who have answered those fliers to make some extra cash tutoring outside the university. Maybe you want to try advertising for a tutor like this at a local college or university?
  5. Jan 5, 2009 #4


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    Does your daughter have access to the internet? There are some good sites on algebra, and we have some Learning Materials forums, which include pre-calculus mathematics.

    Look here -

    Precalculus Mathematics Learning Materials - https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=178 [Broken]
    Basic Mathematics - https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=128105
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