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Algebra 1 • Series

Algebra I for ACT Math

Tala S

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This series ended on September 28, 2023. All 1:1 and group chats related to this series are disabled 7 days after the last session.

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During this series, we will cover all the algebra I topics that appear on the Math section of the ACT test. This course is beneficial for students at different grade levels and at various scoring ranges who are planning on taking the ACT test. (Students who plan to take the SAT or wish to learn some algebra I for other purposes or tests may also find this series helpful). During our weekly sessions, I will start with an explanation of the concepts needed, followed by ACT-style practice questions, and I will give some useful tips and strategies throughout the session. I always welcome any questions you may have or related practice questions you struggled with when prepping alone. A Word on My Qualifications: First and foremost, I have the Algebra I certificate from Additionally, I have taken the ACT exam twice. On both tries, I scored 35 (out of 36) in the Math section. On my second try, I got a composite score of 35 (out of 36). During my prep, I used many resources, including the following (Math) resources: Princeton Review ACT Self-Paced Course, Prep Scholar ACT Self-Paced Course, 10 hours of ACT Turoing from Kaplan, which comes with the Kaplan ACT Self-Paced Course, the book Official ACT Prep Guide 2022-2023, the book ACT Prep Plus by Kaplan, and the book The Ultimate Guide to the ACT Math. In addition, I have gotten a GPA of 4.0 on all the math courses I took and I am taking, which include, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and AP Calculus AB.


Join as many sessions as you want but try not to miss too many and to let me know beforehand if you plan on not attending a session.


September 7 - September 28


8 / 30

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About the Tutor

I am a Jordanian senior working toward the American Diploma. I live in Saudi Arabia, where I attend an international school, but I plan to continue my higher education in the US. I value education, and I am especially interested in biology, as well as chemistry and math. I enjoy playing the piano, something I have done since I was a child. I have been the top student in my grade at my school (which includes over 200 students in each grade) for many years. In my sophomore year of high school, I self-studied AP Biology and got a 5 on the exam. In my junior year, I also took the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth AP Chemistry course and received a grade of 96% (A) on it and a 5 on the AP exam. I have taken the ACT twice and, on my second try, scored a composite of 35 (Math: 35, Science: 34, English 36, Reading: 36). I have also taken UCSD's Intro to Epidemiology credit course in the summer of 2021 and completed it with a GPA of 4.00 (A+). Moreover, I participated in the International competition Conrad Challenge: Health & Nutrition category (2021-2022). My team and I wrote a 7000+ word paper, on Neurodot, a product we innovated that uses quantum dots to communicate with patients in a vegetative state, and we received the 2022 Conrad Challenge Innovator Certificate. At the moment, I am working with my twin sister on a literature review on ways to improve the efficacy of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homology-directed repair in basal cells of patients with cystic fibrosis. We are completing the paper under the guidance of a research mentor at the International Research Institute of North Carolina. I have been working with The Phoenix School in Salem, Massachusetts, for about three years and counting. In addition to staying connected to the school by participating in various events and projects, my sister and I host weekly one-hour sessions with the school over Zoom. When I was a freshman in high school, we successfully designed and taught a beginner's Arabic course to its students. We gave a year-long course on Medieval Islamic Medicine the following year. We used a number of different books, research papers, and articles to prepare the course and incorporated a hands-on activity in almost every session. In the past year and for this year too, we host sessions on various biological and cultural topics, from forensic science to Islamic art. The school's innovative teaching methods, which include an emphasis on project-based learning as well as placement of students from K-8 in one room, push me to experiment with and incorporate different learning methods in the sessions I host. They also help me develop my skills in teaching and communication. I have been tutoring at for over a year now, and I believe that Schoolhouse is an impactful and extremely valuable platform. I am here because I wish to continue to help others by tutoring.

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