(Math Teacher and Registered Professional Civil Engineer)

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Math Masters

Grades 5th-6th

Taught by:  Michele Small


 10:30 – 11:30

Classes start

September 10, 2019

Did you know that math can be fun?  With play, movement and teambuilding, your student can learn to love math. Supplemental to your curriculum at home, no matter what math program you use, this class will help review the fundamentals of math with your tired, struggling or confused student.  In class we will help students build the foundation to understand multiplication, factoring, division and take some mystery out of math.  Using games and old fashioned, time-tested methods, Mrs. Small helps students review, drill and finally learn those multiplication facts.   $225/semester private pay ($275/semester charter schools)


Middle Math

Grades 5th-8th

Taught by:  Michele Small


3:00 – 4:00

Classes start

September 10, 2019

Conquer any fraction frustration with the help of Mrs. Small.  This class is geared for middle school students who want to build foundational math skills to better understand fractions, decimals, and percents; place value; order of operations; number lines; and more.  Either using your own curriculum or Saxon Math 7/6, this class will help middle-school students gain a solid foundation of algebraic reasoning and geometric skills as they prepare to move on to higher-level math.  Mrs. Small can also help eliminate math monsters by providing homework accountability to keep up with math lessons with either the syllabus provided or one completed by the parent.

$250/ semester private pay. ($300/semester charter schools)

Textbooks: Either your own curriculum or Saxon Math 7/6 kit

(ISBN-13: 978-1591413493)

Algebra Prep

Grades 7th-9th

Taught by Michele Small


12:00 – 1:30 PM

Classes start

September 10, 2019

Need help preparing for Algebra 1?  If your child hates math or just need some extra accountability to get their work completed, Michele Small can help. Using either Saxon Math 8/7 or Algebra ½ , this course reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry, and introduces pre-algebra concepts.  Students will specifically learn about adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, equivalent fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, and other pre-algebra concepts.  Set them up well for Algebra 1 with the instruction and homework accountability this class provides.

$275/semester private pay, ($325/semester charter schools)

Required Textbooks:

1st year student ISBN-13: 978-1591413509 

Saxon Math 8/7 with Prealgebra (Kit: Textbook, Test/Worksheets, Solutions Manual) 3rd Edition  


2nd year student or by placement test ISBN-13: 978-1600329708

Algebra ½ (Kit: Textbook, Solutions Manual, Homeschool Packet), 3rd Edition


Algebra 1 

Grades 8th – High School

Taught by Michele Small


1:30 – 3:00 PM

The mystery is solved and X can be found with Michele Small.  Using Saxon Algebra 1 we will learn in small steps to simplify, evaluate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomial, rational, and radical expressions.  Second semester we will factor polynomials; solve linear equations, linear systems, quadratic, rational, and radical equations and linear inequalities of one and two variables.  Using Saxon’s spiral method, old concepts are reviewed and new concepts taught gradually to provide your student confidence as they move forward in math.

$300/semester private pay ($350/semester charter schools)

Required Textbooks: 

ISBN-13: 978-1565771345, Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd edition textbook

ISBN-13: 978-1565771376 Algebra 1 Solutions Manual

ISBN-13: 978-1565771390 Algebra 1 Test Manual

Michele loves to see the light bulb moment when a student “gets it”.  She loves removing any fear of math by bringing fun into math learning.  She found her passion for math as a teenager, but more importantly in high school she found her passion for Jesus and has been grateful to follow him for many years.  Michele helps students understand math by breaking down concepts into small manageable pieces.  Graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Civil Engineering, she worked in her field for 6 years earning her Professional Engineering License before she chose to become a stay-at-home mom.  Married to her best friend Scott for 30 years, she homeschooled their 3 kids kindergarten to graduation. Her son Justin (23) graduated from college with a degree in Mathematics and works as a Data Engineer, Nathan (21) is a Civil Engineering major at California Baptist University (CBU) and her daughter Catherine (17) will enter CBU as a nursing major Fall 2018.  She has taught classes in many different homeschooling venues through the years and has worked as a math tutor/teacher the last 5 years.    To register for math classes, contact Michele Small at


Algebra 2

Taught by

Theresa Almendras


9:00 – 10:30

Classes start

September 10, 2019

Cost: $250 per semester
(Charter schools $300 Homeschool coaches–pending)
Grades: 8-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1

This course will cover traditional second-year algebra topics, as well as some informal geometry.  Topics include geometric functions, angles, perimeters, and proportional segments; negative exponents; quadratic equations; metric conversions; logarithms; and advanced factoring.

Required Textbooks:
Saxon Algebra 2 Student Text Third Edition Isbn# 9781565771406
Saxon Algebra 2 Solutions Manual Third Edition Isbn# 9781565771437
Saxon Teacher Lesson and Test CD’s Isbn# 9781602773646 (This set provides videos in which an instructor works out all of the practice problems from the lessons as well as the tests.  This resource is extremely helpful, especially if a student is new to Saxon.)

Theresa has had the privilege and pleasure of homeschooling her two sons, Jared and Jeremiah for the past nine years.  She has also enjoyed the opportunity, during this time, to continue doing what she loves, by offering and teaching math classes for a couple of homeschool Private satellite programs.  Prior to joining the homeschool community, Theresa worked as a public school teacher.  She taught Algebra and Geometry at Downey High School in Downey, California.  Theresa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Latin American Studies from UC Santa Cruz with Honors in Mathematics.  She also attended Biola University for graduate school and has more than thirty credits toward a Master’s degree in Education.  In addition to teaching classes, Theresa is a private math tutor working with both high school and college students for more than 25 years.  The subjects she enjoys teaching are Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, and Statistics.


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