Math Masters

Grades 3rd-6th

Taught by:  Michele Small


 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Did you know that math can be fun?  With play, movement and teambuilding your student can learn to love math. 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 and take some mystery out of math.  Using games and old fashioned, time-tested methods, students will review, drill and finally learn those multiplication facts.  Come join to help conquer those math monsters.  Class minimum of 7.
$225/ semester private pay
$275/semester charter schools
To register for any class please contact Michele at:

Algebra Prep

Grades 6th-8th

Taught by Michele Small


12:00 – 1:30 PM

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. Either use your own curriculum or follow Saxon Math 8/7.  This course reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry, and covers pre-algebra concepts that include: the Pythagorean Theorem, the slope-intercept form of linear equations, and more.  We will also review operations with fractions, decimals, percents and ratios.  Class Minimum of 7.
Textbook used: Saxon Math 8/7 with Prealgebra (Kit: Text, Test/Worksheets, Solutions Manual) 3rd Edition  ISBN-13: 978-1591413509
$250 a semester private pay
$300/semester charter schools (Homeschool Coaches)  

Algebra 1 

Grades 7 – 9

Taught by Michele Small


1:30 – 3:00 PM

The mystery is solved and X can be found with Michele Small.  We will learn in small steps to simplify, evaluate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomial, rational, and radical expressions;  factor polynomials; solve linear equations, linear systems, quadratic, rational, and radical equations and linear inequalities of one and two variables.  These techniques will then be used to solve number, proportion, fractional parts, percent, coin, uniform motion, interest, and variation word problems.  Class Minimum of 7.
Textbook:  Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition  ISBN-13: 978-1565771345, solutions manual ISBN-13: 978-1565771376 and test manual ISBN-13: 978-1565771390 .  
(1 High School Credit) 
$275 a semester private pay 
$325/semester charter schools (Homeschool coaches)

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

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.


  • Theresa Almendras
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  • Cell: 626-673-2340