Want to take a lecture course, but do your exams at home…then these Algebra courses are for you!

Hello! My name is Prof. Tony Silvestri, and this is a quick note to make you aware of the Algebra course I am teaching this Summer 2019.

I have these sections scheduled:

- MAT-097-E12 on MTWTH at 10:30am (Algebra 2)

What sets my courses apart from many of the other Algebra courses is I try to eliminate the anxiety many students have towards math. I do this by allowing you to take the exams **AT HOME **where you can take your time, use your notes, and other resources!

If that isn’t enough, you get 2 takes on the exam. The better grade of the two takes gets entered in your record!

This idea of home testing may be controversial to some who teach a traditional lecture class. But my experience with this technique showed much more student success than what tradition offers.

Another feature that sets this course apart from the online courses is that you get to listen to me describe what’s needed to solve the algebra problems.

I also provide some **special apps** I wrote that you can use to help you navigate through your algebra 2 journey. Check them out here: Special Apps!

Here is an unsolicited comment a student emailed me about my course:

I was so bad at math during my HS times, idk why but being in your class, math makes sense and i can understand.. for example, i’m weakest at graphing and never understood, but being in your class, i’ve improve and i can feel it. Well, good luck to me. PS, you are too funny sometime.

It is nice to get comments like that!

So if you have an algebra phobia, or if you just want to increase your level math proficiency to prepare for college level math, then this is the course for you!

To take my courses, you **must** have access to a computer as this will be a hybrid lecture / online study course. We will be using http://www.mymathlab.com/.

**If you like what you’ve read, just go into your webadvisor account, and do the necessary add/drop of classes. **

Questions about this course? Email me: silvestri@stcc.edu