In the following video, I'm showing how to graph a basic linear equation (y=2x-2). I walk you through entering in the linear equation, locating the x and y intercepts and zooming in and out. Next, I graph a quadratic (second-degree) equation (y=x^2-5). Using the keypad offered by Desmos, it takes only a minute to find intercepts, … [Read more...]

## Free Online Math Resources

Links and descriptions of the best free online math resources: Wolfram Alpha: Wolfram Alpha allows you to solve most any math problem and even graphs the answer. With the free version, it will allow you to see 2 problems worked out step by step daily. Using the free version, you can have any number of problems answered daily, just … [Read more...]

## Change of Address: Moving to a New Location December 1st; Free 30-minute Session

Dear Students and Their Parents: Your new location for test prep and tutoring is: 9042 Garfield Ave. Suite #207 Huntington Beach, CA, 92646 You will see the US Bank building on the southeast corner of Magnolia and Garfield. You can park just south of the building in the well-lit parking lot. The bottom … [Read more...]

## TI Nspire CX CAS

The TI Nspire CX CAS is so powerful that it might not be allowed in your math class. So, before getting excited about its capabilities, please check with your instructor. If you can use it, definitely take the time to learn how to use it to solve algebraic equations, factor algebraic and rational expressions, and graph functions as well … [Read more...]

## TI 84 Graphing Calculator

The TI 84+ calculator is the best in the graphing series available. Though other calculators might have the same functionality at a lower price, there are other factors that make it the best in the field. Basically, the sheer popularity of the TI-84 makes it the best in terms of shared programs. Further, math textbooks at all levels from … [Read more...]

## TI 36X Pro Calculator

The TI 36X Pro calculator is the best bang for your buck as a scientific calculator. Its top features: -Table for equations. This simplifies graphing and helps you find solutions, roots, and intercepts. -Polynomial Solver. Solves equations up to the third degree. No more having to solve the quadratic formula by … [Read more...]

## Best Calculators Available

The best calculators for High School and University Math Classes are made by Texas Instruments. Though there are a few out there that might have the same functionality or cost less, the TI family of calculators is the golden standard. In another blog post we will discuss each of these calculators in greater detail. For now, though, a … [Read more...]

## Discount for Students Who’ve Met with Me before July 4, 2018

First, thanks for continuing to use my services. Your business is appreciated. Who Qualifies for the 10% Discount Code If you have worked with me sometime before July 4, 2018, you qualify for a discount code. Your discount code applies to any type of test prep or math tutoring. Further, your discount code can apply to any future … [Read more...]

## Free ACT Practice Tests Available for Download

If you want to gauge your progress on the ACT, you can download your free ACT practice tests here: While there are other ACT practice tests you can take, you would do well to use a free ACT practice test right from the source, American College Testing. These tests have the same content and difficulty as the actual ACT and are … [Read more...]

## Free SAT Practice Tests Available for Download

If you want to gauge your progress on the SAT, you can download your free SAT practice tests here: While there are other practice tests you can take, you would do well to use a free sat practice test straight from the College Board. These tests have the same content and difficulty as the Real SAT and are graded on the … [Read more...]