Algebra I, Honors

Course Description: 

This class is designed to help homeschooling families succeed in their study of algebra by providing quality instruction and objective evaluation using Foerster’s Algebra I (Pearson Prentice Hall:  2006).   Students will be expected to spend roughly an hour and a half on homework daily.  Class will meet two days per week for one hour and five minutes each session for instruction.  Since this is a homeschooling tutorial, parents will have the certain responsibilities as stated below.

Understand that this is an honors level class and not designed for the struggling or lazy math student.  The class moves very quickly.  Students will be expected to complete homework assignments before the subsequent class, participate in class with a working microphone, and proactively seek help when not understanding the material.


Thank you so much for your time and effort in teaching Algebra One. Although you have other math classes, students and family obligations, [my son] felt individual attention and care was provided to him as with a face-to-face course. You are certainly to be commended for your patience with the students in working through problems, eliciting participation and providing the much-needed accolades with challenging material. [My son] absolutely loved the class and looks forward to taking math courses with Liberty Tutorials in the future.

Mother in Virginia


Students need to have successfully completed a course in pre-algebra or 8th grade math.
It is recommended that students be at least 12 years old, entering at least 8th grade.
Parents of younger students should contact the instructor before registering for the class.


  • Textbook:  Algebra I  by Paul Foerster (Pearson Prentice Hall; CLASSIC EDITION:  2006).  New and used copies are available through Amazon.  Be sure to purchase the Student Edition with ISBN 9780131657083.
  • TI-30XS Multi-View Scientific Calculator available through Amazon.
  • Pencil & Eraser (No Pens)
  • Notebook:  Spiral Bound or Loose-Leaf*
  • Graph Paper*

*Students may want to use a Graph Ruled Spiral Notebook for all of their work so they can draw graphs beside their calculations.

Technical Needs:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC:  Download available free through Adobe.
  • Headset with Microphone


Tests (5-6 per semester):  100 points per test
Notebook Quizzes:  100 points per semester
Semester Exams:  200 points per exam

Class Times:

Please refer to the Four-Year Class Schedule for class times.  Be sure to find the chart for the correct school year.

Class Dates:

Please see the Algebra I Homework Calendar for exact dates and scheduled class cancellations.


The cost is $475 per year per student, if a family enrolls in only one class.  Families enrolled two or more classes will receive a $50 discount per class.
Make payment by check payable to Liberty Tutorials.
$250 is due with registration and will not be refunded if the class is dropped. The remainder is due August 15th.

In the event that a student joins a class late at any time during the first semester, the student will be charged the fee for the entire year.

In the event that a student joins a class during the second semester, the student will be charged $375.


Registration for the upcoming school year begins February 1st for currently enrolled students and their siblings.  Registration is open to all other families on February 15th.
Click here to register.

Contact Information:

Teacher Credentials:

Math teacher Karena Flynn has a love of mathematics that stems from her appreciation of its orderliness and logic as well as her love of God, its Creator. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics and minor in education from James Madison University. She maintained a 4.0 GPA in her math classes and graduated summa cum laude. Karena regularly tutored math during high school and college. She taught at a private Christian school for one year and in subsequent years has been homeschooling her children. Since 2010 she has been teaching math through Liberty Tutorials.