Algebra II, Honors

Course Description: 

This class is designed to help homeschooling families succeed in their study of Algebra II by providing quality instruction and objective evaluation using Foerster’s Algebra and Trigonometry:  Functions and Applications (Pearson Prentice Hall:  2005).  The book is designed to be completed in two years, so this class covers chapters 1 – 8. 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.  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.


I cannot say enough about Mrs. Flynn and Liberty Tutorials.  Mrs. Flynn’s method is systematic and sufficiently rigorous for college-prep mathematics.  She has chosen excellent, proven texts, and presents lessons efficiently and pleasantly.  We appreciate her opening every class with prayer and treating her students with respect and courtesy.  She engages each student in discussion, which encourages students to come prepared for each session.  Her website is organized, easy to navigate, and incredibly useful for keeping her students on task.  We live in a rural community with little opportunity for cooperative classes, so Mrs. Flynn’s online tutorial service is a welcome way to engage our children in an interactive learning environment. This is something we were missing with [other curricula and pre-recorded classes].  As veteran homeschoolers (and veteran online education consumers), we can say, unequivocally, that the best learning environment is one that involves deep and enriching material, and engaging and motivational instruction, set before the student on a steady and well-administered time table.  Mrs. Flynn provides all of that, and at a reasonable tuition level.  We don’t have ‘math-y’ children, yet we know they will graduate from the Liberty Tutorials program with a thorough ability to use mathematics in their daily lives, and will be amply prepared for college placement exams and higher-level mathematics.  I am both delighted and honored to recommend Liberty Tutorials without reservation.

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Students need to have completed Algebra I and preferably Geometry.
It is recommended that students be at least 14 years old, entering at least 10th grade.
Parents of younger students should contact the instructor before registering for the class.


  • Textbook:  Algebra and Trigonometry:  Functions and Applications by Paul Foerster (Pearson Prentice Hall; CLASSIC EDITION:  2005).  New and used copies are available through Amazon.  New copies are also available through the publisher Savvas.  Purchase the Student Edition with ISBN 9780131657106.
  • 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

Student Expectations: 

Students will be expected to attend and participate in class, taking notes on the material covered.  They will be expected to complete homework assignments at home and grade them or have their parents grade them, using the answers in the back of the book.  Students will be expected to correct any missed problem—not just change the answer, but find the mistake in their solution and fix their work.  Students will be encouraged to ask questions about any problems they do not understand, either by email or during class.  Students are expected to present themselves appropriately and treat others respectfully.

Teacher Expectations:

The teacher will begin class on time.  She will review homework and answer questions students have regarding missed homework problems.  If there is not enough time to answer all homework questions during class, she will ask students to ask any remaining questions through email.  She will then teach the new material, incorporating class participation in solving problems, as appropriate.  She will prepare and grade student tests, notebook quizzes, and test corrections.   She will give semester grades and evaluations.  She will contact parents and students by way of email when necessary.  She will be respectful and patient with the students, encouraging an atmosphere of respect for one another.

Parent Expectations:

It is the parents’ responsibility to determine that this class meets the legal homeschooling requirements of their state or over-sight group.  They are expected to pay for the class by the given deadline and to obtain the needed materials.  Parents will also administer the closed book, closed notes tests.  Parents will either need to grade the homework or make sure their students are not simply copying answers from the back of the book if they are allowed to check their homework themselves.  Parents must take this responsibility seriously because it is through the homework that students truly master the material.  If a student is having a problem showing respect to the teacher or his classmates, the parent will be notified so he can deal with the problem.  If such a problem persists, the parent must realize that the student will not be permitted to return to class.  No reimbursement of payments will be made under such circumstances.


Tests (4 per semester):  100 points per test
Notebook Quizzes:  100 points per semester
Semester Exams:  200 points per exam

Class Times:

2019-2020  Monday and Wednesday 12:30pm – 1:35pm ET
2020-2021  Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm – 1:35pm ET
2021-2022 Monday and Wednesday 11:00am — 12:05pm ET
2022-2023 Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am — 12:05pm ET

Class Dates:

Last full week in August — Last week in May.  Please see the Algebra II Homework Calendar for exact dates and scheduled class cancellations.


The cost is $450 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.
Half of payment is due with registration and will not be refunded if the class is dropped.
The other half is due August 15th.


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.