Geometry, Honors

Course Description: 

This honors geometry course covers the standard concepts of Euclidean geometry with an emphasis on the logical development of content through proof, both direct and indirect. Content areas include congruence, similarity, and other relationships of lines, angles, polygons, circles, and various types of solids. In addition, the course incorporates practical application of postulates and theorems to include measurement and calculations. The course integrates constructions, transformations, coordinate geometry, formulas, and an introduction to trigonometry into the course of study.  The course uses Elementary Geometry for College Students, 7th edition, by Alexander and Koeberlein.  Though the title of the text may give the impression that it is only appropriate for a college-level course, the text covers the scope and sequence of a honors-level high school class.  Students will be expected to spend roughly an hour to 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.

Testimonial:

Through the four classes I have taken with Liberty Tutorials (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Mathematics), I have grown in my God-given love for mathematics. I am incredibly thankful for Mrs. Flynn’s excellent teaching and encouragement, as she never ceased to find ways to aid us as students in an understanding of each concept, beyond simply getting an answer. However, her classes not only provided me with understanding of each concept, but also an enjoyment and a desire to discover more about them, a desire which has significantly helped me through my AP and college mathematics courses. In fact, I plan to major in mathematics at Grove City College in the fall, a pursuit based upon an enjoyment of mathematics which was largely grown through my classes at Liberty Tutorials

Student in Pennsylvania

Prerequisites: 

Students need to have completed Algebra I.
It is recommended that students be at least 13 years old, entering at least 9th grade.
Parents of younger students should contact the instructor before registering for the class.

Materials:

Technical Needs:

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.

Grades:

Tests (7 per semester):  100 points per test
Notebook Quizzes:  100 points per semester
Semester Exams:  200 points per exam

Class Times:

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

Class Dates:

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

Cost:

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:

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:

info@libertytutorials.com

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.