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Ali S.

California State University - Fullerton



My name is Ali Soave and I am currently a high school Algebra I and Geometry teacher in Santa Ana, California. I have been lucky enough to have been teaching for 10 years and strive to continuously find new ways to teach all levels of students.

Unlike many of my colleagues, I do not come from a Math background. I graduated with a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Educational Administration. My love for math began when I was a tutor in college. I realized how satisfying it was to teach a subject many students saw as difficult. I loved to see the "lightbulb moment" when a student's effort paid off and they understood a concept. Since I did not get a degree in Mathematics, I had to pour all my extra time into mastering Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Calculus in order to earn my certification to teach. I did this for free by watching online videos and finding problems to practice. That is why I am so excited to be on the Numerade team! I feel it is my duty to pass along my knowledge to other students, many of whom may be in the same situation as I was.

When I'm not teaching, I am enjoying life with my wonderful husband Michael (also a teacher), my young daughter Stella, and cat Scout. We love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and spend time outside.

I hope you find my videos helpful and I wish you luck in all your Math-y endeavors :)


BA Psychology
California State University - Fullerton
MS Educational Administration
Other Schools

Topics Covered

Partial Derivatives
Algebra Topics That are Reviewed at the Start of the Semester
Continuous Functions
Functions of Several Variables
The Language of Algebra
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Graphs and Statistics
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Functions
Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Geometric Proof
Geometry Basics
Congruent Triangles
Properties of Quadrilaterals
Right Triangles
Area and Perimeter
Surface Area
Relationships Within Triangles
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Functions
Introduction to Algebra
Quadratic Equations
Exponents and Polynomials
Solve Linear Inequalities
Linear Equations and Functions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Whole which of Numbers
Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement
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