*A Concise Guide to Algebra 1, Second Edition* summarizes concepts and problems typically covered in Middle and High School Algebra 1. Each chapter contains clearly written explanations of concepts alongside step-by-step methods for problem solving and numerous examples. Practice problems and a complete answer key are provided. This book is suitable for use as a classroom text, for home-school students, and as a reference when taking or reviewing Algebra 1.

I am a math teacher and tutor with 20 years of Middle School and High School classroom teaching experience. As a classroom teacher I taught courses ranging from 6th grade mathematics and science to AP Calculus. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics (University of Virginia, 1978) and a Master of Teaching degree (University of Virginia, 1996).

The second edition of my text *A Concise Guide to Algebra 1* is due for publication on or before January 2, 2015. This new edition contains expanded material, a reorganized sequence and structure, additional problems, a complete index, and more.