**PRIVATE CALCULUS TUTORING**

### Since 2005, we’ve helped students improve their confidence and grades in calculus.

We’re especially proud of the fact that other educators (teachers and professors) and high profile members of the Princeton University Administration trust us with their children’s academic success and recommend our services to others.

Our calculus tutors are experts at the material and actually enjoy the subject. Some have won awards in math competitions or have quantitative majors where calculus is used extensively.

**What parents say about our Calculus tutors**

**What parents say about our Calculus tutors**

### Our team includes award-winning Princeton University undergrads and Master’s/PhD graduates who are rigorously screened and are extremely effective at communicating the material.

**A quick “case study”:**

The parent of an 11th-grader at West Windsor Plainsboro North contacted us because her daughter needed immediate help with AP Calculus.

We matched her with Gene, a math major at Princeton University who scored a 2400 on his SAT and has been competing in math competitions since sixth grade.

Here’s what the student’s mom said after the first session, and later after a few more:

*“Sam had nothing but great things to say about you. She gave you two thumbs up and told me that you were very helpful and that the session very much helped her for the test preparation. So THANK YOU to both you and Kevin who matched us up.”*

*“Gene – Once again, Sam was really happy with the session she had with you yesterday. She said that you are super smart, but have a way of ‘not making her feel stupid’ :). She also told me that what she thought might take 45+ minutes took the two of you 5 minutes to review and the remaining time you taught her about 6 classroom hours’ worth of material! THANK YOU very much and keep up the good work. Really appreciate your help.”*

We receive messages like these every week.

**We regularly track progress**

**We regularly track progress**

### Progress reports are shared after every session so you always know what’s going on.

**A Real-Life Example:**

**Student:** Joanna**Tutor:** Miguel**Subject(s):** AP Calculus BC**Date:** 2/08**Time Tutored:** 11:00 – 13:00**Next Scheduled Session:** Sat, 02/15 11:00 AM

**Material Covered:**

During the first session, I like to get my bearings and understand the student’s place in the course, as well as their concrete goals. Joanna intends to take the AP Calculus BC exam. I intend to deepen her conceptual understanding, as well as show her how to apply concepts to problems, so that she can handle the exam in May.

I made sure to ask Joanna many questions about her experience in the course, homework assignments, tests, teacher, and general interests. I picked up on a few key insights.

1. Joanna appears to be on track to learn the material. Her class has only two units left in the AP curriculum, and both are relatively manageable once one learns the prior material. We will mostly try to follow the pace of the course, unless I come to believe that the course is too slow. (I am also accounting for the idea that the month of April should be spent on exam preparation/review, not on learning new material.)

2. When she does homework, it is not reviewed in class by the teacher. Since homework review is critical to learning math, we might spend time reviewing homework, but this depends on the context of each session.

3. When she does tests, she finds that the questions are often harder than the homework and in-class problems. As a result, I intend to focus primarily on honing her ability to take tests, which involves both a deeper conceptual understanding and a better grasp on applying concepts to problems.

Later on, perhaps we can discuss transitioning to exam preparation (i.e. practice exams). But for now, I think this is a good approach. Please let me know if you have alternate suggestions.

**Additional Comments:**

During the session, I gave Joanna the following problems to do:

During the session, I gave Joanna the following problems to do:

AP Calculus BC 2018, Q3: understands how to read a graph, take integrals, and describe derivatives

AP Calculus BC 2014, Q5: difficulties remembering recent formulas; did a review of “perimeter of an area bounded by functions” (mentioned once in the course, but never revisited)

AP Calculus BC 1999, Q3: remembering units is quite important; computing the Riemann sum requires the width of each rectangle; know how to apply the mean value theorem

AP Calculus BC 1999, Q6: did a review of “Euler method”; write your answers with three decimal places

**Assignments for Next Week:**

Please bring the class textbook, all prior tests/exams, and a graphing calculator for next time.

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#### Why is Calculus important?

Calculus is used in a variety of fields, including physics, computer science, statistics, engineering, economics, and more.

However, it can be a tricky subject.

#### Why do some students struggle with Calculus?

Many of our students struggle with the material itself, which includes concepts such as differentiation, integration, and limits.

Beyond this, many calculus problems require multiple steps. If the student is not careful, and makes a simple algebraic mistake, they will arrive at the wrong answer.

Unfortunately, some teachers do not give partial credit, so it’s especially important to emphasize the reduction of careless mistakes and the importance of explicitly stating every step and assumption.

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