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**Our premium, interactive, 1-on-1 academic math tutoring will equip your teen to turn their Calculus AB struggles into As and confidence.**

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**Calculus AB is one of the most challenging high school math classes.**

It’s challenging because most Calculus concepts are analytical, inverse, multi-step or multi-variable types. It requires your child to be proficient in many previous math topics they have learned until now.

The main concept in Calculus AB is derivative (also known as rate of change) - the small change that happens during a short moment in time.

In the other types of math, your child has dealt with quantities, now they are dealing with the changes of those quantities.

The concept of the small change is very versatile and can be applied in many ways, to many topics:

- Slope of functions - how the functions change and how that change affects them
- How fast the object is going or what is its acceleration based on its position
- How much one quantity changes based on the change of another (for example, how the depth of the water in the pool is changing when the water is being pumped out)
- Approximating the value of the function based on the minor changes
- How much of a substance is gone or left over, based on the changes overtime.

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**Calculus AB is one of the most challenging high school math classes.**

It’s challenging because most Calculus concepts are analytical, inverse, multi-step or multi-variable types. It requires your child to be proficient in many previous math topics they have learned until now.

The main concept in Calculus AB is derivative (also known as rate of change) - the small change that happens during a short moment in time.

In the other types of math, your child has dealt with quantities, now they are dealing with the changes of those quantities.

The concept of the small change is very versatile and can be applied in many ways, to many topics:

- Slope of functions - how the functions change and how that change affects them
- How fast the object is going or what is its acceleration based on its position
- How much one quantity changes based on the change of another (for example, how the depth of the water in the pool is changing when the water is being pumped out)
- Approximating the value of the function based on the minor changes
- How much of a substance is gone or left over, based on the changes overtime.

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Many Calculus problems are contextual. That’s why, to succeed in Calculus AB, your child needs to be proficient in understanding the context and applying the appropriate math tools in the right way.

In Calculus AB, our approach of starting with the “why” makes a big difference for our students. To solve Calculus problems with confidence, your child needs to truly understand the methods, how they need to approach different types of problems, and the why behind each approach.

It’s not enough to simply memorize the formulas, follow along in class or finish homework. There will be methods that can be applied in 3 or more different ways. To succeed, your child needs to understand, practice and get confident in all the ways, variations and special cases.

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Many Calculus problems are contextual. That’s why, to succeed in Calculus AB, your child needs to be proficient in understanding the context and applying the appropriate math tools in the right way.

In Calculus AB, our approach of starting with the “why” makes a big difference for our students. To solve Calculus problems with confidence, your child needs to truly understand the methods, how they need to approach different types of problems, and the why behind each approach.

It’s not enough to simply memorize the formulas, follow along in class or finish homework. There will be methods that can be applied in 3 or more different ways. To succeed, your child needs to understand, practice and get confident in all the ways, variations and special cases.

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**Algebra 2 Challenges**

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**Low retention of Algebra 1 concepts**

Your child has taken Algebra 1 more than 12 months ago.
Many students have difficulty retaining details of the material covered 5-6 months before (that's why the finals are difficult). As you might expect, by the time Algebra 2 rolls around, your child may not remember much of Algebra 1.Hence, many students need an extensive review. Algebra 2 includes all Algebra 1 foundations but with additional context, advanced concepts, methods and steps so struggling with Algebra 1 really holds a lot of students back.

**Big homework-test gap**

Many students feel that they understand the concepts when they are explained in class and are able to solve a lot (or all) homework problems. Yet, they struggle on tests.Some students are able to score 100% on homework and still fail tests.

How is that possible?

The problems on the tests tend to be more complicated, with extra steps, different wording or different twists.

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**Low retention of Algebra 1 concepts**

Your child has taken Algebra 1 more than 12 months ago.
Many students have difficulty retaining details of the material covered 5-6 months before (that's why the finals are difficult). As you might expect, by the time Algebra 2 rolls around, your child may not remember much of Algebra 1.Hence, many students need an extensive review. Algebra 2 includes all Algebra 1 foundations but with additional context, advanced concepts, methods and steps so struggling with Algebra 1 really holds a lot of students back.

**Big homework-test gap**

Many students feel that they understand the concepts when they are explained in class and are able to solve a lot (or all) homework problems. Yet, they struggle on tests.Some students are able to score 100% on homework and still fail tests.

How is that possible?

The problems on the tests tend to be more complicated, with extra steps, different wording or different twists.

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**Not enough covered in class**

In your child’s class, the teacher likely shows 3-5 problems and hands out homework. I can say that with certainty because we see this over and over, with vast majority of students we talk to. It's prevalent.Showing 3-5 problems is not nearly enough.

Every topic in Algebra 2 has from 3 to 7 problem types. For every problem type, your child will have to deal with several different cases.

Hence, it’s pretty clear that your child’s teacher isn’t teaching nearly enough for your child to understand all of the problem types.

And yes, of course, your child should do homework and practice on their own. But they can’t do that without first having a solid fundamental understanding of the new material.

**Passive learning**

In class, in most cases, students don’t solve problems. They simply copy the solutions from the white board or fill out the notes sheet.That's called passive learning. And passive learning doesn't work. Instead of watching the teacher solve problems, reading the textbook or watching videos online, your child needs to actively analyze and solve problems.

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**Not enough covered in class**

In your child’s class, the teacher likely shows 3-5 problems and hands out homework. I can say that with certainty because we see this over and over, with vast majority of students we talk to. It's prevalent.Showing 3-5 problems is not nearly enough.

Every topic in Algebra 2 has from 3 to 7 problem types. For every problem type, your child will have to deal with several different cases.

Hence, it’s pretty clear that your child’s teacher isn’t teaching nearly enough for your child to understand all of the problem types.

And yes, of course, your child should do homework and practice on their own. But they can’t do that without first having a solid fundamental understanding of the new material.

**Passive learning**

In class, in most cases, students don’t solve problems. They simply copy the solutions from the white board or fill out the notes sheet.That's called passive learning. And passive learning doesn't work. Instead of watching the teacher solve problems, reading the textbook or watching videos online, your child needs to actively analyze and solve problems.

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**Lack of individualized attention**

The teachers sometimes aren’t able to answer questions.
Sometimes they don’t want to.
But even if they do, it’s very difficult with 20-30 students in the class. And since questions are the building blocks of learning, your child misses out on a lot of progress. To reach their full potential, they should learn at their own pace, ask questions about what's confusing to them, focus on the problems types they need to work on and learn in accordance with their learning preferences.
**Homework doesn't help**

Many parents don’t know this but teachers often check the homework for completion, not correctness...Which means that your child gets 100% as long as they did the problems, regardless of whether they solved them correctly or not.

Yes, that explains why many students get 100% as their homework grade and still do poorly on tests.

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**Lack of individualized attention**

The teachers sometimes aren’t able to answer questions.
Sometimes they don’t want to.
But even if they do, it’s very difficult with 20-30 students in the class. And since questions are the building blocks of learning, your child misses out on a lot of progress. To reach their full potential, they should learn at their own pace, ask questions about what's confusing to them, focus on the problems types they need to work on and learn in accordance with their learning preferences.
**Homework doesn't help**

Many parents don’t know this but teachers often check the homework for completion, not correctness...Which means that your child gets 100% as long as they did the problems, regardless of whether they solved them correctly or not.

Yes, that explains why many students get 100% as their homework grade and still do poorly on tests.

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**Concepts covered**

in Calculus AB

in Calculus AB

- Limits, continuity and differentiability
- Derivatives - definition, properties and methods
- Differentiating composite, implicit and inverse functions
- Related rates
- Approximation
- Particle motion
- Mean value theorem, extreme value theorem, intermediate value theorem
- First derivative test, second derivative test
- Optimization
- Definite and indefinite integrals, and their properties
- Fundamental theorem of calculus
- Differential equations and slope fields (+ applications)
- Area between curves
- Volume through cross-sections

These concepts are covered in different order depending on the school, class and even specific teacher.

The depth and difficulty level also depends on variety of factors. That’s why we always customize the approach to every student’s individual needs.

We develop a personalized learning plan to fit your child's math class and goals.

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**Concepts covered**

in Calculus AB

in Calculus AB

- Limits, continuity and differentiability
- Derivatives - definition, properties and methods
- Differentiating composite, implicit and inverse functions
- Related rates
- Approximation
- Particle motion
- Mean value theorem, extreme value theorem, intermediate value theorem
- First derivative test, second derivative test
- Optimization
- Definite and indefinite integrals, and their properties
- Fundamental theorem of calculus
- Differential equations and slope fields (+ applications)
- Area between curves
- Volume through cross-sections

These concepts are covered in different order depending on the school, class and even specific teacher.

The depth and difficulty level also depends on variety of factors. That’s why we always customize the approach to every student’s individual needs.

We develop a personalized learning plan to fit your child's math class and goals.

Apply Now

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**Challenges students**

experience on tests

experience on tests

## “We didn’t do this in class.”

Sometimes the class runs short on time, there’s a sub or the teacher focuses on one of the problems, and there isn’t enough time to cover everything.When that happens, students often find themselves having to figure out the concepts, even the hardest ones, on their own.

**“I kind of understand this problem but the wording throws me off.”**

Teachers don’t cover many problems in class. As we mentioned, they usually show around 4-6 problems. Then, your child receives cookie-cutter homework. That creates a problem: during tests, students often encounter what we call "variations".

"Variations" are problems that often resemble the examples solved in class or in the homework but are different enough to be confusing. And students aren't sure how to approach them.

**“These problems are way harder than homework.”**

Often times, the problems covered in class are easy to intermediate. There isn’t enough time to cover the hardest problems. But if your child is aiming for an A (or even a high B), they need to be able to solve all problems that show up on tests, especially the most challenging ones.
**Challenges students**

experience on tests

experience on tests

## “We didn’t do this in class.”

Sometimes the class runs short on time, there’s a sub or the teacher focuses on one of the problems, and there isn’t enough time to cover everything.When that happens, students often find themselves having to figure out the concepts, even the hardest ones, on their own.

**“I kind of understand this problem but the wording throws me off.”**

Teachers don’t cover many problems in class. As we mentioned, they usually show around 4-6 problems. Then, your child receives cookie-cutter homework. That creates a problem: during tests, students often encounter what we call "variations".

"Variations" are problems that often resemble the examples solved in class or in the homework but are different enough to be confusing. And students aren't sure how to approach them.