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## Lindsey

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...Purdue University. In 2005, I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University where I minored in History. In 2011, I studied in England to earn a M.A. in Poverty & (International) Development from the University of Sussex. I know first-hand the challenges associated with manipulating equations and writing extended essays. My favorite subjects to tutor are Math, Physics, History, and Engineering. During tutoring sessions, I strive to make students comfortable with the material...

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Boston University - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

University of Sussex - Master of Arts, Poverty and International Development

Purdue University - PHD, Engineering Education

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AP Calculus AB IB Physics AP Physics 2: Mechanics PSAT Critical Reading +91 subjects## Brian

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...I attended Tufts University where I earned my B.S., also in Biomedical Engineering. During my tenure at Boston University I was responsible for teaching two undergraduate level engineering courses, requiring me to teach in both large classroom and one-on-one settings. I am most comfortable teaching quantitative sciences, although I also have experience teaching standardized tests and more qualitative subjects such as Biology or Chemistry. I am a born and raised Bostonian, having grown up in...

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Tufts University - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Boston University - Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering

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AP Calculus AB GRE Subject Test in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology AP Physics 1 SAT Subject Test in Physics +82 subjects## Elan

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

Retired engineer / scientist with extensive academic qualifications and professional experience in application of mathematics and science for solving practical technical problems in the industry.

### Education & Certification

University of Cambridge - Bachelor in Arts, Engineering Physics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering Mechanics

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AP Calculus AB Discrete Math Geometry Calculus 2 +43 subjects## Cody

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...of private, one-on-one tutoring with students ranging in ages from 7th grade through adult learners, college-level review courses, and even teaching SAT prep courses. My students find me very relatable, and I've heard from several students that having someone close to their own age work with them has been really beneficial to their learning. I look forward to working with you in the future! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might...

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Massachusettes Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

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AP Calculus AB Physics College Physics High School Computer Science +127 subjects## Chelsea

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...school in the fall of 2015 at USC. I have also completed a portion of my studies at the University of Oxford in the UK. I have been tutoring for the last five years and specialize in a variety of subjects at the middle school, high school, and college level - from Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics to Psychology, English, and French. I enjoy helping students develop their study habits, time management skills, reading, writing, and...

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University of Southern California - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience

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AP Calculus AB Psychology AP Chemistry Science +30 subjects## Khristopher

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

I am an experienced student in Algebra, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Trigonometry. I am currently taking Calculus II. I have done really well in these courses and hope that I can use this experience to help better your learning and grades!

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Kent State University at Kent - Bachelor of Education, Mathematics

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AP Calculus AB Pre-Algebra Latin 3 Study Skills +32 subjects## Andrea

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...employ a back and forth of questions that triggers the student to learn intrinsically, leading to higher retention rather than merely providing the answers. My teaching philosophy also focuses on test taking strategies and reasoning that compliments the subject leading to a very well rounded individual. I didn't always have the most motivating and passionate teachers, so it took time for me to discover my passion on my own. Hopefully as a tutor I can...

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San Diego State University - Bachelor of Science, Physics and Applied Mathmatics

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AP Calculus AB SAT Subject Tests Calculus 3 AP Physics 1 +34 subjects## KiKi

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...at the University of Colorado Denver. I began tutoring math in high school to help other student athletes stay current with material. I then tutored math and science more formally, primarily at the High School and Collegiate level, for the past 6 years. I additionally have held group review sessions and done individual standardized test prep for the ACT, SAT and GRE quantitative section. I believe in personalizing tutoring sessions and setting goals achievable together....

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McGill university - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

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AP Calculus AB Graduate Test Prep Pre-Algebra MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems +54 subjects## Jevon

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...Computer Science. I have a lot of experience tutoring. For the duration of my spring semester of my sophomore year, I tutored at a low-income public school on the western side of Dallas. I made sure the students understood by making them feel comfortable with not understanding a concept. By establishing this comfort, I was able to get honest responses when a topic or idea was not understood. My favorite subjects to teach are upper...

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Southern Methodist University - Bachelor of Science, Applied Math

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AP Calculus AB Spanish Elementary School Math Other +25 subjects## Jonah

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...All of my previous students have had different learning styles, personalities, and interests; one of my favorite things about tutoring is figuring out what makes them tick so I can come up with appropriate examples. When I have time, I am a huge fan of traveling and skiing. I think traveling is a great way to both discover new places and reflect on where I'm from, and skiing speaks for itself whether in California, Japan,...

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Yale University - Bachelor in Arts, History of Science

Johns Hopkins SAIS - Master of Arts, International Relations

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AP Calculus AB AP Spanish Language & Culture AP Statistics GRE Quantitative Reasoning +69 subjects## John

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...University, where I began work on my M.A. in Mathematics, which is still in progress. I began tutoring students at a private company, where I worked during my senior year of high school. While at Rockhurst, I worked in the Learning Center for two years as a tutor and as a Supplemental Instructor for one year. In addition, I had the opportunity to shadow a local high school math teacher. At SLU, I worked in...

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Rockhurst University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

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AP Calculus AB Statistics Pre-Calculus Linear Algebra +27 subjects## Eric

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...help each individual student understand the material. I have a mind for problem solving, which is why I decided to pursue engineering, so I tend to think of tutoring as a type of problem solving. Not only am I helping the student solve their homework problems, I am also figuring out the reason the student doesn't understand the material in the first place. I also have always enjoyed the perspective I get from teaching. It...

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University of Utah - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

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AP Calculus AB Chemistry Calculus 3 SAT Writing and Language +27 subjects## Nicole

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...disadvantaged high school students. What I believe makes me a great tutor are the following: I frequently engage the class, I find ways to make learning fun for my students and give them examples of how their lessons apply to the world we inhabit, and I am very thorough in the material and diligently work, while being patient, to make sure each student is understanding the lessons because I know everyone has a unique way...

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Cornell University - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

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AP Calculus AB 6th Grade Math Earth Science IB Psychology HL +206 subjects## Rishi

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...am working towards higher education degrees and starting my career as an Engineer. Helping others to learn and understand material has always been a passion of mine. Immersing myself in a rigorous Engineering curriculum, I found myself working closely with peers and classmates in understanding the subject material. During my time at New York University, I served as a tutor for the Tutoring Center at the School of Engineering working with individuals and groups from...

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New York University - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

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AP Calculus AB Elementary School Math Math GRE Quantitative +40 subjects## Monica

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

Hello, my name is Monica Madrigal, I am a Sophomore Mathematics Education Major at Texas A&M University. I am a math tutor and math supplemental instructor, (undergraduate teachers assistant), in college. I am very passionate about mathematics and Spanish, which is why I am studying to become a teacher in those subjects.

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Tarleton State University - Bachelor of Education, Mathematics Teacher Education

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AP Calculus AB Algebra 2 Math Pre-Algebra +12 subjects## Benjamin

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...helping fellow peers understand, enjoy, and exceed expectations in classes through high school in college that they were struggling in. I also have experience coaching Telemark ski racing through high school, and coaching the collegiate alpine ski racing team at CSM. I began to enjoy math, science, and physics when I was high school. I believe this happened because I had an amazing teacher that helped inspire me to learn math and physics. It is...

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Colorado School of Mines - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

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AP Calculus AB Technology and Computer Science Elementary Math Pre-Algebra +92 subjects## Jennifer

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...with a major in Materials Science and Engineering. Through all my years of schooling, I have developed a deep love and understanding for science and mathematics and I enjoy passing on my experience and passion for the subjects through tutoring. I specifically tutor H.S. and AP Biology and any mathematics up to Calculus III, including elementary and middle school math. There is nothing better than teaching how to build on fundamentals and explaining concepts in...

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University of Pennsylvania - Unknown, Materials Science & Engineering

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AP Calculus AB SAT Math GRE SAT Reading +50 subjects## Gregory

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...I have tutored for Chegg.com as well as for my local schools. My favorite subject to tutor is math because the answers are straight forward and it is satisfying for me to achieve the correct answer. I believe in creating a comfortable and relaxed environment for all students. My mentality is to make the subject matter seem easier and less anxiety inducing than when the material is introduced. Outside of academia, I work at a...

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St Lawrence University - Bachelors, Mathematics and Biology

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AP Calculus AB Calculus Clinical Psychology ISEE-Lower Level Writing +52 subjects## Amber

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

...school in New Mexico, I attended Dartmouth with the aspiration of becoming a mathematician before finding my passion in the theater. I'm now living in New York City pursuing a career in casting and producing theater. Although I have found my passion in the arts, I find great fulfillment tutoring math and science, because I think it's important for students to know they can succeed in these challenging subjects. I seek to develop an individual...

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Dartmouth College - Bachelor in Arts, Theater

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AP Calculus AB Elementary School Math Geometry Test Prep +50 subjects## Keith

Certified AP Calculus AB Tutor

Would you like a little help to understand Math, Science or Engineering? Would you like to become more successful at these subjects? I have been working with students of all sorts for over 28 years. It would be my pleasure to help you! My hobbies include carpentry, singing, and outdoor activities especially canoeing and hiking.

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Swarthmore College - Bachelor of Science, Engineering

MBU - Master of Science, Education

State Certified Teacher

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AP Calculus AB 11th Grade Math Multivariable Calculus Other +86 subjectsVarsity Tutors can help you provide your student with the educational support they need by connecting you with a skilled AP Calculus AB tutors. The academic needs of your student will dictate how each session is designed. Whether they need weekly review sessions or targeted test prep, working with a personal instructor can give them the guidance they need to work towards their academic goals. Keep reading to learn more about what is covered in AP Calculus AB and how Varsity Tutors can help you give your student the assistance they need to navigate this challenging class.

What is AP Calculus AB?

AP Calculus AB is similar in composition to a college course. Your student will study a variety of calculus topics related to differential and integral calculus. Some of the specific concepts covered as part of this class include the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite integrals, and derivatives. Students are encouraged to use their understanding of these and related concepts with the assistance of technology to solve problems.

Before enrolling in an AP Calculus AB course, your student would first need to have completed four years of university-level math classes such as trigonometry, algebra, and geometry. They'd also need to have a firm grasp of the languages and properties of different functions. Finally, students must be familiar with the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus (MPACs). These are math tools that are necessary for one to understand calculus. If your student was lacking academic mastery in any of these areas despite having successfully completed individual courses, AP Calculus AB tutors could help them work on these prerequisite skills in tandem with their AP Calculus AB material to help them gain the foundational knowledge necessary to understand their current assignments fully.

Some of the MPACs a private instructor could explore with your student include connecting concepts, building notational fluency, reasoning with definitions and theorems, connecting multiple representations, communicating, and implementing algebraic or computational processes.

Many parents and high school academic advisors encourage students to take AP classes because it gives them the potential of earning college credits without investing in additional college courses. It can be an excellent way for your student to get a jump start on their college education. However, they will need to successfully navigate the AP Calculus AB final exam to be eligible for college credits.

Can AP Calculus AB tutoring help my student prepare for a test?

Students have 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete both sections of the AP Calculus AB exam. However, it is important to note that students have additional time restrictions within the individual sections of the exam.

In Section I of the AP Calculus AB exam there are two different parts. For Part A, students have 60 minutes to answer 30 questions. During this portion of the exam, a graphing calculator is not allowed. For Part B, students have 45 minutes to answer 15 questions. They will be required to use a graphing calculator as they work through the items in Part B. The combined parts of Section I are worth 50 percent of the exam score.

Section II of the AP Calculus AB test also has two parts. During Part A, your student will have 30 minutes to answer 2 questions. This portion of the test requires a graphing calculator. Part B gives students 60 minutes to answer only four questions. However, a graphing calculator is not allowed.

Students can receive a score of between 1 and 5 on their AP Calculus AB exam, with 5 being the highest score possible and 1 the lowest.

As mentioned previously, students have the potential to earn college credits depending on the score they receive for their final exam. The minimum score they must earn to gain college credits is based on the school they wish to have the credit applied. Many top schools require students to earn a 5 to have college credits applied for AP Calculus AB. Most schools require a 3 or a 4, but it is best to check with any schools your student is interested in attending to get the most up to date requirements.

Unfortunately, around 40 percent of students score a 1 or a 2 on this exam. This means that even if your student finished all of the assigned work, did well on tests throughout the course, and have a good grasp of the material, they may not score well enough to receive college credit for their work. This can cause even the most confident testers to feel nervous about their upcoming final exam in AP Calculus AB. Only around 20 percent of students earn a 5, and another 40 percent make either a 3 or a 4.

With so much riding on the results of this one high-stakes exam, it makes sense to want your student to work with a private AP Calculus AB tutor who can help them maximize their preparation efforts. In addition to reviewing specific concepts and skills covered in the course, a private instructor can also work with your student on developing their test-taking skills.

Successfully navigating an AP exam has as much to do with how you take the test as it does with knowing the subject area content on which the test is based. Your student will need to be good at managing their time if they are to complete each portion of the test within the limited time allowed. They will also need to be able to complete problems with and without a calculator as needed. A private AP Calculus AB instructor can help your child work on developing all of these skills.

How is working with an AP Calculus AB tutor different from being in a classroom?

Classrooms are considerably different from working with a private instructor. AP teachers are required to work through a strictly regimented curriculum within a tight time frame. Because the course has the option of serving for college credit, the course itself is run more like a college class than one for high school students. This means if your student is missing critical information or is struggling with a new concept that the classroom teacher may not have the time to help them personally to the extent they require. When you have your student work with a private instructor, on the other hand, every session will be tailored to meet the academic needs of your student.

A private instructor can take the time to get to know your student. They can discover a student's learning style, academic weaknesses, academic strengths, and learning goals. With this information, tutors can create individualized lesson plans that help students tackle the most critical issues first so they can move forward with their studies with greater confidence.

Whether your student needs help brushing up on concepts from previous courses or they need ongoing support to help them stay on track with their current lessons, private tutoring can provide the academic guidance and support they need.

How can I get my student started with AP Calculus AB tutoring?

Varsity Tutors can help you quickly connect with skilled AP Calculus AB tutors who can work with your student in person or in a digital learning environment. Both of these learning environments give your student the educational support described previously. The only substantive difference between them is the type of scheduling flexibility each offers.

Many parents think tutoring can only be effective in person, so they spend a lot of time looking for a local instructor who can help their student. AP courses all require not only subject area mastery but also an understanding of the format of the test. Finding an instructor with both of these skills nearby can be difficult. Even when there are local instructors are available, they can be quite popular and may have limited availability.

By considering AP Calculus AB tutors who live in other locations, you expand your pool of candidates. Your student will meet with their personal instructor via our Live Learning Platform. This allows the student and teacher to talk face-to-face, just like they were sitting across from one another. During their lessons, your student will be able to see and hear their tutor, and they can ask questions and receive answers and feedback on their work in real time. Since instructors are located throughout the country in various time zones, it is often easier to find session times that are convenient for both you and your student.

There is no need to spend hours searching for private instructors who you will then need to interview. Instead, you can just contact the experienced staff at Varsity Tutors to be connected to a skilled AP Calculus AB tutor easily. If you've been looking for a way to provide your student with the educational support they need to get the most out of their study efforts, professional AP Calculus AB tutoring is one of the best solutions you can find. Contact Varsity Tutors to learn more and get started now.