How can an AP Calculus BC tutor help you?
The Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC exam represents one of the most in-depth and challenging standardized tests for many students' careers. The AP Calculus BC exam covers all of the topics that appear on the AP Calculus AB version, mainly differential and integral calculus, in addition to a variety of more advanced topics, such as polynomial approximations and series. In fact, approximately 40 percent of the higher-level exam is devoted to these more advanced topics. It is no surprise that many students feel puzzled at some point or another as they progress through their calculus coursework and prepare for the AP Calculus BC exam. Trying to tackle the difficult concepts on the exam by yourself can prove time consuming and ultimately frustrating, two factors that can contribute to many students giving up. Luckily, a talented tutor can help you solidify your grasp of the material and achieve your highest score possible when test day comes.
Varsity Tutors will work alongside you to help you form a comprehensive student profile. The profile allows tutors to view your schedule, location, the subject and related materials, and any concerns you have about the exam. The educational directors at Varsity Tutors are able to guide you in choosing tutors that can teach in your learning style, as well as those who have a similar schedule, extensive experience in calculus, and who did well on their AP Calculus BC exam. These tutors are capable of breaking concepts down into easy-to-manage explanations that feel natural and simple. Many AP Calculus BC tutors offer the option of online tutoring, which can be completed over the computer through webcam, chat, email, and other communication options. They are similar to physical tutoring sessions, however they often offer greater flexibility to students who may be working, participating in extracurricular activities, or facing other responsibilities.
Whatever content or concepts you wish to review - the behavior and graphs of functions, the limits of functions, principles such as L'Hopital's Rule, Riemann sums, derivatives at a single point or of a function as a whole, definite and indefinite integrals, or polynomial approximations, including Taylor series - your tutor can help. Your tutor will provide a fully customized lesson plan that allows you to focus on the areas that you need to improve in. These are flexible plans that can be changed in an instant when a student needs to work on the concept further or master it quickly. In addition to the concepts of calculus itself, AP Calculus BC tutoring can help you learn to master using your calculator in the most efficient and effective way. The calculator can be a critical instrument for solving questions on the AP Calculus BC exam.
Your tutor can familiarize you with test-taking strategies aimed at identifying correct answers more quickly, or teach you how to show your work on free-response questions in a way that increases your overall score. Since the tutors are experienced in AP Calculus BC, they are more than capable of providing proven methods to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.
One of the many advantages of private tutoring over other methods is that the student's success is the tutor's number one priority. One-on-one tutoring affords you the opportunity to work at your own pace, covering the topics that are most urgent for you, and receiving answers to your questions within seconds. A tutor can work with you to diagnose any areas that require attention, and develop a plan of action that emphasizes those areas. With generous amounts of targeted practice, you can see improvements in your calculus skills at a rapid speed.
For more information about personalized, one-on-one AP Calculus BC tutoring in your area, contact Varsity Tutors today!