Your Child can Get Better Calculus Scores
AP Calculus/Calculus 1 students will improve their confidence, understanding, and grades.
Calculus Crew
What is it and who is it for?
Calculus Crew is a Calculus community designed to help students learn Calculus online. It is meant to supplement a Calculus course, not as a replacement. By joining, students will get:

Access to live group tutoring sessions twice a week, and recordings of sessions

Workbooks of notes and extra practice problems between sessions

Access to a private Facebook group to ask questions and support others
Calculus Crew is designed for students enrolled in AP Calculus or Calculus I. Whether your child is just starting Calculus or preparing for the AP Calculus exam, this group can help them develop a solid Calculus understanding. If you are looking for an AP Calculus tutor, this may be a better option in terms of affordability and meeting multiple times a week!
Meryl recommends individual tutoring for students who struggle to complete their homework assignments and need reteaching of concepts. For students looking to walk through each assignment problem together, individual tutoring would be the best route. Meryl recommends Calc Crew for students who can do most homework questions but have lower test scores. She curates more challenging questions and past AP exam questions to better help them prepare for upcoming assessments.
Students should have already taken Algebra, Geometry, and PreCalculus. The first topic is a review of prerequisite skills from Algebra, Geometry, and PreCalculus so don't worry if they need a refresher.
Calculus Crew is not meant for students enrolled in PreCalculus, or Calculus II or higher.
Benefits and Results

Gain a deeper understanding of Calculus

Feel confident in your ability to solve Calculus problems

Improve test scores and prepare for upcoming exams

Learn Calculus online at a convenient time and at your own pace

To date, for my AP Calculus students who reported their results in an anonymous survey, 100% of students passed the AP exam: 61% earned a 5, 22% earned a 4, and 17% earned a 3. Additionally, 80% earned an A in class and 20% earned a B.
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How It Works
By joining Calculus Crew, students get access to two group tutoring sessions each week. AP Calculus AB students meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 78pm ET. AP Calculus BC students meet on Mondays and Thursdays 78pm ET.
In these session, we will answer any homework or test questions and dive deeper into Calculus concepts. Most Calculus students say their tests are more challenging than homework assignments. Group sessions focus on those challenging questions and incorporate previous AP exam questions. Getting exposure to the rigorous problems early in the year gives students confidence going into exams.
Worried about the individualization of group sessions? To ensure students in this group are mastering the content, students will receive a drawing tablet in the mail. They will use the tablet (or an iPad and Apple Pencil) to demonstrate their problem solving on individual whiteboards so Meryl can assess each student's understanding. Then, based on how students are solving the problems, she uses breakout rooms to individually help students. This is great for students who are hesitant to ask questions in groups. See the breakout room in action in the video below.
Also included in the membership is access to workbooks covering:

Foundation (prerequisite knowledge)

Limits

Derivatives

Applications of Derivatives

Integrals

Applications of Integrals

BC Topics: Parametric, Vector, and Polar Curves; Series
Go through the content and practice problems at your own pace, as it aligns with your Calculus class. The content is aligned with College Board standards.
Have questions after hours? Post on the private Facebook group so you are constantly supported in learning Calculus.
About Me
My name is Meryl Weaver, founder of Calculus Crew and Meryl's Magic Math Tutoring Services.
I believe all students can learn and be successful in Calculus. I help AP Calculus and Calculus I students improve their understanding, confidence, and test scores by explaining concepts simply and in multiple ways.
Cost
Getting access to only the group sessions with Meryl would cost over $600/month. That doesn't include the added value from additional resources and access to the private Facebook group.
Join today for $247/month* AND… you’ll be locked into that price for as long as you remain a member. That’s about $30 session! Compare that to the price of individual tutoring.
*Free or reduced rates available for low income families. Please email merylsmagicmath@gmail.com for more information.
Interested in individual help and Calculus Crew's group sessions? Sign up for the VIP Calculus Crew!
In addition to the two weekly group sessions through Calculus Crew, students get a 30 minute individual tutoring session with me each week. The cost is $397/month, comparable to the individual tutoring, but the opportunity to meet three times a week instead of just one.
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FAQs
Why choose Calculus Crew over oneonone tutoring?
Students can make more progress, quicker. With most oneonone tutoring, students meet once a week. With Calculus Crew, students have the opportunity to meet twice a week, have access to resources in between sessions, and a Facebook group to get questions answered sooner. The best way to learn Calculus, or any math, is through practice. Calculus Crew offers more opportunities for practice with a Calculus expert.
Many Calculus students struggle in math for the first time, so this community is designed to support one another and help students realize they're not alone.
Calculus Crew is ideal for students who understand the basics and need extra support on when to apply certain rules or how to solve challenging AP level questions. If your child is significantly behind or struggles with homework each night, individual tutoring may be preferred, or can be added on with the VIP Calculus Crew.
The VIP Calculus Crew experience offers access to both Calculus Crew opportunities and individual tutoring. In addition to the two weekly group sessions through Calculus Crew, students get a 30 minute individual tutoring session with Meryl each week, on Mondays or Wednesdays.
Should I enroll in regular Calculus Crew or VIP Calculus Crew?
The difference is that VIP offers a 30 minute individual tutoring session each week. This is ideal for students who:

have numerous questions on their homework, where we may not get through all of them in the group session

are more than two letter grades below where they'd like to be

want support for class projects or detailed assignments outside of the scope of AP Calculus
Otherwise, regular Calculus Crew is designed for students who have a few homework questions, and are looking for more practice with challenging questions they'll encounter on tests or the AP Calculus exam.
How do group tutoring sessions work?
Prior to sessions, students can add screenshots of homework questions to their individual whiteboards (don't worry, this process will be explained if students don't know how to do it!). Having experience teaching AP Calculus and grading the AP Calculus exam, Meryl will choose which homework problems would be relevant for all students to solve as a "warm up." Then for other homework questions, Meryl can work with the student individually in breakout rooms. Meryl also prepares additional practice problems for students who don't have homework questions. These practice problems include a review of previous topics (so concepts remain fresh in students' minds), current topics, and future topics if students want to get ahead. The practice problems have varying levels of difficulty, including previous AP exam questions. Getting extra Calculus practice helps students gain confidence and understanding.
Calculus Crew sessions are similar to an afterschool help hour with the teacher—they’re optional and students can show up as long or as little as they need. For example, if only Thursdays are convenient, or if students have to come late or leave early, that’s completely fine.
Which technology/platforms are used?

Zoom for group tutoring sessions

Whiteboard.chat for individual whiteboards

Google Classroom for the workbooks (additional resources/practice problems)

Facebook, optional
How can I track my progress?
Meryl will monitor progress in group sessions, and direct students to additional resources as needed. Outside of sessions, the resources in Google Classroom go in sequential order of the AP Calculus/Calculus I curriculum. Answers are provided for the workbooks so students can track their progress and see what topics they need more practice on. Each chapter ends with a quiz to assess understanding.
When does Calculus Crew run?
Beginning of September through the end of May, but you can cancel at any time. Payments recur monthly so it's a month to month commitment.
Other questions? Email merylsmagicmath@gmail.com!