Your Child can Get Better Calculus Scores
AP Calculus/Calculus 1 students will improve their confidence, understanding, and grades.
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 coaching 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 right for students enrolled in AP Calculus AB/BC 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!
Students should have already taken Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. The first topic is a review of pre-requisite skills from Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus so don't worry if they need a refresher.
Calculus Crew is not right for students enrolled in Pre-Calculus, or Calculus II or higher. Also, if students took AP Calculus AB last year and are taking AP Calculus BC this year, the sessions won't be aligned with the BC content until the spring, so individual tutoring would be best until then.
Benefits and Results
Gain a deeper understanding of Calculus
Feel confident in your ability to learn Calculus
Improve test scores and prepare for upcoming exams
Learn Calculus online at a convenient time and at your own pace
Of last year's AP Calculus students who reported their results in an anonymous survey, 100% of students passed the AP exam: 67% earned a 5, 11% earned a 4, and 22% earned a 3
How It Works
By joining Calculus Crew, students get access to group coaching sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 pm 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 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.
Also included in the membership is access to workbooks covering:
Foundation (pre-requisite knowledge)
Applications of Derivatives
Applications of Integrals
Go through the content and practice problems at your own pace, as it aligns with your Calculus class. The content comes from College Board standards.
Have questions after hours? Post on the private Facebook group so you are constantly supported in learning Calculus.
I believe all students can learn and be successful in Calculus. I help AP Calculus AB/BC and Calculus I students improve their understanding, confidence, and test scores by explaining concepts simply and in multiple ways.
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 email@example.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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Why choose Calculus Crew over one-on-one tutoring?
Students can make more progress, quicker. With most one-on-one 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, 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 Tuesdays or Thursdays.
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 on challenging questions they'll encounter on tests or the AP Calculus exam.
How do group coaching 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, Meryl will choose which homework problems would be relevant for all students to solve. Then for other questions, Meryl can work with the student individually. Additional problems will include a review of previous topics so concepts remain fresh in students' minds, and current topics with 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 after-school 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 Mondays are convenient, or if students have to come late or leave early, that’s completely fine.
Which technology/platforms are used?
Zoom for group coaching sessions
Bitpaper for individual whiteboards
Google Classroom for the workbooks (additional resources/practice problems)
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 your 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.
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