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Private AP Calculus AB Tutor

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MathTowne offers private AP Calculus AB Tutoring in the San Jose Bay Area. We provide you with a vetted and professional private tutor to make AP calculus become your child’s strong point. Our math tutors can meet in person in the comfort of your own home, or remotely through a tablet or computer. 

Personalized instruction

Our team enjoys tutoring students at all levels of math. We ensure improvement in student performance in all aspects of their academics. We provide an in-depth breakdown of all subjects, tailored to the curriculum of their school. Our instructors explain the class material and help students learn how to study effectively. 

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Our tutors provide the level of support that will help students achieve high level expectations.  A positive attitude towards math is key to success. We teach with a supportive approach where decision making, risk taking, and self-confidence are highly encouraged.

The benefit of An AP Calculus Ab Tutor

If your child finds the AP Calculus AB homework and instruction to be overwhelming, you may need to hire a tutor. It’s very common for students to need calculus help. Almost all students benefit from working one-on-one with a private AP Calculus AB tutor. Our expert math tutors look forward to helping your child to feel confident and be successful in their AP Calculus AB class!

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Our team is dedicated to providing the necessary support for students to succeed in their academic goals. Our highly qualified AP calculus ab tutors help students to form productive habits.

These include time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies. These fundamental skills enable students to better overcome the challenges of achieving academic excellence. 

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MathTowne has online tutoring as well as in-home for whatever suits your needs. We guarantee our in-home tutors are professional, safe, and knowledgeable for your peace of mind. 

If you choose to do remote lessons, we have some of the best online AP Calculus AB tutors available. Our online math tutors are highly experienced in conducting fun and effective lessons and utilize various technologies to ensure student engagement.

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What is the AP Calculus AB Exam?

What is the AP Calculus Ab Exam?

Most high schools offer AP Calculus AB and AP Calc BC. Students can receive college credit for the course and/or the opportunity to take more advanced college courses. AP Calc AB is comparable to one semester of college calculus. It will provide your future college student with useful knowledge and a head start.  

In order to receive college credits for this course, students are encouraged to earn a score of 3 or higher. 

How is the AP Calculus AB test scored?

Sections 1 and 2 are both scored using computers, selected college professors, and expert AP Calc AB teachers.  They are all combined to create the composite score. Each student’s composite score is then converted into a 1-5 scoring system. 

Students who get a score of 3, 4, or 5 will be able to submit their test results to prospective universities. This provides them with college calculus credit and/or advanced placement in future courses at those schools.

How long is the exam?

The duration of the Advanced Placement Calc AB exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes. It is divided into two parts, a multiple-choice section, and a free-response section.

What do I need to know?

Students are expected to apply the cumulative knowledge from pre-calculus and their AP Calculus class to accurately answer the questions. Students are strongly encouraged to have a strong understanding and foundation from taking precalculus prior to taking AP Calc AB.

AP Calculus AB Exam Format

The College Board ensures the AP Calculus AB Exam has consistent question types, scoring guidelines, and weighting. This way you and your student know what to expect on the day of the exam.

Calculators are not allowed in Section I Part A and Section II Part B, per the AP Exam Calculator Policy

section 1

Consists of a total of 45 multiple-choice questions.  Students are given 1 Hour & 45 minutes to complete the section. It is worth 50% of the total AP Exam Score.

  • Part A has 30 questions, no calculator, 1-hour to complete
  • Part B has 15 questions, graphing calculator required, 45 minutes to complete


  • General types of functions
  • Algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
  • Analytical, graphical, tabular, and verbal types of representations.

Section 2

Consists of a total of 6 free-response questions. Students are given 1 Hour & 30 Minutes to complete the section. It is worth 50% of the total AP Exam Score.

  • Part A has 2 questions, graphing calculator required, 30 minutes to complete.
  • Part B has 4 questions, no calculator, 1 hour to complete


  • An equal mix of procedural and conceptual tasks plus various types of functions and function representations.
  • There will be at least 2 questions that incorporate a real-world context or scenario.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Limits and Continuity
  • Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties
  • Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions
  • Contextual Applications of Differentiation
  • Analytical Applications of Differentiation
  • Integration and Accumulation of Change
  • Differential Equations
  • Applications of Integration

Unless you are Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting you probably can’t. But, if there’s enough time left, combining self-study with an AP Calculus AB tutor can go a long way! Check out our links in the “best resources to self-study” question below, or contact us today!

This is a very subjective question as every student and their situation is different. There are many qualified tutoring services available for all AP subjects. In our opinion, the best ones consist of people who have experience and genuinely care about their students. Although more expensive, we believe one-on-one lessons are the most effective type of tutoring.

From our combined schooling experiences, if you pay attention in class, take notes, ask your teacher questions, always do your homework, and learn from your mistakes you will do well in any class you take. If you are feeling confused or behind, hiring an experienced AP Calculus AB tutor is an excellent way to boost your grade. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The Khan Academy AP Calculus AB page is one of the best websites to practice calculus. They have free courses and many calculus problems.

Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, there should be plenty of qualified tutors in your area. If you are looking for in-person lessons, MathTowne is an excellent source for AP Calculus AB Tutoring in San Jose. We are also happy to provide private online tutoring to you if you are not located in the Bay Area.

The short answer is it depends on your school. Some schools go from PreCalc honors directly to AP Calc BC. It also depends on how well you did and how strong your understanding is of the precalculus topics that you were taught. MathTowne Tutoring is more than happy to help you with a free consultation to help you decide what’s the best path for you.