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MathTowne offers one-on-one AP Calculus BC 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. 

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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 private tutoring

If your child finds the AP Calculus BC 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 Calculus tutor. Our expert math tutors look forward to helping your child to feel confident and be successful in their AP Calculus BC 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 math and science tutors help students to form productive habits.

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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. 

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What is the AP Calculus BC Exam?

What is the AP Calculus BC 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 BC test scored?

Sections 1 and 2 are both scored using computers, selected college professors, and expert AP Calc BC 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 BC 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 their AP Calculus classes to accurately answer the questions. Students are strongly encouraged to have a strong understanding and foundation from taking AP Calc AB prior to taking AP Calc BC.

AP Calculus BC Exam Format

The College Board ensures the AP Calculus BC 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

CONCEPTS COVERED IN SECTION 1

  • 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

CONCEPTS COVERED IN SECTION 2

  • 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

What are the AP calculus BC topics covered on the exam?

  • Limits and Continuity
  • Accumulation of Change
  • Differential Equations
  • Infinite Squences and Series
  • Integrals and Integration Applications
  • Parametric and Polar Coordinates
  • Vector-Valued Functions

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.

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