February 1, 2020

During the first half of most high school calculus classes, teachers usually hand out some sort of chart like the one seen below:

Many students who seek calculus tutoring have a version of this chart, but they don't actually know how to use it. That's a bummer beca...

August 19, 2019

Hello Math Students!

Have you ever asked something like this?

"What is the domain and the range of a function?" 

As a math tutor I see students wrestle with this question all the time. Ironically, even many struggling students can answer quickly. They respond:...

August 5, 2019

After finishing their senior calculus class, many math students often report that, out of all their high school math courses, pre-calc was toughest.

The reasons they usually cite include:

  • It jumps around too much from one random topic to another

  • Too many weird a...

July 22, 2019

Most junior class math students in America know what SOH CAH TOA stands for:

The Sine (of an angle) = the Opposite divided by the Hypotenuse.

The Cosine (of an angle) = the Adjacent divided by the Hypotenuse.

The Tangent (of an angle) = the Opposite divided by the Adjacen...

June 27, 2019

The Math Section of the ACT is unique among the "big four" sections of the exam: English, MATH, Reading and Science.

How so?

First, it is the only section with five answer choices instead of the usual four choices found in all other sections. See two examples below of a...

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