With our AP test prep program, we believe in challenging students to stretch beyond what they believe their limits are.
Oftentimes, our school system does not challenge students. My students are individuals with unrealized skills.
“It is our job to teach our students and instill confidence TO DO HARD THINGS.” — Our Owner, Joe
One of the characteristics that makes the Academic Expert so unique is the level in which we excel in AP test prep and STEM or AP tutoring. Very few tutoring companies provide and demonstrate AP level skills and teaching ability in STEM subject matter.
We specialize in AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC, AP Statistics and AP Physics (all four tests which includes the calculus-based tests). We also support AP Chemistry students. (This is one of Joe’s favorite subjects!) We (and he) are always adding new skills. It is NEVER too early to start preparing for an upcoming AP class.
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We Expect Excellence of Effort
To be brutally honest, we work with AP students that are willing to do the work and are willing to learn how to do the work. AP success requires a high level of self-motivation and ability to plan and execute.
And, we will be there for you every step of the way,
The students who are committed to scoring a 4 or 5 on an AP test NEED to begin their planning no later than the beginning of the fall semester. However, we strongly recommend and work with students who start their preparation the summer BEFORE the school year in which they will take the test. (See the General Planning approach above.)
In much the same way that SAT/ACT and other standardized testing MUST be “prepped for” in a highly planned scheme, AP tests must be addressed in that same manner. However, mastery of AP topics requires even more attention to how the student studies at home, as well as how the student must learn and be able to handle the rigor of an AP class and exam.
The students must acquire, have, or improve in their ability to handle “out of the box” situations and problems. This is, we believe, where the real benefit of an AP curriculum is—teaching the students to think.
It is truly rewarding to work with AP students who are committed to the concept and acquisition of mastery. We work together as a team.
What We Do For You
Here is what we do for our AP Test Prep and AP Tutoring students:
- Ensure that our AP test prep & AP tutoring students are grounded in the basics.
- Teach with creativity in mind. A student can’t learn creativity if they are not taught creativity.
- EVERY AP topic must be tied into previous related subject matter topics. Students learn best when they see how topics tie together.
Most errors made on AP Calculus and Science exams are due to lack of preparation and lack of visualization of the specifics of the problem or lack of grounding in the basics. We teach our AP test prep and AP tutoring students not to assume.
Which Tests Do We Support?
In our AP test prep and AP tutoring programs, we have worked with students in:
- AP Calculus AB & BC
- AP Statistics
- AP Physics 1 & 2
- AP Physics C: Mechanics & AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
- Calculus Based Physics
- AP Chemistry
What do we expect of our AP test prep & AP tutoring students?
- Desire to reach and work for mastery.
- Desire to wonder how things work.
- Desire to build a relationship when they learn from me and I learn from them.
- Desire to build that confidence that they know they need and want.
AP Math and Science IS MY PASSION— Our Owner, Joe
AP will challenge your student. We have seen more confidence building occur in AP classes than in most any other curriculum. Success in a student’s AP endeavors REQUIRES a commitment to mastery and the habits needed to accomplish that level of success.
If you are a parent or middle school parent or high school parent needing general information for the AP, visit the AP Central website: