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Calculus • Series

Introduction to Derivatives

Brian W

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This series ended on August 25, 2023. All 1:1 and group chats related to this series are disabled 7 days after the last session.

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Are you interested in calculus? Do you find math interesting? Or are you taking AP Calculus AB/BC next year? In this series, I want to dive into derivatives and what they are, explaining the first 5 units of AP Calculus. I will be explaining the different notations associated with derivatives, how they can be used to describe functions, and how we can apply them to real life problems. Throughout each session, we will be completing a variety of practice problems to familiarize ourselves with the concepts. These sessions are meant to be fun and introduce you to the world of calculus, regardless of how you plan to use it. These sessions will also be happening in the evening. Let me know if this time doesn't work and I will try to adjust! Note: I received a 5 on my AP Calculus BC exam with a 5 subscore for the AB exam. I'd love to share some tips and tricks with studying and solving various problems!


I'd love for you to attend every session but I understand that circumstances may arise. Please let me know in advance!


August 9 - August 25


9 / 10

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About the Tutor

Hi everyone! My name is Brian and I am a rising senior who loves learning about math and science. My hobbies include running, swimming, and engineering!

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Past Sessions


Session 1

Limits and continuity

Let's answer this question: What are limits and how can we find them?

Session 2

Differentiation: definition and basic derivative rules

Let's answer this question: What are derivatives? How can we use them?

Session 3

Differentiation: composite, implicit, and inverse functions

Let's answer this question: How can we find the derivative of a function not given in a form we are used to?

Session 4

Contextual applications of differentiation

Let's answer this question: How can we apply derivatives?

Session 5

Applying derivatives to analyze functions

Let's answer this question: How can we use derivatives to describe functions? How can we apply derivatives to real world questions?

Session 6


In this session, I just want to explore how we can further apply calculus. Whether you are taking economics or physics, it is very interesting to explore how we can use calculus to better understand the concepts in the classes or explore concepts in greater depth.

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