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  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Liz Jones ★★★★ 5 months ago
    We had a very positive experience with Alissa as a tutor for our pod of 5th grade boys from January - June 2020. She cared a lot about the boys and worked hard to create meaningful activities for them. The pod experience was invaluable … More for all of our families during a difficult year and we were so grateful to have found this partnership! We also want to appreciate Craig for helping to match us with a tutor on very short notice after we had cycled through a few folks who were not able to see the commitment through. Thanks for sticking with us!
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors S CL ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Dusty was the exact person we needed to help our child finish out the school year. So grateful to him for the way he steadily encouraged her and helped her stay on track and organized. He is flexible, responsive to our needs/schedule as … More a family, and a delight to be with. We are also thankful that Craig at Themba Tutors really "gets it" and partnered us with such a wonderful tutor who was a great fit for our girl.
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Nicole May ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    My child worked with Gillian D virtually for math enrichment. She is an excellent teacher. She took time to understand my child's specific learning style and provided tools that would be engaging. She was kind and empathetic- really … More made it her goal to connect with my child and build trust and rapport. My child started the school year with confidence and without the typically "brain-drain" that occurs over the summer, thanks to Gillian.
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I am going into my second year as a Themba tutor. I have met so many great individuals while working for this company. Craig and the rest of the Themba team do such an excellent job picking and choosing Themba tutors that suit each client's … More individual needs! I look forward to meeting new tutors and clients in the 2021-2022 school year!
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Our son started in a new high school, 100% remote, and was really struggling with Latin and Physics. I found Themba Tudors online and had an initial call with Craig, who was very knowledgeable, responsive, and found 2 amazing tutors for … More us. Both the Latin and the physics tutors were fantastic, connected with my son really well and helped him go from 'failing' grade to 'honors'! I will for sure continue using (and recommending!) Themba Tutors. Thank you, C, K, and W!
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 7 months ago
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  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Giulia Mercuri is a great Italian tutor! She was very responsive and accessible. Giulia put a ton of effort into preparing for each session and really helped our son with test preparation and projects. We are grateful that she was able … More to help, especially since our son did not receive any live teaching during COVID. We are happy that she was referred to us!
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year ago
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    I can wholeheartedly say after working with Themba for two years that I would not have finished my program without this organization. And I am so thankful I selected them.
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ a year ago
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  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have been with our tutor, Cailin Schiller, for two years, from 5th - 7th grade. She started as an executive functioning tutor with my daughter. From the start, she demonstrated a depth of expertise and a selective use of techniques skillfully … More adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers had not been able to do. She differentiated reading, writing and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it have an effect on her grades and her work efficiency, but she finally could do her work with less anxiety. Even my daughter’s teachers used Cailin’s guidance to modify their work with her. But most importantly, she became my daughter’s favorite resource. I can’t say how invaluable Cailin has been to my daughter’s progress and well-being. I’d recommend her a million times over. She is a gem.
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Victoria is a superb tutor. She helped my high school age daughter with her writing. Victoria's skills as a tutor, as well as her sense of humor and her engaging personality went a long way with my daughter.
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  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Themba Tutors provided a leaning specialist that was a perfect fit for my daughter. I told them what we were looking for and they delivered. Our tutor is responsive and flexible and makes it easy for my daughter to reach out to her own … More her own, which gives her an added sense of responsibility over her learning. As a therapist myself, I now regularly recommend Themba to my patients. A much needed and well provided service to the community!!
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
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    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Nina Herman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a wonderful experience with our tutor Micaela. She helped our son not only academically but at every level. We will be forever grateful to have her in our lives.
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Frances ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Pre-Calculus,Math Tutors, Themba Tutors Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Paul Smith at Themba has been an exceptional tutor for my son, both in terms of teaching the subject matter and teaching how best to approach the process of learning math and executing assignments. We feel very fortunate to be working with … More Paul.
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What Is Pre-calculus?

What Is Pre-Calculus?

 

As its name suggests, pre-calculus is the math course taken by students in high school or college to prepare them for calculus. Instead of involving actual calculus concepts, pre-calculus focuses on algebra, trigonometry, math analysis, and analytical geometry. Delving deeper into these subjects is meant to prepare students for calculus and equips them with the foundational skills that the course requires.

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Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry

 

Trigonometry is defined as the study of angles and triangles, including their dimensions and relationships. It is one of the main math courses that students take in high school and college. Because pre-calculus involves solving and graphing problems using standard trigonometry functions, such as sine and cosine, trigonometry is a pre-requisite for students who are about to take a pre-calculus course. During the course, students will also encounter additional topics like vector operations, sequences, and series.

 

 

 

Pre-Calculus and Algebra

 

Just like trigonometry, mastering algebraic concepts and skills is necessary when taking pre-calculus. In fact, many math teachers and experts would say that a firm grasp of algebra is the key to a student’s success in calculus. In pre-calculus, students will work on quadratic, exponential, polynomial, and logarithmic functions. Learning to graph functions is particularly importance since graphs figure prominently throughout calculus. Likewise, pre-calculus also covers the domain and range of functions, together with finding the intervals over which a function increases or decreases and performing transformations on a function.

 

Is Pre-Calculus Difficult to Learn?

A pre-calculus course in high school is not difficult. It is a more tedious version of algebra, where you deal with complex fractions and decimals and do more advanced factoring. You will learn new topics such as the long division of polynomials and the remainder theorem and limits. 

 

But because pre-calculus studies concepts from algebra, trigonometry, and geometry, it can be overwhelming for students to master and memorize all the materials. It is even more challenging for students who do not have a strong understanding of the pre-requisite subjects. In fact, even though they are familiar with the concepts introduced in pre-calculus, they may still find it difficult to navigate, especially if they are not adequately prepared to tackle more complex content.

 

What Are the Prerequisites for Pre-Calculus? 

 

To take a pre-calculus class, students need to have studied the following concepts and skills that are divided into six categories.

 

 

RENAMING EXPRESSIONS

 

Base ten number system; arithmetic with decimals, fractions, signed numbers; set notation (interval, set-builder, union, intersection); basic vocabulary (e.g., the phrases “at least” and “at most,” nonnegative, integers, consecutive); percentages; unit conversion; scientific notation; factoring; radicals; exponent laws; polynomials; matrices; complex numbers; completing the square technique; long division of polynomials; and logarithms. 

 

 

SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN ONE VARIABLE

 

Linear; quadratic; absolute value; exponential; logarithmic; radical; systems; rational; compound inequalities; and the zero factor law. Understand extraneous solutions and when they can arise. Be sure that you can distinguish between exact and approximate solutions. You should understand the relationship between the algebraic and graphical solutions of sentences. 

 

 

GRAPHING SENTENCES IN TWO VARIABLES

 

Familiarity with these “basic models”: y = x , y = x 2 , y = x 3 , y = |x| , y = √ x , y = 1 x , y = k , y = ln x (and other bases) , y = ex (and other bases). Be able to graph circles and lines. Be able to graph transformations of the “basic models” involving: horizontal and vertical translations, vertical scaling; reflection about the x-axis; absolute value transformation. Be able to handle compound sentences that use the mathematical words ‘and’ and ‘or.’

 

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BASIC GEOMETRY FORMULAS

 

Perimeters of common figures, including the circumference of a circle. Also, know the following formulas: AREA: rectangle, triangle, circle, trapezoid VOLUME: right cylinder (with familiar base) 

 

 

FUNCTIONS

 

Function notation; domain and range; composition; piecewise-defined functions; quadratic (y = ax2 +bx+c and y = a(x−h) 2 +k forms); higher-order polynomial (relationship between the zeros and factors); exponential and logarithmic (allowable bases, shapes of graphs); rational (asymptotes, end behavior, puncture points); and periodic (sine and cosine). 

 

 

CALCULATOR SKILLS

 

Key expressions using correct knowledge of the order of operations; store and recall named variables; use stored values in calculations. Graph functions: set the window; trace along a curve; find maxima/minima of graphs; find x-intercepts using the built-in calculator feature; use the table feature; use the Zoom In, Zoom Out, and Z-Box features; and find intersection points of graphs.

How Can Themba Tutors Help?

 

Mathematics is one of the subjects that we often hear students complain about. It is often a source of frustration and confusion for many, whether they are in high school or college. Pre-calculus can be particularly challenging because it requires mastery of previous math courses such as geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. When students don’t have the necessary foundational skills needed for pre-calculus, it is easy for them to fall behind when encountering new material that build on skills and knowledge they should have learned in previous math courses.

 

Fortunately, this does not mean students cannot get the help and support they need to succeed in pre-calculus. With the help of a pre-calculus tutor, your child can strengthen their underlying math skills and learn new pre-calculus concepts in a fun and engaging way and at their own pace. With private pre-calculus tutoring, your child will have enough time to explore new material, ask questions, and receive feedback and positive reinforcement. Having a private pre-calculus tutor will not only enable your child to gain mastery of the subject but also build their confidence once they see the results of their hard work.

 

At Themba Tutors, our pre-calculus tutors hone  in on two important areas. We cannot stress the importance of having a strong mathematics foundation enough, so our private pre-calculus tutor will make sure to fill any gaps in your child’s skills and understanding of math concepts. Second, our pre-calculus tutors will ensure that your child is able to learn and master new material introduced by the school curriculum. This is to ensure that he or she is equipped and prepared to tackle tests, quizzes, and homework. Themba Tutors aims to maximize your child’s learning potential from a collaborative approach working with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

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Is Pre-Calculus hard?

Precalculus, which is a combination of trigonometry and math analysis, bridges the gap to calculus, but it can feel like a potpourri of concepts at times. Students are suddenly required to memorize a lot of material as well as recall various concepts from their previous math courses.

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital for helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

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