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About the Course

Students learn the fundamentals of Calculus topics including functions and limits, differentiation, and applications of differentiation. As they advance, they learn integration, applications of the definite integral, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, and L'Hôpital's Rule, infinite series, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.

This course covers much of what is generally covered in a first-year and second-year college calculus course and can be a major component of Advanced Placement (AP) preparation.

What Makes Calculus Different?
Students learn to solve maximum and minimum problems using limits, and first and second derivatives. These types of problems teach students how to use math to find optimal solutions to real-world problems. Launch Video
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Tutor Supported Features - $445.00 (quarterly)*
  • Dedicated tutors for one-to-one learning
  • Tutoring via video chat, phone, or email
  • Digital Classroom sessions
  • Academic coaching
  • Parent-Tutor conferences
  • Completion certificate
  • Detailed progress reporting
  • Technical support
  • 3-month course enrollment
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Additional Details

Calculus is delivered via CD-ROM, typically delivered within 5 -7 business days. Access to online resources and your Stanford trained tutor begin immediately upon enrollment.

Recommended Usage: 60-90 minutes per week. On average, students complete this course within 5 months.

Skills Covered: At the end of each section, students complete exams. Many problems involve longer proofs and derivations and must be graded by hand. Students are expected to retake exams if they score less than 85%. At the end of the course, students take a final exam. Students are required to score over 80% on this exam or retake it. The course grade is largely based on the final exam grade. Download the Calculus Course Outline.

Prerequisites:  Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry or equivalent

Recommended Textbook: Calculus 8th ed. (Late Transcendental Functions, Single and Multivariable Version) by Anton, Bicens, Davis. Wiley. ISBN #: 0-471-48273-0

This course requires a computer with a CD-ROM drive and the Windows operating system. It will only function on Mac OS using a virtualized Windows Operating System using a product like Parallels Desktop or VM Ware.

System Requirements: All CD-ROM based course software require a Windows operating system. Mac OS X users can run Windows using Boot Camp or virtualization software like Parallels Desktop. The recommended Windows system has:

  • Windows 8 or 10
  • Intel processor (or AMD equivalent) with at least 4 GB RAM
  • 10GB of free hard drive space
  • CD/DVD drive
  • Speakers and/or headphones jack
  • Internet connection

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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if this course is right for my child?

Initial placement decisions for most courses are determined using input from a student and their parents. If you need assistance in choosing a course, please use our Course Advisor wizard. You can also chat or email us here.

What is the recommended time a student should spend on each course?

To help students achieve their maximum potential, we recommend that they work in each course at least 20-30 minutes daily, a minimum of 3 days a week. For more information on schedules that our G& students have used to accelerate their learning for each course, click here.

What happens if my student finishes the course early?

If the student finishes the course with time remaining in his/her quarter, he/she can continue to the next course in sequence with the remaining time for no additional cost. To complete a course transfer, contact a member of our Customer Experience Team.

Calculus Grades: 11–12

$445 quarterly
(3 months)