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Calculus 1-3: As a calculus tutor I always stress the importance of writing out questions and making sure to obtain answers from those familiar with whichever exam (e.g., AP Calculus AB) one is preparing for. In tutoring calculus I make sure clients have a good grasp on the fundamentals. I took college precalculus back in 2004 and received an A. From there I went on to take Calculus BC and achieved a perfect score. As a precalculus and calculus tutor I always stress the importance of writing out questions and making sure to obtain answers from those familiar with whichever exam (e.g., AP Calculus AB, precalculus midterm/final) one is preparing for. From my experience preparation, with a view to earning a good grade, must arm one with a certain skill set proper to mastery of the topics covered under precalculus' or calculus' domain. Unlike other mathematical skills (e.g., those needed for algebra) that one can learn on one's own in private, precalculus is too abstract to be grasped by one’s self without the instruction from one who has already learned it, practices it, and can motivate the relevant topics in a highly articulate and intelligible form. As a tutor experienced with precalculus, I assume the role of demonstrating the abstract concepts, definitions, rules and theorems proper to these advanced math subjects. I have found that aforementioned mathematical concepts become concrete enough only after the pupil has worked through many problem sets with the instructor. In tutoring pupils, I bring these abstractions down to earth in a way that makes sense to the pupil's circumstances (e.g., educational resources, how much has already been learned, which areas need improvement), actual natural mathematical aptitude, and actual goals in view of one's curriculum – all of which the pupil can mistake if (s)he does not understand those circumstances, abilities, and goals. I have tutored clients in differential equations for several years already. Usually we work through problem sets, the client usually writes out which ones are most troublesome. Differential equations, as a course or subject, usually involves ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations. It's important that we understand these basic terms before going forward. I make sure that clients define the problems that they have by classifying the equations into what they are - whether first order, second order, whether homogenous, whether a solution, etc.