pre-calc & calc

Calculus is a beautiful subject. At Seattle Math Tutors, we believe that calculus is so feared simply because it is taught the wrong way. Really, there is nothing to be afraid of. People shy away from tough sounding concepts like derivative. 

In reality though, the concepts of calculus — once truly grasped — can be life-changing. Concepts such as “rate of change” and “approximations” changed the life of Eric M Earle, one of our co-founders. Eric realized that not every problem had to be solved with incredible precision. Different problems required differing levels of precision. 

Another huge realization for Eric was that he could often quickly and effectively check his work by using simple approximation techniques. If his approximation was different from his precise answer, he immediately knew that something was “off,” and he could then go back and rework the problem. 

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