In High School students need help that makes an immediate improvement in grades. Like it or not, grades do matter and will, partially, determine their future. At Big Brains, we recognize this priority and will make a plan that will help immediately while also making improvements in the underlying causes of the problem in the long-term.

Algebra students must learn a new vocabulary of symbols, equations, and mathematical rules. While it can be confusing, Algebra is really just a formalization of the basic math skills that have already been learned in lower levels. X, Y and Z may seem abstract at first, but unit price and max profit are concepts of daily and business life. Anyone can do Algebra the difficulty is always in the underlying skills.

Geometry is typically offered in high school. It is the branch of mathematics that studies the relationship of points, lines, angles, and surfaces. Students will measure and solve problems about triangles, circles, and other shapes. Rather than numerically solvable problems, students are asked to develop formalized logic skills unlike anything they have learned before. So called “right-brain thinkers” may struggle more with this course  more than others, but the logic skills gained are valuable. Luckily, Geometry is a fairly isolated branch of high school math with few concepts carried on into higher levels.

Precalculus is comprised of various disparate advanced algebraic, trigonometric, calculus concepts grouped into one class. The concepts can be truly hard and the disjointedness of the class, from chapter to chapter, can create problems for some students. With a little work, we can make sense of this class for confused students who have passed Algebra and Geometry.

Calculus is the study of change and motion. While our tutors love it, all of us admit that Calculus is a truly difficult subject. The concepts are difficult to visualize and the problems are often long and complicated, calling for precision, focus and perseverance. There is no easy way through this subject but a good tutor and hard work will get you a great grade and solid understanding.

Big Brains is dedicated to practical solutions for High School students. We help students prepare for quizzes and tests, keep up with homework assignments and provide  mathematics tutoring that boosts grades immediately.