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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast


Apr 24, 2024

The Advanced Placement exams represent some of the most challenging subject-specific standardized tests a high schooler might ever take. Amy and Mike believe that every test warrants smart, serious preparation, so we invited educator Shayda Moshirvaziri to share valuable strategies, insights, and resources for getting ready for the AP Calculus AB or BC exam.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What is tested on the AP Calculus exam?

  2. How important is a calculator on the AP Calculus exam?

  3. What are the highest priority topics for this exam?

  4. What are the best prep materials for AP Calculus?

  5. How should students prepare for the AP Calculus?

MEET OUR GUEST

Shayda Moshirvaziri is the founder of Pivot Tutors Shayda graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering in 2003. She was accepted at MIT, John Hopkins University, Stanford, and UCSD for Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering on full fellowship. She chose to attend UCSD for graduate school and received her Masters and Doctorate in Bioengineering in 2007 and 2010, respectively.

Shayda has over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience with all levels of mathematics and science for middle school, high school, and college-level students. She has a passion for teaching young students and has taught undergraduate courses at UCSD, including Introduction to Bioengineering, Human Physiology, and Computer Science. Before starting Pivot Tutors in 2012, she developed an ACT boot camp course for a private high school in San Diego and taught as a premier level ACT and SAT instructor for different test prep centers. After recently selling Pivot Tutors, she has returned to tutoring students across the country.

Shayda first appeared on this podcast in episode #303 as the subject of a Test Prep Profile.

Shayda can be reached at shaydamoshirvaziri@gmail.com.

LINKS

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Test Preparation Books - GET 800

AP Calculus AB/BC designed to help Students get a Perfect Score  Chung, Dr. John

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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.