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Precalculus/Calculus Combat


Precalculus/Calculus Combat

Open to:  Students who will be taking Precalculus or Calculus in the fall

August 19-23, 2019
Session I: 9am-12pm (lunch 12:00-12:30)

Are you planning to take precalculus or calculus in the fall?  Do you want to hit the ground running when class begins? Do you need a refresher of what you learned last year?  Students answering yes to any of these questions will benefit from this one-week preparatory session. This class will strengthen algebraic skills and reinforce fluency with the foundational functions of calculus. Topics include rational exponents and functions, trigonometry, logarithms and exponential functions, advanced factoring, complex fractions, and more. The small class size allows for individual instruction and hands-on activities. Classes consist of presentations by the teacher followed by problem-solving individually and as a group.

Tuition:  $480.00

All materials and lunch will be provided.


ELIZABETH WENDORF, co-instructor

Ms. Wendorf is a seasoned teacher of mathematics to grades 9-12 at The Rivers School.  A graduate of Wesleyan University with both a BA and MA in mathematics, Ms. Wendorf loves sharing her passion for the subject with her students. In addition to teaching, Ms. Wendorf runs the math Teaching Assistant program for seniors and supports the Venture Capital Competition Club. 

ALICE SORENSEN, co-instructor

Alice Sorensen is an Upper School mathematics teacher at The Rivers School. In her nine years of teaching, she has taught every level of high school math and she teaches History of Mathematics as an elective.  She also coaches JV field hockey, girls’ ice hockey, and girls’ lacrosse. Ms. Sorensen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University and a master of education degree in science and mathematics from the College of Charleston. Before Rivers,  she taught mathematics and coached at the Lincoln School, Rectory School, and St. Anne’s-Belfield School.  While at Brown, she played on their club ice hockey team and also coached hockey in their youth program.

Enrollment OPEN

Details & Eligibility

▸ On-Site Course
▸ August 19-23, 2019
▸ Students who will be taking Precalculus or Calculus in the fall

2019 Tuition: $480 (includes lunch)
Financial aid is available (May 1 deadline)

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