Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Advanced Calculus 2 Tutor - 4 DVD Set - 14 Hour Course - Learn by examples|
Actor: Jason Gibson
Director: Jason Gibson
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
The Advanced Calculus 2 Tutor DVD course picks up right where the very popular Calculus 1 & 2 Tutor DVD ends and continues to give the students quality instruction and problem solving stills for topics in advanced Calculus... more »
The Best Instructor
Julie Stewart | Eugene, Oregon | 06/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jason Gibson can teach anyone any kind of math.
I had been out of school for 20 years when I returned to college. My first idea was that I would try it out and see how far I could get with math. I really started to struggle when I got to calculus. This is when I started looking for outside help. I found Jason's dvd's and thought I would give them a try, and just hope they were more detailed than my instructor.
See when you tottle along in your math sequence. You have this idea that you have achieved this or that, and you are on to the next thing. It turns out we don't remember all those little things we learned on the way. These "little" things you learn in algebra and trig will literally save your life in calculus. I found that calculus in and of itself is not difficult to grasp. It is all those little things "magic tricks" or tools that you had once and forgot. You get to this place of what am I going to do with this?
When Jason would be solving a problem, I would literally think "how is he going to get himself out of this one? Then he would say "remember...." Say law of exponents or something like that. Jason reminds you of previous tools, that make the solving so simple.
I would suggest that you read his resume on the mathdvd website if you lack any confidence in his credentials. What Jason is doing is a painstaking amazing thing to take such complicated material and make it so simplistic. I highly recommend his dvd's to everyone. Jason Gibson will teach you math in a way that empowers you and makes it your for life . Giving you the confidence to accomplish goals that you never thought possible. Thank You Jason!"
A++ material. Great for the self-learner and as a refresher
Kersi Von Zerububbel | San Diego, CA USA | 06/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again Mr. Gibson has produced a down-to-earth tutorial that meets the mark and then some. I purchased this to use as a tutorial to go along with George Simmons' "Calculus with Analytic Geometry". The material is superb. There are no cute jokes or different folks interjecting "smart" comments but just a white board and the instructor solving problem after problem until one gets the material. This teaching style suits me just fine. I believe that even in this high tech age the BEST and most efficient way of learning Calculus is by solving problems. Yes, theory is important, but to gain confidence and a fast start problem solving is the best way to go. This DVD set does just that.
To get the most out of this set I would recommend Adrian Banner's "The Calculus Lifesaver" and REA's "The Calculus Problem Solver" as auxillary texts to hone in concepts. Of course using Simons' "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" simultaneously is an added bonus.
Considering how expensive textbooks are this set is a bargain. If you are new to Calc 2 or you need a refresher after a long hiatus or are just curious to learn, this set is right on the money. If you are a High School student or if you are going to be taking Calc in college this set will help you immensely. An excellent investment."
David Booher | 04/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have purchased the following dvd's from Jason:
1) Calculus 1 & 2 Help
2) Advanced Calculus 2 Help
3) Calculus 3 Vol. 1 Help
4) Calculus 3 Vol. 2 Help
Let me start by saying that these videos are FANTASTIC! I am a "non-traditional" engineering student in my 30's. I was in the military for 11 years and am now back in school. With this large a gap inbetween school classes, I was bound to forget some topics. First day of calculus 1 class I was lost. That night I scoured the internet for tutorials etc and found Jason's site. I am so THANKFUL that I did.
Jason, just has a way with his teaching. He never rushes through topics, only gives you information that is the most important, and I think most importantly shows you how to work problems step by tedious step. With his dvd's and some practice I was able to get an A in calc 1 & 2, and am on my way to one in calc 3.
Calculus 2 is a real bear for a lot of students. Its just filled with a ton of topics that dont seem to relate to each other in any special way.
This dvd helps solve the mystery for you.
Certain sections are especially well done in my opinion: partial fractions, arc length and surface area, and sequences and series. Without the videos I honestly am not sure I would've gotten through these sections.
All I can say, is if you are having issues with your calculus classes, do not hesitate to purchase these videos, they are a LIFESAVER!
Great refresher course!
J. Conklin | 08/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am taking a Calc 3 class this fall, and the last time I had a Calculus class was Calc 2 ten years ago. I purchased the Mathtutor Advanced Calc 2 Tutor as a review of the material I covered 10 years ago. The DVD has served that purpose perfectly. I am amazed at how clearly the material is covered, and Jason's ability help me understand a course that I took 10 years ago. I highly recommend this to anyone as an aid when taking Calc 2 or for someone that needs a refresher course on the material."