Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Calculus 1 2 Tutor - 2 DVD Set - 8 Hour Course - Learn By Examples|
Actor: Jason Gibson
Director: Jason Gibson
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational
Calculus can be an intimidating subject if you don't have a good teacher. It is important to have a teacher that takes things step-by-step so the students don't get lost. That is exactly what this DVD set provides. I ha... more »
Should be helpful to most
Krystina A. Patch | florida | 12/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"let me just say this guy is a fantastic teacher. while watching his dvds (and ive watched two, the calculus series and the trig series)--i thought quite a few times, wouldnt it be nice if my college professors knew how to teach like this? ofcourse they can't even speak english.
anyways, this calc tutor dvd is superb if you are either in calc 1, or extremely extremely lost in calc 2. but don't assume just becuase its called 'the calculus 1 & 2 tutor' that it adequately covers calc II. it covers almost nothing. however, i sure wish i had this when i was in calc I. that said--if you are in dire need of help this may be your break. give it a try :)
just wanted to add the advantage of this dvd over having a live tutor--true you can't ask questions.. but you can rewind & rewatch to your hearts content, and you can pause it & try working out the problems, etc. try doing that with a human! or someone who only has an hour to work with you, and may get fustrated when they have to explain something 4 times. dvd's don't get annoyed! and did i mention how much more economical this option is? the hours of tutoring you get from this dvd for its price.. far ourweigh the mileage you'd get paying someone by the hour, for every hour.."
No nonsense, systematic approach.
S. Saul | Washington DC | 03/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I suggest that these DVDs be used by high schools and universities so that the students understand the basics in a clear and concise way without being confused. This set will give you the basic tools that will enable you to reason and explain to yourself and others as to why you should use a certain approach to solve a given problem. You will not have to rely on your memory because it will all make sense to you.
In closing I would say do not fear Jason Gibson's DVDs are here.
This is the best Calculus DVD on the market bar none.
Janice Watts | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have had a hard time in Calculus. It was probably my fault because I didn't master some of the fundamental concepts early on. I learned the hard way that the topics in calculus build on each other and if you don't understand the early material you will definitely not be able to master the later stuff. When I realized what was going on, I picked up a copy of this DVD, and after one single weekend of viewing some of the material on this DVD my understanding of this subject skyrocketed.
I think the reason is that the teaching style is so approachable...as you watch the teacher he actually makes you think that learning calculus is easy, which is a hard pill to swallow if you are struggling student as I was. Once those barriers are broken down, and you begin to realize that it isn't that hard at all, my confidence began to soar and I was off and running.
I would recommended this DVD to anyone taking Calculus. If you need some help like learning *how* to do the math without all of the repetitive lecturing then this DVD is for you."
Excellent tutoring for Calc 1 NOT 1& 2
Kersi Von Zerububbel | San Diego, CA USA | 11/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I highly recommend this tutor's Algebra, Trig, Physics, and Calc DVD sets. The calculus set, like the others, gives one a no-nonsence step by step tutoring in Calculus 1. I just love the fact that there is no annoying music and condescending skits to side track you (unlike other DVD math products). All you get here is a white board and a guy churning away example after example that really brings home the point.
One caveat. This set does not include Calc 2 - at least not the Calc 2 that I took back in 1972.