March 26, 2020, by

UPDATE :The College Board has announced in a tweet that the 2020 AP exams will all be open book/open note and will test more thematic understandings

In response to the school closures resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, the College Board has announced significant changes to AP exams this May.  This year the traditional in-school tests will not take place. Instead, students will be able to take the tests online at home.  Each test will be 45 minutes long and will consist of free response questions. Students can take the tests on laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Students without access to a computer can take a photo of handwritten responses and send scanned copies to the College Board. Material that would have been covered in the last few months of class will not be tested. The College Board has announced that it will have security measures in place to detect plagiarism.  For each test, there will be two testing dates.   Further details on the types of free response questions that will appear will be available on April 3.

Marks Education’s tutors have years of experience tutoring Advanced Placement exams.  If you are looking for an experienced educator to guide your child through the remaining material that needs to be covered before the exam or to help prepare them for free response questions, please contact Alex Evans to be matched with a tutor based on your needs.

Below is a list of content that will be covered on some of the most popular AP exams that we tutor as well as links to the bios and contact information of our expert subject matter tutors. We look forward to helping you.


To select your preferred subject matter and list of tutors for each subject, jump to each section here:  English, History and Humanities, Languages, Math, or Science


AP English Exam:

AP English Language and Composition

Covered: Units 1-7

  • Unit 1 Rhetorical Situation: Reading
  • Unit 2 Rhetorical Situation: Writing
  • Unit 3 Claims and Evidence: Reading
  • Unit 4 Claims and Evidence: Writing
  • Unit 5 Reasoning and Organization: Reading
  • Unit 6 Reasoning and Organization: Writing
  • Unit 7 Style: Reading

Not covered:

  • Unit 8 Style: Writing 

AP Literature and Composition

Covered: Units 1-7: Skills for each include explaining the function of (A) character, (B) setting, (C) plot and structure, (D) narrator or speaker, (E) word choice, imagery, and symbols, and (F) comparison; and (G) developing textually substantiated arguments about interpretations of part or all of a text

  • Unit 1 – Short Fiction I (A, B, C, D, G)
  • Unit 2 – Poetry I (A, C, E, F, G)
  • Unit 3 – Long Fiction and Drama I (A, B, C, G)
  • Unit 4 – Short Fiction II (A, B, C, D, G)
  • Unit 5 – Poetry II (C, E, F, G)
  • Unit 6 – Long Fiction and Drama II (A, C, D, E, G)
  • Unit 7 – Short Fiction III (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

Not Covered:

  • Units 8 and 9 – most advanced poetry and long fiction/drama 

AP Language & Literature Tutors: Nitin Sawhney, Anthony Celino, Dan Hertz, Ryan Blodgett, Sarah Newport, Ian Perez, Elizabeth Dinning, Peter Smith, Sara Plunkett, Michael Lawrence, Burks Echols

AP History and Humanities Exam:

AP European History

Covered: Units 1-7

  • Unit 1: Renaissance and Exploration
  • Unit 2: Age of Reformation
  • Unit 3: Absolutism and Constitutionalism
  • Unit 4: Scientific, Philosophical, and Political Developments
  • Unit 5: Conflict, Crisis and Reaction in the late 18th Century
  • Unit 6: Industrialization and its Effects
  • Unit 7: 19th Century Perspectives and Political Developments

Not Covered:

  • Unit 8: 20th Century Global Conflicts
  • Unit 9: Cold War and Contemporary Europe

AP US History

Covered: Periods 1-7

  • Period 1: 1491 – 1607
  • Period 2: 1607 – 1754
  • Period 3: 1754 – 1800
  • Period 4: 1800 – 1848
  • Period 5: 1844 – 1877
  • Period 6: 1865 – 1898
  • Period 7: 1890 – 1945

Not covered: Periods 8-9

 

AP World History

Covered: Units 1-6

  • Unit 1: The Global Tapestry
  • Unit 2: Networks of Exchange
  • Unit 3: Land-based Empires
  • Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections
  • Unit 5: Revolutions
  • Unit 6: Consequences of Industrialization

Not covered: Units 7-9

  • Unit 7: Global Conflict
  • Unit 8: Cold War and Decolonization
  • Unit 9: Globalization

A.P. History Tutors: Sarah Newport, Ryan Blodgett, Peter Smith, Michael Lawrence, Burks Echols, Elizabeth Dinning

Macroeconomics

Covered: Units 1-5:

  • Unit 1: Basic Economic Concepts
  • Unit 2: Economic Indicators and the Business Cycle
  • Unit 3: National Income and Price Determination
  • Unit 4: Financial Sector
  • Unit 5: Long-Run Consequences of Stabilization Policies

Not Covered:

  • Unit 6: Open Economy – International Trade and Finance

Microeconomics

Covered: Units 1-5

  • Unit 1: Basic Economic Concepts
  • Unit 2: Supply and Demand
  • Unit 3: Production, Cost, and the Perfect Competition Model
  • Unit 4: Imperfect Competition
  • Unit 5: Factor Markets

Not Covered: Unit 6: Market Failure and the Role of Government

 

AP Economics Tutors: Nitin Sawhney, Ryan Blodgett, Ellie Koo, Michael Lawrence

AP US Government

Covered: Units 1-3

  • Unit 1 Foundations of American Democracy
  • Unit 2 Interactions Among Branches of Government
  • Unit 3 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Not covered: Units 4-5

  • Unit 4 American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
  • Unit 5 Political Participation

AP Comparative Government

Covered: Units 1-3

  • Unit 1: Political Systems, Regimes and Governments
  • Unit 2: Political Institutions
  • Unit 3: Political Culture and Participation

Not covered: Units 5-6

  • Unit 4: Party and Electoral Systems and Citizen Organization
  • Unit 5: Political and Economic Changes and Developments 

AP Government Tutors: Sarah Newport, Ryan Blodgett, Michael Lawrence, Peter Smith

AP Languages Exam:

Latin

Covered: Units 1-4

  • Unit 1: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 1
  • Unit 2: Caesar, Gallic War, Books 1 and 6
  • Unit 3: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 2
  • Unit 4: Caesar, Gallic War, Book 4

Not covered: Units 5-8

  • Unit 5: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 4
  • Unit 6: Caesar, Gallic War, Book 5 Part I (Chapters 24-37)
  • Unit 7: Caesar, Gallic War, Book 5 Part II (Chapters 38-48)
  • Unit 8: Vergil, Aeneid, Book 6

Latin Tutor: Sara Plunkett

Spanish Language and Culture

Covered: Units 1 – 6

  • Unit 1: Families in Different Societies
  • Unit 2: Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
  • Unit 3: Influences of Beauty and Art
  • Unit 4: How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives

Not Covered: Units 7 – 8

  • Unit 5: Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
  • Unit 6: Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges

Spanish Literature and Culture

 Covered: Units 1 – 6
  • Unit 1: The Medieval Era
  • Unit 2: The 16th Century
  • Unit 3: The 17th Century
  • Unit 4: Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism in Literature
  • Unit 5: The Generation of ’98 and Modernism
  • Unit 6: Theatre and Poetry of the 20th Century
Not covered: Units 7 – 8
  • Unit 7: The Latin American Boom
  • Unit 8: Contemporary Writers from the US and Spain

Spanish Tutors: Liz Shooltz, Ian Perez

AP Math Exam:

AP Calculus AB

Covered: Units 1-7

  • Unit 1 – Limits and Continuity
  • Unit 2 – Differentiation: Definition and Properties
  • Unit 3 – Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse
  • Unit 4 – Differentiation: Contextualized Applications
  • Unit 5 – Differentiation: Analytical Applications
  • Unit 6 – Integration and accumulations of change
  • Unit 7 – Differential Equations

Not Covered:

  • Unit 8: Applications of Integration

 

AP Calculus BC

Covered:

  • Units 1-8 from AB, including Applications of Integration
  • Unit 10.2 – Geometric Series
  • Unit 10.5 – Harmonic Series and p-series
  • Unit 10.7 – Alternating Series Test
  • Unit 10.8 – Ratio Test
  • Unit 10.11 – Taylor Polynomials for Approximating Functions

Not Covered:

  • Unit 9: Parametric, Polar and vector valued functions; the remainder of Unit 10, including nth term test, integral test, comparison tests, absolute v. conditional convergence, alternating series error bound, LaGrange error bound, radius and interval of convergence

 

AP Calculus Tutors: Nitin Sawhney, Dan Hertz, Anthony Celino, Dan Bloss, Ryan Blodgett, Lance McNeil, Katharine Laco, Ian Perez, Ellie Koo

AP Statistics

Covered: Units 1-7

  • Unit 1: Exploring One-Variable Data
  • Unit 2: Exploring Two-Variable Data
  • Unit 3: Collecting Data
  • Unit 4: Probability, Random Variables, and Probability Distributions
  • Unit 5: Sampling Distributions
  • Unit 6: Inference for Categorical Data: Proportions
  • Unit 7: Inference for Quantitative Data: Means

Not Covered: Units 8-9

  • Unit 8: Inference for Categorical Data: Chi-Square
  • Unit 9: Inference for Quantitative Data: Slopes

 

AP Statistics Tutors: Nitin Sawhney, Dan Hertz

AP Science Exam:

Biology

Covered:

  • Unit 1: Chemistry of Life
  • Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function
  • Unit 3: Cellular Energetics
  • Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell Cycle
  • Unit 5: Heredity
  • Unit 6: Gene Expression and Regulation

Not covered:

  • Unit 7: Natural Selection
  • Unit 8: Ecology

AP Biology Tutors: Dan Bloss, Lance McNeil, Ellie Koo

Chemistry:

Covered:

  • Unit 1: Atomic Structure and Properties
  • Unit 2: Molecular and Ionic Compound Structure and Properties
  • Unit 3: Intermolecular Forces and Properties
  • Unit 4: Chemical Reactions
  • Unit 5: Kinetics
  • Unit 6: Thermodynamics
  • Unit 7: Equilibrium

Not covered:

  • Unit 8: Acids and Bases
  • Unit 9: Applications of Thermodynamics

AP Chemistry Tutors: Dan Bloss, Dan Hertz, Ian Perez, Christy Van Overbeke, Ellie Koo

Physics 1:

Covered:

  • Unit 1: Kinematics
  • Unit 2: Dynamics
  • Unit 3: Circular Motion and Gravitation
  • Unit 4: Energy
  • Unit 5: Momentum
  • Unit 6: Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Unit 7: Torque and Rotational Motion

Not covered:

  • Unit 8: Electric Charge and Electric Force
  • Unit 9: DC Circuits
  • Unit 10: Mechanical Waves and Sound

Physics 2:

Covered:

  • Unit 1: Fluids
  • Unit 2: Thermodynamics
  • Unit 3: Electric Force, Field, and Potential
  • Unit 4: Electric Circuits
  • Unit 5: Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

Not covered:

  • Unit 6: Geometric and Physical Optics
  • Unit 7: Quantum, Atomic, and Nuclear Physics

Physics C Mechanics:

Covered:

  • Unit 1: Kinematics
  • Unit 2: Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Unit 3: Work, Energy, and Power
  • Unit 4: Systems of Particles and Linear Momentum
  • Unit 5: Rotation

Not covered:

  • Unit 6: Oscillations
  • Unit 7: Gravitation

Physics C Electricity and Magnetism:

Covered:

  • Unit 1: Electrostatics
  • Unit 2: Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics

Unit 3: Electric Circuits

Not covered:

  • Unit 4: Magnetic Fields
  • Unit 5: Electromagnetism

AP Physics Tutors: Dan Hertz, Ian Perez

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