Each week you will focus on a specific topic and have a time of review for homework with your instructor. The instructor will assist you with understanding concepts from your classes in school and fill in the blanks for you to score higher on AP exams.
You can ask questions regarding what you’ve learned in your AP class during the week, or we can expand on what you’ve learned. We will assign weekly homework questions that are not only designed to test your knowledge, but also give you an idea of how the questions are asked on the AP Exam. As we get closer to the exam date we will start to administer practice test and reviews.
AP U.S. History
COVID-19 has radically changed our education system for the following Fall 2020 season. As uncertainties arise in school attendance, a large concern is towards students and their ability to learn in a virtual setting. Our goal is to offer tutoring services that cater to students and their individual needs, hold discussion time to allow them to ask questions, and facilitate classroom learning that prepares students for the AP tests in April/May 2021.
AP U.S. History assesses a student’s understanding of courses in U.S. History. We recommend students to take AP U.S. History if they are seeking to broaden their background in U.S. History to demonstrate to colleges both academic capability to analyze texts and visual sources and write essays in response to historical arguments. Most universities will receive a 4 or 5 for college credit for introductory U.S. History.
Students are also strongly recommended to either take AP U.S. History concurrently with our course or have taken AP U.S. History. If a student plans to take our course with no history of AP U.S. History, we may advise for an extended course based on a diagnostic exam.
This course will take place from September through May and is focused on teaching students the content and strategies behind taking the AP exam. Instruction will be spread across 33 weeks and classes will take place on Fridays with 90 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes dedicated towards Homework review over Multiple-Choice Questions (MC’s) and Document Based Questions (DBQ’s) as well as Q&A over each lecture topic.
Progress Reports are sent to parents every week that may include weekly goals and homework, areas that students should focus on, assessments of students and their learning, and breakdown of practice test scores.
The following weeks are broken down by
Weeks 1-3 – New World and Test-taking Strategies
Weeks 4-6 – Colonization of North America
Weeks 7-9 – American Revolution
Weeks 10-12 – Beginnings of American Government
Weeks 13-15 – Civil War and Reconstruction
Weeks 16-18 – Industrial revolution
Weeks 19-21 – Early 20th Century
Weeks 22-24 – Postwar Period and Cold War
Weeks 25-27 – 21 Century
Weeks 28-33 – Content Review, Weekly DBQs Writing, and Test-Taking Strategies
About the Test:
AP U.S. History is scored from 1-5 and is broken down by two sections: Section I: 55 multiple-choice questions timed for 55 minutes and 4 short-answer questions timed for 50 minutes for a total of 105 minutes. Multiple choice questions are organized in a set of 2-5 questions per passage; Section II: 2 essay questions with a 15-minute reading period and 75 minutes to answer both the document-based question (DBQ) and Long Essay for a total of 90 minutes
Content and Topics are broken down by
|Date Range||Approx % of Exam|
The Princeton Review AP U.S. History
Barron’s AP U.S. History
AP U.S. History Date: May 6, 2021, 8 AM