The B or Better Program

The “B or Better Program” is our signature (and exclusive) program designed to help students succeed in MATH-M 118 (Finite Math) and MATH-M 119 (A Brief Survey of Calculus). Here is a short description of how the program works:

  • During instructional weeks, when new material is being learned, students attend two 45 minute lessons in-person. Lesson 1 is offered on Monday and Tuesday, and Lesson 2 is offered on Wednesday and Thursday. Here are the times instructional lessons will be offered:

For MATH-M118 (Finite Math) Mondays & Wednesdays

        10:10am – 10:55am

        12:20pm – 1:05pm

          2:30pm – 3:15pm

          4:40pm – 5:25pm

 

For MATH-M118 (Finite Math) Tuesdays & Thursdays

        10:10am – 10:55am

          1:25pm – 2:10pm

          4:00pm – 4:45pm

 

For MATH – M119 (Brief Survey of Calculus) Mondays and Wednesday

        11:15am – 12:00pm

          3:35pm – 4:20pm

 

For MATH – M119 (Brief Survey of Calculus) Tuesdays and Thursdays

        11:15am – 12:00pm

          2:30pm – 3:15pm

          5:00pm – 5:45pm

 

  • Supplementing each in-person lesson will be video examples which include many commonly asked homework questions. Students are required to watch these videos and work through the examples we do in the video. The supplemental videos will be roughly 30-45 minutes long.

 

  • On exam weeks, loosely defined as the week prior to each of the four exams, students attend between 3 and 6 hours of test review. These are extremely important as exams will constitute the overwhelming majority of grades in these courses.

 

  • Each week on Wednesday, students complete a grade submission which includes all homework scores, quiz scores, test scores, etc. This allows us to monitor progress and identify problems as soon as they arise. 

 

The registration fee for the program is $50. At that time, we will get an account set up and a semester long membership established. After that, payments of $40 will automatically be assessed weekly starting Monday, August 30th and ending Monday, December 13th. *No payment will be charged the Monday of Thanksgiving break. Students are able to leave the program at any time, and no additional charges will accrue for students who start the program but decide (for whatever reason) to withdraw. For students who “Complete the Program”, we offer an additional incentive of grade-based compensation should they end with a final course grade lower than “B”.

 

To “Complete the Program” a student must:

(1)  Sign up in time to be a “Standard Registrant”. Students who register prior to 11:59pm on Sunday, August 29th are “Standard Registrants”. Those who register after that time are “Late Registrants”.

(2) miss no more than two (2) of the 45-minute lessons given during instructional weeks

(3) Watch the supplementary videos containing example problems being solved using the strategies we taught in-person. The videos have embedded trackers to determine if and when students access and watch the videos.

(4) have perfect attendance for the exam review sessions

(5) properly complete all 16 grade submissions. 

 

Standard Registrants who Complete the Program but fail to get a final course grade of “B” or higher will receive grade-based compensation (late registrants are not eligible to receive grade-based compensation).

Grade based compensation (for Standard Registrants who Complete the Program) will be awarded on the following basis:

B-      10% 

C+    20%

C       30%

C-     40%

D+    50%

D       60%

D- or F  80%

 

Registration for the program will begin on Monday, August 9th. At that time, a link will appear on this page that allows you to register for the program.

 

If you have any questions about the program, don’t hesitate to call us. Our phone number is 812-340-6708. Due to high anticipated call volume, you may need to leave a voicemail message. Messages will be returned in the order in which they were received.