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About Peter McCandless and Calculus Sucks













I founded this website because I realized that so many students struggle with calculus. Without learning the subject thoroughly enough, their dreams of earning a degree in engineering or some other STEM field are doomed. Most students who aspire to earn such a degree CAN learn the subject matter, but they may have to radically change their approach. That may include going back to learn what they didn’t learn well in previous math courses, or just going at a slower pace.

I, too, struggled with calculus many years ago, but now I am a Faculty in Residence Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where I have been teaching for more than eight years. In all, I have more than 25 years of math teaching and tutoring experience. 

If you hire me or one of my tutors to teach you and you are not completely satisfied after the first session with the experience, I won’t charge you at all. (Hopefully if that happens, you will give me some constructive feedback.) We’ll part amicably and I will wish you all the success in your academic endeavor. 

My online rates for tutoring are: 


$75 for a one-hour session            

$100 for a 90-minute session          

$120 for a two-hour session 


How does online tutoring through Calculus Sucks work?


I use an ipad and Zoom. I invite the student into a Zoom meeting and “mirror” the ipad onto my screen. I share the screen then with the student. He or she can see what I’m writing in real time. At the end of the session, I send all the notes I have made to the student in .PDF format. This way the student can concentrate on the understanding the material as I present it, without having to worry about writing everything down during the tutoring session.

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Call me for a free brief consultation. Tell me what you need, e.g. One-on One Tutoring, or a specific course in math tailored to your needs.


call me to discuss your math needs.

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