AP Tutoring

Dogwood’s tutors help students with over 30 Advanced Placement (AP) courses that teach college-level material to high school students. Many students come for help throughout the school year but more need help with the AP exams at the end of the courses.

AP courses are optional but high-performing high school students often need them to be competitive in college admissions. Some highly selective colleges like UGA are admitting applicants who take an average of nine AP (or IB) courses in high school. The result is that AP students tend to study longer hours and experience more stress.

AP Exams in May 2020

Because of the Covid-19 crisis, College Board has announced major, one-time changes for AP Exams in 2020.

  • Each test will be 45 minutes long instead of the typical three hours
  • No multiple-choice questions. Only free response and document based questions.
  • Tests will be taken at home on any type of device or even hand-written
  • Students will take tests a week later than usual in May (5/11-5/22) — with makeup dates in June (6/1-6/5) if school gives permission
  • Even though students paid for AP tests in October (much earlier than ever before), they may choose to skip the tests and get a refund 

For detailed scheduling info about the AP exams in 2020, visit the College Board website. There are also free AP review sessions available on YouTube.

The AP exams will be very different in 2020, but many of the same challenges remain from prior years. Count on Dogwood’s expert tutors to help your student manage the mountain of content for each AP course and improve their writing skills for DBQ and free response questions — leading to higher scores on AP exams.