Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The teacher in this course demonstrates an extraordinary enthusiasm for the subject and explains it in ways that make even abstract concepts intuitively click. Tests are tough but definitely prepare one well for the AP exams or college math courses.
Course highlights:
After the end of the AP exam, the teacher continues teaching interesting topics in mathematics (Fourier series, complex exponentials, etc.) This material is not tested on, since it is not part of the Calc 1 or 2 curricula, but it is mesmerizing for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the math and hints at the vast body of knowledge that, despite all we learned in the class that year, we've yet to even touch upon.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Intrinsic motivation is definitely necessary, since self assessment determines how much work one does in assignments and preparation. Whether that's half the assigned problems, ten of them, or all of them and some requested additional practice depends entirely on the student's ability to gauge their own progress. Also, any gaps in one's knowledge from algebra, geometry, or precalculus need to be recognized and filled immediately, or they will cripple your efforts to do the calculus.