The AMC 10 (American Mathematics Competition 10) is a math challenge for middle schoolers, opening doors to scholarships, summer programs, and a love for STEM courses. But with its challenging problems and time pressure, preparing for the AMC 10 can feel daunting. That’s where tutoring comes in as your secret weapon!

Understanding the AMC 10

The AMC 10 covers a wide range of mathematical topics. The problems are designed to test your problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity. They’re not just about memorizing formulas, but about applying your knowledge in new and unexpected ways.

Some of the specific topics that you’ll need to be familiar with for the AMC 10 include:

  • Number theory: This includes topics such as prime numbers, factors, divisibility, and modular arithmetic.
  • Algebra: This is about solving equations and inequalities, and working with functions and graphs.
  • Combinatorics: Put simply, this is about counting and arranging things, such as how many ways you can choose a team or how likely something is to happen.
  • Geometry: This is about shapes and figures, and how to measure their size and angles. You’ll also need some trigonometry to deal with triangles and circles.
  • Pre-calculus: This includes some advanced topics like logarithms, trigonometry, and analytic geometry.

Learning this kind of math from a book or video is a waste of time, time you can’t get back. You will only end up reading the same thing over and over again without really understanding it. You will also face countless problems that you have no clue how to solve. And you will have no one to turn to for help.

The best way to learn math is with a tutor. But not the kind of tutor whose number you get off a printed flyer at a bus stop. That leads to a waste of time, money, and resources.

The best kind of tutor, the superior one, is the one who gives you the tools to mine numbers and shows you how to do it. This approach instills in you a love for numbers that you can’t get from simply throwing yourself at more and more problems. All of mathematics is related, and an excellent tutor can help you see those connections and understand the bigger picture.

This is the kind of tutor you’ll find at Wes Carroll Tutoring and Coaching (WCTC). With a tutor like us, you will learn math faster and better. You will avoid the stress and frustration that comes with trying to learn math by yourself. Get a superior tutor today and see the difference.

Tutoring as your launchpad

A superior tutor like us can be your guide on this journey, providing you with:

Personalized learning

Tutoring is the best way to help students achieve their academic goals. But not any tutor will do. Students need tutors who understand their unique challenges and preferences, and who can tailor their teaching methods accordingly. A good tutor will teach the content and the student will apply it no worries, but an excellent tutor will also impart the skills and strategies that students need to truly master it.

An excellent tutor will diagnose the root causes of the student’s difficulties, and provide targeted feedback and practice to overcome them. They will help the student develop effective study habits that will serve them throughout their education.

Tutoring shouldn’t just be a quick fix. From a source that knows how important they are to the development of key skills, tutoring should be a long-term investment in the student’s success. By transforming your weaknesses into strengths, tutoring can unlock your true potential.

Concept clarification

Tutoring is the most effective way to learn anything. It is not enough to just memorize facts and formulas. You need to understand the logic and reasoning behind them, and how to apply them in different situations. An exemplary tutor will not just tell you the answers but show you how to find them yourself.

A good tutor will also challenge you to think beyond the textbook and explore new ideas and connections. Tutoring is not just a way of passing exams, but a way of expanding your horizons and discovering new possibilities. By giving you the tools and confidence to learn anything, tutoring can help you to achieve anything. So don’t settle for less! Keep seeking help until you have those breakthrough moments.

Problem-solving strategies

Tutors can equip you with effective approaches to tackle various types of AMC 10 problems, building your confidence and critical thinking skills. For example, your tutor can teach you how to identify the key information in a problem, develop a strategy for solving it, and check your work for accuracy.

Test-taking tips

Tutors can share valuable strategies for managing time, staying calm under pressure, and avoiding common mistakes during the exam. For example, your tutor can teach you how to create a personalized study schedule, develop a plan for pacing yourself during the test, and identify and correct any errors you’re making on practice tests.

Resource roundup

Beyond tutoring, there are plenty of resources available to boost your AMC 10 preparation:

  • Official AMC website:
    • Practice tests
    • Sample problems
    • Scoring information
    • Past contests
  • AMC problem solving series:
    • Challenging problems with detailed solutions
  • Online forums and communities:
    • Connect with other AMC 10 participants
    • Ask questions in a supportive environment
  • YouTube channels:
    • Video explanations of AMC 10 concepts and problem-solving strategies


Get a superior tutor

Get a tutor that will give you tools and show you how to use them. Reach out to us at Wes Carroll Tutoring and Coaching if you’re aiming for mastery that will serve you all the way to your chosen career.

Start early

Don’t wait until the last minute to start preparing. You need time to develop the mindset that sets geniuses apart from the masses. That is the key to success.

Practice, practice, practice

The more problems you solve, the more comfortable you’ll become with the AMC 10 format and content, especially with a tutor who shows you the basics.

At WCTC, we have transformed the lives of thousands of students who thought they were bad at math. We can do the same for you. You are not inferior to them in any way. You have the potential to excel at math, and we will help you unleash it.

Don’t let math hold you back from achieving your dreams. Join WCTC today and discover the math genius within you.