Physics Tutoring Denver
Denver’s Best Physics Tutors
Denver Test Prep physics tutors help students to master key concepts of physics, including graphing, dynamics, properties of sound and light, characteristics of electricity and magnetism, and more advanced topics such as kinetic theory, thermodynamics, options, heat, and high energy physics. Denver Test Prep tutors are equipped to help students with all levels of physics including all levels of AP Physics.
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- Trained specifically to help students learn math in a one-on-one setting.
- Available from 9am-10pm, 7 days per week to meet at your home or another location that is convenient for you.
- Careful matching of each student with a tutor that fits his or her academic requirements and personality.
- Customized study plans that are continually adapted to meet the evolving needs of the student.
- Emphasis on teaching study techniques and organizational skills that position the student for long-term academic success.
Denver Test Prep is typically able to provide in-home physics tutoring throughout the Denver and Boulder metro areas. This includes but is not limited to the following cities and locations: Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Cherry Hills, Denver, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville, Parker, Superior, and Westminster. We also regularly work with families that live in cities outside of our primary service area such as Castle Rock and Evergreen. For these students, we typically arrange for sessions at a library or another quiet location that is a short commute from home.
What are the different AP Physics courses and how do they differ from one another?
The AP Program offers four physics courses and details on each specific course can be found on the College Board website (www.collegeboard.org). A shortened version of the course descriptions can be found below.
AP Physics 1
A full-year course that is the equivalent of a first semester introductory college course in algebra-based physics. There are no prerequisite courses, although students should complete geometry before taking this course. Algebra II and trigonometry concepts will show up in the course. Students should take these courses along with AP Physics 1 and will need to better understand math concepts from both Algebra II and trig in more advanced physics courses that they may elect to take in the future. Students will explore the following topics in AP Physics 1: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, mechanical waves, and sound.
AP Physics 2
A full-year course that is the equivalent of a second semester introductory college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers electrical force, electric circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, and both geometric and physical optics. The course also covers quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.
AP Physics C: Mechanics
A half-year class that is the equivalent of a semester-long, introductory calculus-based college physics course. It covers kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, systems of particles and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillations, and gravitation.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
A half-year class that should be completed after Physics C: Mechanics. This course is the equivalent of a semester-long, introductory calculus-based college course. It covers electrostatics, conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism.
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