AP Physics 1

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based entry-level college-level physics course. Students develop an understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigation while exploring the following topics: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravity, energy, momentum, simple harmonic vibration, torque and rotational motion, charge and electricity, direct current circuits, mechanical waves and sound etc. AP Physics 1 is a full-year course, which is equivalent to the first semester of the algebra foundation course in college physics. The course focuses on students' understanding and application of physics concepts, lays a solid foundation for future study of advanced physics courses and participation in scientific research, and helps students achieve excellent academic performance and development potential. 

This course has the California A-G course certification, meets the standards of the University of California curriculum system, and is recognized by most American universities. 

Duration: 30 Weeks * Every SATURDAY

Time: 1:00-3:00pm (PST)

Grades: suitable for 8-12 graders

It is recommended that students taking this course complete Geometry and concurrently take Algebra II or its equivalent. Although the Physics 1 course includes a basic use of trigonometry, this understanding can be gained in parallel math courses or the AP Physics 1 course itself. 

About the Instructor

Mr. Alex graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Engineering Science in 2019, with a minor in Physics, awarded for Academic Excellence for his excellence in subjects such as Physics, Computer Science and Drawing.

Mr. Alex is a nuanced STEM teacher with a passion for lifelong learning and a commitment to using data to solve real problems. He is creative and adaptable, always positive and willing to collaborate for mutual growth. 

Mr. Alex has extensive teaching experience and has worked as a teaching assistant in Duke University's gifted program, passionately guiding students of different grades to learn engineering principles and physical science. Through innovative methods such as games and competitions, he makes learning more interesting and effectively improves students' performance in assessments. Mr. Alex also ensures students are prepared for future STEM fields by updating course content to emphasize modern engineering practices and programming skills. Not only does he demonstrate educational excellence in his teaching, he also actively collaborates with colleagues to improve the quality of teaching and discussions of student progress.