Physics is a course offered either freshman year as in introduction to scientific thinking, or junior (and sometimes senior) year with a strong emphasis on trigonometry. In either case, it’s a subject that builds quickly and cumulatively throughout the course of the year. Marquis Tutoring is a one-on-one math and science tutoring service based in New York City that makes sure nothing slips through the cracks and that the challenge plays a part in building college readiness.
Tailored online tutoring sessions are available worldwide. If you’re travelling out of the country, spending time in your second home, or just plain prefer to work in your pajamas, Mya can provide one-on-one online sessions to fit your schedule. In cases where on-site sessions are possible, physics tutoring is available in Manhattan, NY and Brooklyn, NY for an additional fee.
TYPES OF COURSES PHYSICS TUTORING HELPS WITH
The traditional sequence for high school science courses is biology first, chemistry, and then physics last. However, some schools take a “physics first” approach and teach the course freshman year to emphasize concept over calculation. Because students haven’t yet had the math necessary to deal with triangles, everything is one-dimensional. This makes the subject less complicated on an operational level, but dives deeper into fundamental ideas about movement, forces, and energy. While it can sometimes be initially intimidating for younger kids to independently scaffold their understanding rather than plug numbers, it really does grow strong confident learners. Mya focuses heavily on helping students approach novel problem solving, articulate their understanding in words, and learning how to think rather than just crunch numbers. Because I believe working with a science tutor should result in ongoing success, organizational and executive functioning coaching is included on request for freshman students.
Physics is usually the last science course students take their junior (and sometimes senior) year. Two-dimensional physics requires students to evaluate objects that are moving at angles, or in the x and y directions simultaneously. While all schools emphasize slightly different concepts, a general academic physics tutor provides support for the following topics: kinematics, forces, work, momentum, inertia, waves, and electricity with trigonometry as a key component in problem solving. Because upper classmen are also dealing with the stress of standardized test prep and/or the college application process, I don't just help with GPA stability. I help keep you relaxed and productive with overall end goals in mind.
AP physics is an advanced course that's a great application portfolio builder. It also prepares students for the level of depth, discipline and rigor needed to succeed in college courses. It’s not for the faint of heart! If you're currently taking or plan on taking an AP physics course, I keep you on track and push you to excel with private physics tutoring sessions that are tailored to your needs.
It's rare that a school has the ability to cover all of the curricula needed for standardized exams. Therefore, AP Physics tutoring may include more in-depth examinations of two-dimensional physics subjects as well as an exploration of circular motion, Kepler's laws, sound including harmonics, light including mirrors and lenses, electromagnetic induction, nuclear physics, and relativity that may not be taught in class.