SAT Physics Test Prep

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This is a SAT subject test review and prep class. It is assumed that the students have already taken Honored Physics, AP Physics 1 & 2, or AP Physics C Mechanics and E&M. This course is designed to help high school students get ready to take SAT Physics Subject Test in May, 2016. The review class will focus on the Core Physics Concepts covered in SAT test; and on improving problem solving skills and speed.

Additionally, the review class and curriculum will cover subjects areas that are not covered in base school’s AP Physics, but is required to know in SAT Physics Test.  As we all know that AP Physics C is the most challenging AP course for high school Physics curriculum, it still leaves students the gaps of subjects areas that is NEEDED in their SAT Physics test, such as Physical Optics, Thermodynamics I, Thermodynamics II, Thermal Properties, modern physics, etc.  

Course Schedule:

Week 1:
Diagnostic Test

Week 2:
Kinematics One Dimension
Kinematics Two Dimension

Week 3:
Circular Motion

Week 4:
Power, Work and Energy I
Power, Work and Energy II

Week 5:

Week 6 (NEW Contents)
Electric Field
Electric Potential

Week 7:
Magnetism (New Contents)
Simple Harmonic Motion

Week 8:
Geometric Optics (New Contents)
Physical Optics

Week 9:

Thermodynamics I (New Contents)
Thermodynamics II
Thermal Properties
Practice Test

Week 10:
Practice Test Review
Targeted Review
Modern Physics

Text Book: Barron’s SAT Physics Subject Test (required); Princeton’s SAT Physics Subject Test (optional)


Saturday (2 – 4 pm), March – May *SAT physics

Sunday (4-6 pm), January – May* AP Physics

Instructor:  Dr. Frank Lu is an experienced teacher with a PhD in Physics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) . He received degrees from Fudan University, University of Maryland, and Duke University. Dr. Lu taught college students at UMBC (MD), and American University (DC). He also tutored and taught students from TJ, Oakton, and Langley High Schools as well as other private schools. His students haved received excellent scores in SAT Physics (700 – 800) and AP Physics (5).

Dr. Lu’s unique instructional method and teaching style includes many question and problem solving sessions, sharpening students’ understanding of key concepts, enabling students to apply those concepts to solve real Physics problems in life, and building a solid foundation for the rigorous AP Physics Test.

From 2014 to 2016, some of Dr. Lu’s AP and SAT Physics students reported their admission to top schools, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Georgetown, UPenn, NYU, UC Berkeley, Swarthmore, and other great colleges. A big congratulation to our seniors!!

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Sunday Location: Westfield High School/HCS (Chantilly Campus)

Saturday Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Rd, VA 22124

Contact:; 571-354-7199 for questions. Thank you!