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What is Physics Prep?
     Physics Prep offers affordable interactive AP* Physics test preparation courses designed to maximize student learning. Our fully online, self-paced program allows students to engage in a carefully designed educational experience that mimics the actual classroom setting. St
udents are exposed to narrated multimedia lecture presentations and a series of activities that include virtual and actual lab experiments, physical simulations, practice problems with complete solution guides, demonstrations, quizzes and unit tests. Interested students can begin their work at any time of the year. Learn more...
     In addition to the self-paced online classes taken by individuals at our website, our courses are available through one of the nation's top homeschooling organizations, PA Homeschoolers. While the content for courses offered through PA Homeschoolers is the same as those at our website, there are several benefits that are a part of registration through their organization:
1. Students are invited to participate in live online video meetings with Dr. Kernion and all the members of the class once every two weeks. The purpose of the online sessions is to answer questions, talk about expectations for the next two weeks, give sample problems and discuss concepts. These sessions are optional but very valuable.
2. An online discussion forum is set up for each class. The discussion forums are always open. They offer the students an online space to ask questions and post comments. Dr. Kernion will check the forum daily and respond to questions. Fellow students can do the same. A student dashboard gives access to the forum along with pacing guides, suggested textbook readings and end-of-chapter problems.
3. Since the courses are offered through a homeschool network, with the same standing as a school, the AP* designation can be used, a grade is assigned to an official transcript, and high school credit is earned.
     The courses at PA Homeschoolers begin in late August and are finished in early May.

Why Physics Prep Works...
     Our courses guide a student through the exact curriculum mandated by the College Board. The courses were designed by Dr. Jack Kernion, a veteran AP* Physics teacher who has been successfully teaching AP* Physics courses for over 20 years. Students can choose to take the courses completely independently or with access to an online discussion forum on which they can ask course content questions. Learn more...

Why Physics Prep is Different...
     Many online tutoring services are unfocused, offering classes or tutoring in a wide variety of disciplines with a standard "cookie-cutter" approach to all courses. Instructors are often inexperienced and have no track record of success in difficult courses, or they are college professors who know a great deal of content, but are not good at hitting topics at just the right level. Also, the latest educational research clearly shows that teaching with a focus on "The Big Ideas," as our courses do, is a proven strategy for successful long-term learning. Finally, our presentations can be viewed on mobile devices, allowing students to learn "on-the-go" as a part of their busy lives...in the library, at the kitchen table, in the car or on the school bus!

Who Could Benefit from Physics Prep?

  • Students currently taking AP* Physics (or undergrads in college physics courses) who need extra help at an affordable price.
  • Students who attend schools that do not offer AP* Physics courses.
  • Students who attend a cyber school.
  • Students who are homeschooled. Learn more...
  • School districts without qualified Physics faculty. Learn more...


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 Jack Kernion, EdD
-Bachelor of Science
Ceramic Science & Engineering
Penn State University
-PA Secondary Teaching
Certification in Physics
and Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
-Master of Arts
Liberal Studies
Duquesne University
-Doctor of Education
STEM Education
University of Pittsburgh
 Colleen Schmiech
Teaching Assistant
-Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
Penn State University
-PA Secondary Teaching
Certification in Physics
Chatham University
-Master of Arts
Physics Education
Chatham University
 Sarah Markle
Sales Manager
-Bachelor of Arts
and Public Relations
Penn State University
 Brady Clegg
Business Advisor
-Bachelor of Arts
Yale University
-Master of Business Administration


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