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Struggling with Physics? Learn how to improve your grades

A complete guide for anyone who would want to improve his ''performance'' in Physics.
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Last updated 5/2015
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Description

This course will highlight the reasons that make most of the students struggle with Physics and propose specific ways to improve everyone's grades. My target audience may not be students only but also parents and teachers. The content is variable and has to do with methods and tools used in order to overcome any difficuties on understanding Physics. I use mainly Powerpoint slides, along with simulations, online tests, work sheets and many more. Everyone who will take this course will have the benefit of understanding the typical mistakes that guide to misconseptions and difficulties when studying Physics. The course will be completed in less than a month.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students of Physics of all levels
  • Teachers (especially not experts...) who might be interested in helping their students by showing them tips about studying and, why not, changing their teaching approach
  • Parents with children who struggle with Physics and need essential help and guidance.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand why so many students really struggle with Physics. After that, they will be able to apply simple methods that will help them improve their grades.
Study Physics in a completely new way and stop making the same mistakes which are the cause of failure.
Stop having prejudice about this subject and love to work on it more effectively.
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Requirements
  • Nothing special. Everything will be presented in a way that can easily be understood.
Curriculum For This Course
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WHY DO STUDENTS STRUGGLE WITH PHYSICS?
1 Lecture 03:04

In this short introduction I will try to highlight the main reasons that make most students struggle with Physics. They cannot improve their grades if they don't know WHY they have difficulties on this subject.

Preview 03:04
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PHYSICS IN A TYPICAL CLASSROOM
1 Lecture 06:03

Some general rules of the correct attitude in a typical classroom, together with use of new technologies, will be described, in order to make students understand how they could have a more effective time spent in a class of Physics.

Preview 06:03
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CORRECT WAY OF STUDYING PHYSICS
1 Lecture 03:00

Most of the students have not realized the mistakes they use to do when they are involved in studies of Physics. They use to study in a rather incorrect way and they experience a negative outcome. This lecture will explain which are these typical mistakes and how could someone study in a more effective way.

Preview 03:00
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TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS
3 Lectures 13:36

Formulas are an important part of everyday teaching and studying. The problem is that students often remember a formula but they don't know HOW to use it, especially in cases of multiple formulas connected with the same Physical quantity. They will find answers on this problem in this lecture...

Correct use of formulas
03:05

Drawing sketches in Physics seems to be a tricky situation for a lot of students. Some specific methods and small secrets are decribed in this video...

Drawing sketches
03:36

Diagrams are very useful ''tools'' in Physics, which help us describe laws and understand Mathematical connections between Physical quantiities. The correct use of diagrams is very important and this is the subject of this lecture.

Understanding and creating diagramms
06:55
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IMPROVE YOUR MATH IN PHYSICS
7 Lectures 20:40

In this presentation you will recall all the necessary parts which have to do with vectors. As you may know, Physical quantities are both scalar and vectors. Velocity, force, momentum, torque and many more are vectors. Let's watch this video….after this you will be able to use vectors much more effectively when you solve a Physics problem

Vectors
04:21

The subject of this video is to highlight the significant role of functions in Physics. Talking about functions, I will provide the most important types of them showing their use via typical examples. You have to focus on the relationship between two Physical quantities which are connected as variables of a certain function and understand the deeper meaning of mathematical functions in terms of Physical phenomena.

Functions
04:58

Physics has to do both with microcosm and macrocosm. That's why we need a way to describe very large and very small quantities. Power of ten and convertions of units can help of you know how to apply them in the correct way...

Power of 10 and units
4 pages

Trigonometry is involved in many fields of Physics. Oscillations, waves and optics are the most common. Deep and essential knowledge of trigonometric functions and equations is very important and in this video I am trying to help you go through this part of Math step by step.

Trigonometry
03:51

Equations are the most powerful ''weapons'' we can use when we try to solve Physics problems. Most students are really afraid even of hearing about equations. Complex systems are sometimes a little tricky to be solved and need patience and a lot of practice.

Equations
03:50

Logarithms and exponentials are related to some specific phenomena like radioactive decay, dumped oscillations, RC and RL circuits and many more. In this lecture I try to describe the most important part of them...

Logarithms & exponentials
2 pages

High level study of Physics is almost impossible without using derivatives and integrals. Maybe they are the most valuable tools a Physicist may use in everyday teaching. Rates of change, areas, moments of inertia and many more are typical examples of applied derivatives and integrals. Some representative examples are used in this video and I am sure that they will help you understand the connection between a math tool like derivative and its Physical meaning.

Preview 03:40
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CASE STUDY (FRICTION)
0 Lectures 00:00
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CONCLUSION
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About the Instructor
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Online tutor of Physics

I teach Physics since 1993 and I have a private tuition school of my own in Athens. In 2009 I started being seriously involved in distance learning. My e-learning tools are Powerpoint presentations, Interactive Physics simulations, virtual labs, work sheets, online tests and videos. The e-learning software I use is well known, as Adobe Connect, Webex, WiziQ, Microsoft Lync etc.

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