Tutor: Laura Glassel
Length:Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 2 (offered again in 2019-2020)

Description: This course is designed to be a first level high school physics course. Laura Glassel believes that physics can be fun and interesting, and that students who are not in love with math can still be amazed at the concepts in physics. She understands that not every student aspires to be a physicist and those who do are probably taking physics at a college through the PSEO program. Laura has geared this course to those who want physics on their high school transcript without the overwhelming barrage of the complicated math, and with the goal of getting students to appreciate physics around them in their daily lives (including how physics is at work in all the rides at Valley Fair)!

Tutor: Laura Glassel grew up in the New England area, Germany, and Minnesota. She received her associate's degree in Aircraft Maintenance, her bachelor's degree in Missionary Aviation, and her master's degree in Bible Translation from Bob Jones University. As part of her education, she earned both her aircraft mechanic's and pilot's certificates. During her college years, she tutored high school students, and learned a lot about teaching techniques and learning. She has since been able to transfer her tutoring skills to the classroom situation in order to share her passion for learning with more students.

Level: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry
Homework: Reading and questions - approximately 4 hours per week
Text: (To be purchased by parents) Homework Helpers: Physics, 2nd Edition, by Greg Curran. ISBN# 978-1-60163-209-8.  Available from

Physics text

Supplies: $15 supplies fee, 3-ring (1-½ “) binder, paper, and a calculator