Preparing for your Physics Intake session

Excellence takes preparation. Here’s everything you need to get the most out of our time together.
Questions? Call or email any of us (our contact info’s at the bottom of our FAQ).

Parent to-do’s (Logistics)


Please order the following materials before our first meeting:

Things to bring/email
  • The names of any additional Physics test-prep materials you already have, if any
  • A recently graded and returned test from the student’s current Physics class, if available
  • A brief summary of any major standardized test results to date, including all PSAT / SAT results
  • The student’s completed Homework, as described in “Student to-do’s,” below

Student to-do’s (Homework)

Homework for our very first meeting

Please print and prepare this 60-minute timed test (download here), carefully and exactly following the Homework process explained below. (Note: this is the first test from the official College Board book listed above. If you prefer to work directly out of the book, that’s fine.)

Don’t read the rest of the book. Don’t skip the directions below.

Homework process
  1. Please prepare for the test by doing whatever review you think will be most helpful. Spend between 5 and 90 minutes on this, please. I trust your judgement.
  2. Please take the assigned test, timed per the instructions on the exam. Circle your answers right on the test.
  3. Please bring the test and all scratchwork to our meeting (for video sessions, please scan and email it, by following the instructions in the next section).

Scanning and emailing
Before any face-to-face video conference session, please email your tutor all work as multi-page, color PDFs.

Per our master checklist, please see for scanning instructions (see “Scanning work for video sessions”).

Other questions?

We know that this is a lot to take in. We do this in order to give you our best from the very start.
(And, we admit, to help us understand whether we can count on you to read our directions.)

Questions? Call or email any of us. Our contact info’s at the bottom of our FAQ.

Together, we’ll stay on the path to success at every turn.