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One-Week Summer Edge Program

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Traditionally one of the most difficult high school science courses, this program will make learning the subject of physics more accessible and give you the edge to master your high school Physics class. Some of the most challenging concepts will be previewed in lectures and principles will be illustrated in experiments. Great for students looking for that edge to help them excel in their fall Physics courses.

Physics can be exciting. Come explore the mysteries of how nature behaves.  Students will have fun learning about energy and matter, and how they work together; they will investigate natural phenomena from the entire universe down to the tiniest pieces of the atom. They will discuss some of the most brilliant scientists and their contribution to our world.

From Newton’s law through Einstein’s theory of relativity to the current work by Stephen Hawking on black holes and the Big Bang, physics can be fascinating for students with a head start. Get an edge this summer!

This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in receiving tutoring as preparation for fall courses.


August 5 – 9, 2024 | Olin/Wellesley, MA

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Gerry Gagnon

Gerry is currently the Physics teacher at Newton South High School. During his time there, he has build the da Vinci STEAM program and mentored the school’s Quiz Bowl team. He received his BA in Physics from Carnegie Mellon and his MA in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh.

Student Comments

“I liked how much content I was able to learn. I thought that the activities to solidify learning were great and that the lectures were well-planned. Mr. Gagnon was very nice.”

 “I think that the course was full of a lot of useful information and that the teacher was really trying to prepare us for physics in high school.”

“I really liked this program because I need physics for the school year and Mr. Gagnon made the classes fun and interactive for me.”

“Mr. Gagnon was a great teacher and very funny as well. I liked that he balanced the class with note-taking, questions and activities to keep it engaging.” 

“Time was used very efficiently, concepts and topics were explained very well and in great detail. The teacher was very good.” 

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