## A growing range of classes

At The Physics Coach we offer small group online tutoring in Biology (both traditional and human), Chemistry, Maths and Physics at National 5 and Higher levels.

All of our 75 min tutoring sessions are delivered via Zoom by experienced and qualified teachers. We recognise that our students learn best in an interactive environment and that is why all our classes are capped at 10 students maximum with a ‘cameras on’ policy.

The lesson schedules are published in advance so that the students can be prepared for each session.

I cannot thank you enough for building Andrew’s confidence in physics and letting him get back on track with his passion. Covid really hit him hard and I didn’t think he would ever get back to where you got him!

## Physics

### National 5 Physics

The course content includes the following areas of Physics:

#### Dynamics

In this area, the topics covered are: vectors and scalars; velocity–time graphs; acceleration; Newton’s laws; energy; projectile motion.

#### Space

In this area, the topics covered are: space exploration; cosmology.

#### Electricity

In this area, the topics covered are: electrical charge carriers; potential difference (voltage); Ohm’s law; practical electrical and electronic circuits; electrical power.

#### Properties of Matter

In this area, the topics covered are: specific heat capacity; specific latent heat; gas laws and the kinetic model.

#### Waves

In this area, the topics covered are: wave parameters and behaviours; electromagnetic spectrum; refraction of light.

#### Radiation

In this area, the topic covered is nuclear radiation.

### Higher Physics

The course content includes the following areas of Physics:

#### Our Dynamic Universe

The topics covered are:

- motion — equations and graphs
- forces, energy and power
- collisions, explosions, and impulse
- gravitation
- special relativity
- the expanding Universe

#### Particles and Waves

The topics covered are:

- forces on charged particles
- the Standard Model
- nuclear reactions
- inverse square law
- wave-particle duality
- interference
- spectra
- refraction of light

#### Electricity

The topics covered are:

- monitoring and measuring AC
- current, potential difference, power, and resistance
- electrical sources and internal resistance
- capacitors
- semiconductors and p-n junctions

My older son enjoyed the Chemistry classes, it was extremely engaging and the teacher was excellent with every student. I am definitely coming back again for my younger son.

## Chemistry

### National 5 Chemistry

The course content includes the following areas of Chemistry:

#### Chemical Changes and Structure

In this area, topics covered are: rates of reaction; atomic structure and bonding related to properties of materials; formulae and reacting quantities; acids and bases.

#### Nature’s Chemistry

In this area, topics covered are: homologous series; everyday consumer products; energy from fuels.

#### Chemistry in Society

In this area, topics covered are: metals; plastics; fertilisers; nuclear chemistry; chemical analysis.

### Higher Chemistry

The course content includes the following areas of Chemistry:

#### Chemical Changes and Structure

The topics covered are:

- periodicity
- structure and bonding
- oxidising and reducing agents

#### Nature’s Chemistry

The topics covered are:

- systematic carbon chemistry
- alcohols
- carboxylic acids
- esters
- fats and oils
- soaps
- detergents and emulsions
- proteins
- oxidation of food
- fragrances
- skin care

#### Chemistry in Society

The topics covered are:

- getting the most from reactants
- controlling the rate
- chemical energy
- equilibria
- chemical analysis

#### Researching Chemistry

The topics covered are:

- common chemical apparatus
- general practical techniques
- reporting experimental work

If you need help with any science subject then I highly recommend the tutors from The Physics Coach. Both my children engaged in various subjects and they found the experience very helpful and gained so much confidence.

## Biology

### National 5 Biology

The course content includes the following areas of Biology:

#### Cell Biology

The key areas covered are:

- Cell structure.
- Transport across cell membranes.
- DNA and the production of proteins
- Proteins
- Genetic engineering
- Respiration

#### Biology: Multicellular Organisms

The key areas covered are:

- Producing new cells.
- Control and communication
- Reproduction
- Variation and inheritance.
- Transport systems – plants
- Transport systems – animals
- Absorption of materials

#### Biology: Life on Earth

The key areas covered are:

- Ecosystems
- Distribution of organisms
- Photosynthesis
- Energy
- Food production
- Evolution of species

### Higher Biology

The course content includes the following areas of Biology:

#### DNA and the Genome

The key areas covered are:

- structure of DNA
- replication of DNA
- gene expression
- cellular differentiation
- the structure of the genome
- mutations
- evolution
- genomic sequencing

#### Metabolism and Survival

The key areas covered are:

- metabolic pathways
- cellular respiration
- metabolic rate
- metabolism in conformers and regulators
- metabolism and adverse conditions
- environmental control of metabolism
- genetic control of metabolism

#### Sustainability and Interdependence

The key areas covered are:

- food supply, plant growth and productivity
- plant and animal breeding
- crop protection
- animal welfare
- symbiosis
- social behaviour
- components of biodiversity
- threats to biodiversity

### Higher Human Biology

The course content includes the following areas of human biology:

#### Human Cells

The key areas covered are:

- division and differentiation in human cells
- structure and replication of DNA
- gene expression
- mutations
- human genomics
- metabolic pathways
- cellular respiration
- energy systems in muscle cells

#### Physiology and Health

The key areas covered are:

- gamete production and fertilisation
- hormonal control of reproduction
- the biology of controlling fertility
- antenatal and postnatal screening
- the structure and function of arteries, capillaries and veins
- the structure and function of the heart
- pathology of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- blood glucose levels and obesity

#### Neurobiology and Immunology

The key areas covered are:

- divisions of the nervous system and neural pathways
- the cerebral cortex
- memory
- the cells of the nervous system and neurotransmitters at synapses
- non-specific body defences
- specific cellular defences against pathogens
- immunisation
- clinical trials of vaccines and drugs

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## Maths

### National 5 Maths

The course content includes the following area of Mathematics:

#### Numerical Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Working with reverse percentages
- Working with appreciation / depreciation
- Working with fractions

#### Algebraic Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Working with algebraic expressions involving expansion brackets
- Factorising an algebraic expression
- Completing the square in a quadratic expression with unitary x
^{2 }coefficient - Reducing an algebraic fraction to its simplest form
- Applying the four operations to algebraic fractions
- Determining the equation of a straight line
- Working with linear equations and inequations
- Working with simultaneous equations
- Changing the subject of a formula
- Recognise and determine the equation of a quadratic function from its graph
- Sketching a quadratic function
- Identifying features of a quadratic function
- Solving a quadratic equation
- Solving a quadratic equation using the quadratic formula
- Using the discriminant to determine the number of roots

#### Geometric Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Determining the gradient of a straight line, given two points
- Circle geometry
- Calculating the volume of a standard solid
- Applying Pythagoras’ theorem
- Applying the properties of shapes to determine an angle involving at least two steps
- Using similarity
- Working with two-dimensional vectors
- Working with three dimensional coordinates
- Using vector components
- Calculating the magnitude of a vector

#### Trigonometric Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Working with the graphs of trigonometric functions
- Working with trigonometric relationships in degrees
- Calculating the area of a triangle using trigonometry
- Using the sine and cosine rules to find a side or angle in a triangle
- Using bearings with trigonometry

#### Statistical Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Comparing data sets using statistics
- Forming a linear model from a given set of data

#### Reasoning Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Interpreting a situation where mathematics can be used and identifying a strategy
- Explaining a solution and relating it to context

### Higher Maths

The course content includes the following areas of Mathematics:

#### Algebraic and Trigonometric Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Manipulating algebraic expressions
- Manipulating trigonometric expressions
- Identifying and sketching related functions
- Determining composite and inverse functions
- Solving algebraic equations
- Solving trigonometric equations

#### Geometric Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Determining vector connections
- Working with vectors

#### Calculus Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Differentiating functions
- Using differentiation to investigate the nature and properties of functions
- Integrating functions
- Using integration to calculate definite integrals
- Applying differential calculus
- Applying integral calculus

#### Algebraic and Geometric Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Applying algebraic skills to rectilinear shapes
- Applying algebraic skills to circles and graphs
- Modelling situations using sequences

#### Reasoning Skills

The key areas covered are:

- Interpreting a situation where mathematics can be used and identifying a strategy
- Explaining a solution and relating it to context