Online Summer Physics Camps



AlphaStar Summer Physics Camp is a unique opportunity for interested and talented students to prepare for physics olympiads. It is a day camp focused on the F=ma Exam and consists of an accelerated coverage of topics and special problem-solving techniques. The Summer Camp will offer both F=ma Basic and F=ma Advanced, equivalent to the yearlong courses.

A scientific calculator is required and preferred over a graphing calculator.


Time F=ma Basic AB F=ma Advanced AB
9:00am – 10:30am First Session
10:45am – 12:30pm Second Session
1:30pm – 3:00pm First Session
3:15pm – 5:00pm Second Session


⇒ Self-Study: $225

⇒ Online Live (15 half days): $1,150

Super Early
(by March 1)
$100 off
(by May 1)
$50 off

Note: Super Early and Early discounts apply to the regular fee.

Available Discounts

Course Schedule

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June 17 – July 5,
and July 15 – August 2, 2024

Levels and Courses

Below is a short description of each level. For more details and diagnostic exams, please

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F=ma Basic

The F = ma Basic course introduces the student to physics. The mechanics topics required for the F = ma Exam will be taught from a beginner level. Any math topics needed beyond Algebra 1 will also be taught from the beginner level.

F=ma Advanced

The F = ma Advanced/AP Physics 1 course introduces the more matured student to physics. All mechanics topics required for the F = ma Exam will be taught from an experienced beginner level. Math topics needed beyond Algebra 2 will be taught, including basic trigonometry.

Physics Program

AlphaStar Physics Program has year-round courses and winter/summer camps. The program aims to train students toward the F=ma Exam and the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO). For more information on these exams please visit American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Website.


AlphaStar Academy mainly considers teaching, competition, and education background as well as passion and dedication for the subject when hiring full-time and part-time teachers.
We hire our instructors and TAs from a pool of High School, College, Ph.D. students, school teachers, and University Professors. Our faculty have teaching/coaching/tutoring experience and have expertise in the subject area, regardless of their age.
They have participation and/or training experience in national/international math competitions and Olympiads in Math, CS, and Physics such as USAMO, USACO, USAPhO, IMO, IOI, and IPhO.
They are role models and inspiration for students with their backgrounds and achievements.

AlphaStar Summer Physics Camp Faculty and guest lecturers for upcoming online/onsite camps and former camps are listed below with their most recent bios.

  • 2024
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  • Former
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Salih Adem.

  • Physics Olympiad Coach since 2014
  • IPhO Gold Medalist (1993,1995)
  • IPhO Bronze Medalist (1992, 1994)

Anthony Ou.

  • AlphaStar Instructor (Since 2019)
  • MIT class of 2023
  • International Physics Olympiad Silver Medal (2018)
  • Princeton Physics Competition Gold Medal (2018)
  • Perfect Score F=ma 2019 A
  • USAPhO Gold Medal (2017-2018)

Victor Hakim.

  • AlphStar Physics Program Director (2018-2020)
  • AlphaStar Physics/Math Full Time Instructor (2017-2020)
  • B.A., Applied Math – Quantum Mechanics focus, University of California, Berkeley (2017)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engr. – Controls & Dynamics, Santa Clara University (Current)
  • USAPhO Honorable Mention (2013)
  • Berkeley Math Tournament Problem Writing Coordinator (2016)
  • MathCounts Coach (Del Mar Elementary)

Ayhan Duzgun.

  • A* Physics Instructor (2017: Summer Camp)
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Physics Department, Kent State University
  • M.S., Physics, University of Pittsburgh (2005)
  • International Physics Olympiad (1997: Honorable Mention, 1998: Honorable Mention, 1999: Silver Medal)

Jocelyn Zhu.

  • MIT Class of 2025
  • AlphaStar Faculty (2018 & 2020)
  • US Physics Olympiad SemiFinalist and Bronze Medalist (2019)
  • AIME Qualifier (2017 – 2019)
  • MIT Math Prize for Girls (2018)
  • Pleasanton Math Circle Lecturer

Jeffrey Hu.

  • AlphaStar Alumni
  • USAPhO Bronze Medalist (2022)
  • AIME Qualifier (2018 – 2022)
  • USACO Gold Contestant (2019 – present)
  • Berkeley Math Tournament (2021: 10th place Calculus)

Diyar Tulenov.

  • AlphaStar Physics Instructor (2022-present)
  • International Physics Olympiad – Bronze (2018)
  • Asian Physics Olympiad – Bronze (2019)
  • International Zhautykov Olympiad – Gold (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Trained students for physics olympiads 3+ years

Aivar Abrashuly.

  • Ph.D. Program, Stanford
  • IPhO Silver Medalist (2016)
  • Asian Physics Olympiad Bronze Medalist (2016)
  • Physics Olympiad Trainer ( 2017-21)

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