Meet the College Board Endorsed Consultant for AP Physics C: Mechanics Jesus Hernandez

Jesus Hernandez has taught physics at The Manhattan Center for Science and Math HS in New York City and at Lawrence High School in Massachusetts during the last twenty-five years.

He was a member of the AP*- Physics C Test Development Committee from 2010 to 2017 and he is an AP* Physics consultant since 2004.

Mr. Hernandez serves as a Table leader for the AP Physics Reading. Mr. Hernandez authored one of the Course Planning and Pacing Guides for AP* Physics 2.

He is also a Master teacher at the Math For America organization. Mr. Hernandez has been trained to facilitate Pre AP® Science and the Creating a Learner Centered Classroom workshops. He also has been coaching new AP® Consultants and AP® physics teachers.

Mr. Hernandez was an advisory board member of the Physics for the 21st Century program produced by the Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was a Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science teaching in 2005 and he was selected as the 2011 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award. 


 This 30-hour equivalent course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® Physics C- Mechanics course or are planning to revise or move into an existing program. In this workshop, participants will strengthen their understanding of the content of AP® Physics C Mechanics curriculum and familiarize themselves with teaching techniques that have been designed to increase student understanding through inquiry lab practices and problem solving. The AP Physics C exam will have a completely new format in 2025.  In the redesigned AP science exams, the College Board, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, has done the following: 

  • reduced content breadth to promote conceptual understanding;
    • provided an explicit, comprehensive curriculum framework;
    • directed that at least one-quarter of contact time be devoted to hands-on student laboratory work, leading to the development of student inquiry skills
    • articulated clear learning objectives and science practices; 
    • redesigned the format for the Calculus-based AP Physics exams. 

By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank. 

Let’s have a great experience in this new format of the APSI. It is new to all of us, but I will make sure your expectations are met during this workshop. Looking forward to meeting you.