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AP Biology Prep Class - Jumpstart Summer School

Dr. Lee, PhD, Biology and Life Science
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(210)
During this summer AP biology jumpstart 6-week course, students will revisit basic concepts from high school biology so that they can get ready for AP Biology in the upcoming academic year. Let's review biology together over summer!

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows College Board Advanced Placement Curriculum
Aligned with Advanced Placement (AP) Standards
12 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Chemical bonds and functional groups
In this module, we will dissect the intricacies of chemical bonds and functional groups, unraveling their significance in molecular structure, reactivity, and the biological processes they underpin.
Lesson 2
The structure and chemical properties of water
In this segment, students will delve into the structural dynamics and unique chemical properties of water, elucidating its vital role in biological processes and environmental systems.
 Week 2
Lesson 3
The makeup and properties of macromolecules
In this section, students will explore the composition and characteristics of macromolecules, focusing on their diverse structures and functions within biological systems.
Lesson 4
Cellular components and functions of those components - part 1
In this section, students will explore the composition and characteristics of macromolecules, focusing on their diverse structures and functions within biological systems.
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Cellular components and functions of those components - part 2
In this segment, we'll delve deeper into the cellular components, examining their individual roles in vital processes like energy production, cellular communication, and structural support, providing a comprehensive understanding of cellular function and organization.
Lesson 6
The cell membrane structure and function and transport mechanism
Throughout this module, we will dissect the structure-function relationship of the cell membrane, scrutinizing its composition and diverse transport mechanisms to grasp their pivotal roles in cellular homeostasis and communication
 Week 4
Lesson 7
In this section, we will delve into the fascinating world of enzymes, exploring their structure, function, regulation, and their pivotal role as biological catalysts in facilitating biochemical reactions within living organisms.
Lesson 8
Cellular Respiration
Throughout this unit, we will unravel the intricacies of cellular respiration, examining the biochemical pathways involved in the conversion of nutrients into ATP, elucidating the significance of aerobic and anaerobic respiration in energy production, and exploring the connections between cellular respiration and metabolic processes.
 Week 5
Lesson 9
In this comprehensive module, we will explore the intricate process of photosynthesis, dissecting its biochemical pathways, elucidating the role of chloroplasts and pigments, and analyzing the interplay of light-dependent and light-independent reactions in converting light energy into chemical energy, essential for sustaining life on Earth.
Lesson 10
Mitosis and cell division
In this module, we'll delve into the process of mitosis, unraveling its stages, mechanisms, and significance in cell division, exploring how cells ensure accurate distribution of genetic material and orchestrate the replication of chromosomes to maintain genetic stability and drive growth and development.
 Week 6
Lesson 11
In this unit, we will explore the intricate process of meiosis, dissecting its phases, mechanisms, and significance in sexual reproduction, examining how cells undergo two rounds of division to generate haploid gametes with genetic diversity, crucial for inheritance and the perpetuation of species.
Lesson 12
Mendelian genetics
Throughout this module, we'll delve into Mendelian genetics, examining the principles of inheritance elucidated by Gregor Mendel, exploring topics such as dominance, segregation, independent assortment, and their applications in understanding patterns of heredity and genetic variation across generations.
This class is taught in English.
The students will be able to preview AP biology curriculum prior to the upcoming school year.
I have received a bachelor's degree in microbiology (2014) and a PhD degree in molecular immunology (2021) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also worked at Yale University as a postdoctoral associate for a year (2022).

I have also served as a teaching assistant and lecturer in introductory biology and advanced biochemistry lecture. I have also tutored high school and AP biology for 10 years. 
Homework Offered
Homework will not be assigned for this class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
AP Biology Premium, 2022-2023: Comprehensive Review with 5 Practice Tests + an Online Timed Test Option (Barron's Test Prep) Premium Edition is required in this course.


Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(210)
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Group Class


for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 41 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-18 learners per class

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