Cambridge Biology Program

Started in 2012, the Cambridge Biology Program offers a class in Honors Biology, a prep class for the AP Biology test, and training classes for national and international Biology competitions.

 

Its instructor, Dr. James Lin, M.D., studied Biology (including Ecology, Evolution & Plants) at UC Berkeley and graduated with high honors, studied Evolution & Animal Behavior for his Masters Degree, and studied Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology in medical school.

 

Since 2013, more than 202 former Cambridge Biology students made the Semifinals of the USA Biology Olympiad (Top 500 in America), 14 made the Finals (Top 20), and 3 made Team USA (Top 4). Many students also obtained honors in other national and international Biology competitions, and countless scored 800 on the SAT Biology test and 5 on the AP Biology test.

What really sets the Cambridge Biology Program apart is our dedication to our students. Cambridge Biology students take exams every week and test scores are emailed to the students and parents immediately. We also provide opportunities for them to compete in multiple Biology competitions throughout the year and engage in meaningful Biology-related activities.

Frontline Biology Online

DATE & TIME:

  • Spring or Summer of 2021

TUITION: 

CLASS BUNDLES: Frontline Biology + Honors Biology

                                Frontline Biology + AP Biology 

Course Description:

Fontline Biology is an 8-week class, with one session per week, one hour per session. In each session, Dr. Lin will introduce important concepts in Biology and connect them with the most advanced scientific researches at the frontline of Biology. This summer class prepares students for the Honors Biology class or the AP Biology  class in the fall. All the original lesson slides are created and copyrighted by Dr. Lin.

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Honors Biology

7th & 8th Grade (Click below for class calendar) (No class on 8/22/2020)

Online: 2020-2021: Saturdays 5 - 6:30 pm (6/6/2020 - 1/30/2021)

Online: 2020-2021: Saturdays 7 - 8:30 pm (9/12/2020 - 5/1/2021)

LENGTH: 30 weeks total, 1.5 hours each week

TUITION: 

 

TEXTBOOK: Prentice Hall Biology
Approximately 1 chapter per week
Lecture accompanied by PowerPoint slides
Homework packet due same week as a lesson
Lesson test the same week as a lesson
Students take SAT Biology test at the end of the class.

AP Biology (High School Credit)

8th Grade & High School (Click below for class calendar)

Online (High School Credit) 2020-2021: Saturdays 1 - 3 pm (6/6/2020 - 10/3/2020)

Online (High School Credit) 2020-2021: Sundays 9 - 11 am (9/13/2020 - 2/7/2021)

LENGTH: 16 weeks, 2 hours each week

TUITION: 

TEXTBOOK: Campbell Biology, Concepts & Connections, 7th Edition or newer
Approximately 1 chapter per week
Lecture accompanied by PowerPoint slides
Lesson test on the same day, so students need to study beforehand
Last 10 weeks 1 AP Biology practice test every two weeks
Students can take AP Biology test at the end of the class.

 

Online Intensive AP Biology Prep

LENGTH: 10-Weeks

TUITION: 

Sundays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, (2/28/2021 - 5/9/2021)

The class covers all important topics for the AP Biology test.

Students take one real AP Biology test every 2 weeks.

 

Intermediate Biology Olympiads

8th Grade & High School (Class starts on Sunday 8/30/2020 at 1 pm; Click below for class calendar)

Online 2020-2021: Sundays 1 - 3 pm, (8/30/2020 - 2/7/2021)

LENGTH: 24 weeks total; 2 hours each week

TUITION: 

 

TEXTBOOK: Campbell Biology 9th Edition or newer
2 chapters per week
Lecture accompanied by slides
Lesson test on the same day, so students need to study beforehand
Students take the USABO Open Exam in February, USABO Semifinal Exam in March, NBC in April and SAT Biology and AP Biology in May.

For Top Biology Students    

Online 2020-2021: Fridays, 5 to 7 pm

LENGTH: 20 weeks total; 2 hours each week  

TUITION: 
                                                      

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Essential Cell Biology, Raven Biology of Plants, Campbell Biology

RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK: Human Physiology
Approximately 3 chapters per week
Lecture accompanied by PowerPoint slides
Practice tests in class every week
Students take the USABO Open Exam in February, USABO Semifinal Exam in March, and NBC in April. In addition, students may attend the USABO Finals Training Camp in June.