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AP biology 生物备考课

还有两个月,College Board 主办的一年一度的AP考试就要登场了。你们准备好了吗?

在近40门的AP考试中,AP 生物课是非常重要也是比较难取得满分的一门。为此,春晖特为今年五月参加考试的学生开设了一堂AP生物备考课

学校的生物课不是教得太少,就是离AP考试内容相差太远。如果备考课只是让学生们一套又一套地做题目,在概念不清的情况下拼命做题只能是事倍功半。春晖的AP生物备考课首先帮助学生理清概念,然后再有的放矢地重点复习与考试相关的内容。对学生来说,这样的复习备考不仅帮助他们为考试做好了充分的准备,而且巩固了他们的生物知识,为以后学习其他与科学有关的科目打下了坚实的基础。

春晖的生物老师Mrs. Webster 在注重教育的传统犹太家庭中长大,大学主修生物,后获得生物硕士学位。 幽默风趣的Mrs. Webster在帮助学生准备生物AP考试方面非常有经验,她的学生们都以优异的成绩通过了AP生物考试拿到了5分和4分,其中不少还只是9年级的学生。

春晖的AP生物备考课适合已经在学校学完或者自学完成了生物课的学生。如果没学过生物课又想在短时间突击学习参加考试的学生请先与老师联系。

知己知彼,百战不殆。考场如战场,取胜的秘诀只有一条:不打无准备之仗。还有两个月,马上开始准备吧!

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看免费生物讲座 Watch the Video of FREE biology-prep seminar: How to navigate biology classes, competitions, and exams to best achieve your goals on Feb. 11 2017.

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SpringLight Education was accredited by ACS WASC ( Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges). We offer high quality education services for you.

Spring AP Biology exam Prep class 2017

Are you ready for the AP Biology exam on May 5th?

By reviewing essential concepts, giving you detailed FRQ essay feedback, and providing only the most relevant, up to date multiple-choice practices, our course will prepare you for this tough exam.

Many schools teach either too little or too much information for the NEW AP Biology test. Spring Light’s test-prep class reviews only the essential material, thoroughly, with an emphasis on those topics YOU need help with.

(The class is appropriate for students who are completing an AP Biology course or self-studying for the AP Bio exam. Students with no biology experience should talk to teacher before registering. SpringLight offers AP biology online materials video+reading guide + homework with extra fee.)

ALL past students have passed the exam, with most receiving a 4 or a 5 (even 9th graders and self-studiers).

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Location: 20432 Silverado, Cupertino, suite 7. CA 95014

Contact: 408-892-5959, 408-480-7547, spring.light.edu@gmail.com

Registration: goo.gl/kXTsk8

Class

Date

Time

Price

Class Day

Holiday

Teacher

AP Biology exam prep

3/5-5/7

12:00-3:00pm

$900/10 lessons, or $95 each lesson

Sunday

Mrs. Webster

SAT II Biology

3/12-5/28

3:30-6:00pm

$850/12 lessons or $75 each lesson

Sunday

Mrs. Webster

Honor biology

3/7-6/6

7:00-8:30pm

$600/14 lessons

Tuesday

Mrs. Webster

USABO

8/27-12/10

12:00-3:00pm

$1575/15 sessions

Sunday

Mrs. Webster

AP Biology

8/27-12/10

3:30-5:30pm

$900/15 lessons, or $65 each lesson

Sunday

Mrs. Webster

For class less than 4 students

by request

1:1

USABO $100/hr

AP, SAT II, H $80/hr

1:2

$50/hr for each student

1:3

$40/hr for each student

We can also offer online live class if you can’t come in person.

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SAT II Biology Prep class, Spring 2017

Are you ready for the August 26th SAT II Biology exam?

This class will help you prepare by reviewing every single subject necessary for the exam (as per the College Board).  We will also complete and discuss >5 practice exams before test date.

Note: practice exams are homework, though students are welcome to complete them at our learning center before or after class.

Recommended text books: Campbell biology (9th edition) and Barons SATII Biology test prep.

(A biology background such as Freshman Biology is highly recommended for all students.)

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Honor Biology class is for Students without any biology background, this class will serve as an enriching introduction to the subject.

We will cover biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and physiology to form a strong foundation for future leaning (be it eh science bowl, Science Olympiad, or AP biology).

Students will conduct experiments with plants, enzymes, microscopes… even an optional pig dissection day at the end of the semester.

Instructor:

Mrs. Webster, SpringLight’s current USABO, AP biology teacher. 15 years tutoring and teaching experience. MS in Basic Medical Science (with a focus in Neuroscience), University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Know more about SpringLight Education’s biology classes,visit http://springlighteducation.com/courses/biology/


2016 Fall AP biology and USABO classes will start soon!

SpringLight Education was accredited by ACS WASC ( Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges). We offer high quality education services for you.

Mrs. Webster will give two biology classes: USABO, AP Biology this fall.

She is one of the most popular teachers at SpringLight. Read the students’ review for her below.

Watch her sample class video at https://youtu.be/qUoAU59Losg.

Register the biology classes at https://goo.gl/F7uO7p.

We offer one trial class, and if you are not satisfied after one class, you may cancel and are not required to pay tuition for that class.
bio pic 2016
Our address is 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
AP Biology class

Meeting every weekend throughout the fall semester, this class will cover the entire AP Biology course as laid out by the College Board.
(The class is appropriate for students who are currently taking AP Biology or who are self-studying for the exam.)
Students will gain a complete, in-depth understanding of all required AP Biology concepts, as well as plenty of practice and feedback.
All past students have scored well on their exams, even 9th graders and self-studiers.

USABO class
This class is for highly motivated USABO competition students (including the USABO students who started over the summer).
As recommended by the USABO organization, we will be covering every single chapter in the Campbellbiology book (the official book of the competition).  This means students may need to read and review up to 5 chapters a week.
(SpringLight will also offer an in-depth “taking all the exams from previous years” class in Jan-Feb, 2017.)
Our previous students have been extremely successful:
*all our students scored above 20 on the regional (the cutoff for nationals was 23.88)
*50% of our students made it to semifinals
*2 of our students have made it to finals (top 20 in the US)


2016 SpringLight Education Summer Biology Classes

 

Biology Classes
Biology Honor 6/14 to 7/28 2:00-4:00pm $850/14 sessions T / Th
AP Biology 6/14 to 7/28 4:00 to 6:00 pm $920/14 sessions T / Th Campbell
USABO 6/15 to 8/17 2:00 to 4:00pm $700/10 sessions W(summer)/Sat.(fall) Campbell
SAT II Biology 7/06 to 9/24 6:00 to 8:30pm $900/12 sessions W(summer)/Sat. (fall) Barron SAT II

Registration: https://goo.gl/ae9el9​
Location: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
Contact: 408-480-7547, spring.light.edu@gmail.com

Biology Honors class (for 6th-9th graders)

Meeting twice a week throughout the summer, this class is designed for students with little to no biology background, preparing them for high school biology classes. This class will teach the same level of biology as the 9th grade classes in public schools and some private middle schools.​ Students will leave with prepared, with a complete, in-depth understanding of high school biology and honors biology topics.  The students will even conduct some experiments and submit lab reports.Textbook: Biology by Kenneth R. Miller

 

AP biology class

​Meeting twice a week throughout the summer, this class will preview the entire AP Biology course as laid out by the College Board, with a special emphasis on the most challenging chapters (photosynthesis, cell signaling, etc).
(The class is appropriate for students who have already completed a HS-level science course or that are highly motivated.)
Students will leave with a complete, in-depth understanding of all required AP Biology concepts.  (Those who are self-studying for the exam will still need to practice and review, but they will have a complete basic understanding of all required concepts.)
All past students have received a 4 or a 5 on their exams, even 9th graders and self-studiers.

 

Bio SAT II class

Are you ready for the October 1st SAT II Biology exam?
This class will help you prepare by reviewing every single subject necessary for the exam according to the College Board.  We will use practice questions from multiple sources and complete >5 practice exams before test date.
Recommended books: Campbell biology (any edition), Barons SATII Biology test prep.  (A biology background such as Freshman Biology is highly recommended.)

 

USABO class
This class is for first-time USABO competition students who are highly motivated.
​As recommended by the USABO organization, we will be covering every single chapter in the Campbell biology book (the official book of the competition), beginning in summer and continuing throughout the fall semester.  (Yes, this means you will also be fully prepared for the AP Bio and SATII bio.)
By beginning so early, we will not be too rushed, but students should still invest 2-5 hours every week reading and reviewing materials outside of class. (SpringLight will also offer a “cram” class over winter break, and an in-depth “taking all the exams from previous years” class in Jan-Feb, 2017.)
Our previous students have been extremely successful:
*all our students scored above 20 on the regional (the cutoff for nationals was 23.88)
*50% of our students made it to semifinals
*2 of our students have made it to finals (top 20 in the US)

Instructor Mrs. Webster: With over 10 years of tutoring and editing experience, Mrs. Webster teaches biology, test prep, and writing(including application writing).  Funny, articulate, and knowledgeable, she is often called “the best teacher” by her students.
Mrs. Webster’s students have been very successful indeed: her application-writing students have been accepted to Ivy League schools; her USABO students have made it to nationals; her ACT students have achieved dramatic, 10 point increases in their scores—and sometimes even perfect scores. 
Raised by Jewish tiger parents, Mrs. Webster was a National Merit Scholar, receiving 1560/1600 on her SATs and 5′s on her APs. Funded by a 30 thousand dollar writing scholarship, she earned a BS in biology with a minor in studio art from Lake Forest College, IL. She then studied neuroscience at UAB and received an MS in biomedical science.


AP Biology and SAT biology Exam prep classes

Is your student ready for the AP Biology test?

There is a lot of material covered by the exam–now is the time to begin reviewing!  Our class supports students with an organized review structure.An excellent HS teacher may be sufficient to help your child prepare, but many HS teachers neglect to consult the College Board website, teaching students either too little or too much information for the AP test.  Therefore, SpringLight’s test-prep class reviews only the essential materials, but reviews them thoroughly.Many students feel that they need more practice for the Free Response section of the test (which is 50% of the overall score!). Therefore, SpringLight’s test-prep class assigns weekly Free Response questions andprovides each student with detailed, individual feedback.
 
In SpringLight’s test prep class, students will:
-complete several practice essays each week
-receive detailed, individual feedback on each essay
-thoroughly review textbook information essential for the AP test
-practice AP-style multiple choice questions organized by subject
AP Biology (5/9 test date) 3/5/16 to 5/7/16 6:30-9:00pm $800/10 sessions Saturdays
Biology SAT II 3/12/16 to 5/28/16 10:00am-12:00pm $750/12 sessions Saturdays
Biology for Middle School Student 2/8/16 to 5/30/16 6:30-8:00pm $700/16 sessions Mondays
*We offer private lessons for all different levels of biology classes. $80/hr for AP and SATII, $60/hr for regular biology
SpringLight has very strong experienced biology teachers!
 
All of our AP biology students last year got score 5 & 4 (The student who didn’t have AP biology background got Score 4) 
 
SAT biology students got score 720(from 600) to 800.
 
1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129

AP Biology / USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) training class

AP Biology / USA Biology Olympiad (USABO)

For two years, SpringLight has been offering an AP bio/USABO training class for students from 9th to 11th grade. Every year, we have 9th graders who qualify for the USABO semifinals and get scores of 4 or 5 on their AP biology exam.

(春晖教育已经提供了两年这样的课程,每年都有9年级的学生进入USABO的semifinalist,以及AP生物考到4分和5分。)

Time: 9/5 to 12/19 (11/28 No class ), Saturdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm, $1350 (15 sessions)

(学生总人数4 到6个学生$1350;7到10个学生,$1200; 11到20个学生$1100。对只上少于8次课程者,无优惠;上8到14次,最多5% 折扣。因故错过课程,我们可以提供录像。第一堂课付全款,课程结束把优惠部分退还。)

Address: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129

Registration: https://goo.gl/KY23bO

(We can offer online class by need.)

Some biology background recommended
Goal: improve GPA and AP score, reach USABO Open exam

Course description:

The class has two primary goals:

First, to prepare students for the AP Biology exam by

(1) covering every necessary chapter in the Campbell Biology 9th edition text,

(2) completing worksheets, practice problems and exams, and

(3) reviewing historically paradigm shifting experiments.

Second, to support students in their preparation for the USABO competition by

(1) covering every single chapter in Campbell Biology 9th edition text,

(2) completing a variety of practice problems, and

(3) reading and discussing a variety of supplementary materials.

As the class is three hours long, the first two hours will cover primary AP Biology materials.  The last hour will cover supplementary material intended to aid students who are preparing for the USABO.

This class is ideal for students who are studying independently for the AP Bio exam or for any student interested in biology.


Biology SAT II Class will start from August 16

Time: 8/16 – 11/1, Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30pm, $600(12 sessions)

Address: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129

Registration: https://goo.gl/Tl7KHc

The instructor Eddie Zhang’s students have seen score increases of 200 points within 4 weeks. They have all scored between 730 to 800.

Class Structure:
Every student takes a diagnostic test before the first class to identify areas in which they need most focus. Outside of class, we will give students a weekly practice test in addition to questions specific to the week’s topic. Class lectures will cover every subject but address some more than others according to student needs. For the final three weeks, students will take at least two practice tests each week and class will be tailored to answering individual question and reviewing problem areas.

  • 8/16 and 8/23: Cellular and molecular biology (15% on E and 27% on M)  Cell structure and organization, mitosis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, enzymes, biosynthesis, biological chemistry
  • 8/30: Ecology (23% on E and 13% on M)  Energy flow, nutrient cycles, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, conservation biology, biodiversity, effects of human intervention
  • 9/6 and 9/13: Genetics (15% on E and 20% on M)  Meiosis, Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, population genetics
  • 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4: Organismal biology (25% on E and 25% on M)  Structure, function, and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals), animal behavior
  • 10/11 and 10/18: Evolution and diversity (22% on E and 15% on M)  Origin of life, evidence of evolution, patterns of evolution, natural selection, speciation, classification and diversity of organisms
  • 10/25, 11/1: Review

Oct. 3th and Nov. 7th test date

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About SAT Biology II:
The SAT Biology subject test is a 60 minute exam with 80 questions.
It measures your understanding of the major concepts of Biology and your ability to use these principles to solve specific problems.
Although taking the SAT Biology Subject Test is not a compulsory criteria in the admission requirements of some universities, taking it can help you demonstrate your interests and showcase your strengths in the subject.

Notes:
*The SAT Biology subject test is offered in Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, May and June
*Calculator use is not permitted .
*Problem solving may requires simple numerical calculations (you need to know Algebra, trigonometry, etc) .
*Measurements are expressed according to the metric system.
*Experience in the laboratory is recommended.
*Take Biology E(Ecological) if you are comfortable answering questions about biological communities, populations and energy flow.
*Take Biology M(Molecular) if are comfortable answering questions about biochemistry, cellular structure and processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis.
*Fill the appropriate section on your answer sheet for the test you have chosen and make sure you indicate whether it’s Biology E or Biology M.
*You cannot take both tests on the same test date, but you can take them on two different test dates.
*The SAT Biology subject test reflects what is normally taught in high school.However, due to differences in high school classes, some students will find questions on topics they’re not familiar with. This is nothing to worry about. You do not have to get every question correct to receive a perfect score (800) for the test. Many students do well despite not having studied every topic covered.


2015 Fall SAT II, AP Biology & USABO Classes

Biology
SAT Biology 8/16 – 11/1 1:30 to 3:30pm $600(12 sessions) Sunday Eddie Z.
Biology 8/31 – 12/21 7:00 to 8:30pm $620(17sessioins) Monday Kenneth Miller
AP Biology/USABO 9/4 to12/19 (11/28 No class ) 6:30 to 9:30pm $1350(15 sessions) Saturday Campbell
USABO Open Camp 12/21 – 1/3 9:00 to 12:00pm $1200 (12 sessions)
(12/25,1/1 No Class)
USABO Seminfinal Camp 12/21 – 1/3 1:30 to 5:30pm $1450 (12 sessions)

 

SAT biology class: http://www.springlighteducation.com/sat-ii-biology.html

AP biology/USABO class: http://www.springlighteducation.com/ap-biologyusabo-preparation.html

Registration: https://goo.gl/Tl7KHc

 


NEUROSCIENCE CLUB will start soon

How do our emotions generate false memories?
How do our arms help us understand language?
How do you scratch an itching missing limb?

For students who want to develop an advantage and take on the most advanced research in neuroscience during high school and before college starts, the neuroscience journal club will be a comprehensive hands-on primer into the world of neuroscience. Students will quickly pick up the skills necessary to understand primary scientific literature in an intimate and rigorous college seminar-like environment. Rather than memorize distantly related facts for a test, students here can expect to grow as rational inquirers and find themselves wagering elegant guesses to questions nobody has been able to answer.

The first half of the summer schedule will use primary literature to introduce three major fields within modern neuroscience and develop basic scientific literacy. They will then select topics of their own interests before a two-week break while the facilitator is away. During this time, the facilitator will help students select papers to read within those topics. The second half will be student-led as they build a healthy dialectical environment to learn and, more importantly, communicate to one another the problems and ideas in the papers they’ve read.

The material covered will carry a moderate degree of overlap with the AP Psychology curriculum and can be used as basic preparation, although the skills learned are meant to be applied to any discipline. Demonstrating familiarity with and a passion for primary research also shows colleges that one is independently motivated and capable.

Seeking high school students who are willing to put in effort to satisfy their curiosity for science and the world. Middle school students are welcome but may take a less active role. No specific background knowledge required.

Students who demonstrate consistent interest and attendance will be invited at the end of the summer to visit a neuroscience lab at Stanford University and talk to researchers. 

The neuroscience club will meet once a week.

Week 1:  How to read science papers and philosophy of science (first meeting 6/13 Saturday evening 6:30 to 9:00pm)

Week 2: Principles of neuroscience and research methods

Week 3: How do we sense the world? Perception and consciousness

Week 4: How do we learn, remember, and forget? Learning and memory

Week 5: What actually is language? High-level cognition, linguistics, and the body

Week 6: students will examine the literature

Week 7: students will examine the literature

Students will present their favorite papers from the above fields in weeks 8-12.

Visiting a neuroscience lab at Stanford University: TBD

Some interested students may not be able to attend all meetings, but are invited to participate.

Address: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129

Time: First meeting 6/13,  6:30 to 9:00pm (We can adjust the schedule by request or need)

Contact: 408-366-2204, 408-480-7547, spring.light.edu@gmail.com

Fee: 12 sessions $500

Registration:  https://goo.gl/8TQUIf

Visiting a neuroscience lab at Stanford University: TBD

Address: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
Time: First meeting 6/13,  6:30 to 9:00pm (We can adjust the schedule by request or need)
Contact: 408-366-2204, 408-480-7547, spring.light.edu@gmail.com
Fee: 12 sessions $500
Registration:  https://goo.gl/8TQUIf

Instructor: Eddie Z. received his B.A in Psychology and Biology from Swarthmore College. He has conducted neuroscience research with Stanford University and is now working on a number of cognitive enhancement studies for the augmentation of learning and memory. He is passionate about increasing one’s capacity for learning through both sound pedagogy and techniques supported by new cutting-edge literature. Outside of his academic pursuits, his chief interests involve studying international relations and political development. Outside of his academic pursuits, his chief interests involve studying international relations and political development. He has many years experience mentoring younger students in scientific thinking and articulation and believes in its application to daily life and activity. Notably, he coached Swarthmore College’s undefeated strength sports team using a quantified approach that integrated knowledge across several fields of research.


2014年12月到2015 春 USABO, AP biology 以及biology 课程

This year total 7766 students registered to the USABO contest in the U.S. 6194 took the test. The highest score is 43.75 (out of 50), and the mean is 21.18. There were a total 624 semifinalists and 184 were from California. The cutoff is 28.5. Students from SpringLight Education Institute have had great achievements. Half of them qualified for the semi-final exam and one of them qualified for the finals. One of our students has made the USABO Team, comprised of the top 20 students of the nation.

The USABO questions require the same knowledge as AP biology.

Many of our students have also received top scores of 5 on the AP biology exam and 800 on the SAT II Biology test.

The next USABO Open exam will be from Feb. 3rd to Feb. 13th, 2015

Register for SpringLight’s 2014-15 Winter

Biology Olympiad (USABO) Boot Camp

&

Intensive AP biology Boot Camp

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”

Where: SpringLight Education Institute
1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
Contact: 408-366-2204, 408-480-7547, spring.light.edu@gmail.com
Registration: CLICK HERE

 
 
Biology
USABO semifinal by request
USABO Open exam camp 12/21/14 to 1/4/15 9:00am-12:00pm $950/12 sessions 12/24,25;1/1 off
AP Biology boot camp 12/21/14 to 1/4/15 1:00pm to 4:00pm $950/12 sessions 12/24,25;1/1 off
USABO Open exam class 1/11/15 to 2/1/15 1:00pm to 4:00pm $350/4 sessions Sundays
AP Biology (5/11 test date) 2/21/15 to 5/9/15 1:00 to 3:00pm $750/12 sessions Saturdays
Biology 1/5/15 to 3/16/15 7:00-9:00pm $550/11 sessions Mondays
Biology / SAT II 3/23/15 to 5/25/15 7:00-9:00pm $600/10 sessions Mondays
*We offer private lessons for all different levels of biology classes.

(If the student can’t attend all of the sessions, you can pay for attended sessions only.)

This 12 intensive day USABO boot camp will teach the student the most effective ways to succeed in the Biology Olympiad Exam. Each day they will take real USABO tests. Each answer will be thoroughly explained as to why it’s correct, why it isn’t correct, and what question would be asked to make the correct answers correct. We will also go in depth to topics that are commonly missed, and those that demand a detailed understanding of the topic. It’s for the students who have finished AP biology.

After the 12 days of AP biology boot camp, the students can take our USABO open exam preparation class in January, then challenge the USABO open exam in February. This class is for the students who have finished biology or are taking a biology class at school.

We can arrange a special sechdule for students who are currently ready to prepare for the semifinal exam.


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