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Biology (Pre-AP/Advanced)

From: $94.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 10th–12th (9th grade students may take this class with instructor permission.)

Live class: Tuesdays 4:00–5:00 p.m. EST

Course dates: August 27th–May 10th

Price: $675

Instructor: Dr. Terri Kanner

Instructor email: terri.kanner@gmail.com

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Course Description

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of college biology and/or AP Biology. Students will study the chemistry and role of cells in life processes, genetics, the diversity of life, behavioral relationships, ecology, anatomy and physiology of plants and animals and much more. This course will not cover evolution or intelligent design.  Upon parent request resources will be provided for study of these topics.

Laboratory Activities: Students engage in investigations to understand and explain the behavior of living things through scientific reasoning, analysis, written communication and real-world applications. Lab work will include inquiry-based hands-on and virtual labs that will reinforce topics and encourage critical thinking. Students will write both formal and informal lab reports. Lab supplies required but cost will be held to no more than $60.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is suggested for students interested in majoring in science or medical-related fields.  Application required. To apply email Dr. Kanner at the address provided above.

 

Instructor Bio

Dr. Kanner received a BS in Biology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following post-graduate work at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she practiced full-time in Silver Spring Maryland. Dr. Kanner took a sabbatical from dentistry to homeschool her two children. In 2010, Dr. Kanner launched a career in online science education teaching AP Biology through PA Homeschoolers.  In addition to teaching online courses, Dr. Kanner also maintains an active adjunct professor status in the greater Boston area at colleges including Northeastern University, Regis College and Massasoit Community College. Her course offerings include Biology, Biology for Engineers, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry.  She is particularly passionate about helping students to understand and appreciate how science directly affects their everyday life.

 

 

 

 

 

Required Texts

Reece, Jane B., et al. Campbell Biology. Ninth edition. Boston: Benjamin Cummings, 2010.

ISBN-10: 0321558235

ISBN-13: 978-0321558237

Reviews

  1. Leigh Stern

    I took Dr. Kanner’s class in the 2017-2018 school year, and was very pleased. Looking for someone who would continue my love of biology as I remember liking it in Middle School, Dr. Kanner certainly did keep us engaged and interested in the material. The use of a college-level textbook helped in keeping the material serious as well as offering as much information as one could possibly want on the subject, and I also very much appreciated the periodic quizzes that we took to make sure our understanding of the material was solid. I especially liked doing the labs since they were formulated for an AP class and thus were quite engaging while also being a challenge. Although they all took some time to complete (I usually spent a minimum of 2 to 2.5 hours on any given lab), I felt that my understanding of the subject increased after I had completed my reports. Dr. Kanner always was quick to respond and helpful in answering any questions that I might have. As I decided against taking the Biology SAT subject test I couldn’t say whether or not this class would have prepared me for it. However, what I can state with absolute certainty is that if you want a class where the teacher continually brings in real-world examples into any subject you study, makes you genuinely excited for each upcoming class, and makes you feel entirely confident in tackling the homework assignments, then this is definitely a fantastic class. I would absolutely recommend it.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Terri Kanner

Dr. Kanner received a BS in Biology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Following post-graduate work at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she practiced full-time in Silver Spring Maryland. Dr. Kanner took a sabbatical from dentistry to homeschool her two children. In 2010, Dr. Kanner launched a career in online science education teaching AP Biology through PA Homeschoolers.  In addition to teaching online courses, Dr. Kanner also maintains an active adjunct professor status in the greater Boston area at colleges including Northeastern University, Regis College and Massasoit Community College. Her course offerings include Biology, Biology for Engineers, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry.  She is particularly passionate about helping students to understand and appreciate how science directly affects their everyday life.

Email: kanner.terri@gmail.com

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