AP Biology

(7 customer reviews)

From: $110.00 / month for 8 months

Grades:  10th–12th (others accepted per instructor approval)

Live Class:  Wed 3:00–4:00 pm ET

Dates:  Aug 26, 2024–May 16, 2025

Prepaid:  $799

Instructor:  Dr. Terri Kanner

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Course Description

AP Biology Syllabus

This live online AP Biology course prepares students to achieve a successful score on the College Board AP Biology test. Students will cover the biological chemistry of life, cell structure and function, enzymes and metabolism, heredity, molecular genetics, evolution theory, plant and animal structures and function, and biological ecology.  Thought processes necessary in the discipline of biology, such as the scientific method, experimental processes, and inductive and deductive reasoning, will be developed. Associated terminology will be learned, as well as the important relationships of biology with other scientific disciplines (e.g., how chemistry relates to cell function, probability to genetics, etc.). Throughout the course, students will also develop skills for asking and answering questions in a scientific manner.

Students will participate in regularly planned student interaction sessions to review materials, quizzes, and exams to enhance the learning process. In addition, independent and collaborative laboratory exercises will facilitate learning how to work as a scientist and as part of a research team. The lab activities will also help students prepare for “laboratory-based” questions on the AP Biology exam. Daily reading will be required.  In order to help reinforce concepts and prepare students for the College Board exam, weekly testing of the student’s growing knowledge base will occur through AP exam-like multiple-choice questions.

Finally, this course will require intense student involvement. A high percentage of past students have scored very well on the AP exams, but students’ scores and overall gains have been directly proportional to their previous biology knowledge, participation, dedication, and willingness to work.


Before taking this course, students should previously have completed basic chemistry, algebra, basic statistics, and general biology.

Strong work ethic, good time management skills, strong reader and writer, willingness to orally participate in class discussions.

Who Should Apply:

The course is intended for students in the 11th and 12th grades. Some exceptional 10th-grade students may also be considered depending on space availability. Prospective students should be prepared for college-level coursework and be aware that although there is a live component (optional), much of the learning is self-directed. Interaction with the instructor occurs during the live session, and through discussion boards and email. An extremely high level of reading comprehension is essential. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Technical Requirements:

  • Computer
  • Scanner
  • Internet access
  • Email capability
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Course Fee, Costs:

$799 – Materials, as listed below, are not included in the course fee.

$15 – $60 – Text (depending on source, new, used etc.)

$60 – Supplemental Website Access

$75 – $125 – Lab materials (materials list available on June 5th, 2024)

Required Texts

  1. OpenStax logo Biology for AP Courses  – this will be our primary text. It is available via free internet access, free download, or purchased as a print copy.
  2. Campbell Biology, 11th edition – this text will be used as a supplementary reference text.
    • Authors:  Lisa Urry Michael L. Cain Steven A. Wasserman Peter V. Minorsky Lisa A. Urry
    • Book identifier:  ISBN-13: 978-01340934130   ISBN-10: 0134093410   (The book cover has a picture of a sunflower on it.)

7 reviews for AP Biology

  1. jkdlcsw

    My older son Luke took AP Biology with Dr. Kanner a couple of years ago and he really enjoyed her class – which I think contributed to how much he learned. Dr. Kanner was excellent at explaining concepts and preparing him for the AP exam (he got a 5 :-D). Now that it is time for my younger son to take AP Bio, we are excited to sign him up to take it with Dr. Kanner too!

  2. A.S.

    Dr. Kanner is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She is extremely familiar with course material and encourages students to learn in every way possible. I’ve asked her multiple questions (literally emailing her every day during the middle of the semester) and she has always taken the time to respond to me and make sure I understand the material. Even if you are not particularly interested in Biology, Dr. Kanner’s engaging teaching style will make you love her course.

  3. Julia H

    Dr. Kanner was excellent and prepared my son well for AP Biology Exam. My son took the test with confidence. Her course was well structured and covered the materials necessary to ensure success. I highly recommend her class.

  4. Tammy Miller

    My sons took Dr. Kanner’s Honors Biology class this school year, and it was truly a great experience for all of us. She is an extremely thorough and organized teacher. It is evident that she loves what she is doing and this shows in how she interacts with the children. The course was aptly challenging and as long as your child stays organized, asks questions, and attends classes, they will be very successful. I am so appreciative to Dr. Kanner for making learning Biology fun and exciting for my sons. This was such a great experience, and I would highly recommend Dr. Kanner. In fact, I have recommended her to many parents I know! Thank you, Dr. Kanner!

  5. Ethan

    I took Dr. Kanner’s Honors Biology class, and I truly enjoyed it. She is an excellent teacher, and I learned a ton from her class. I didn’t have a lot of biology experience previously but I was able to understand lots of the concepts that were covered quite easily. Because of that, I know this AP Biology course will be very helpful for any student that needs to learn more about biology. Not only are Dr. Kanner’s courses fun and interactive, but they also teach you a lot of valuable information. I would strongly recommend this course as any student willing to learn can succeed in it.

  6. Logan

    Dr. Kanner is a excellent teacher and I feel that she thoroughly teaches Biology. She can turn the hardest to understand parts of Biology enjoyable and easy to learn. Her live classes are always in-depth, and I always leave knowing more than when I entered. All-in-all, I would definitely recommend any of Dr. Kanner’s classes. I have learned so much from her and she is truly a spectacular teacher.

  7. Victoria

    Dr Kanner is extremely knowledgeable in the AP Bio curriculum, and she is excellent at breaking complex ideas down into easily understandable concepts. I had a ton of questions when I first started the course, and she was super patient and thorough in responding to every one of them! I never thought that I would enjoy studying bio, but Dr Kanner’s classes proved me wrong. Her lessons are comprehensive and she invests a lot of time in ensuring her students’ progress. I would highly recommend this course to students who want to do well in their AP Bio examination.

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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 and dedicated the next sixteen years to homeschooling her children. When they reached high school age, the children transitioned to AP-level courses and dual-enrollment college classes and Dr. Kanner launched a career in online science education beginning with AP Biology in 2010. Contact: tkanner[at]aimacademy.online


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