Advanced USABO Camp – Live classes




The USA Biology Olympiad is the premier biology competition in the USA. The competition begins in February with the Open Exam, which is open to every high school student. This year all students are invited to the Semifinals, and the top 20 students from the Semifinals will be invited to the Finals.

This program consists of 20 weeks of intensive training to prepare students for the USABO Open and Semifinal exams.

The goal of the Biolympiads Training Program is to prepare highly motivated students to compete in the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO). The students will follow an intensive curriculum prepared by experienced biology olympiad coaches. You will also receive access to resources of the training course which include:

* Handouts for each module
* Lecture presentations
* Weekly quizzes
* Lecture recordings

Note that when you join the course, you will get access to class materials and thus the course is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Duration: 17 weeks
Schedule: 3 hrs on Saturdays and 3 hrs on Sundays (6 hrs per week)
Class time: 12pm – 3pm EST
Course cost: $1900 (60 hrs in total; payment in 2 installments is accepted)
Course start day: on a rolling basis

Over the course of 17 weeks, the training camp will cover the most important advanced topics which come up in the USABO exams. The breakdown of topics is:

* Human physiology and Anatomy: 30%
* Cell Biology & Biochemistry: 30%
* Genetics: 15%
* Plant anatomy and physiology: 15%
* Ecology & Ethology: 10%

Note that the advanced camp is very rigorous and you should have already studied Campbell Biology. The main textbooks of the course include:

• Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts
• Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
• Biochemistry by Harvey
• Genetics: Analysis and Principles by Brooker
• Biology of Plants by Raven
• Integrated Principles of Zoology (Hickman)
• Vander’s Human Physiology by Widmaier
• Human Physiology by Lauralee Sherwood

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Course learning platform

Example video

Below you can watch one of the recordings from previous training camps.