Biology Courses

 Since Winter of 2013 SpringLight started USABO training class for students in 7th to 12th grade., every year we have 30% to 50% of total students qualifying for the semifinals, and every year we've had one student qualify for the finals to the top 20 in the entire nation. In 2018 total 17 students qualified as semifinalist and  two of them are in the national top 50. (each year there are only a total of 20 finalists nationally). 

Every year we have 9th graders qualifying for the USABO semifinal.

Most of our students receive a score of 5 on their AP biology test.

Many of them score an 800 on the SAT II Biology.

Sample Videos:

Advanced USABO:

USABO: and

ClassDateTime (California)TuitionClass DayFor Whom
Honors biology3/3-5/19/202411:30-2:00pm$1200/12 lessons, or $100 each lessonSundayFor 6th to 9th graders
AP Biology Test Prep3/3-5/12/2024
2:30-5:30pm$1200/11 lessons or $110/lessonSundaytest date 5/16/24
USABO Semifinal Prep3/3/2024- 3/31/2024
(4/4/24 test date)
6:00-9:00pm$150 per lesson
$750/5 lessons
SundayFor students who took the USABO open test
Honors biology6/18/24-8/8/241:30-3:30pm$1200/15 lessons, or $80 each lessonTuesday, Thursday
No class on 7/4
For 6th to 9th graders
AP Biology 6/17/24-8/5/243:00-5:30pm$1500/15 lessons, or $105 each lessonMonday, WednesdaysRising 9th-12th students.
Honors/AP bio/USABO preview
USABO6/18/24-8/13/244:00-7:00pm$2000/16 lessons,
or $130 each lesson
Tuesday, Thursday
Class on 7/4
Rising 9th-12th students.
For highly interested students. High time commitment.
Advanced-USABO6/17/24-8/5/246:00-8:00pm$1400/15 lessons; $95 for each lesson.Monday, WednesdaysFor students who have already finished the Campbell Biology text, are still interested in more challenges.
For class less than 4 students. by request1:1
USABO open $180/hr
USABO semi $200/hr
AP, H $130/hr for 1 on 1
$75/hr for 1 on 2
$65/hr for 1 on 3
$55/hr for 1 on 4
*We offer the first class as a trial. If you are not satisfied after the trial, you may cancel and are not required to pay tuition for that one class. If you would like to continue, you must pay for all classes, including the first class.
* Check payable to SpringLight,   mail or drop to the office at 20432 Silverado Ave. Suite 7, San Jose CA 95014 , or  PayPal to We will charge 3% extra if PayPal charges us. Payment need to be received before the 2nd class. Late payment will have $50 penalty.
*Students who miss a class can make it up by watching videos of the class and coming to the teacher with any questions.
*All tuition fees are for group classes with more than four students

Seminar: How to navigate biology classes, competitions, and exams to best achieve your goals.

Want to watch the recording of the seminar? Send an email with "biology seminar video" in the subject field.