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Biochemistry: The Biology and Chemistry of the Human Body

M/W 6-7pm PDT

Instructor: 

Mark

This Biochemistry course will go over and explore many of the introductory topics in Biology and Chemistry that include but are not limited to the four main biomolecules produced by living organisms, Acids and Bases, and much more. We will get to dig deep into the many life processes that we humans undergo and see how they apply to us in our daily lives. By the end of the course, those who elect to take the course will have a basic idea of how the human body functions and the extra assurance of knowing what to expect from introductory science courses at the college level. It is recommended to have prior background knowledge in both Biology and Chemistry. The only materials needed for this course are pencil and paper as well as a working webcam.
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Prerequisites: Preferably 8th grade and above, but anyone can join!

Homework Help: AP Stats/AP Calc/Math

Tu/Th 4-5pm PDT

Instructor: 

Samantha

This is a homework help class for any math needs! All levels are welcome. Students can bring their own questions and we can also work through practice problem sets!

Math

College Admissions Office Hours

Sunday 1-2pm PDT

Instructor: 

Rohan

Designed to help students tackle the challenges of applying to college, this course focuses on directly helping students with any of their college needs through an office hours format. Students will come to the office hours class with questions about their essays, extracurricular descriptions, or any other types of questions that revolve around college apps. Then, I will personally help them case by case with their questions so that they walk out of the session with more confidence in their college apps.

Prerequisites: In senior year of high school, primarily applying to US-based colleges

College Support

An Animal from a Single Cell: An Overview of Developmental Biology

Tu/Th 3-4pm PDT

Instructor: 

Carl

How does one cell eventually become a whole embryo? How does muscles, skin, eyes, and bones come from the same starting cell? In this course we will explore the fundamentals of developmental biology, with a special focus on invertebrate and neural development. An understanding of basic biology will be helpful, but not required.

Science

A Guide to the US 2020 Presidential Election

Tuesday 6-7pm PDT

Instructor: 

Robyn

This course will offer both introductory information and in-depth analysis of the U.S. 2020 presidential election. We will study the political parties, the candidates, the platforms, the different voting methods, the electoral college, and - of course - the unconventionality of this election (re: covid-19 circumstances). As we near the election in November, this topic is becoming more and more relevant, popular, and exciting! Each week we will spend time reviewing current updates as well as a pre-prepared lecture-style lesson with occasional group discussions. Whether you have been following this election very closely or you know very little about it, I encourage anyone with an interest in American politics to join!

Suggested grade level: 10th-12th

Special Topic

Homework Help: AP Physics 2 and C

Tu/Th 3-4pm PDT

Instructor: 

James

Get help on your AP Physics 2 and C homework! In this class you won’t be handed the answers and you will be expected to give a decent effort on your homework before we go over it in this class. If you don’t have access to a personal tutor, this class has your back. You will learn very quickly by doing problems yourself and using this class to understand the harder topics. I will emphasize mastering physics concepts, and over time you will become a better physics student by understanding and not memorizing.

Science

The Art of Social Networks (Math)

M/W 4-5pm PDT

Instructor: 

Antonio

Ever wondered what influences one to become friends with someone on social media? This class is a broad overview of the field of social networks analysis and how it plays a big role in today's digital age. We will also be looking at some interesting topics in game theory and social psychology that connect to this field. If you're interested in fields like sociology, mathematics, economics, and/or statistics, then this course is for you!

Math

Homework Help: Psychology and AP Psychology

Sunday 9-10am PDT

Instructor: 

Joey

For students who need additional help on Psychology or AP Psychology

Science

Wonders of the Brain

Saturday 10-11am PDT

Instructor: 

Eileen

Our brain isn't just a simple 3 pound mass that resides inside our skull. The brain is the ultimate powerhouse that helps our bodies function, and gives us the abilities to do our daily tasks. In this class you will learn everything about the brain, from its fascinating and unique functions, down to its complicated anatomy.

Science

Human Happiness and Positive Psychology

Tu/Th 6-7pm PDT

Instructor: 

Kyla

Everyone wants to be happy! This class will use positive psychology to discuss what happiness is, how to increase happiness, and why it’s necessary to foster in our communities. The concept of happiness dates back long ago, and is expressed differently around the world. We will examine ancient wisdom to inform a more modern understanding, discover how our society is or is not set up to encourage happiness, and engage in happiness practices to use in our own lives. This course will be collaborative and discussion based, pulling from many great resources to find out what happiness means to you and to others, and how we can make you happier!

Science

Human Biology

M/F 3-4 pm PDT

Instructor: 

Ashley

An introduction to the functions of the body from the cellular level to the body’s anatomy and physiology. We will start out with a narrow view of the underlying chemical reactions of biology and zoom out to understand the body as a whole. Understanding the basic structure of a cell is at the basis of biology and will inform our understanding of physiological mechanisms such as how the heart, lungs, and other major body parts work. In this class we will spend 50% of the class lecturing and the other half of the class will be fun activities such as kahoots to enhance student understanding. Some of the topics we will cover include: the structure of the cell, an intro to biological chemistry, the function of different molecules in the cell, immunity and viruses, physiology mechanisms, human anatomy, applications of biology understanding and biotechnology to medicine and health… plus more!

Science

Intermediate Jazz Funk

Tu/Th 6-7pm PDT

Instructor: 

Da Lan

Jazz Funk is a unique genre of dance that combines the technique and balance of Jazz, with the athleticism and groove of Hip-Hop, and is the most common style used in the commercial dance industry! In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of dance, and gain musicality and performance skills. Each class will begin with a warmup, followed by grooves and technique, improvisation and creative movement exercises, and finished with a Jazz Funk combo. Throughout the fall, you will learn 2-3 different combos to popular songs you hear on the radio and TikTok! Get ready to move and groove, and most importantly, have fun!

Required: 1-2 years of dance

Performing Arts

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Friday 4-5pm PDT

Instructor: 

Vivian

This "crash course" will briefly go over a few key systems of the human body and how they work together. We will be covering topics including our skin, bones, muscles, nerves, anatomical terms, and various related diseases & conditions. The class will be useful to any students interested in healthcare fields, or anybody who would simply like to learn more about their own bodies! A tiny bit of background knowledge in biology would be helpful but is not required :)

Suggested prerequisites: basic biology

Science

A Guide to Failing

W/F 1-2pm PDT

Instructor: 

Matthew

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

In this class, students will learn how to address failure and grow from it. We will cover topics such as inevitability of failure, the power of goals, and the dangers of expectations. Additionally we will discuss the failures of "successful" individuals as well as our own failures and how we've learned from them. I hope to destigmatize failure and leave students with a renewed sense of confidence and "the courage to continue.”

Special Topic

The Pursuit of Wellness

W/F 3:30-4:30pm PDT

Instructor: 

Heather

The world around us is constantly changing and as humans, we are built to adapt to these changes. While there are some phases of life that are out of our control, we can use wellness to optimize the parts of our lives that we have control of. Practicing wellness is a dynamic and often complicated process to navigate. The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the 5 dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. In each session, we will dive into what each of these mean and discuss ways to practice and embrace them in our daily lives. Keeping in mind that everyone’s journey to wellness is unique, this class will provide a safe space for students to share their own tips and experiences to empower each other and work towards becoming their best self.

Special Topic

Introduction to Marine Biology

M/W 3-4pm PDT

Instructor: 

Carl

The majority of our ocean has never been studied. There are hundreds of new species found every year in the ocean. In this class, we will explore the basic ecology, chemistry, and microbiology of the ocean. There will be specific emphasis on what careers a degree in marine biology can lead to. An understanding of basic biology will be helpful, but not required.

Science

The Chemistry Around Us

Thursday 3-4pm PDT

Instructor: 

Anjali

Chemistry is a part of everything we do! This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of chemistry and you will be able to apply these concepts to your surroundings! We will use real-world examples and experiments to cover important concepts such as the periodic table, chemical bonding, reactions, etc!

Chemistry

Cancer Biology

M/W 1-2pm PDT

Instructor: 

Mei

In the United States, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men are susceptible to cancer. How does this happen? Well as we grow and age, our cells proliferate and divide, and every time our cells divide, they carry a small risk of making a mistake and developing a mutation. These mutations are what make cancer, and essentially, cancer is everything gone WRONG!

Science

Markov Chains & The Google's PageRank Algorithm

Tu/Th 1-2pm PDT

Instructor: 

Rafaela


This class aims to provide students with simple but very interesting knowledge in Linear Algebra such as building simple models that allow to predict the weather and occupation times for rooms in a maze, among other models and explain how the Google search engine algorithm works in order to rank the importance of web pages! We are waiting for you!

Math

Homework Help: AP Chemistry

Sunday 11-12pm PDT

Instructor: 

Jenny


Calling all students currently taking AP Chemistry or any chemistry class in high school! Chemistry is a widely-known hard subject to take so this class will be focused on tutoring students on chemistry concepts that they need help understanding.Therefore, students should bring the materials that they are using in their chemistry class as well as a pre-written or pre-thought out set of questions. Most importantly, students should bring a sense of motivation and desire to learn! Students can also ask other questions about college or majoring in Chemistry if they desire.

Science

College Application Support Group

Tues 4:30-5:30pm/Sat 4-5pm PDT

Instructor: 

Tiffany

This college support group is meant to guide you at any point of your college application process. Come in with an outline, a full draft, or whatever research you've done--all are welcome. There will be opportunities for one-on-one feedback, consulting, and general advice.

Prerequisite: High school junior or senior

College Support

Intro to Ballet

W/F 3-4pm PDT

Instructor: 

Chandler

If you’ve ever been interested in trying ballet and learning more about it, this is the class for you! This class will be partially learning about the history of ballet and how the art form has evolved as well as a physical class that is suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. There are no specific materials required, just a bit of open space to move. I hope you “turn out” for this fun class!

Performing Arts

Book Club

Tuesday 2-3pm PDT

Instructor: 

Rafaela

Are you an avid reader? Want to discuss the ideas that are presented in two of the most amazing books ever? Then this class is the right one for you! Once a week, come join us in a vivid discussion about "One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand", Luigi Pirandello and "The Elephant's Journey", José Saramago, two intemporal novels that are usually not analyzed at school.

Writing & Language

Homework Help: AP Bio

Sunday 1-2pm PDT

Instructor: 

Aashnika

In this course, I will be helping students with their assignments in their AP Biology class. My goal is that they leave the session with a better understanding of their class material. They can simply attend the session and ask me questions specific to an assignment they received or just about the material itself. Ideally, through these sessions, they will be better equipped to keep up with their own class and will enjoy the subject more as well.

Requirement: Currently taking AP Biology at school

Science

Homework Help: AP Calculus

Fri/Sat 10-11am PDT

Instructor: 

Lena

Extra help with calculus for students who need it! I just took Calc BC last year and am currently enrolled in Calc III at my college. I’m here to put in some extra time answering questions for the students, helping with problem sets or conceptual struggles.

Prerequisites: Enrolled in AP Calculus.

Math

Homework Help: Biology

Sunday 1-2pm PDT

Instructor: 

Aashnika

In this course, I will be helping students with their assignments in their biology classes. My goal is that they leave the session with a better understanding of their class material. They can simply attend the session and ask me questions specific to an assignment they received or just about the material itself. Ideally, through these sessions, they will be better equipped to keep up with their own class and will enjoy the subject more as well.

Science

Public Health Matters!

Saturday 11-12pm PDT

Instructor: 

Antara

COVID-19 is a perfect and relevant example of why public health matters. Come learn about past and current problems in public health, their effects, and what they mean for the world around us. We will also be discussing specific situations and events directly related to public health. This class will be largely discussion-based so you will get the opportunity to share your opinions and learn from your peers. All you need to do is bring yourself, and anyone with an interest in public health can join :)

Science

Introduction to Calculus

Tu/Th 3-4pm PDT

Instructor: 

Samantha

This is an introductory course meant for rising high school juniors and seniors. This course will cover content you will see during the first semester of AP Calc AB. If you have already taken a calculus course and did well, this is not the course for you. If you want to improve your understanding or learn more about the amazing world of calculus, welcome!

Suggested grade level: Junior or Senior

Math

A Beginner's Guide to Trigonometry

Tu/Th 4-5pm PDT

Instructor: 

Antonio

Trigonometry is basically using triangles and its sides and angles to solve a variety of problems. Physics, chemistry, engineering, and even the social sciences rely on trig to solve many puzzles to understand our world. We will be doing in-class practice problems to help students train their math muscles so that they feel prepared when taking a precalculus class during the school year. All you need is not only a working knowledge of algebra and geometry, but also an open mind to get you to think of trig as a useful subject that extends beyond math.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Grade Levels 10-12

Math

Full Courses

Intro to Design

Tu/Th 4-5pm PDT

Heart Reaccs Only - Introduction to General Chemistry

Tuesday 5-6pm PDT

Introduction to Giddha - a Punjabi Folk Dance

Sun 1-2pm PDT

The College Map: Support Group

Wednesday 2-3pm PDT

Let's Take a "Cell-fie"!

Tuesday 3-4pm PDT

Introduction to Giddha - a Punjabi Folk Dance

Sun 1-2pm PDT

Fooducation

Monday 3pm PDT

Finance 101

Thursday 4-6pm PDT

Let's Take a "Cell-fie"!

Tuesday 3-4pm PDT

Biochemistry: The Biology and Chemistry of the Human Body

M/W 6-7pm PDT

The Art of Thinking Like a Computer

Wed/Sun 6-7pm PDT

Colored Pencil 101

M/F 1-2pm PDT

Create Your Own Comic

Sunday 11am-12pm PDT

Introduction to French

Saturday 8-10am PDT

Beginning Piano

Sat/Sun 12-1pm PDT

How to Become a Journalist

Tu/Th 1-2pm PDT

Homework Help: AP Physics 1 (Get Help and Succeed)

M/W/F 3-4pm PDT

Homework Help: Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Tuesday 4-5pm PDT

A Novel Idea

M/Th 3-4pm PDT

Homework Help: Study Group

W/F 5-6pm PDT

College Application Support Group

Tu/Sat 4-5pm PDT

Public Health Matters!

Saturday 11-12pm PDT

Speak Up!

Tu/F 12-1pm PDT

Stress Management for Middle Schoolers

M/W 5-6pm PDT

Becoming an Author

Tu/Th 4-5pm PDT

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Monday 3-4pm PDT

Let's CELLebrate Life

M/W 5-6pm PDT

Book Club

Tu/Sun 3pm PDT

Homework Help: AP Bio

Saturday 12-1pm PDT

Introduction to C++ Programming

M/W 3-4pm PDT

Intro to Precalculus

Thursdays 3-4pm PDT

Take a Break, Play a Game!

Sat 1-2pm PDT

Beginning Piano

Sat/Sun 12-1pm PDT

Homework Help: Algebra/Algebra 2

Saturday 9-10am PDT

Empathy 101

M/F 3-4pm PDT

Musical Theater: How to Become a Triple Threat

W/Sat 5-6pm PDT

Acting for Theater, Film and TV

Saturday 9-10am PDT

Homework Help: AP Stats/AP Calculus/Math

Tu/Th 4-5pm PDT

Beginner's Guide to Programming in C

Tu/Th 5-6pm PDT

Self Care and How to Build Healthy Habits

M/W 4-5pm PDT

Screenwriting 101: How to Write an Oscar Winning Film

Friday 2-3pm PDT