Biology

Teacher Name: Bruce Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $50
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 9th-12th
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: 3rd hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-3

Required Materials or Books:Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology https://www.apologia.com/biology/135-biology-2nd-edition-textbook-only.html

Class Description:
The course will use the Apologia Biology textbook, with additional activities and dissections. This class will give the student a good foundation in biology to prepare them for an entry-level university biology course or an AP biology course. We will cover everything from viruses, bacteria, all classifications of life and end with a study of various systems within the human body. Students will even have the opportunity to watch several surgeries.

About Bruce Gillespie

Bruce Gillespie has been a practicing Christian for since he was 12 years old and working in laboratories since he was 17. He started his research career working on environmental science research projects for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company when he was 20 as their Manager of Environmental Science. That same year he married Martha Gillespie. At 22 he began teaching while continuing his research career. He currently teaches at both Brazos Valley Co-Op and Eagle Christian Academy. He does STEM work with 50-70 children in the afternoon and evenings at West Elementary School. His doctoral research was on learning disabilities and challenges but undergraduate work was in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and statistical modeling. His love of teaching is why his current focus is only on working with students K-12 to increase their love of STEM.