Providing students with the tools to excel in IB English

IB English Tutor

An IB English tutor will provide students with additional support to help them achieve their full potential in this subject.

A tutor will work methodically through the latest syllabus, ensuring each area has been competently and confidently understood. They will encourage students to develop their own voice to strengthen their ability to express themselves both in writing and verbally.

IB English tuition places an emphasis on exam technique and how best to answer questions in accordance with the assessment objectives.

Tuition will instil an appreciation for the language and literature of a range of texts from different eras and styles. Tutors will bolster students creativity beyond the classroom.

International Baccalaureate Tuition

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is an alternative form of study to A Levels.

A student will choose one subject from five separate groups including Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences and Mathematics. They will also choose either an arts subjects from a sixth group, or another subject from the previous five groups.

There are two levels for IB (Higher and Standard). Three or four subjects will be taken at Higher Level, the rest at Standard level.

Exams take place twice in each year of the programme, in May and November, and the results are published in July and November respectively.

London

Most of our tutors are based in London and tutor students on an hourly basis, travelling from one family home to another.

The minimum lesson length is an hour and the tutor may request travel expenses depending where you live and where they are travelling from.

Popular lesson slots are after school, between 4.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and at the weekends. If a child is out of school, the lessons can take place during the day.

Out of London

We can arrange a tutor to travel to your home if you live outside of London.

In order to make this viable for the tutor, the minimum lesson time is 2 hours (but you can book 3 or more hours).

If you live further afield, a day of tuition where 4 hours are broken up by lunch is a very popular option. This arrangement often happens at the weekends and during half-terms and holidays.

We ask that you cover the cost of the tutor’s travel time as well as their travel costs.

Abroad

If you live abroad, or are embarking on a period of extended travel, you may request a residential tutor to support your children.

This can be for a period of anything from a few weeks to a year – or even longer.

The residential tutor normally works Monday to Friday. Tuition is either worked around school hours or arranged according to the family’s schedule if the child is not attending school.

The curriculum can either mirror what the child would be doing at school or be tailor-made to the student (whether following a traditional curriculum, or allowing greater freedom in what is taught such as project-based learning).

Online

If your location means it is tricky for you to meet a tutor face-to-face, we can arrange tuition online.

Tutors on our books are teaching students all over the world: from France and Italy, to the US and Russia. We are experts at handling lesson arrangements over different time zones.

We are satisfied that even if students can’t meet tutors in person, they can still benefit from the knowledge and energy tutors bring to their online lessons.

Online tuition is conducted via Skype with a selection of other screen and material-sharing software. This ensures that lessons are fully interactive and that students gain the maximum from the sessions.

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