IB English Tuition:
The Best IB English Tutors in Singapore
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is widely-considered to be the leader in international education. This rigorous programme may be a source of worry or stress for you and your child, given the difficulty and intensity of the curriculum. Here at MindFlex, our Top IB English Tutors understand students’ stress. MindFlex’s Top IB English Tuition will be able to ensure that students will be able to confidently sit for their IB English Assessments.
Importance of IB English Tuition
The IBDP Curriculum has multiple components where students are graded on consistently throughout the curriculum, meaning that IB English students have to be consistent in honing their skills and knowledge of the IB English syllabus throughout the duration of the curriculum. Skills such as textual analysis are imperative for your child to score in the course, as well as integrating literary analysis with investigation with respect to the literary texts.
Here at MindFlex, we understand that IB English can be a major source of anxiety as it determines students’ future university courses. As such, it is very important to do well in their IB English.
To support your child in their IB English preparation, MindFlex offers Top IB English Tutors who are well-versed in the IB English syllabus. Our Qualified and Experienced O Level English tutors will be able to help your child in his/her IB English journey.
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How Much Does IB English Tuition Cost
For Private 1-1 Home Tuition for IB English, you may expect to pay about $40 to $120 an hour. These rates are depending on the type of tutor you want to engage. More experienced and qualified tutors tend to charge more for their classes, while part-time undergraduate tutors tend to charge less for their classes. If private tuition is not suitable for your child, you may also consider sending your child to a tuition centre, where rates tend to range from $200 to $480 a month for IB English Tuition.
Outline of IB English Tuition
- Crafting A Written Analysis of A Given Text
- Analysis of Texts in Literary and Non-Literary Terms
- Oral Response on A Literary Text
- Synthesis and Evaluation of Texts
- Use of Presentation Skills
- Analysing Structure, Style, Language and RTechnique
Challenges Faced By English IB Students
Inability to Clarify Doubts
Some IB students face difficulties clarifying their doubts in class, especially students who have a more quiet and timid temperament. As such, they may be afraid of being ridiculed by their peers, and as a result do not speak up in class.
At MindFlex, we feel that it is of the utmost importance that students voice out their concerns and doubts as soon as possible to facilitate a smoother learning process. Moreover, the act of speaking up in class will train IB English students to speak up later on in life. This is helpful in building up their confidence, and will serve them well in the future and in the workplace.
Stressful IBDP Curriculum
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) involves learning six subjects while completing the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, as well as the Extended Essay (EE). Being a highly rigorous course, It is common to see many IB English students experiencing immense stress and anxiety due its high-stakes nature.
IB English students are required to learn the new content in the IB syllabus, as well as consistently revise the two years’ worth of information that has been taught throughout the entire curriculum. Moreover, students also have to have sufficient examination practice to ensure that they will be able to perform in their various internal and external assessments.
Hectic Schedules and Timetables
IB students often have numerous after-school commitments such as their Creativity, Activity Service (CAS) hours as well as their after-school Supplementary classes that many schools tend to organise.
As a result, many IB English students are left feeling drained and exhausted after school, and may not have the time or energy to catch up on their revision and school homework. This is likely to put immense stress and pressure on them, which would have adverse effects on their well-being in the long run.
Poor Performance in Examinations
It is often a common sight to see IB English students study hard for their various tests and examinations, but end up with less-than-stellar results. Unfortunately, this is a result of poor examination performance, meaning that the work and revision that IB students put in does not translate into good examination results.
Here at MindFlex, we recommend that IB English students complete their revision and practice papers under timed conditions and in a simulated examination environment, so as to ensure that they are able to perform in their actual examinations.
Why You Should Engage An IB English Tutor
1. Help Students Clarify Doubts
IB English students may not be willing to clarify their doubts in class, as they fear being laughed at by their peers. Moreover, teachers may not be available for 1-to-1 consultations, given that they teach numerous classes and numerous students. This thus makes it rather difficult for students to seek individual and personalised help in school.
An IB English Tutor will be able to be totally dedicated to helping the individual students, thus helping students to clarify their misconceptions or doubts that they have. Moreover, students need not feel shy about asking their questions, given the private environment of the tuition class.
2. Gradually Ease Students into IB English Syllabus
The transition to IB will no doubt be tough for many IB English students. The increase in intensity and rigour of the curriculum is sure to be a source of stress for students.
With the help of an IB English Tutor, students will be able to make a smooth transition into IB life with their English Tutor serving as a pillar of support in their academic endeavors.
3. Help Students Master English Vocabulary
English can be an immensely difficult language to master. Given the complexity of its grammar rules, unfamiliar phonics and different sentence structures, it is no wonder that many IB English students are left struggling in the language.
With the help of an IB English Tutor, students will be provided with additional guidance and exposure to the language. IB students will thus be able to gain mastery of English with this additional support.
4. Aid with Sentence Structuring
It is no secret that many IB English students struggle with utilising proper sentence structure in their everyday spoken and written English. This problem is compounded by the use of Singlish in our everyday speech, which many IB English students tend to imbibe and use in their academic work.
A Top IB English Tutor will be able to guide students towards using proper sentence structures and grammatically accurate terms in their writing and speaking.
What To Look For in An IB English Tutor
Experience Teaching IB Students
It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other IB students. With such experience, they will then be familiar with the current English syllabus and common examination practices. It is thus important that you ensure that the English Tutor has been teaching students of similar levels.
MindFlex also recommends that you choose tutors who have experience in teaching English to students of similar levels or have the personal academic achievements to teach English.
It is extremely important that you engage a patient tutor who is able to explain concepts and English rules in a patient manner. With a patient English tutor, students will be more likely to clarify their doubts and misconceptions with the tutor, since they are not too daunted or intimidated to do so.
The patience of the tutor is an immensely important factor when selecting a tutor. MindFlex recommends that you engage a patient English tutor in order for your child to have a smooth English learning journey.
It is also important to check if the English tutor that you select is able to commit to your time slot in the long term. This is important, as it would be a pity for the tutor to build a strong rapport with your child, and then subsequently cancel future lessons due to clashes in your schedules.
Here at MindFlex, we recommend that you check with your tutor on whether they are able to commit long-term in order to avoid disappointment and the disruption of your child’s learning.
Top English Tutors in Singapore will naturally have testimonials and recommendations from previous tutees, as well as have the appropriate qualifications to teach. We recommend for you to check if they have been recommended by past parents or have any testimonials from parents and students, in order to gauge if the English tutor is right for your child’s needs.
Typically, most recommended English Tutors will have strong qualifications as well as a strong testimonial base, which can reassure you of their capability to teach your child.
Testimonials from N Level English Students
I started IB English Tuition with my tutor, Mrs Koh in Sec 4, and she has been very helpful in my English journey. IB English is really hard to score in, and thankfully Mrs Koh was able to help me maintain good grades throughout my time in IB over the years that she has been teaching me. I am so thankful to have met Mrs Soh through MindFlex!
IB Student, Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
My tutor, Mrs Liu, has been so helpful in my understanding of English. I struggled a lot in the first few months of IB as I had a tough time adjusting to IB life, but she has been very patient in helping me understand the difficult English texts. I am grateful for all the help and guidance that Mrs Liu has provided me.
IB Student, Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
English has always been a tough subject for me, and I have done poorly in all my IB English tests and exams. However, after I started English Tuition with Ms Chan, I have made huge improvements! Ms Chan is so patient, and always makes sure to go through all the mistakes I made in my schoolwork and tests, and gives me feedback and pointers on how I can improve.
Chan Jia Tong
IB Student, St. Joseph’s Institution
I started English Tuition with my tutor, Miss Tan at the start of the year and she has been so helpful. I enjoy going for lessons with Miss Tan as she is able to make even the toughest of English passages less taxing. With her help, I have made quite a fair bit of improvement, and managed to get a B in my most recent test!
IB Student, St. Joseph’s Institution
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Here at MindFlex, we are confident in helping IB students excel in English. We have helped many IB students with our experienced tutors. It is indeed essential for Primary School students to have a good grasp of the language in order to do well in their exams, making our IB English Tutors the best choice for IB students!
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