IB HL English Tuition:
The Best IB HL English Tutors in Singapore
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is widely-considered to be the leader in international education. For HL English, many students tend to struggle with the HL English curriculum given the content-heavy nature of the subject. Here at MindFlex, our Top IB English Tuition will be able to hone in on students’ struggles such as textual analysis in both literary and non-literary terms, ensuring that students will ace their IB HL English.
Importance of IB HL English Tuition
IB HL English students are expected to consistently stay on top of the curriculum, and have to be consistent in revising the IB English syllabus throughout the curriculum. Skills such as critical thinking are imperative for your child to score in the course, as well as in-depth literary analysis.
Here at MindFlex, we understand that IB HL English can be a major source of anxiety as it has an immensely heavy workload. Students are expected to study 6 texts in-depth in the short span of under 2 years.
To help your child in their IB HL English preparation, MindFlex offers Top HL English Tutors who have a lot of experience in the HL English syllabus. Our Qualified and Experienced HL English tutors will be able to help your child in his/her IB English journey.
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How Much Does IB HL English Tuition Cost
For Private 1-1 Home Tuition for IB HL English, you may expect to pay about $40 to $120 an hour. These rates are depending on the level of qualifications and experience of the individual tutor. If private tuition is not your cup of tea, you may also consider sending your child to a tuition centre as an alternative, where rates tend to range from $200 to $480 a month for IB English Tuition.
Outline of IB HL English Tuition
- Crafting A Critical Response to A Given Text
- Preparing and Presenting A Response to A Literary Text
- Synthesis and Evaluation of Various Texts
- Presentation Skills
- Analysing Texts in Literary and Non-Literary Terms
- Analysing A Text for its Structure, Style and Diction
Challenges Faced By English IB Students
Inability to Clarify Doubts
Some IB HL 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 HL 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 HL English students experiencing immense stress and anxiety due its high-stakes nature.
IB HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL students put in does not translate into good examination results.
Here at MindFlex, we recommend that IB HL Level 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 HL English Tutor
1. Help Students Clarify Doubts
IB HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL 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 HL English Tutor
Experience Teaching IB HL Students
It is imperative that you check if the tutor you are interested in engaging has experience in teaching other IB HL English 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 IB HL English Students
I have been attending HL English tuition lessons with my tutor since Primary School, and he has been a huge help in my English grades even up till now! He is an amazing teacher who puts in his 100% for each and every student. He is so passionate about the English language, and always goes the extra mile to make sure that I understand the content.
IB HL Student, St. Joseph’s Institution
My IB HL English grades were always near the bottom of the class. With no other options left, I decided to engage a HL English tutor through MindFlex, and I have never looked back since! I am so grateful for my tutor’s guidance and patience in going through the countless number of HL English practice papers with me!
IB Student, Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
I started IB HL English Tuition with Miss Eng in February because I was not coping well with the HL English curriculum. With her help, I managed to consistently get Bs or Cs in my English exams. Miss Eng is very patient and will even sacrifice her non-curriculum hours to go through more practice questions with me. She is honestly the best teacher I’ve had!
Yap Zi Qi
IB Student, Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
My English Tutor, Jeremy, has been so helpful! I started HL English on a bad foot, and was getting Cs and Ds in my first few examinations. It was not until before my last few internal tests when I finally decided to get a tutor. Although I had very little time before the A Levels, Jeremy was still willing to help me and gave me intensive crash courses and multiple extra lessons to help me improve my HL English.
IB Hl Student, St. Joseph’s Institution
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