IB PROGRAM

Singapore’s leading IB specialists

 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

6 problems IB students face

1. Exam questions are so different from what is taught is class

Teachers in school spend time prioritising the introduction of content over problem solving and exam techniques. This makes school lessons boring and often do not provide pinpoint help for exam needs.

2. Large amount of time spent on projects

Most students spend an average of 90-120 hours on their IA, EE, TOK, and coursework. This leaves little time for proper exam preparations.

3. Unable to pinpoint what to prioritise

Each subject covers a wide range of topics, emphasising breadth over depth. Students learn widely but struggle to pinpoint what to prioritise for exams.

4. Lack exposure to exam style questions

The IB exams are known to be set on a few iterations of specific question types. Students who lack exposure to question trend and analysis do not fare well in the exams.

5. Tight timeline in school

The tight timeline of the IB leaves school with little time to provide a comprehensive coverage. Students should start their own IB preparations way in advance. Holidays are spent catching up on coursework, IA, EE, TOK. Students do not have sufficient time to review what they learnt after each term.

 

How to do well in the IB

The IB Diploma Programme offers one of the most unique learning experience that comes with many academic and intellectual challenges. Students need to read ahead in advance and prioritise their revisions for coursework and exams that matter. A crucial skill is to learn to apply the information learnt in the regular curriculum to tackle the exams. Avoid rote learning, mindless memorisation and superfluous studying. Instead, spend time analysing question trend and patterns and prioritise your learning towards topics and concepts that matter in the exams.

Develop a strong framework to conceptualise and crystalise concepts. Learn from practising exam questions for the most efficient and productive revision and develop your own learning methods along the way.

As IB Diploma Specialists with a strong track record, Mindprep’s curriculum is aimed at helping students supplement their learning by offering professional guidance, targeted practices, and exam techniques. Our curriculum are developed by teachers who have gone through the IB Diploma Programme and emerged among the top scorers together with IB examiners and teachers.

Our centre provides the opportunities for you to maximise your potential in every subject, and we are the industry experts who can help you achieve academic excellence in the IB Diploma Programme. We dedicate our time to crafting intelligently designed customised guides and teaching materials to help you master your curriculum. Your academic success is our top priority, and we ensure that every Mindprep student is given the best materials, guidance and facilities to achieve their academic goals.


Singapore’s leading IB specialists

The rigour of the International Baccalaureate may be daunting to even to the brightest students; this is why we spend years perfecting the way we teach the IB.

Unparalleled Success

Mindprep is best known for our highly rated curriculum designed entirely by IB examiners and IB school teachers. Now in our eighth year, Mindprep has guided hundreds of students in the IB exams. We have a near perfect record with almost all students securing 6s’ and 7s’ in the final exams.  

Specialist Teachers

As a leading IB specialist, our teachers are cherry picked for perfection. We prohibit boring, unmotivated, and unfriendly teachers. Most of us are IB Examiners, IB school teachers, subject heads, or IB graduates who know the system inside out.

Customised Curriculum

We are best known for our highly rated in-house question sets, targeted practice and quarterly updated resources. Our IB specialists review past exam questions to decipher all iterations of key questions and help you to study efficiently and productively.

ChemistryEconomicsLanguage and LiteratureMathematicsPhysics
Michael is an established chemistry super tutor with over 15 years experience in both IB and A levels. He is a current IB examiner and as a former chemistry HOD (Head of Department), has taught at various top IB schools with a plethora of knowledge and experience.
Michael is passionate about teaching and is an inspirational mentor to all students. His student reviews are consistently of the highest around;fortifying his reputation as a super tutor. His IB classes scored an average of 6.79 and A level classes achieved a 91% A. Student rapport and trust are important to him and he inspires many to like the subject. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family or exchanging a pointer or two about soccer and automobiles.

Sean is an established tutor who has taught over 300 IB students from ACS Independent and Hwa Chong International in the past 9 years. He was schooled in Raffles Junior College and completed his bachelors degree with top honours at SMU. An approachable and personable teacher, he is very well-liked by students and parents.

He believes students do not need textbooks or memorize notes in his class. Simplifying concepts, he often challenges students to “Explain an economic concept with no economic terms”. His radical teaching style focuses on building core understanding and foundation. Tons of key questions, analysis of exam trends and practices, burgers, pizzas and post class consultations pepper his lessons. In his free time, he enjoys music and automobiles.

Zee read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Oxford. With a strong passion for teaching, she is a full time educator specialising in curriculum planning. Zee is witty, charismatic, and extremely well read. Her breadth and depth of knowledge allows her to discuss any topic and engage in an insightful debate.In her classes, she helps students pin down not only the basics of question-type recognition and writing structure, but also the essential higher-level skills. This is done through a constant cycle of the key components of the theory of knowledge examination, with content knowledge imparted alongside.

J is a former NTU President scholar with solid experience teaching IB Maths and Physics. Having taught at Raffles Junior College, J uses teaching methodology and curriculum that has worked consistently at the highest level.

His classes are built on conceptual visualization to help students understand topics and retain knowledge and sharpen intuition in Maths and Physics to handle non-routine problems. He strikes good rapport with students and uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative pedagogical approach to prepare them for questions that require them to write explanations, arguments and proofs and inferences. To date, student feedback are sterling and student scores average highly too (6s and 7s).

J is a former NTU President scholar with solid experience teaching IB Maths and Physics. Having taught at Raffles Junior College, J uses teaching methodology and curriculum that has worked consistently at the highest level.

His classes are built on conceptual visualization to help students understand topics and retain knowledge and sharpen intuition in Maths and Physics to handle non-routine problems. He strikes good rapport with students and uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative pedagogical approach to prepare them for questions that require them to write explanations, arguments and proofs and inferences. To date, student feedback are sterling and student scores average highly too (6s and 7s).

 

Testimonials

Elizabeth Liu | ACS (International) | Edinburgh (Medicine)

Thanks so much for helping me improve my Economics at my own pace of lesson. The exam practices and notes, among others, really helped me for the exams and I have improved tremendously over the last year thanks to your guidance!

Jiye Hong | UWC (East) 2015 | Chemistry (HL)- 7, Economics (HL)- 7

I’m very grateful for the guidance by Mr Lim and Mr Gopalan. They have helped me greatly with getting more practices and this has really given me much familiarity and exposure to the IB questions. The practices made it very easy for me to handle related questions. Thank you Sirs.

James An | ACSI(Independent) 2015 | Mathematics (HL)- 7

The classes were very helpful as they were explained in a very simple and clear manner with huge amount of resources for reviews and drills. These added help gave me good preparation for my exams and made it very easy for me to approach the final IB papers. Thank you!

Kevin Leong | ACS(Independent) 2015 | Economics (HL)- 7

Thanks for the help Sir, the classes were extremely helpful to my understanding and it allowed me to comprehend the mathematics syllabus very clearly. I found the resources and practices critical in my exam preparations and the classes were insightful and filled with interesting examples and analogies.

Kwon Min Ji | UWC (Dover) 2015 | Mathematics (HL)- 7, Physics (HL)- 7

Thanks for the awesome guidance for my mathematics class Mr Heng. I learnt so much from you and the classes were very fun and interesting. They made a very dry subject fun and interesting. I feel that I have improved greatly over the past year and I would like to thank you really for your help.

Hermi Doe | ACS International 2015 | Physics (SL)-7

Mr Lim is an engaging and fun tutor who taught me exam skills and techniques, supplementing and reinforcing the knowledge I learnt in school. Under Mr Lim’s guidance and effective teaching methods, I learnt a great deal on application skills and evaluation even though I joined very last minute before the examinations.

Dorothy Tan | ACS(Independent)  2015 | Business (SL)- 7, Chemistry (HL)- 7

Mr Lim often teaches us contexts from both local and international sources to aid us in drawing connections between textbook theories and that of real world. He is also an extremely knowledgable and dedicated tutor to us and I’ve Mr Lim’s thoughtful and patient guidance to thank for my improvement. Thank you so much

Danny Park | SJI (International) | Columbia University

Thank you for making even the most boring subjects like English and Economics fun. Will always remember the commitment and extra effort all my tutors put in to help me prepare for exams! The practice sessions and reviews really made a big difference in my revision and I really enjoyed my lessons!

Brian Kim | UWC (Dover) | LSE (Economics)

Mr Lim, my teacher, is a very committed and experienced teacher. He puts in a lot of effort to get us to understand and do better and his notes are concise and comprehensive. The teachings are very clear, in depth, and easy to understand and I have improved tremendously under his guidance.

 

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