Tutoring – IGCSE/IB
The two-year IGCSE course is broad and rigorous, usually comprising of 9 subjects. In order to succeed, students must be organised, disciplined and self-motivated. On top of this, students should have a strong understanding of the content in each subject, have memorised that content, and understand how to use the content in an exam context – exam technique. It is not necessary for tutoring to cover all of these aspects for every subject, and, again, it is key for students to develop independent study habits aside from any support they are given. However, tutoring can be used to unpick thorny chapters in each subject, help with general organisation and scheduling of independent work, and strategise a student’s approach as they approach the exams. Modelex has now helped thousands of students through this process and has developed their own signature approach to the IGCSE exams, combining tutoring, collaboration with parents, and independent study.
The demanding International Baccalaureate Diploma follows the IGCSEs. By this stage, students should have developed strong independent working habits, and success at IB depends very much on this. Tutoring and academic support should therefore be focused and specific, with a clear idea of its purpose. Modelex has helped hundreds of IB students succeed at this level, and go on to gain entry at some of the world’s premier universities.