Tag Archive phyiscs tutoring

Find Physics Tutor in Jakarta for IB and Cambridge

Physics Tutor In Jakarta for IB and Cambridge

Physics is a hard subjects for those who seldom practices by solving problem methods. Physics is one of the oldest disciplines in the world. At first, physics is associated in natural philosophy along with biology, chemistry, and some branches of math. However, as science has improved, physics has developed as science with separate research. People who are expert in physics are called physicists. They use physical approaches to answer big questions about universe. How this universe begins? How it changes from the past, present, until future? Thus, in study physics, we often need guidance from more experienced person such as Teacher in school and also Physics Tutor in Jakarta

Physics is not only about theoretical concept, but it can be applied to all human activities. For example, it applies to development of sustainable forms of energy production, cancer treatment through radiotherapy, and diagnosing illness through kinds of imaging. All of these are based on physics. That;s why many international curriculum such as Cambridge and IB give more attention to Physics.

In conclusion, physics is highly necessary in all sectors of human life. People who understand physics is also needed. Meanwhile, before thinking about how to be a scientist, have you and your children done your physics tasks or homework? Are you satisfied with your score in physics exams? Are you still confused how to finish them because you are not good at it enough?

Find Physics Tutor in Jakarta

physics tutorNowadays, physics is getting more complicated and harder to learn, especially in the case of bad learning methods. To overcome your problem regarding learning physics and its difficulties, Jakartatutor.net is ready to come to you. Call us now, then you can make your own schedule for tutoring sessions. We will send you professional tutors coming to your house in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi.

Professional Physics Tutor in Jakarta

JakartaTutor.net offers 2 methods of delivery for Physics Private Tutor, depending on the needs of the student:

Full English Tutoring: Our preferred approach for tutoring is the “Full English Physics Private Tutoring” This delivery method is taught 100% in English to help International student whose mother language is English or Student whose mother language is not bahasa Indonesia, or local students who prefer using english in learning, to ensures adequate student engagement and comprehension of the subjects and concepts taught at school. it also ensures consistent learning based on original language of IB curricula and specially designed tutoring materials

Bilingual (Bahasa Indonesia + English) Tutoring: Our preferred approach for this tutoring is the “Bilingual Physics Private Tutoring” This delivery method is taught in Bahasa Indonesia however it is still maintain original English Terms to help local indonesian student to understand more about the subjects using their primary language. Besides the use of language, there is no much differences between program. it also ensures consistent learning based on original language of IB curricula and specially designed tutoring materials

 

Other Tutoring services than Physics Tutor in Jakarta

We also provide tutoring service to help students prepare for College/University Entrance Test.

Our students come from some international and national-plus school in Jakarta, such as:

Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS)
Rafles International Christian School (RCIS)

British School Jakarta
Australian International School
Binus International School (Simprug and Serpong)
The Gandhi Memorial International School (GMIS Jakarta)
HIGHSCOPE Indonesia
Saint John International School
Central International School
Global Sevilla International School
Singapore International School
Global Jaya International School
Hope International School
Sekolah Pelita Harapan
Tiara Bangsa ACS
Pakistan International School
Jubilee School
SMAN 3 Jakarta International Program
SMAN 8 Jakarta International Program
SMAN 70 Jakarta International Program
and still many other international and national schools around Jakarta

while some of our university preparation students go to some college such as:

Jakarta International College (JIC), Monash University Foundation Year
Edmund College (U.S)
Lone Star College (U.S)
University of Melbourne (Australia)
University of Michigan (U.S)
Lund University (EU)
Nan Yang Technological Institute (Asia)
University Teknologi Petronas (Asia)
Gadjah Mada University (International Program)
University of Indonesia (International Program)

Need to find tutor near Jakarta? Contact us via Whatsapp!

For students looking for an IB tutor, please contact our Private Tutor Coordinator

Jakarta Private Tutoring Service

Jakarta Private Home Tutoring

We provide tutoring service for Jakarta area. Our private tutor cover most school subject, such as Private Tutor for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English,  Social studies, Business Studies, etc. Our private tutor experienced in tutoring students with Cambridge Primary, IGCSE, O level, A/AS level, International Baccalaureate ( IB ) Primary, MYP, IB diploma IB DP, Australian, Singapore and AP curriculum.

Jakarta Depok Bekasi BSD Private Tutor

Our Private Tutor programs are geared towards students who are keen to improve on their general understanding of certain subjects in Cambridge IGCSE, O level, A/AS level, International Baccalaureate ( IB ) and as also their confidence and exam performance.  Private Tutoring is available in technical subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Sciences and Business Studies. Tutoring sessions are designed to complement the courses taught to students in their respective schools and colleges. Our programs follow the latest curricula of:

Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE, AS and A-Levels); International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma); EDEXCEL; and Advanced Placement (AP). Jakarta Private Tutor

JakartaTutor.net offers 2 methods of delivery, depending on the needs of the student:

Full English Tutoring: Our preferred approach for tutoring is the “Full English Private Tutoring” This delivery method is taught 100% in English to help International student whose mother language is English or Student whose mother language is not bahasa Indonesia, or local students who prefer using english in learning, to ensures adequate student engagement and comprehension of the subjects and concepts taught at school. it also ensures consistent learning based on original language of Cambridge and IB curriculum and specially designed tutoring materials

Bilingual (Bahasa Indonesia + English) Tutoring: Our preferred approach for this tutoring is the “Bilingual Private Tutoring” This delivery method is taught in Bahasa Indonesia however it is still maintain original English Terms to help local indonesian student to understand more about the subjects using their primary language. Besides the use of language, there is no much differences between program. it also ensures consistent learning based on original language of Cambridge and IB curriculum and specially designed tutoring materials.

Prior to Cambridge and IB examinations, JakartaTutor.net provides ‘crash’ courses and drills to ensure students master key concepts, revise on past exam papers, and more importantly, get tips and tricks to excel in their examinations. Our “Exam Prep Programs” (EEP) are intensive, with up to 3 sessions a week for 8 to 12 weeks and comprise up to 10 students per class. During term breaks we provide “Get Ready Programs” to help students prepare and get ready for their next grade at school.

We specialise in tutoring for the IGCSE, AS / A-Level and IB exams. Subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sciences and Business Studies are taught at all levels (HL/SL, etc).

We provide Private Tutor service for Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Timur, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta Barat and part of Jakarta Utara

We also provide tutoring service to help students prepare for College/University Entrance Test.

Our Private Tutor mostly graduated from:

Universitas Indonesia (UI), ITB, IPB, SSE (Sampoerna University), UIN, UNJ, Foreign Universities

 

Our students come from some international and national-plus school in Jakarta, such as:

Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS)
Rafles International Christian School (RCIS)

Jakarta International College (JIC)

British School Jakarta
Australian International School
Binus International School (Simprug and Serpong)
The Gandhi Memorial International School (GMIS Jakarta)
HIGHSCOPE Indonesia
Saint John International School
Central International School
Global Sevilla International School
Singapore International School
Global Jaya International School
Hope International School
Sekolah Pelita Harapan
Tiara Bangsa ACS
Pakistan International School
Jubilee School
SMAN 3 Jakarta International Program
SMAN 8 Jakarta International Program
SMAN 70 Jakarta International Program
and still many other international and national schools around Jakarta

Private Tutor for University Preparation

while some of our university preparation students go to some college such as:

Jakarta International College (JIC), Monash University Foundation Year
Edmund College (U.S)
Lone Star College (U.S)
University of Melbourne (Australia)
University of Michigan (U.S)
Lund University (EU)
Nan Yang Technological Institute (Asia)
University Teknologi Petronas (Asia)
Gadjah Mada University (International Program)
University of Indonesia (International Program)

Need to find tutor near Jakarta? Contact us via Whatsapp!

Physics Tutor in Jakarta

physics_tutoring_florida

 

Looking for Physics Tutors near Jakarta? You are in the right place! Jakartatutoring.com provide Physics Tutors who are not only SMART, but also able to explain the concepts clearly and easy to understand. Unlike usual tutoring agency, Jakartatutoring.com support all of our tutor with curriculum and pedagogical content knowledge which proven by research to be effective in helping students to achieve a better result in Physics subject. Our Physics tutor does not work individually, our academic support team always be there to support all of our Physics tutors with rich learning materials, training, and expert consultation.

Jakartatutoring.com provide Phyiscs tutor for IB Program, Physics tutor for Cambridge,Phyiscs tutor for Indonesian Curriculum and Expert Physics tutor for university preparation (IB HL, A/AS level, Foundation year and college students). Contact Us for more information about our Physics tutors qualification.

Private tutor for all areas in Jakarta, Serpong, Bekasi, Depok

We provide home tuition service for Jakarta, Tangerang, Depok, Bali. Our home tuition service cover most school subject, such as Math, Physics, Chemistry, English,  Social studies, Business Studies, etc. Our tutors experienced in tutoring students with Cambridge, International Baccalaureate (IB) , VCE, HSC, Singapore and US curriculum and also university foundation such as Monash, UNSW, and Lone Star college.

We also provide home tuition service to help students prepare for College/University Entrance Test

Our home tuition students are from some international and national-plus school in Jakarta, such as: JIS, GJIS, Bristisch School, ACS, ACG, SPH, Jakarta World Academy, Mentari,  Beacon academy, SIS, Bina Bangsa, NZIS, etc

We provide home tuition to help students studying their school subjects covered by Cambridge and IB curriculum. Some of the subjects are:

  • Mathematics
  • Science/Combined Science
  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • ICT
  • Social studies
  • Business Studies
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • etc

We also offer intensive program for students who want to retake their Cambridge examination (IGCSE /O Level, and A/AS Level). Our Home tuition program will help students to get desired Marks.

You can choose to study with tutor who speak bilingually or full English. We provide students with complete syllabus and past paper collections.

If  you want to find tutor to help your studies, please contact us:

Office: (021) 4087 7820

Mobile: (+62)896-3072-7257

Email: Jakartatutoring@gmail.com

you can also directly request for tutor by filling up this form

Need to find tutor near Jakarta? Contact us! Or Register here

 

Related Articles:

Guru privat IGCSE

IB Tutor in Jakarta

Biology Tutor in Jakarta

Economics tutor in Jakarta

Chemistry tutor in Jakarta

 

Private Tutor in Jakarta Kelapa Gading

Private Tutor for grade 1 to 12 in all jakarta, Kelapa Gading, Cambridge, IB and Singapore Curriculums. Also for University preparation.

  • Experienced tutors in International curriculums

  • Specialized to teach students from International and national plus schools (JIS, BIS, Raffles/RICS, Global Jaya, SIS, , NJIS, ACG, Sevilla,  Bina Bangsa, Ichtus, etc)

  • Available to teach privately in student home, public place in Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta pusat, Jakarta Utara especially in Kelapa Gading, Pantai Indah kapuk, Jadetabek area.

We are proudly presents our Home tutoring services available for all students in Jakarta Utara, Kelapa Gading, Pantai Indah Kapuk, etc The tutor will help students in following subjects:

  • Mathematics

  • English

  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

  • Social Studies

  • Business studies, Economics, Accounting
  • other general subjects (excluding Mandarin, we will assign specialist Mandarin tutor)

We offer two kinds of tutoring programs:

  • PLATINUM tutoring program (100% in English)
  • Gold Tutoring Program (Bilingual English and Bahasa Indonesia)

Our Tutor will be familiar with International Curriculum such as CAMBRIDGE ( A/As level, O level, IGCSE), IB (PYP, MYP, Diploma SL and HL) and Singapore (My Pals, Shing lee New Syllabus, GCE ), and other international curriculum.

Tutoring program can be monitored by parents trough our Daily report notes. Parents can request for specific tutor requirements.

Jakarta tutor

 

 

What is Cambridge International Examination?

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programms and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. They are a division of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

More than 10,000 schools are part of our Cambridge learning community. They operate in 160 countries across 9 regions including Jakarta. They have Cambridge representatives in every region and are a trusted education partner for governments in over 30 countries.

Cambridge international education programmes and qualifications lead seamlessly from primary through secondary and pre-university years. They have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life and we are recognised by Ofqual – the regulator of examinations in England – to award qualifications.

Qualifications such as Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS and A Level and Cambridge Pre-U are recognised by universities and employers worldwide and open doors for Cambridge learners.

In Jakarta Cambridge Examination are available in International and National Plus Schools, such as Jakarta International School, British International School, Australian International School, Global Jaya International school, Gandhi Memorial International School, Raffles International school, Sekolah Pelita Harapan, New Zealand International School, Singapore International School (SIS), Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) Jakarta, Sekolah Tiara Bangsa (STB – ACS) International, ACG International School, North Jakarta International School (NJIS), Binus International School, HIGHSCOPE Indonesia, Sekolah Dian Harapan, IPEKA International, Global Sevilla, Central International School, and many others.

Many times students find its diffcult to learn Cambridge subjects to prepare their exams. Groovy Excellent Education (GEE) trough our Jakarta Tutoring service, provide tutor for core subjects in Cambridge Exams. We provide tutor for:

  • Mathematics (Maths)
  • English (Second and First Language, as Foreign Language)
  • Science (and Combined Science),
  • Chemistry,
  • Physics,
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies, etc.

Our tutor will come to your home and provide home tutoring services (Private tutor/ Les Privat Guru Ke Rumah). They also well prepared with Cambridge syllabus and Cambridge Past Papers. Our Cambridge tutors are available in Jakarta (Pondok Indah, Kemang, Cilandak, Menteng, Kebayoran, Cipete, Kuningan, Pancoran, Kebagusan, Grogol, Matraman, Kelapa Gading, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Bntaro, and all area of Jakarta), Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, Bali, Singapore and some other locations.

Trust us for finding right private tutors, we offer quality service and International Standards for tutoring.

Contacts us via email or directly register via website by clicking this link

 

Related Content:

IB Tutor In Jakarta

Maths Tutor In Jakarta

Physics Tutor In Jakarta

Chemistry Tutor In Jakarta

Accounting Tutor In Jakarta

Tutor for grade 1 to 6 Primary Cambridge, IB and Singapore schools.

Private Tutor for grade 1 to 6 Primary Level for Cambridge, IB and Singapore Curriculums.

  • Experienced tutors in International curriculums

  • Specialized to teach students from International and national plus schools (JIS, BIS, Raffles/RICS, Global Jaya, SIS, ACG, etc)

  • Available to teach privately in student home, public place in Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta pusat, Jakarta Utara, Jadetabek area.

We are proudly presents our Primary level tutoring services available for all Primary students in Jakarta, BSD, Depok, Bekasi and Bali. The tutor will help students in following subjects:

  • Mathematics

  • English

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • other general subjects (excluding Mandarin, we will assign specialist Mandarin tutor)

We offer two kinds of tutoring programs:

  • PLATINUM tutoring program (100% in English)
  • Gold Tutoring Program (Bilingual English and Bahasa Indonesia)

Our Tutor will be familiar with International Curriculum such as CAMBRIDGE, IB and Singapore (My Pals), and other international curriculum.

Tutoring program can be monitored by parents trough our Daily report notes. Parents can request for specific tutor requirements.

Jakarta tutor

 

 

Private Tutor for grade 11 to 12 Junior college, IGCSE, IB Diploma, A level exam

Private Tutor for grade 11 to 12 Junior college for IGCSE, IB Diploma, A level exam

  • Experienced tutors in International curriculum (IGCSE, IB, O level, A level, Edexcel, Exam preparation)

  • Specialized to teach students from International and national plus schools (JIS, BIS, Raffles/RICS, Global Jaya, SIS, ACG, SPH, Bina Bangsa, NJIS, Binus, IPEKA, etc)

  • Available to teach privately in student home, public place in Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta pusat, Jakarta Utara, other Jadetabek areas. Jakarta Selatan include: Kemang, Cilandak, Pondok Indah, Menteng, Bintaro, Kuningan, Tebet, Pasar Minggu, Casablanca, etc)

  • Expert tutor for specific learning difficulties (Mathematics, Science, English)

  • IGCSE preparation, IB Diploma exam preparation, Cambridge A level

We are proudly presents our Junior college tutoring services available for grade 11-12 students in Jakarta, BSD, Depok, Bekasi and Bali. The tutors will help students in following subjects:

  • Mathematics

  • English

  • Physics

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business studies
  • ESS
  • ICT
  • other general subjects (excluding Mandarin, we will assign specialist Mandarin tutor)

We offer two kinds of tutoring programs:

  • PLATINUM tutoring program (100% in English)
  • Gold Tutoring Program (Bilingual English and Bahasa Indonesia)

Our Tutor will be familiar with International Curriculum such as CAMBRIDGE IGCSE, O level, A level, IB and Singapore, Edexcel, and other international curriculum.

Tutoring program can be monitored by parents trough our Daily report notes. Parents and students can request for specific tutor requirements.

request-information-md

IGCSE tutor images

Private Tutor grade 9 to 10 for IGCSE, IB MYP, O level exam

Private Tutor for grade 9 to 10 High school level for IGCSE, IB MYP, O level exam

  • Experienced tutors in International curriculum (IGCSE, IB, O level, Edexcel, Exam preparation)

  • Specialized to teach students from International and national plus schools (JIS, BIS, Raffles/RICS, Global Jaya, SIS, ACG, SPH, Bina Bangsa, NJIS, etc)

  • Available to teach privately in student home, public place in Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta pusat, Jakarta Utara, other Jadetabek areas. Jakarta Selatan include: Kemang, Cilandak, Pondok Indah, Menteng, Bintaro, Kuningan, Tebet, Pasar Minggu, Casablanca, etc)

  • Expert tutor for specific learning difficulties (Mathematics, Science, English)
  • IGCSE preparation, UN preparation, IB MYP exam preparation, Cambridge Checkpoint

 

We are proudly presents our High school tutoring services available for grade 9-10 students in Jakarta, BSD, Depok, Bekasi and Bali. The tutors will help students in following subjects:

  • Mathematics

  • English

  • Physics

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business studies
  • ESS
  • ICT
  • other general subjects (excluding Mandarin, we will assign specialist Mandarin tutor)

We offer two kinds of tutoring programs:

  • PLATINUM tutoring program (100% in English)
  • Gold Tutoring Program (Bilingual English and Bahasa Indonesia)

Our Tutor will be familiar with International Curriculum such as CAMBRIDGE IGCSE, O level, A level, IB and Singapore, Edexcel, and other international curriculum.

Tutoring program can be monitored by parents trough our Daily report notes. Parents and students can request for specific tutor requirements.

request-information-md

IGCSE tutor images

Must read: how to tackle IB exams

So, your son, daughter or ward will be taking the IB exams either this year or next year. What can you do to help him/her face the challenge with confidence? Clearly, factors such as your home environment, presence of personal tutor, your son’s/daughter’s/ward’s personality, support mechanisms in the school, etc. will make a difference. But, the following represent some tips that we have found useful… In it, we’ve represented your “young person” as “Jakarta” – mainly because writing “son, daughter or ward” repeatedly takes up more space.

Start early

Jakarta cannot begin the revision program too early. The confidence gained by an early start is huge.

Support, support and more support

The IB Diploma Programme is tough. But, everyone believes that Jakarta can succeed on it. Show that your belief in this is unwavering. Consider:

  • Physical support – look after Jakarta’s physical needs… especially as the revision gets more intense. Stock the fridge. Give Jakarta space and an appropriate environment to work. Buy lots of Post-Its – or whatever Jakarta needs for study. Encourage healthy/regular eating (not too many sugary foods – and not too much caffeine). Encourage Jakarta to get enough sleep (and to do something relaxing before going to sleep). Encourage regular exercise.
  • Tutor support – It will be great if parents can hire a personal tutor, IB Diploma Exams are unlike other exam, it needs someone whom expert for each subjects to help the student personally. You need to find a tutor who can help Jakarta tackle the exam and providing constant personal support from beginning.
  • Emotional support – many students (including Jakarta?) find exams stressful – especially if it seems as if their future depends on the results. Friends and families can provide tons of emotional support. The first stage is belief – you believe in Jakarta. The second is listening. When Jakarta is stressed, don’t rush in to try to calm him/her down. That suggests that signs of stress are wrong. They are not. They are perfectly normal. Instead, encourage Jakarta to express the worries or fears that he/she is experiencing. But then, don’t feel that you need to offer advice. Usually, you can’t. But, you can offer time and space. Give Jakarta the opportunity to talk, to cry or just to be quiet. Thirdly, show appreciation. Jakarta’s goals may be ambitious – and might not be achieved. Regardless of the outcome, show that you accept Jakarta’s efforts – whether you think that they could be improved or not! Praise the work that is being done, the maturity that is shown, Jakarta’s massive development during the two-year IB programme, etc. Whatever Jakarta achieves, is wonderful in your eyes.

Understand the work-load

Jakarta will have lots of deadlines to meet in the second year of the Diploma or will have met lots of deadlines already. Coursework – usually amounting to 20-30% of the final grade – has to be submitted to the IB. CAS also has to be completed. It is important that Jakarta gets all of these commitments out of the way by the deadlines set by the school. But, don’t forget that it is also important for Jakarta to get the best possible grades for them. If any “Internal Assessment” completion dates are looming or outstanding, support Jakarta in doing the work as thoroughly as possible, but certainly by the deadline. Does Jakarta have commitments outside school? Are all of these necessary? Can they be scaled down as the exam period gets nearer?

Look out for signs of stress

Many students show signs of stress in the build-up to exams – and Jakarta is probably no exception. Some “manage” their stress well; others struggle. As a parent, you are in a good position to identify signs of stress. A moderate amount of stress is often good – it raises adrenaline levels and increases motivation. Too much can paralyze work. The more of the following that are visible, the louder the alarm bells should be ringing:

  • Physical symptoms – such as sleeping or eating more or less, but also signs such as chest pains,  headaches, nausea, constipation, etc.
  • Mental symptoms – e.g. loss of concentration or interest, but also nail biting, etc.
  • Emotional symptoms – for example, tears, tantrums or panic attacks
  • Addictive symptoms – increased smoking or alcohol consumption
  • Self-deprecating comments – “I know I’ll never pass”, “Amin is much brighter than me”, etc.

If the signs are mounting, what can you do? This depends a lot on the type of person that Jakarta is. The emotional support described above is vitally important. But, one key is often relaxation. Breathing exercises are good. So are other relaxation techniques. Physical activity is great. You might be able to do something diverting as a family. Or, Jakarta’s friends might rally round to go and have fun together.

Know about support systems

Jakarta has many options for supporting revision. These include:

  • Teachers and Tutors – Jakarta will have realised that the teachers and tutors are on her/his side. They want her/him to do well. They are also experts on their subjects and what the examiners are looking for in IB exams. They can give great advice. But, they are also very busy (and stressed?). Encourage Jakarta to tell the teachers/tutors which aspects of the work he/she is finding particularly difficult. If it’s easier for Jakarta to talk to teachers/tutors after the normal end of school, encourage that.
  • Syllabus – the IB produces clear syllabus guides for each subject. Has Jakarta got copies of these? Many are very bulky – and some parts are irrelevant for Jakarta, but having access to the key parts is vital. This includes information on assessment (exams) and how they are graded.
  • Notes – since the start of the IB Diploma, Jakarta will have accumulated masses of notes and handouts. But, he/she may have missed some work. Are the notes complete? Even when they are, their usefulness will vary. Typically, they are much too bulky. A very useful revision technique is to REDUCE, reduce, reduce – condensing notes into mind maps, diagrams, bullet-points, mnemonics, etc.
  • Textbooks – there is a growing range of IB textbooks, but some schools use non-IB textbooks in their teaching. The value of these is significantly reduced for revision. In fact, few textbooks are of use in the final stages. Revision Guides are often better (see below).
  • Past papers and mark schemes – these are extremely useful. But, Jakarta should beware of the older ones – IB syllabuses frequently change, and so do the people who write the papers. With the growth of the IB, there has been an increase in the number of past papers (papers for different regions of the world, for different exam sessions, etc.). Jakarta’s school can access these. Teachers may be reluctant to release everything (because they want to retain some papers/questions for mock exams etc.), but there should still be enough for revision. Jakarta could ask these resources from his/her Private Tutor. In addition to trying the questions, Jakarta must understand the “rules” of each paper (shown on the front cover).
  • Revision Guides – unlike textbooks which are great for learning, these are specifically written for revision. They pull out the key points and prepare students specifically for the exams. Many students have successfully used OSC’s Revision Guides – which can be ordered online and are despatched immediately.
  • Revision advice – there is plenty of advice on how to revise. In addition to guidance from Jakarta’s school, there are books on the topic and lots of online advice. Two online examples are BBC and Skills4study. Because the IB prepares students for university so well (better than other examinations), the advice provided by university sites may be of use. For example: Brunel, Loughborough, Southampton, Worcester or Manchester.
  • Study Buddies/ tutors – while exams are still solo activities, revising with others is to be encouraged. Jakarta can learn a lot from a “study buddy or a personal Tutor”. Tutor can test Jakarta, teach  difficult aspects, support Jakarta emotionally, etc.
  • Online support – not surprisingly, there are many potential support services on the web. Many are rubbish, but some are very useful. If Jakarta feels that the other support systems are inadequate for her/his needs, it might be worth looking for online support. Some students have reported that The Student Room is useful, but it is important that Jakarta identifies potential support early. Spending time Googling for advice and support as the exams approach is likely to be time wasted, it is best to hire a private tutor who can help with this.
  • Parents and family – as identified earlier, a major part of Jakarta’s support system is you – and other members of the family, and also private tutors. The IB Diploma is a highly respected academic program (that’s why universities love it), but one of the reasons why it is valued so highly is because it is tough. At the end, Jakarta will be a superb, well-rounded “product” who will be able to tackle academic challenges fearlessly. But, Jakarta will need patience, understanding, support from tutor and family … and lots and lots of love!

Celebrate the achievement

Finally, celebrate when Jakarta finishes the exams. It’s a milestone which needs to be recognized. The results won’t be known for a month or so, but Jakarta’s success in completing the course is magnificent… whatever the outcome.

%d bloggers like this: