We all know the story.
After a long day of school, the student comes home with a pile of IB Math homework and lots of material to study. The exam is approaching, and he/she didn't quite get the first few lessons from that topic. The Math course, which should be interesting, becomes a burden, and the pile of work grows exponentially. The student, not knowing where to start and experiencing burnout, sees his/her grades plummet, and the downward spiral begins.
More often than not, that is not their fault. After teaching IB Math to students from all over the globe and from diverse backgrounds what I observed is that, in general, either teachers are not supporting them appropriately (some IB Math teachers unfortunately have little experience with IB), the student presents gaps that keep them from learning, or they need a different approach to take them from a 4 to a 6 (or even a 7).
Taking an IB Math course can be very challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Students need guidance through the course: knowing where to start, what to study and how to study. When given the proper support and tools, the subject becomes more pleasant, studying sessions become easier, and the time necessary to prepare for exams decreases. At the end of the day, a student wants to study efficiently, and not waste time.
Being an experienced IB Math teacher, an official IB Examiner and having tutored students from five continents, I know what it takes to succeed in an IB Math course. Despite its difficulty, with the right approach, great material and the best studying strategies, the results (higher grades) should (and will) come.
🙋♀️ Some questions you might have 🙋♂️
"So who are you again?”
I'm Bruno, or The IB Math Tutor. Before becoming an IB Math instructor, I graduated in Electrical Engineer and did my post-graduate studies in Electrical Power Systems. After that I got a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence. I have a broad knowledge not only in Mathematics but also in many of its applications.
Besides having worked for many years as an IB HL Mathematics teacher and Head of Department at one of the most prestigious IB schools in São Paulo, I have tutored for over 3,000+ hours students from around the globe, including Singapore, Qatar and PortugaI (just to mention a few). Also, I am currently developing two side projects related to IB Math (won't tell you about it yet because it’s bad luck!). As one can see, I dedicate my time entirely to Mathematics education.
"But I barely know this guy, I wonder if he is a good teacher”
Fair enough, let me say a thing or two about me.
"Does he even have any experience with IB Math?”
I am glad you asked.
Teaching is my career and passion. Besides having taught IB HL Mathematics at one of the leading international schools in Brazil for many years and training many Math teachers along the way as a Head of department, I am also an official IB Examiner, which means that I grade IB Math exams yearly. Being an IB Examiner also provides me the know-how to determine exactly what is expected from the students when sitting for exams and writing external papers.
⭐️ Wanna see some testimonials? Go nuts! ⭐️
"I have tremendous admiration for Mr. Bruno's work. Not only does he have an extensive background, but he also inspires students and relates to them on a personal level. He played a key role in Angelina's admission at Northwestern." Lucia, mother of AA HL student (IB score 41/45, 7 in AA HL)
"Working with Mr. Bruno has been extremely impactful and has completely changed Stephen's trajectory. As the letters of acceptance started to arrive, he was able to choose between the universities he applied for." Alfredo, father of AI HL student (IB score 42/45, 6 in AI HL)
🤔 Frequently asked questions 🤔
Getting to know the student’s aim for college allows me to create a personalized learning experience for them. The fact that I work with only a few students per semester gives me the opportunity to design lessons that remove their gaps and build on their strengths.
Being in a different timezone is not an issue. Most students schedule their classes during the night time (after coming back from school), therefore having students from around the globe (from the Americas to Oceania) allows me to schedule the lessons throughout the day.
Yes, I have worked extensively with the IGCSE and AP curriculums.
The only piece of the IB curriculum that I do not offer tutoring/help is writing IAs. And there is a reason for that (actually, two). The first one is that the exploration is quite personal and should be done by the student only. The second and most important reason is that helping students write their IAs violates the IB guidelines.
🤝 Let's work together 🤝
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