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The IB Math Tutor

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I help students achieve higher grades and succeed in their IB Mathematics course

We all know the story.

After a long day of school, the student comes home with a pile of 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. Students, not knowing where to start and experiencing burnout, see their grades plummet, and the downward spiral begins.

And that is, more often than not, not their fault. Students mention the course being too difficult (it is definitely not trivial), not getting support from teachers (some of them unfortunately have little experience with IB), or having gaps that keep them from learning.

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Taking an IB Math course can be very challenging, but it doesn’t have to. 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.

After all, a student's track record in the IB Math course is one of the key factors that will determine his/her college acceptances. Let’s get there together.

🙋‍♀️ Some questions you might have 🙋‍♂️

"So who are you again?”

Hey there!

I'm Bruno, or The IB Math Tutor. Before becoming an IB Math teacher, 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 at one of the most prestigious IB schools in São Paulo, I have tutored for over 1,200 hours students from around the globe, including Singapore, Qatar and PortugaI to mention a few. As a side project, I produce Calculus content (in Portuguese) for Engineering students at Curso de Cálculo's YouTube channel. All my work is education related in one way or another.

"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 Chapel School (one of the leading international schools in Brazil) for many years and being the department head of Math (training many Math teachers along the way), I am also an official IB Examiner. 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 🤔

What is your approach to tutoring?

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 6 students per semester at most gives me the opportunity to design lessons that remove their gaps and build on their strengths.

How do the lessons work?

For a seamless online experience, students are tutored through Zoom using Goodnotes. Not only that allows for real time whiteboard sharing, but also the notes are easily accessible by the students after class.

Can I access the lesson notes after the session?

Most certainly. All notes taken using the Goodnotes app get synced automatically into a single file (therefore the most recent version of the website will always be available through a single link). You can see an example here.

Will the timezone I am located at be an issue?

Being in a different timezone is not an issue. Most students schedule their classes during the night time for them (after coming back from school). Having students from around the globe allows me to schedule the lessons throughout the day.

Are you familiar with other curriculums other than the IB's?

Yes, I have worked extensively with the GCSE and AP curriculums.

Do you help students write their Math IAs?

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 (however, I do agree that an instructor's help could speed the process of writing an IA). But the second and most important one is that some students will try to convince me to write their IAs for them (trust me, that has happened). For those reasons, I've decided to end that type of support.

🤝 Let's work together 🤝

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