How an IGCSE Online Tutor Can Help You Build a Solid Academic Foundation during Lockdown?
In March, necessitated by the Coronavirus outbreak, most governments around the world announced the closure of state-aided and private educational institutions. As students struggled with distance learning, Baccalaureate Classes -- an online tutoring platform -- came to their rescue by providing tutoring for nearly every grade level and in a wide range of subjects to help children stay on track academically. As our student enrollment figures rose, our online IB tutors and IGCSE tutors refused to be bogged down by the Coronavirus lockdown and worked backbreaking hard to deliver high quality services to each and every child. Our online IGCSE tutors draw on a wealth of learning resources and training for Cambridge IGCSE students, which is currently the most renowned international qualification worldwide for 14 to 16 year olds. It is touted to give children more options than any other international qualification. This means that students can choose from a huge repository of subjects, and with more ways to learn they have more ways to succeed!
IGCSE is a fairly new programme. Its inception can be traced back to 1990. As more and more students are drawn towards this international programme, the number of schools hiring unqualified IGCSE tutors has also risen. And it seems likely that this trend will become more frequent, with school budgets being squeezed amidst the pandemic and governments worldwide not regulating employment of untrained educators. This trend is worrisome for parents who in today’s competitive times want the best for their children. Particularly in a competitive market like India, parents are flocking to find skilled IGCSE online tutors that will offer them their money’s worth. Baccalaureate Classes has been the one-stop choice for IGCSE students who seek a solid understanding of fundamental concepts to build on in the IB diploma and AS and A levels programmes and dream of a smooth entry into Ivy League colleges. Here’s why our academy’s online IGCSE tutors are in demand:
Multi-Subject IGCSE Online Tutoring
Our IGCSE online tutors build a specialised training program tailored to every student’s specific needs. We begin with addressing the foundational problems and slowly make our way to engaging with the nitty gritty of STEM subjects as well as languages. Our IGCSE online tutor supports their stimulating virtual classes with excellent resources to improve the performance of every child by developing their skills in problem solving, creative thinking and critical inquiry. Apart from these skills, our lessons also focus on applying knowledge to new and familiar situations, communicating in English, empirical approach and cultural awareness. Our IGCSE tutor ensures they retain a local relevance while teaching international subjects. It comes as no surprise that many of our students who were previously struggling with time management or ineffective study techniques scored A* and A in their finals, thanks to external support.
Background-Checked Online IB Tutors
We thoroughly verify the identity of our every IB tutor by conducting background checks. Our IB tutors and IGCSE educators require a teaching certificate, a postgraduate degree and at least 2-3 years of experience to apply. Our IGCSE teachers also take regular training courses for Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses. For the sake of their professional development, they participate in a series of online and webinar events to build the knowledge and skills they require to help learners like you succeed. Our online IB tutors also coach students for college admission tests, SATs, TOEFLs, IELTS and more. Since most students start preparing for these exams while they're pursuing IGCSE, we also encourage our children to get an early start to reap benefits. Our students have an upper edge because they don’t have to waste precious and resources scouring the market for academies preparing kids for these standardised tests. They have us right by their side, guiding them at every step of the way.
Mock Exam Conducted by IB Online Tutors
Our IB online tutor’s approach to mock exam preparations has been proven effective time and again. We recognise that revision should be spaced out, frequent, practical and focused. We also realise the importance of students maintaining their well-being during stressful times. To help alleviate their stress, we offer flexible schedules to our students. They can reach out to us at any time of the day for mock paper revision or for clearing their doubts. Our most experienced online IGCSE tutor and IB online tutor suggest students prioritise the subjects they struggle with the most. It is fairly easier to study for the subjects you enjoy and understand but, precisely because of that reason, these subjects should not be the ones you dedicate most of your study time to. It is also helpful to identify your priority subjects from the beginning. Let’s assume you want to take HL Chemistry in IB. Then, make sure that Sciences are your priority subject at the IGCSE level and pay extra attention towards it during your mocks and final exams. Our IB online tutors and IGCSE educators share some really useful mnemonics and tricks with their students to remember all the laws and equations they need in their mocks, so make sure you touch base with them to excel in your IGCSE exams. They will provide you with all the materials you require to ace your mocks, and by extension finals, which include but are not limited to past question papers, mark schemes, schemes of work, examiner reports and assistance with written tasks, TOK, HL Essays, Extended Essays, and more.
Transitioning to online teaching does not require expensive equipment. We, at Baccalaureate Classes, use Skype, FaceTime and Zoom as the primary method of communicating with our students and have so far not come across any issues. While setting up for online classes may sound daunting to parents, most IGCSE students, being tech-savvy, are already very used to absorbing knowledge on screen. Our online IB tutor makes sure they carry out a trial class with each student before their first lesson to check set up, as this helps to ensure that the lesson will run smoothly and all technical difficulties are resolved. For us, online teaching has proven to be a huge success as we continue to empower our IGCSE students with the tools required to transition into IB Diploma and AS and A levels.