Other IB tuition agencies offer students packages of hours. Often, these come with titles like “Exam Starter Pack” or “Complete Subject Support”. While we understand the economies of savings these offer students and families, we have a strong belief at EIB that every student is different, needs to find the tutor that works for them, and needs the support and guidance to explore the IB at a pace and in a way which matches their learning style. We do not believe all students can be tutored for an exam in the same 10 hour block and think it irresponsible to suggest standardised learning like this will work for every student. Instead, we ask families to work with EIB and their tutors to make sure the support they’re receiving offers the best progress and approach for their circumstance.
We find students who are struggling to enjoy or engage with an IB subject benefit particularly from Standard Tier tutors, whose youth and enthusiasm for their subjects can help enthuse students and motivate them to devote more time and effort to the subject.
Many of our Higher Tier tutors are IB teachers and IBO Examiners, which make them ideal for students who are looking to extend the classroom environment to their home, and learn with the structure and authority teachers provide.
A new IB chemistry student should make sure they keep practicing the fundamentals of chemical calculations, usually encountered first in the unit of stoichiometry, throughout their DP years. These questions come up all the time, and it can be hard to focus on and excel at the later topics if you are still confused about the basics!
Chemistry is often called the central science, as in a way it forms the bridge between biology and physics, and is deeply connected to nearly every major branch of science. Fundamentally it is the study of matter, its properties and behaviour, and how it changes and reacts. Chemistry is deeply important to fields like medicine, biological sciences, environmental studies, and also less commonly thought of fields like geology and food science. Studying chemistry will give any student a wonderful and powerful insight into the world around them, and teach them principles that they can apply in nearly any field they choose to go into.
The Diploma Programme chemistry course includes essential chemical principles, and also the selection of options that allow students to dive more deeply into specific aspects of chemistry. The IB chemistry course incorporates both theory and experiments, with students developing practical investigation techniques alongside their theoretical abilities. The IB has also placed a degree of importance on the development of interpersonal skills and digital technology skills - both of which are essential to conducting successful science in the modern day, and skills that are transferable into nearly all other pursuits.Students are assessed through the use of quizzes and tests. We also provide traditional activities such as essay writing to prepare them for the exams.
Assessment will be both formative and summative and in accordance with IB criteria.
IB chemistry graduates are highly sought after, as the comprehensive program prepares students exceptionally well for the rigours of a university level chemistry course. Chemistry at Higher Level is an obvious requirement for directly related courses like chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and medicine, but can also be hugely useful and applicable to any students looking to pursue geosciences, and various biology related studies. The high-level investigative and organisational skills that students learn in IB chemistry, can also be applied to data-driven analytical subjects like economics, business, and computer science, while a passion for chemical synthesis and design can be easily utilised in the fashion and food industries.