HL Math Tuition: IB Math Specialist
Proven methods to achieve Grade 7 for IB Math
What Can You Expect from Our Classes?
We offer IB math tuition in various group sizes:
When you enrol for math tuition at eipimath, you benefit from our customised quality resources to assist in your learning:
Our Strengths and Track Record
100% improvement of at least 3 grades
Continued guidance through tertiary education
One-to-One & Small Class Sizes
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These are our tuition rates for IB math:
Per 4 lessons
Each IB math tuition class is 2-hours long.
The number of tuition classes each week depends on whether it's the exam period:
Once a week
Up to twice a week
One advantage of engaging a private tutor is that you can find a schedule that meets your needs.
Here are our weekly timeslots:
Mon - Fri
We conduct one-to-one and group lessons, in-person and online. Here are the different venues:
• Small group (2 – 3 students)
2 Toh Yi Drive, Singapore 590002
(Beauty World MRT Exit C, beside Bt Timah Market)
Class (4 – 8 students)
Bt Timah Shopping Centre, 170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 588179 (Beauty World MRT Exit A)
Held over Zoom
We specialize in the following subjects:
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
• Analysis and Approaches Higher Level (IB Math AA HL)
• Analysis and Approaches Standard Level (IB Math AA SL)
• Applications and Interpretation Higher Level (IB Math AI HL)
• Applications and Interpretation Standard Level (IB Math AI SL)
What are the challenges of taking the IB?
The challenges faced by IB students are multi-faceted and we will explore them in detail.
According to The Straits Times (Jan 4, 2022) ‘Singapore students excel in IB exams, with 133 out of 238 perfect scorers globally’. With more than half of the 45-pointers hailing from Singapore, it is indicative not only of the exceptional calibre of our IB students, but also the immense demands thrust upon them. Their stellar achievements refute the long-held, unsavoury opinion that Singaporean students are rote learners. Unsurprisingly, Anglo Chinese School Independent (ACSI) and St. Joseph's Institution (SJI) rank eminently among global top IB schools.
In Singapore, IB is the second most popular pre-university programme, with about 2,200 students taking the IB vs 12,000 students taking the A-Level. Despite the programme being accredited since 2005, the IB cohort size is less than 20% of the A-Level cohort. Owing to scant demand, there are inadequate study materials published for IB. Each year, up to 17 prelim papers are set for JC A-Level students, but for those in the IB programme, it is slim pickings.
SEAB authorises three different publishers to print the same set of questions for the A-Level TYS, which are accessible and inexpensive. Standing in stark contrast, IB papers are online-only and retail at USD 7.99 (per individual paper, not per set). The IB Organisation, being non-profit but not without legal rights, diligently hounds down any unsanctioned distribution of its past papers.
Many established A-Level tutors do not teach IB Math, though many also pass over A-Level H1 Math. Regrettably, there is an overt asymmetry between the services offered to IB and A-Level students, with IB getting the short end of the stick. Here at eipimath, we hope to be a trusted partner for IB students taking HL Math and SL Math.
Comparing the IB and A-Level, their assessment criteria are different as night and day. Across the IB curriculum, every subject has its internal assessment, accounting for 20% - 33% of the final grade, in various forms such as oral works, fieldwork, lab work, written investigations and art performances.
For IB HL Math, 80% is based on three written exams graded externally by IB, and a sizeable 20% is based on math exploration, an individual 12 – 15 page research paper graded internally by school teachers. A-Level H2 Math is the clear-cut humdrum, 100% based on two written exams graded externally by Cambridge.
IB math has branched into two courses, Analysis and Approaches (AA), and Applications and Interpretation (AI), but ACSI and SJI only offer AA. Furthermore, IB AA HL Math and A-Level H2 Math have diverged substantially over the years. In their highly dissimilar states, quibbling over which math is ‘harder’ is only as useful as a chocolate teapot. IB AA is considerably more developed in Calculus, introducing continuity and differentiability, evaluating limits with l’Hopital’s rule, and Euler’s method as a numerical solution to first order differential equations. But IB AA has dilemmatic trade-offs in Statistics, having removed Central Limit Theorem, unbiased estimators of mean and variance, and hypothesis testing – topics which are ubiquitous in university courses. As the cliche goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it.
Cut to the chase, IB math is not simply A-Level math repackaged, and existing A-Level materials are incongruous with the teaching of IB. Here at eipimath, we incorporate the latest trends in the IB syllabus, and curate content that is tailor-made for IB students.