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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 school day, 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).

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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.

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?”

Hey there!

I'm Bruno, or The IB Math Tutor. Before becoming an IB Math instructor, I graduated in Electrical Engineering 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! 🎥

"This fall I am attending Barnard College at Columbia University (…) Having Bruno help me over these past few years in IB Math has been such a tranquilizing experience, he has been super supportive in every way (…) I love his teaching style, how we would go over past papers and solve questions together (…) He helped me build my confidence up (…) He was more than a Math teacher for me." ⭐️ Marina A., AA SL student from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
"I kept getting constant fours on the first half of my first year and realized I needed help (…) At the end of November I got a 6 as my predicted grade and got into the best universities that I aimed for: King's College, McGill (…) He kept teaching me in a way that is easy to remember (…) Mr. Silva would always realize what my weak points are allow me to excel in them by pushing me with higher level HL questions." ⭐️ Anthony O., AI HL student from Dubai - UAE
"When the content started to get dense and I realize I couldn't really organize myself, I decided to turn to Bruno for help. Having some time set aside every week to discuss my specific needs and the problems that I was having difficulty with, was truly very important to me (…) Overall, having Bruno as a teacher over these past few years was truly very helpful to my success in the course (…) I'll be going to Northwestern University in the fall." ⭐️ Cecília C., AA HL student from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
"Before Mr. Silva I was getting those 3's and 4's, lower than desired grades (...) He helped me reach the next level and achieve those 6's and 7's (…) Through the help of Mr. Silva I was able to get into my dream universities more specifically Leeds and King’s and without Mr. Silva by my side I don't think that would be possible (…) If you're struggling with Math and you need that extra push, Mr. Silva will not only give you a push but a massive shove." ⭐️ Adam H., AI HL student from Dubai - UAE

🤔 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 only a few students per semester 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 does this allow for real time sharing of a whiteboard, but it also keeps the notes stored in the cloud, which can be easily accessible by the students after class at any time.

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 (as Anthony mentioned in the video above).

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 (after coming back from school), therefore having students from around the globe (from the Americas to Oceania) allows me to schedule the lessons throughout my day.

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

Though I have extensive familiarity with AP and IGCSE Math curricula, my expertise is dedicated solely to tutoring IB Math.

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. 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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