Help for IB Diploma Students

How to Choose Your IB Subjects

And the full interview of two recent IB Diploma graduates who are talking about how they went about choosing their IB subjects is now out!!! Anyone whose worked with George Papasotiriou and George Tsalas knows that they are GREAT role models for future IB Diploma generations. One of the things I love about George Tsalas and George Papasotiriou is how they never let...

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How to Go From a 5 to a 7 in HL IB Maths

Greetings, lads and lasses, dudes and dudettes (or whatever else you like to be called), Time for another episode of ‘Let’s Talk About the IB’! Now you may say – but I don’t even do HL IB Maths…so what’s this video got to do with me? Well to start with, the study skills that Aris Grivas shares with you in this video can be...

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Why Take a Gap Year? A Successful IB Graduate’s Perspective

It’s not uncommon for IB students to feel so much pressure to go straight to university after doing the IB Diploma, that they may even begin to doubt themselves and that inner voice that is telling them to go for a gap year, first. The higher education industry is booming, and in places like the UK, represents a significant part of the British economy not only...

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The 3 Types of Stress IB Diploma Students Experience

In this episode of ‘Let’s Talk About the IB’, Kleio Kartalis tackles 3 issues/stressors of the IB Diploma years that all put on a different kind of pressure and therefore require a slightly different tactic in order to cope. For example, she talks about how university applications are a major long-term, continuous type of background stressor (most...

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Let’s Talk About The Importance of IB Students’ Health and Happiness

We all go through hard times at multiple points in our IB lives. Anyone who’s done the IB knows that. I myself am a former IB student and I now teach IB Diploma students as part of my job. As a TOK and IB History teacher, I’m very aware of the challenges my IB students are going through. Loukia Ktena, a recent IB graduate of May 2015, agrees with me on...

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Getting 45 IB Diploma Points Isn’t Always Good Enough: Here’s Why

This month, I had the honor of interviewing a wonderful father of two IB graduates, who also happens to be a senior representative for the EU diplomatic service. He met me earlier this month, en route from Baghdad to Brussels, specifically to make this video to help parents who are new to the IB Diploma. I hope you enjoy this exclusive window inside the heart and...

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Valia’s Time Management Tips for IB Diploma Students

More than 40 IB points? Like…how?! And yet. Meet Valia Katsis. A down-to-earth former IB (and IGCSE) student of mine who got a phenomenal 41 IB points. Valia proves that it CAN be done. You can do well in the International Baccalaureate Diploma and still have fun. AND (this is a big one) you can do well in the IB AND meet coursework and homework deadlines. I...

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