IB Tuitions Istanbul Turkey

IB Tuitions & IB Preparation Classes in Istanbul Turkey

Students explore the concepts, theories, models and techniques that underpin each subject area and through these develop their understanding of the scientific method.

A compulsory project encourages students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science. This exercise is collaborative and interdisciplinary and provides an opportunity for students to explore scientific solutions to global questions.

What are all the IB courses available to take? Here’s our complete list of all SL and HL classes.

Every IB School is different, so your IB school may not offer all of the IB courses below. However, these are all of the classes that IB creates a curriculum and test for. There are 56 classes (counting HL and SL separately). I have categorized them by the subject categories that IB defines as the six subject groups:

  • Group 1: Language and literature
  • Group 2: Language acquisition
  • Group 3: Individuals and societies
  • Group 4: Science
  • Group 5: Mathematics
  • Group 6: Arts 

To receive your IB Diploma, you must take from all 6 categories (Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts)

Students can choose many varieties of subject options; a small selection of the many combinations chosen by students are shown below.

SL—standard level

HL—higher level

SL Japanese ab initioSL Spanish A: Literature

SL History

HL Biology

HL Physics

HL Mathematics

HL English A: LiteratureHL French B

HL Social and cultural anthropology

HL Chemistry

SL Mathematics

SL Theatre

HL English A: LiteratureSL Norwegian A: Literature

HL History

SL Biology

SL Mathematical studies

HL Visual arts

SL Gujarati A: LiteratureHL English B

HL Geography

HL Business and management

SL Physics

SL Mathematics

SL English A: LiteratureSL French B

HL Economics

HL Chemistry

SL Physics

HL Mathematics

SL Spanish ab initioHL Norwegian A: Literature

HL German B

HL Geography

SL Biology

SL Mathematics


GMAT Math Questions

GMAT Math Questions

There are a lot of rumors around the web about the GMAT quantitative section. Some of which are true, while some are blatantly wrong. Lets break some of the false myths about the GMAT quantitative section.

1. I need to know super math skills to crack the GMAT Math section

GMAT Math is all about logic and reasoning. Math is just a camouflage which is used to veil the logic in the question. All the questions will show that you need some hard formulas however it is not the case.

Let us take an example.

What is the sum of 11 terms of the sequence -243, -81, -27 ….?

You can answer this question using a formula or you can use logic. If we observe then the terms will look

like the following:

-243, -81, -27, -9, -3, 0, 3, 9, 27, 81, 243

All the terms will cancel one another and we will be left with zero. Applying the formula would take longer and you might make a mistake in the application.

2. All I got in the quant section was data sufficiency

In GMAT Quantitative section data sufficiency comprises 40 to 45 % of the test. So you will encounter more problem solving questions than data sufficiency questions. Data sufficiency is likely to be test more on higher level.

3. If I do well on Quant section my verbal section will be tough

GMAT Quantitative section has no effect on the GMAT verbal section. You can score maximum on quant and minimum on the GMAT verbal.

4. Top scorers don’t guess

Guessing is an important part of GMAT. You won’t be able to solve all the questions and sometimes you will be stuck. The best way to move forward will be to take an educated guess.

5. All GMAT questions count equally toward your score

GMAT is a computer adaptive test which means you will be penalized the most when you get an easy question wrong and appreciated most when you get a hard question right. The score depends on the level of difficulty of the question.

IELTS Test Preparation Tips in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE.

IELTS Academic/General reading practice Tips :

Look out for the title, headings and any special features such as capital letters, underlining, italics, figures, graphs and tables

Map a short summary of the passage – in other words write the content of the paragraph in the margin in summary – 3 or 4 words – this will help you find where to look in the reading for answers

Make sure that you understand the questions and follow instructions carefully – try to paraphrase the answer in your mind

Pay attention to timing; do not spend too long on one passage or question – try to stick to 15 – 20- 25 timing in order to maximise the chance to finish the test as it is a progressive test – meaning each section gets harder

Do not try and read every word; remember, you are reading for a purpose – skim for general purpose of the passage/paragraph        scan for specific information – looking for key words – remember to look for synonyms not the same words and remember in this it may be a negative antonym

If you do not know the answer to a question, attempt it but do not waste time; move quickly onto the next one

Do not panic if you do not know anything about the subject of the text; everything is in the text right before your eyes – no knowledge needed.

Do not assume anything – if it is not there, it is not there – do not use your own experience here.

The words you use must be taken from the reading text; you must not change the form of the words in the text

Do not worry if there is a word that you do not understand – look at the sentence before and the sentence after and see if you can work out the meaning or the general idea or look for explanations within the text itself

Be careful to use singular and plural correctly

Focus precisely on what you are asked to do in ‘completion’ type questions

If the question asks you to complete the note ‘in the…’ and the correct answer is ‘evening’, just use ‘evening’ as your answer; note that ‘in the evening’ would be incorrect

Pay attention to the word limit; for example, if you are asked to complete a sentence using no more than two words, if the correct answer is ‘silk shirt’, the answer ‘shirt made of silk’ would be incorrect

Read lots of books – start your own little dictionary – if you don’t understand a word – look it up and find 4 synonyms and 2 antonyms for the same word – now you have learned 7 words instead of 1 – the main idea is to improve your vocabulary

Do crossword puzzles; play scrabble; boggle or other word games – Western speakers have 15000 head words      here in the Middle East you have 2000 head words ( Most commonly used words)     This deficit in vocabulary is what makes it hard for ESL to understand the questions

Attempt all questions; there are no penalties for incorrect answers, so you have nothing to lose

Check your answers

Check your spelling – spelling mistakes are counted as incorrect


IELTS Academic/General Listening practice Tips :

If you cannot hear the audio clearly, let a member of staff know straight away

Concentrate on the speaker – do not let your thoughts wander to the next section or on unrelated thoughts

Only concentrate on the section of questions the speaker mentions  –   no further.

Follow the instructions carefully;    they may be different to  the practice tests

Listen for the specific information you want

Ary and anticipate what the speaker will say  – look at the words around the gap to see if you can guess what is needed – a name    a number      a time    a place

Do not worry if there is a word you do not understand – try to use the sentence before and sentence after the word to see if you can work out the meaning or get a general idea at least

If you do not know the answer to a question, attempt it but do not waste time; move quickly onto the next one

Do not panic if you think the topic is too difficult or the speaker is too fast –  try to relax

Read, write and listen at the same time ( put the notes in the corresponding section so that if you miss a question the answer may be there)

If you miss a question – DO NOT PANIC – simply listen for the next question and  continue the test – if you have been taking notes then the answer you missed may be in the notes and you can simply add the answer when you transpose the answers to the answer sheet.

Focus precisely on what you are asked to do in completion type questions

Pay attention to the word limit; for example, if you are asked to complete a sentence using no more than two words, if the correct answer is ‘leather coat’, the answer ‘coat made of leather’ would be incorrect

If the question asks you to complete the note ‘in the…’ and the correct answer is ‘morning’, note that ‘in the morning’ would be incorrect; the correct answer is ‘morning’

Attempt all questions; there are no penalties for incorrect answers

Check your spelling and grammar – if it is spelt wrong it is wrong


IELTS Academic/General Writing practice Tips :


Spend 5 minutes to write a plan of what you need to say  – this helps keep the writing organised

Analyse each task properly and make sure you understand the question

Answer all parts of the question – do not leave out anything mentioned in the instructions

Highlight or underline key words in the tasks to make sure that you focus on what you have to do

Set the writing out in paragraphs clearly; put one idea in each paragraph

Do not repeat ideas using different words – you will not get any extra marks for this

Do not copy whole sentences from the question – you will receive no marks for this – instead put the iquestion in your own words

Stay focused on the topic ; do not write about unrelated subjects as this will not score you marks

Manage your time; remember, Task 2 is worth twice as much as Task 1

Spend approximately 20 minutes on Task 1 and approximately 40 minutes on Task 2

Write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2 under this will result in lower marks

Learn to recognise how long 150 and 250 words look in your handwriting; you will not have time to count during the test

Write your answers in ENGLISH   and in full sentences. Use compound complex and simple sentences ; answers written in note form or in bullet points will lose marks

Pay attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation; you will lose marks for mistakes

Avoid informal language – do not use contractions like : I’ll ; we’ll   can’t   etc

Do not memorise model answers; examiners are trained to recognise them and your test will be invalid

Make sure you spend 5 minutes  re-reading and correcting any grammar/spelling mistakes in your answers


IELTS Academic/General Speaking practice Tips :


Pretend that the examiner is your friend and he/she has asked you this question –

Relax, be confident and enjoy using your English – speak like you would to your friend

Look at the examiner in a friendly manner – not like he is the enemy

Try to talk as much as you can – as fluently as possible and be spontaneous

When you give an answer tell a little more about it  – for example when asked “Where do you live”   the answer of “Dubai “  is not good.  “  I live in Dubai which is the 2nd largest city and Emirate in the UAE” is a much more acceptable answer.

Check out the You-Tube Tips for IELTS Speaking Section 1   2   and   3

Speak more than the examiner – do not wait for the examiner to prompt you to talk

Take notes in the second section so that if you have a mind blank you have something to jog your memory

Ask for clarification if necessary  – if you do not understand just say “ Could you repeat that please – I didn’t hear it” – or “ Could you rephrase that – I don’t quite understand the question”

Do not memorize answers; the examiner is trained to spot this and will change the question

Express your opinions;  don’t be afraid – there is no right or wrong answer here – you will be assessed on your ability to communicate

The examiner’s questions tend to be fairly predictable – look and see what kind of questions they ask

Practise at home and record yourself so you can listen to your faults – for example saying uhmmmmmm  or   ehrrrrrrrrr    all the time.  Remember    it is 14 minutes only  …………….      Do not panic


Brighter prep Provides IELTS  Test Preparation Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE.

GMAT Success Story of Mr.Abinav 710 ( Quant-50, Verbal-37)

Brighter Prep Congratulates – Mr.Abhinav  just scored a 710 on the GMAT TEST (Q-50, V-37)

Mr. Abhinav Joined the Course with Existing GMAT Score-650.

We decided to give him, Review Program Consist of

  1. Math Official Guide Review-1 Class
  2. Verbal Official Guide Review-1 Class
  3. Math Advance Topics Content /Rules -1 Class
  4. Verbal Medium Level Questions-1 Class
  5. Verbal Advance Level Questions-1 Class
  6. Math Test Review-1 Class
  7. Verbal Test Review-1 Class.

Total no. of Advance level Questions practiced During the Course: 700 Questions.

Sentence Correction-100, Critical Reasoning-80, Reading Comprehension-20 Passages

Problem Solving-200 Questions, Data Sufficiency-200 Questions.

Practice Test Scores: 650, 660, 680, 700, 720, 720, Final GMAT Score -710.

All the Best Mr.Abhinav

Team Brighter Prep


GMAT Trainers in Dubai & Abudhabi

Libby Kokemoor

Admissions Consultant and GMAT Trainer, Pomona College

A graduate of top-ranked liberal arts school Pomona College, Libby is originally from rural Wisconsin and loves music, traveling, and learning new languages. She has scored 730 on the GMAT (99th Percentile Verbal) and 2290 on the SAT (800 Reading, 800 Writing).
With an extensive knowledge of business school admissions in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, Libby loves helping students to craft successful business school and graduate program applications. Having tutored English grammar, vocabulary, and essay writing for non-native speakers before joining Brighter Prep, she also enjoys working with students to decode sentence structure and make grammar rules accessible and easy to understand.
At Pomona, Libby sang in the choir and Glee Club, served as student liaison for the International Relations program, and was a member of the college’s student judicial board. Her other experiences include teaching in Singapore, studying abroad in Alexandria, Egypt and internships at non-profit and government offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

SAT Course Dubai and Abu Dhabi

SAT Course Dubai starts on  Every Friday 

Free SAT/ACT College Admissions Session: Thursday, 29th Jan’15 , 6:30 pm.

SAT Weekend Preparation Course – Abu Dhabi starts on Friday, Time: 2-5 pm,Duration : 6 weeks.

Preparing for SAT is a critical part of each student’s college planning. SAT is designed to test each student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Only through the right training and guidance can students get an edge over others in SAT performance and in getting admission into top US colleges. Other than SAT, admission criteria into US colleges also demands great school grades, enthusiastic letters of recommendation, and well written personal essays.

Brighter Prep Dubai’s SAT Prep Course program focuses on preparing students for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). We offer three types of SAT courses: Group course, Individual course and Hybrid course.

See the Sample of Class Modules