Summer School

INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSES FOR PROACTIVE PRE-IB STUDENTS

August 2019

Come get a running start with us!

We will help you by:

  • Introducing the most challenging topics
  • Providing ample practice material based on past examinations
  • Giving advice on how to approach the IB Internal Assessments
  • Helping to establish a study plan for the academic year

Why do we offer Pre-IB courses?

From experience, we know that with the IB it is beneficial to be proactive: start early to gain confidence with the course material, especially for difficult subjects (mathematics, sciences).   Once school starts, it is easy for students to get overwhelmed because they take 6 courses plus CAS, TOK and must write the EE.  The reactive approach, seeking help only after a disappointing grade, is often insufficient.  Too much content has been covered and it becomes difficult to catch up.   To put it in numbers, our regular IB DP students (start early, attend lessons regularly) have a median of 37.6 points.  Those who wait until the last minute (a month or two before exams), or attend only sporadically, have a median of only 30.5 points.   With this data in mind, one understands why we urge all our students to be proactive and committed!

Prep courses are highly recommended for:

  • Mathematics (all levels – the new IB Math courses will be challenging)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Additional Languages

Dates of courses for summer 2019:

  • August 6 to 9
    • Private lessons only
  • August 12 to 16
    • Private lessons – mornings 90% full
  • August 19 to 23
    • Bootcamp 1, 9:00 to 11:00 (Mon to Fri)
      • Mathematics or Biology
    • Bootcamp 2, 13:00 to 15:00 (Mon to Fri)
      • Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry
    • Private lessons
  • Aug 26 to 30
    • Bootcamp 3, 9:00 to 12:20 (Mon, Tues, Weds)
      • Mathematics or Biology
    • Bootcamp 4, 13:00 to 16:20 (Mon, Tues, Weds)
      • Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry
    • Private lessons

Rates to fit all budgets:

Bootcamp Group Course (Max 5)

400 chf/student/course (10 hours)

10% discount if registration before Aug 5, 2o19 for any Bootcamp

One-to-one courses

120 chf/hour

Two-to-one courses

70 chf/hour/student

Conditions:

  • Registration confirmed upon payment (an invoice will be sent within a week of registration)
  • No cancellations/changes past August 11, 2019

To register, please email info_at_catalyse-learning.com.  All we need is your name, phone number, Bootcamp #, and which course/level you will be taking (example: Math Analysis SL or Biology HL).

Likewise, please email us to arrange private lessons (all years) or to schedule a consultation if you are unsure how to approach your studies.