“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Since our inception, Quintessential has developed a reputation for consistently producing Singapore’s top IB and IGCSE students. We have taught over 1000 IB students to date; all of them scoring 6s’ and 7s’ in the IB exams. As IB and MYP specialists, our teachers dedicate full attention to writing and enhancing our IB Master curriculum; each curriculum is built on proven strategies developed by subject experts. Now in our eighth year, we offer a series of IB Masterclasses that offer professional guidance, targeted help and a highly-rated personalised curriculum. Classes extend from topical reviews, IA/EE guidance, question practices, to customised intensive revision.
Small class sizes, premium education with master teachers, and customised curriculum remains our code of excellence. We dedicate our time to crafting intelligently designed guides and teaching materials to help you achieve your potential. Each Quintessential teacher is an IB specialist who is a current IB examiner or school teacher with vast experience teaching at top schools. This year, we are introducing our junior tutors- IB 45 pointers who are Oxbridge bound for Law, Medicine, and PPE. They are cherry picked and undergo extensive training with us to teach at the highest level. More than just a source of tutorial services, Quintessential encompasses a highly regarded brand of education designed to promote academic excellence.
6 problems IB students face
1. Exam questions are so different from what is taught is class
Teachers in school spend time prioritising the introduction of content over problem solving and exam techniques. This makes school lessons boring and often do not provide pinpoint help for exam needs.
2. Large amount of time spent on projects
Most students spend an average of 90-120 hours on their IA, EE, TOK, and coursework. This leaves little time for proper exam preparations.
3. Unable to pinpoint what to prioritise
Each subject covers a wide range of topics, emphasising breadth over depth. Students learn widely but struggle to pinpoint what to prioritise for exams.
4. Lack exposure to exam style questions
The IB exams are known to be set on a few iterations of specific question types. Students who lack exposure to question trend and analysis do not fare well in the exams.
5. Tight timeline in school
The tight timeline of the IB leaves school with little time to provide a comprehensive coverage. Students should start their own IB preparations way in advance. Holidays are spent catching up on coursework, IA, EE, TOK. Students do not have sufficient time to review what they learnt after each term.
simply taught brilliantly.
QE’s methodology is built on 3 pillars, designed to help you achieve your maximum potential.
The unique academic rigour of the International Baccalaureate may be daunting to even the brightest students; this is why we have spent years perfecting the way we teach the IB.
No one teaches the IB like we do.
Our comprehensive personalised curriculum has been tested and proven across hundreds of students. Masterfully written by our IB subject examiners, the exclusive curriculum stands strong with insider knowledge on what types of questions are tested, how to best score for various essays and projects.
Cherry-picked senior and junior teachers, all with first-hand experience in the IB.
Senior Tutors: IB examiners, IB school tutors.
Junior Tutors: IB 45 pointers, Oxbridge medicine, law, and PPE undergraduates.
Our IB resource bank is systematically designed to help tackle all forms of IB questions, and targeted for maximum performance in the shortest time. Every student has their own learning pace and preference. Quintessential caters to the weaknesses and needs of each individual student.