IB LITERATURE / LANG & LIT
Choose Between Private & Group Lessons
Our popular private tutoring lessons are suitable for Year 12 & 13 students looking for a hands-on mentor on all the intricate assessments revolving IB Literature / Lang & Lit.
Group classes are most suitable for those students who would like an emphasis on literary analysis techniques used in Paper 1.
Pre-IB students are also welcome to build up their fundamentals before they embark on their demanding journey through IB.
Our students attend:
Canadian International School
Chinese International School
Diocesan Boys’ School
Li Po Chun United World College
Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
Sha Tin College
St Paul's Co-educational College
The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Crack the Paper 1 Unseen Commentary
The Paper 1 unseen commentary is the most dreaded portion of the IB Language & Literature / IB Literature exam because of its unpredictability and time constraints. In SL students are asked to comment on one of two unseen texts within two hours whereas in HL students are asked to compare and contrast one of two pairs of text within two hours.
To crack the unseen commentary, our students follow our success-proven formula for literature analysis, work on personal weaknesses and develop their own writing style.
Paper 2: Yes, We Know Your Texts
Our students are required to understand and master a particular set of texts for Paper 2 and so are we! We pride ourselves in our preparation and experience in guiding students through the classics, whether it be Shakespeare, Ibsen or Hemingway.
Not only are we able to identify common themes, but also specific details that would help our students ace the Paper 2. Through the use of past exam papers, we also prepare our students to face tricky questions during the real exam.
No Fear IOC(Individual Oral Commentary)
The Individual Oral Commentary is seemingly easier for some students but more difficult for others because it demands students to orally comment on text in real time. Extroverted students tend to do better at the speaking aspect but need more help on the organization realm, whereas introverted students might be very well planned but find it challenging to commentate fluently.
Our approach is two-fold: to plan a comprehensive outline for each text and to drill students on mock IOC’s so that they get the best of both worlds.
Step By Step Commentary
Receive tailored guidance and outside of class feedback on the brainstorming, content development and the finalization of Written Tasks, Further Oral Activity, Extended Essay etc.
Our aim is not to only help students prepare for the tasks at hand, but also to equip them with transferable academic skills that they can apply on the university level.
Director & Lead Instructor
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jason studied at Diocesan Boys' School before attending boarding school at St Johnsbury Academy in the United States where he became a frequent contributor of the school literature review magazine and a participant in the We The People national constitutional debate contest. He graduated with a BA in International Relations at George Washington University and later earned a TESOL certificate at Trinity College London.
After moving back to Hong Kong, he became an Overseas Admissions Counselor specializing in interview and application essay training. It wasn't until he saw the positive character changes and excellent results of his students that he realized his calling in education. Since then, he has helped numerous students realize their academic passions and enter elite boarding schools and universities in the United States.
He also combined the same life-coaching principles to English teaching and Test Preparation for SAT, IB, and AP. His passion for teaching and experience in communicating with teenagers has helped students achieve distinguished results in school and standardized examinations.