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Rise to the challenge with IB Prep

International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are great for teens who are looking for a challenge and are motivated and passionate about learning.

Whether your teen is focused on earning an IB diploma, thriving in IB courses or excelling on IB exams, we can help them get ahead with this challenging curriculum.

With Sylvan’s IB Prep tutoring support, your teen will:

  • Feel challenged, yet engaged
    We’ll set up a custom IB Prep (or IB Test Prep) program to fit your teen’s skillset and individual needs. Our teachers are experts at motivating and inspiring advanced students.
  • Learn in the best way for them
    We tailor our one-on-one IB Prep sessions to the way your teen learns. This individualized tutoring approach means we teach to your teen’s needs, so concepts really click.
  • Achieve greater success
    Our advanced tutoring support can make a significant impact in IB courses — from higher scores to learning how to be successful in class.

How to prepare for the IB test

IB programs are academically challenging and time-consuming. They require your child to show initiative and think in different ways. This makes them exciting, but they can be a little overwhelming too!

Think of Sylvan as your support system. We’ll craft an IB Prep program to fit your teen’s exact needs and goals, so they can rise to the challenges ahead. Your teen will work one-on-one with one of our expert IB tutors to:

  • Hone essential IB skills through our proven mix of instruction and practice
  • Build confidence on homework assignments
  • Develop the skills to improve scores with test-taking strategies
  • Learn how to become a more efficient and effective student with our advanced study skills

IB Program FAQs

Want to see if an IB is right for your child? Learn more about this engaging and challenging program.

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How is IB different from regular school?

Originally created for students in international schools, IB programs have rigorous coursework and encourage independent learning. The goal of an IB program is to develop well-rounded students who are active members of both their local and global communities.

Students can either take a few IB courses or complete a two-year IB diploma program during high school. Only certain schools are authorized to offer IB programs.

Is IB the same as college prep?

IB programs offer advanced coursework that prepares students for the more challenging demands of college classes.

What’s the difference between IB and AP courses?

Both IB and AP programs can set students up for success. There are, however, a few key differences between the two:

  • AP courses are offered only in high school, while IB programs can begin in elementary, middle or high school.
  • Students can complete a full IB diploma program or choose to take individual courses. There is no AP diploma, just individual courses.
  • Unlike AP courses, not all colleges and universities award credit for completing the IB curriculum. Your student should check with each college they’re interested in attending to find out their policy.

Begin an IB Prep program today

IB Prep is available at select Sylvan centers. Give us a call at (888) 338-2283 or fill out the form to discuss your student’s learning goals.


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