How can an IB Language A: Literature SL tutor help you?
International Baccalaureate Language A: Literature SL courses expose students to a wide variety of literature from varied genres, eras, and countries of origin. In doing so, such courses help students appreciate literature in a well-informed, global context and develop literary analysis skills that will serve them well in constructing meaning from texts they read and study in future courses. Like all IB courses, a defining feature of this course is its imposing cumulative final examination process.
During the final, students are expected to compose cogent and insightful essays on material they have read for class, but which they are not allowed to consult during the exam. One essay asks students to analyze a single text in detail. Another asks the student to draw connections between, and examples from, multiple works they have read throughout the course. A written reflective assignment is also used to grade a student's understanding of course material. Furthermore, students are challenged to provide a 10-minute oral commentary on a textual excerpt with only a limited amount of time to consider it and jot down a few notes for guidance. The 10-minute presentation also factors into a student's final grade.
Together, these written and oral elements of the final exam test student's literary analysis skills in related but disparate ways. In order to succeed at the essay-writing component of this course's exam, students must have read very carefully throughout the course. To excel in the oral commentary, the student must demonstrate their literary analysis skills on the spot. Given the exam's structure, it is highly important for students to develop their ability to carefully analyze a wide variety of literary texts, not just in preparation for the final exam, but throughout the entire course.
Students who are having a difficult time making sense of some of the texts they are reading for their IB Language A: Literature SL course, or who would like some expert guidance in reviewing for their IB exam may benefit from personal tutoring sessions with an expert in the course. Varsity Tutors specializes in helping students connect with private tutors to hone their literary analysis skills. Experienced instructors have demonstrated their own success in this class and have the teaching skills to help students gain the skills they need to successfully complete the course.
A personal IB Language A: Literature SL tutor can analyze a student's current literary analysis skills and pinpoint the areas in which improvement would be most beneficial in the context of the course and exam. These areas can be the focus of an individualized education plan the tutor designs to meet each student's particular needs. For example, if a student finds it easy to analyze prose but has a hard time making sense of poetry's unique literary features, a tutor can design a course of study consisting of poems of increasing difficulty to help the student learn to recognize and analyze the significance of their poetic features. As students work through targeted exercises, they can receive instant feedback on their work and discuss the complexities of various texts with their tutor in a one-on-one environment. There is no need to review material which has already been mastered, and lesson plans can be adapted as needed to spend as much time on a topic or concept as it takes to achieve complete understanding.
Sessions can be held in-person or face-to-face online using our live learning platform at any time that works best for the student: sessions on days, nights, and weekends are all possible. Tutors work with the student's schedule to make the lessons as convenient as they can. There is no reason for a student to face an IB exam with anything less than full confidence in their literary analysis abilities. Varsity Tutors excels at connecting students with experienced tutors in IB Language A: Literature SL coursework. Give our educational directors a call today.
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