How can an IB Literature and Performance tutor help you?
The International Baccalaureate program's literature courses require students to develop strong skills in critical thinking and literary analysis; however, this does not mean that a course cannot focus on the genres of literature that most closely align with the student%u2019s personal interests. The IB Literature and Performance course presents students who possess a passion for theater and performance, with a special opportunity to take a literature class devoted to their interests. The course and its exam assess the same critical literacy skills that are the foundation of any IB literature class, but stress reading plays and understanding how the unique nature of performance and dramatic interpretation can impact a text's meaning.
As a result, dramatic texts, poems, and performance pieces are favored over novels and nonfiction literary works in this course. Despite its specific focus, the course%u2019s requirements are no less rigorous than other IB literature courses. While only offered at the IBs standard level, the Literature and Performance course still requires students to read a variety of texts and think critically about how those texts are structured. Additionally, the IB Literature and Performance exam requires students to perform both oral and written literary analyses. While the course can act as a great springboard for the study of drama in college, it also represents a significant challenge. Even for students with histories of success in literature and drama courses, succeeding both in an IB Literature and Performance course and on its exam might require a little bit of expert help.
Varsity Tutors can help connect you with tutors who can provide custom-tailored IB Literature and Performance tutoring. Tutors are experienced educators, and many hold degrees in literature, theater, and performance studies from some of the most impressive colleges and universities in the nation. Their knowledge and experience can work to your advantage as you strive to master the material covered in your particular course and to prepare for your exams. Tutoring sessions take place in one-on-one settings, which allows you to receive immediate feedback on your work and have questions answered as soon as they occur to you. In addition, your tutor can design your lesson plans around your particular skills, strengths, weaknesses, and concerns. This customized approach can be particularly helpful in helping you master the dual performative and literary aspects of IB Literature and Performance.
If you are a natural performer, but struggle with understanding the literary analysis required throughout the course, your tutor can focus on helping you learn to pick out the aspects and details of texts most crucial from a technical viewpoint, and to explicate the meaning you derive from them. On the other hand, if you are a literature buff just beginning to study drama, your tutor can work with you on performance skills and help familiarize you with the features unique to dramatic texts. In addition, tutors work to make your IB Literature and Performance tutoring experience not only efficient, but also convenient.
The best way to take advantage of the special opportunities provided by the IB Literature and Performance curriculum is to work with a partner dedicated to helping you get the most out of the course. If you would like to learn more about the IB Literature and Performance tutoring in your area, or to start working with an experienced tutor as soon as possible, contact Varsity Tutors' educational directors today and let us help you find a tutor that will be the perfect fit.
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