Tutoring and Preparation for your International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam

We’re excited to help you succeed on your IB! City Test Prep provides live online IB tutoring to students worldwide and after SIP, in person with local tutors in select cities.

  • Online Sessions/ Live 1-to-1. We have a successful track record helping students score into the top percentile even after working with other test prep companies.

  • Our IB tutoring is provided by top tutors who identify your needs, teach you what you need to know, and inspire you to perform your best to earn the scores you need to succeed.

  • City Test Prep ensures you master content, employ best test-taking strategy, have optimal time management and an positive mindset.

Maximize Your Score, Minimize Your Stress

Live One-to-One Premier Tutoring

Individualized Test Prep and High Performance Coaching

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Fill out the form or call us at 646-290-7440

We will connect you with the very best tutors for your admissions test or board exam.

Our tutors nationwide are ready to help you!

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The IB Mission Statement

 The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

Study IB Content and Prepare for IB Exams with City Test Prep

Tests do not only measure what you know, they measure how well you take tests.

At City Test Prep, we provide individualized comprehensive IB tutoring and test prep live and one-to-one, via online conferencing. Our tutors have expertise in the topics they teach as well as knowledge of the IB curriculum and tests. Your tutor will ensure that you comprehend subject material, master essential test-taking skills, and are prepared to do your best on your IB exam. In addition, we will help you build your confidence, develop an optimal mindset, and gain the inner tools to help you excel when it counts the most. 

What is the IB?

 Students can reap many benefits from an IB curriculum, including potential college credit, rigorous coursework, and a world-class education. At City Test Prep, we assist you in your IB prep through comprehensive, one-to-one tutoring that is tailored to your specific needs, including your score goals, study habits, stress levels, reading speed, and schedule. We offering tutoring in:

 

English A: Language & LIterature
Economics
Biology
Mathematics
English A: Literature
Geography
Chemistry
Theory of Knowledge
Language B
History
Physics
Extended Essay
Business  & Management
Psychology
Environmental Systems & Societies
Lab Reports

I found out about City Test Prep from my admissions consultant and it was the best recommendation I received throughout my application process.  I worked with Bara by phone from California and then arranged to meet her in person on a couple of different occasions.  She tutored me exclusively in quant and her online materials far exceeded another – more high-profile – company’s texts.  She provided me with technical coaching and addressed my test-anxiety issues by teaching me techniques to help me stay calm.  My quant score increased significantly after working with Bara – I know this improvement helped my application to Stern where I was accepted!  My only regret is that I signed up for that OTHER company instead of working with Bara right from the beginning.  She’s worth the investment!!

Debbie, New York University

Taking an admissions test is a nerve-wracking experience. Bara, an experienced tutor and coach, creates a comfortable learning environment, and a comprehensive package of books, worksheets, and practice exams. With such attention and attentiveness to detail, my stress was soon gone. For me, the math part was the scariest — Bara clearly explained the problems in ways I wish my high school math teacher had! I definitely recommend her as a tutor!

Esther
Teachers College

I highly recommend the test prep approach of CTP. I had heard from other parents that the large, commercial test-prep classes often weren’t that effective or relevant. The CTP tutor that worked with our daughter was a perfect fit – smart, funny, relaxed, and able to put the whole testing “game” and question formats into perspective.  The one-on-one sessions focused on her specific needs and the homework reinforced content areas she needed to practice. Our daughter was prepared for the test day, knew what to expect, and her scores took a big jump up from her PSATs. When she retook the SATs in her senior year, her scores went up even more, so I know she continued to apply the lessons she learned from CTP.

Parent of Hunter College High School student

When it was time to prepare for college entrance exams, we wanted to give our son an edge and knew that he would not benefit from an “off the shelf” test course solution. He is very bright, played on two varsity teams, and would not be interested in preparing for months on end for the SATs and subject tests. City Test Prep was the perfect choice for us. Their hand-picked wonderful tutor was the perfect match for Jon. Scott motivated my son to really get into the work for a concentrated eight-week period. Scott just honed in on the areas that Jon needed to strengthen and his performance went up dramatically. He did not waste any time preparing Jon in areas that he already knew. In fact, Jon was so inspired that we saw positive results in his course work as well. The story has a thrilling ending; Jon got into the college of his dreams: The University of Wisconsin at Madison. His top test scores also resulted in unsolicited scholarship and honors program invitations from two other top schools. Bara and her team were the perfect collaboration partner to help our child achieve his full potential and feel confident about himself through a stressful time. They were also so thoughtful and professional, which gave me peace of mind. I recommended them to several other parents who also had positive experiences with their children.

Lisa, Parent of Heschel High School student

The City Test Prep program helped me take the test while in a relaxed and comfortable state of mind. I knew I was capable of scoring high based on past practice exams but was pleasantly surprised on how well she prepared me for the real thing. This program is the only one in the test prep industry that not only teaches one how to master the material, but also how to prepare your body and mind for the actual stress of test day. I would recommend CTP to anyone looking to master the test. They will show you the way!”

Brian

University of Pennsylvania

“We are to students what sports psychologists and trainers are to high performing athletes.”

Bara Sapir, CEO/Founder, CTP

Our Approach at City Test Prep

Doing your best on a standardized test requires knowledge of the subject, responding to what the test expects of you, and confidence in your own ability to take the exam under time pressure at the test center. Our approach is four-fold: comprehensive mastery of the content, implementation of practical strategies to most easily answer in a way that the test rewards, improved time management, and mindful test-taking techniques to help you stay present, feel confident, focused, and confident while taking the test. Our students develop inner tools through mindful test-taking that guarantee their success.

Reduce Test Anxiety, Think Clearly, and Perform at Your Best on the IB

Test taking often invokes anxiety and even panic in students because of the pressure to perform their best, when it counts the most. At City Test Prep, we aim to minimize your test anxiety through practical tips and training that we provide to help you concentrate, retain and recall information more easily, and to relax and think clearly and calmly during your test for optimal performance. We use specific mindful test-taking techniques, which draw from holistic and mindful modalities. These mental enhancement techniques optimize your test-taking potential. 

Our Tutors

Successful tutoring requires academic abilities, empathy, and the ability to communicate effectively. Our tutors are experienced and have earned top tests scores on all subjects they teach.) They are passionate about mentoring, patient with students, and work carefully and conscientiously to help each individual achieve his or her best.

We provide live tutoring to students worldwide through online conferencing and teach in select cities as well. 

Maximize Your Scores, Minimize Your Stress

“I contacted City Test Prep after studying with three larger test-prep programs and taking my test three times with continued disappointing results. After only four hours of City Test Prep’s Full Potential® method, I gained confidence, learned to channel my energy and mental state into a positive zone, eliminated anxiety, and was completely relaxed and prepared on test day. Most important, my score increased by 80 points! I highly recommend City Test Prep to anyone who really wants to reach their potential and get the score they need.”

Ken S.

New York University

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Premier Tests Preparation and Private Tutoring

Each student masters content, learns best methods in test-taking strategy, eliminates anxiety, increases confidence, and scores his or her best.

We are the only education company to fuse academic and standardized test preparation with mindful mental enhancement techniques to optimize test-taking potential. We are to students what sports psychologists and trainers are to high performing athletes.

Yoga for your Mind

Does test-taking make you sweat? Does your mind wander? Is your mantra, “I was never a good test taker?” We can help. Lower your Test Stress, Improve your Focus and Enhance Performance!

COVID-19 Update

We continue to offer remote tutoring and test preparation sessions while schools are closed. Our 'virtual babysitting' supports parents and their children with extra support, including SAT/ACT/SSAT/Regents/AP tutoring, middle and high school subject areas as well as support for college coursework. We can teach individually or in small groups. Speed reading workshops and test anxiety/stress management coaching are also available.