CourseLeap's Expert Session: A Deep Dive into IB Math Choices for University Success

For students in Grade 9 – 11 opting for IBDP

Date: 16th December, 2023, Saturday
4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Online

Benefit from experience based advice for selecting the best IB Math Programme to secure successful entry into top universities and courses of your choice!

CourseLeap’s students have been securing successful admission into Ivy league and top universities of their first choice, enabled by stellar results, since 2016, with 80% of our students attaining a top grade of 7 in the IBDP.  

Details of the session 

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Math options and how they align with your academic and career aspirations. Acquire the knowledge and insights you need to make a well-informed decision for your future. Join us on December 16th as we embark on a journey to boost your academic growth.

In the ever-evolving landscape of education and careers, making informed decisions about your IB Math course can be a crucial step towards shaping your future. A deep dive into the content knowledge allows a better understanding for selection of the most appropriate IB course as well as better preparedness for further education at University to enable IB students to access successful career pathways. 

To assist students and parents in this important decision-making process, we present this detailed, authentic information session, led by the experienced educator, Kalpana Balan and our Founder, Academic Advisor and Chief Instructor, Yogesh Dhingra.

The aim of this session is to learn:

  1. How to choose between Mathematics Approaches and Analysis & Mathematics Applications and Interpretations 
  2. Higher Level or Standard Level choices as per career and university choices 
  3. Additional math levels for STEM courses 
  4. How to earn credits at university with your math courses

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    Our Panel Members

    Kalpana Balan

    Kalpana Balan

    Kalpana Balan-Seitz is a seasoned educator with an impressive 24-year teaching career that spans across diverse curricula, including the IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE, and AP. Her extensive 20-year association with the IBDP has seen her contribute in various capacities, from teaching in schools across Europe, Latin America, and Asia to serving as a DP Coordinator and principal examiner for subjects like Theory of Knowledge, Economics, and Global Politics in several international institutions like Dhirubhai Ambani International School, British International School Shanghai, UWC Hong Kong, and the International School of Panama and The Ecole Active Bilingue International Section, Paris. Kalpana's passion also lies in teaching TOK and Global Politics, finding it personally and professionally enriching. Beyond the classroom, she has excelled as a further education advisor, heading large teams of university guidance counsellors in international schools. Her active involvement in professional organisations like IACAC and NACAC underscores her commitment to guiding students through the intricacies of college admissions. Kalpana's expertise extends to advising on universities worldwide, including the UK, US, Europe, and Asia. Her participation in events like the IB Symposium on University recognition and college counselling at the University of Hong Kong and the Global University Counselling Conference reflects her dedication to staying updated on relevant information for students' college admissions. With a wealth of experience, Kalpana continues to share her knowledge.

    Yogesh Dhingra

    Yogesh Dhingra, CourseLeap's founder, academic advisor, and chief instructor, has over 30 years of experience in the international, national curricula as well as educational services. She is the Founding Member, Former Head of the Mathematics Department and Academic Director of Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), Mumbai. She led the department for more than a decade, consistently known for world averages and toppers for IGCSE and IB Math. Yogesh actively conducts student and teacher sessions on Extended Essays, Math Exploration, and personally spearheads intellectual initiatives for research work in Math. She is also a workshop Leader for IB Diploma Math AA (Analysis and Approaches) and Math Al (Applications and Interpretation) in Asia Pacific Region and as a consultant to schools, she specialises in mentoring schools a designing curriculum, strengthening their standards for IB and CIS evaluation and accreditation. She has two Masters degrees, one in Education from the University of Bath, UK, with specialisation in Educational Leadership and Management and the other in Mathematics from Delhi University. In addition, she holds Bachelor's degrees in Physics(Hons.) and Education from Delhi University.

    Key Takeaways:

    Who is This For:

    CL Math Vision

    CourseLeap Math (CLM) is dedicated to accelerating students’ mathematical abilities and maximising their learning potential through comprehensive courses and robust teaching methodologies. 

    Our IB Tutoring follows a module-based structure, strategically designed to foster engagement and deep understanding. By prioritising student achievement and goals, we ensure that each session is a step toward unlocking their full academic potential, equipping them with the tools they need to shine in the challenging landscape of IB and College Math. 


    IB Math AA focuses on theoretical understanding and abstract reasoning, suitable for students interested in mathematics, science, or engineering. AI emphasises applying math in practical scenarios, relevant to social sciences or humanities.

    The decision significantly influences university admission prospects. It’s crucial to select a course that complements students’ academic interests and supports their intended field of study.

    Professional insights provide a deeper understanding of the nuances between different math courses, help students navigate complex decisions by balancing their abilities, preparedness and interests with the appropriate mathematics course. This guidance aids in understanding university requirements and enhances students’ competitive edge. It helps students make informed decisions, maximising their potential for academic success.

    Even if you’ve already selected your subjects, this webinar remains valuable for gaining deeper insights into your chosen IB Math course, understanding university entry requirements, and ensuring informed academic decision-making. You will benefit from expert guidance to enhance your academic journey.

    This webinar can be highly advantageous for 9th graders. Early insights into IB Math options provide a foundational understanding, allowing students to plan their academic trajectory strategically. Understanding university entry requirements and the nuances between different courses at an earlier stage can empower students to make informed decisions about their future academic pursuits. Starting this journey early ensures better preparedness and enables students to set clear goals for their IB journey and beyond.

    Your path to success begins with the right foundation – let's build it together!

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain the insights you need to make the right Math program choice.