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Pre-IB Information Session

Date: 2nd March 2024, Thursday
Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm (IST)
Location: Online

Make your summer count before grade 11 – elevate your IBDP journey!

Join CourseLeap’s distinguished experts for our Pre-IB Information Session to elevate your IB knowledge and understanding of the rigorous 2 year pre-university program. Embark on a dynamic journey where insider insights and professional tips await you, tailored specifically to help students get ready for the first year of the IBDP.

Our Pre-IB courses are meticulously designed to prepare students for the academic challenges presented by the IBDP.  Discover how they can be a beneficial foundation for students entering DP 1, providing valuable advice and preparation for a successful academic experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather essential information and make informed decisions for your academic journey.

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    Our Panel Members


    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 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.

    Kalpana Balan-Seitz is a seasoned educator with 24 years of experience spanning IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE, and AP curricula. She has served as a DP Principal examiner for subjects including Theory of Knowledge, Economics, and Global Politics. Her leadership roles encompass DP coordination and university guidance counselling at prestigious international institutions such as UWC Hong Kong, British International School Shanghai, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, International School of Panama, and The Ecole Active Bilingue International Section, Paris. She notably led university guidance counselling as a further education advisor at UWC Hong Kong. Balan-Seitz actively engages with professional organisations like IACAC and NACAC, offering expertise in global university advising across the UK, US, Europe, and Asia. Her involvement includes participation in significant events such as the IB Symposium on University recognition and the Global University Counselling Conference held at the University of Hong Kong.

    Kalpana Balan

    Chrisann Almeida Creado is a dedicated educator with a focus on creating best-practice programs rooted in psychology and education research. With over 12 years of classroom experience, Chrisann has taught Psychology and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to IB students at prestigious institutions like Jamnabai Narsee School and Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), where she also served as the department head. She actively contributes to the IB community as an examiner for TOK essays, moderator for Psychology internal assessments, and examiner for IB Paper 3 in addition to conducting sessions on Psychology and Theory of Knowledge in various schools across India.

    Dr. Kanchi Das brings over 20 years of experience in teaching and assessing IB, IGCSE, and Common Core curricula. With a PhD in English Literature and a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard, she leads the English Department at Dubai International Academy. Dr. Das mentors and develops excellent practice across schools, serving as an IB English Higher Level Examiner and supervisor for Extended Essays. She is well-versed in the latest IB English syllabus changes and creates DP taster lessons. With expertise in guiding students’ Personal Statements and University Application essays, she has successfully helped students gain admission to top universities and is also an active member of Harvard’s Principal’s Network. Dr. Das’s dedication to educational excellence and leadership in pedagogy make her a valuable asset to the education community.

    Key Takeaways:

    Who is This For:

    IB Xcel

    Embark on a transformative 2-year academic journey with IB Xcel, CourseLeap Education’s comprehensive program tailored for students of the IB Diploma Programme. Benefit from pre-IB courses, personalised IB tutoring, targeted Exam Revision and Mid-IB courses for a range of subjects. Our Planning & Support, guided by IB experts, immerses students in the IB curriculum, fulfilling academic requirements while aligning with university aspirations. CourseLeap guides students toward academic success, critical thinking, and confidence in the global educational landscape. 

    Striking a harmonious balance between challenge, individual abilities, career choices, and the IB scoring matrix, IB Xcel empowers students to make informed decisions about their academic journey. Emphasising mastery of IB Core requirements, the program fosters an authentic research experience, engaging students in meaningful academic exploration.


    It is a meticulous preparatory course designed to prepare students for the academic challenges presented by the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, done in the summer before the start of grade 11 (DP 1).

    It is largely focused towards success in the first semester of the IBDP, focusing on skills, content knowledge and exam tips and strategies for the different subject requirements for Higher level and Standard level IB subjects.

    We have scheduled group sessions running through April-July. There are personalised one on one options depending on the availability and flexibility, as well as group sessions. Courses can go from 10 up to 50 hours depending on the subject, and they include tool kit investigations, research work for IAs and module-based with specific learning outcomes that include focusing on the prior learning requirements of DP 1 through continuous assessment and orientation for success in the IBDP.

    These courses have been designed in a manner that is valued by all students having studied diverse curricula (ICSE, IGCSE, CBSE, MYP or any other National boards or International bespoke curricula) in Grade 10, and are moving into the first year of the IBDP.  

    CourseLeap offers Pre-IB courses, short-term and full-term IB tutoring, exam revision courses providing overall guidance in Paper 1, 2 and 3. With our structured, organised and planned approach, we aim for excellence.


    5 Top Tips for a Smooth Transition into the IBDP

    The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is one of the most popular education programmes globally, based on well-defined standards while teaching students to be accountable for their work. It is a rigorous pre-university program that offers a curriculum through which students develop analytical abilities, critical thinking skills and resilience acquired by the effective learning and teaching methods. The programme can be a challenge to students of all abilities, from both national and international curricula because of its superior standards and emphasis on independent thinking. 

    What if the key to IB success is within reach?

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to secure IBDP success!