Pre-IB Summer Courses
Mrs. Dhingra really taught all of us really well. Her love for math and education, her attention to detail, and her ability to make us think for ourselves, often from more than one angle, have made this course so unique. Making us investigate every single thing, giving us questions from our own questions and reading out philosophical passages, constantly keeping us satisfied and not satiated at the same time (PARADOX) with food for thought, were some of the highlights of Mrs. Dhingra’s value add in the course. The Tutorials gave me confidence, clarity and creativity. Confidence- The ability to work out problems on my own. Clarity- The clear stream of reasoning and strategy to solve problems. Creativity- Learning how the same questions had various solutions, from answers of my peers.
Ms Dhingra helps keep our attention, makes the course content very interesting, helps us to understand difficult concepts and teach new ways to look at the same problem. IB is more in depth, more difficult, a lot more applications and “exploration” type stuff. The course was very helpful to cement the skills learned in class and helped me develop a good work ethic. The quizzes made the breaks interesting, helped us build thinking and application skills and probing skills to help with explorations. I’d like such courses before exams too...
This course helped me to think of everything more mathematically and develop the approach of looking at things in daily life through a mathematical lens. It also helped me to understand the intensity that the IB Diploma requires and how we should configure our work ethic to have that intensity. More importantly it taught me the importance of understanding things fully and thus helped me to discover Math in a way I never had before.Mrs. Dhingra has extensive knowledge on the course and the skills needed to succeed in it. She is great at teaching the concepts from the very basics which makes it easy for us to understand. A sincere effort was made to make sure that everyone understands everything and also that the work is consolidated. The tasks were also given to introduce us to the IB style of working.
This course helped improve my thinking abilities and definitely got me better at math, I got a clearer idea of how math as well as IB was going to be overall. It also got me inquisitive of various things which encouraged me to watch videos and do research, I think this time of the vacation was used quite efficiently and I am glad it happened at CourseLeap Mrs. Dhingra is never hesitant when we have doubts and she has a plethora of teaching strategies which adds to my understanding of math. She did go in depth of quite a few interesting topics to broaden our knowledge irrespective of whether it was a part of the course, which is one thing I really liked. She understood my situation with math as I had an IGCSE extended background and made sure I was able to cope with the others
Mrs Dhingra is the best math teacher I have ever had. I love how into the subject she is and how much of research stuff she tells us to go and find. It makes the course less monotonous and more interesting
The tutorials were helpful in applying my understanding of problems. The feedback of our instructors was very very helpful, and I do feel more prepared to go back and redo the tutorials. I feel Ms. Dhingra adds value to the course by ensuring solidification of class materials. She helps us ensure that we understand the concepts properly. It has taught me to work on a subject for a long time. This course has also taught me about prioritization. I do feel better about prioritization and more confident.
Ms. Dhingra truly takes time to understand each and every student in the class and pays attention to their strengths and weaknesses and addresses them in class. Even though class is online, she has tried her best to keep us engaged by making the sessions interactive and going in great depth for each topic. I really liked the way Ms Dhingra taught us the concepts in such a way that they have been ingrained in my mind quite well.
The content and application knowledge that Miss Dhingra has is incredible and especially her way of expressing mathematical questions in a concise and effective manner makes it extremely easy for students to grasp the concepts. This course has given me the required rigour I need for IBDP Maths due to its intensifying and daily schedule. Moreover, it has also given me insightful tips for external assessments such as the Maths exploration and I have been introduced to the Math toolkit to a great extent. Finally, this course has given the perfect boost I need for starting with IBDP Maths.
Pre-IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)
Skills like reflection and note-taking were very helpful. Mrs. Chrisann is extremely helpful and her knowledge of the course content is invaluable. The mini report was a good accomplishment, citing your own websites/books, note taking, seeing different types of reflections, all of these were great to develop my skills for the IBDP. I have gained a lot of the IB learner profile skills. Being able to reflect, think and express your thoughts in the form of text is something I have improved on. Also being able to articulate existing knowledge was a skills of great importance.
I think every single concept taught in this course was extremely valuable as I now know what my teacher expects of me and the resources that I now have will only make me a better writer. I felt really good when I received good constructive criticism on my paper as I now know where I should focus on the next time I write another academic paper. I have gained a lot more communication skills after conversing with the other students in this course.