IB Tok Tutors
IB Tok Tutors explain IB Tok
To begin with, it is vital to recognize that TOK is about rigorously questioning what knowledge is and how we acquire it.
When IB TOK Tutors compare TOK to other academic disciplines, they find that sometimes it takes a while for students to grasp that TOK is encouraging them to question. “How they know what they know” instead of memorizing facts and figures.
How do IB TOK Tutors help students
For the TOK essay, IB TOK Tutors encourage the students to first break down and analyse the statement or question itself, making sure to define how they understand it’s key terms in the essay introduction. Our IB Tutors guide students in exploring abstract ideas and theoretical questions in specific, real-world case studies and examples. The key to TOK is being able to clearly articulate your ideas and questions. It should be in a way, relating to either other academic disciplines or real-world situations. It is exciting to push students to combine unexpected case studies to support their essay arguments. Additionally, it is vital to ensure that students think strategically about primary and secondary sources, allowing this to inform the refinement of their work. Our IB TOK Tutors encourage students to think outside of the box. When they do researching, seeking sources that show to what extent they are considering their questions from multiple angles.
Our IB TOK Tutors teach students to continuously cite all of their sources to ensure the validity and value of their work, to show they are conscious of how they themselves are gathering knowledge. For TOK essay, Our IB Online Tutors propose the inclusion of memory as a fifth way of knowing, situating their discussion in History and Theatre Arts. Our IB Tutor’s interest in questioning how they know inspire them to tutor students in TOK.
TOK Essay and TOK Presentation
It is important for students to pursue deep and complex research, but then work to concisely present it with images, three-dimensional models or live enactments.
Our IB TOK Tutors work with their students to determine their research question, develop their arguments and case studies and then plan the presentation. Our tutors encourage to consider the presentation as an opportunity to present chronologically the most important points of their exploration, to provoke further questions and discussion. The presentation is as much about the research as about how the students prepare to present and speak in front of a group, and then answer questions. For my TOK presentation, they questioned the necessity of interviews in terms of which ways of knowing they draw upon. There are a few key points that will help students in their IB TOK presentation
►Students must select a real-life situation
►You should make a logical knowledge question but it must not be very difficult
►Students must use standard TOK terminology in their presentation work
►You must avoid discussing your real-life situations too much
►Avoid using too much RLs
►Don’t read text from your flashcards, this may make IB Examiners believe that you are not familiar with it
IB TOK Tutor’s Approach
IB TOK Tutors are confident in supporting their students. They help students through Skype and Google Docs. They offer help in colors coded edits, citation additions and points for further information and analysis. In terms of coursework, our IB TOK Tutors can support in research, development, structure, and refinement. Their schedule is incredibly flexible. It means that IB TOK Tutors can call the student and provide ongoing correspondence support.