Is your child starting the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) her next academic year? You must be surrounded by certain myths and rumors that might have made you nervous. The IB program can be a nightmare for some students with tons of things to do. Six classes on top of extracurricular requirements, a 4000-word essay, and a Theory of Knowledge course.
At Everest Education, we often hear that parents and students alike can worry as the start of the IB approaches. Whether students come from the MYP, IGCSE, or national curricula doesn’t matter. There is always an adjustment period for which students should prepare. Preparing for IB can be an intimidating and, at times, confusing process. Both deciding on an IB program and doing well once enrolled takes a lot of early preparation. To ease students’ nervousness, finding an external learning center/tutoring program to practice IB subjects could be considered an ideal option. Since the IB program is not too popular in Vietnam for the time being, it is not easy to find a place that offers good IB enrichment programs in Ho Chi Minh.
This article will suggest the top 5 learning centers in Ho Chi Minh that have experience teaching IB programs. So that you know where to look out for when your child needs help on her IB preparation journey.
Learn more about the IB program
The IB Diploma has been around for many years, although its popularity has really gained momentum over the past decade. We believe IB is not only a means to a brilliant end (remember how much universities all over the world love the IB) but a way to truly develop your child’s knowledge, skills and experience. Nguyễn Hải Nam – one of our College Compass students – is a real-life example of a Vietnamese student taking an IB program for 2 years in the United World College East Africa. In his episode with Chuyện du học podcast, Nam shared much detailed and valuable information about the IB program. If you have interest, listen to Nam’s episode at:
So if you are ready to let your child into the program, we are happy to help!
At Everest Education, we have been working with many international students from prestigious international schools around the city, including BIS, ISHCMC, AIS, ISHCMC-AA, LSTS,… and have years of experience preparing students for entrance into an international school. If you need any advice from us, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more on our website.
The International Tutor Group Vietnam (ITG Vietnam) is a learning center providing all-subject tutoring and mentoring services in Ho Chi Minh. Exclusiv y designed for Ho Chi Minh’s leading international school curricula, all ITG’s services are developed by experienced international school teachers – who graduated from top US and UK universities.
ITG provides 1-1 and small group tuition, meeting the needs of all academic subjects in every major international curriculum, from the International Primary Curriculum to Cambridge IGCSE & A-Level, the IB and the AP Programs.
Intertu – the combination of Intertu “international” and “tutoring” – is an after-school tutoring academy founded by a Vietnamese Truc Ho. Intertu specializes in researching and developing various courses for international, bilingual and integrated students. Their courses include IB – AP – A – level – IGCSE exam preparation courses, SSAT – SAT – ACT – GMAT – GRE exam preparation courses, teacher training courses…
Now, Intertu Education is enrolling potential students for IB courses (IB Math, IB Physics, IB Chemistry, IB Biology, IB Economics, IB Business Management, and IB English).
Everest Education is founded by Tony Ngo (Harvard Business School and Stanford University) and Don Le (Stanford University). Starting from a small tutoring class of 10 students in the summer of 2011, Everest now has been working with 1000+ students from bilingual and top international schools in Ho Chi Minh City, such as BIS, ISHCMC, AIS, ISHCMC-AA, LSTS…
Everest Education provides private tutoring sessions in English in one-on-one or small-group formats as an enrichment program for various academic subjects, including English, Maths, Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), IGCSE, IB, IELTS, and SAT.
The Edge is an English learning center located in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, founded in 2008 by Yale University alumni. Their key focus program includes conversational English, English for primary and secondary students, admissions consulting, and test prep courses such as SAT, IELTS, and IB.
At The Edge, students can learn IB Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literature and IB English in the 1×1 or class format. Each class will usually take place for 3 hours/week.
Education First Vietnam is a member of Education First Global – an international education company offering study abroad, language learning, and cultural exchange. Unlike other ordinary English courses, Education First combines language training with cultural exchange, academic achievement and educational travel – where students can live and learn on campus abroad.
Education First offers language courses for primary to high school students, undergraduates, adults, company employees and staff from other organizations as well. They also have test prep courses of IB and A-level for students from 16 to 19 years old.