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Dora Seigel

As an SAT/ACT tutor, Dora has guided many students to test prep success. She loves watching students succeed and is committed to helping you get there. Dora received a full-tuition merit based scholarship to University of Southern California. She graduated magna cum laude and scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT. She is also passionate about acting, writing, and photography.

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The Best IB History Notes and Study Guide for SL/HL

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 10:40:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you want to do well on the IB History exam, you'll need to have a solid set of notes to study from. This can be difficult though if you're missing notes or feel like some of your own notes don't cover certain topics in enough depth. Luckily, we're here to help! We've assembled the best FREE online IB History notes into this complete study guide.

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Every IB Business and Management Past Paper Available: FREE and Official

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 10:02:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you want to do well on your IB exams (which you should since acing them will get you college credits!), you need to prepare as you would for any other standardized test: with practice tests.

But preparing for an IB exam doesn't simply mean reviewing your class notes. You should use IB Business and Management past papers as practice tests so that you feel prepared for the length, format, and types of questions asked.

In this article, I'll provide you with links to IB Business and Management past papers, free and official. Additionally, I'll give you advice on how to use them to ace the real IB Business and Management test.

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When Do IB Results and Scores Come Out?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 10:02:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

You're in an IB Diploma Programme or a few IB classes, and you've slaved all year (or two years) studying for your SLs and HLs. You sat for the exams, where you probably developed carpal tunnel syndrome. And you can relate a little too well to this video, but you're hoping you did a bit better on your IB exams.

So when do you get your IB exam scores? How do you get your scores? What does your score mean? I will answer all these questions and more in this article.

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The Best IB English Study Guide and Notes for SL/HL

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Are you taking IB English and need some help with your studying? No need to reread all the books and poems you covered in class! This study guide is for IB English A students (students in IB English A: literature SL/HL, IB English A: language and literature SL/HL, or IB English literature and performance SL) who are looking for additional guidance on writing their commentaries or essays.

I've compiled this IB English study guide using the best free materials available for this class. Use it to supplement your classwork and help you prepare for exams throughout the school year.

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The Best IB Physics Study Guide and Notes for SL/HL

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Physics HL and SL are difficult courses. Even with the best teacher, you will likely need to spend some time studying on your own to understand the most difficult concepts covered in the course. I remember I did when I took IB Physics HL.

In this study guide, I've compiled links to all of the best free IB Physics study guides so you can easily find notes on the topic you're interested in. I organized this guide using the IB Physics syllabus.

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The Complete List of IB Courses and Classes

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

What are all the International Baccalaureate (IB) courses available to take? Here, we give you the complete list of all Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) IB classes.

Every IB school is different, so your own school might not offer all the IB courses below. However, these are all the classes the IB has created a curriculum and test for. There are in total 57 classes (counting HL and SL separately). I have categorized them by the categories that the IB defines as the six subject groups.

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The Best IB Chemistry Books, Reviewed

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 9:55:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

To get an A in IB Chemistry SL/HL and a 7 on the exam, you need to be using the best study materials for your learning style. In this article, I will review some IB Chemistry SL/HL books to help you narrow your search.

Note: I'm only including IB Chemistry Books from 2012 or newer. I don't recommend studying with older books as they most likely do not correspond to the most recent IB Chemistry syllabus.

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The Best IB Business and Management Notes and Study Guide for SL/HL

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 9:54:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you're in the IB Business and Management SL/HL class and want a little extra study help for your in-class test or the final IB exam, you've come to the right place. Here, I've gathered the best free online IB Business and Management notes into one convenient place for you.

This IB Business and Management study guide is organized according to the official SL/HL syllabus.

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The Best IB Biology Textbooks, Reviewed

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 9:54:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

To achieve success in your IB Biology SL/HL class and on the exam, you need to find the best textbook for your learning style. In this article, I have collected and reviewed a list of the most recent IB Biology Textbooks (2013 or newer), as I don't recommend you studying with any older books, as they may be out of date.

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The Best IB Biology Books: Full Expert Reviews

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 9:54:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

In IB Biology SL/HL, there are so many topics and so little time. Maximize your study time by using the best study materials and best IB Biology textbooks. In this article, we have collected a list of the best IB Biology books and textbooks for you to use as you prepare for the exam.

 

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The Best IB Chemistry Study Guide and Notes for SL/HL

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Chemistry may not be quite as easy as this penguin makes it seems. So to help you out, I have compiled the best FREE online IB Chemistry Study Guides and Notes into one helpful article. I've organized this IB Chemistry Study Guide using the order laid out in the IB Chemistry Syllabus.

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The Complete IB Extended Essay Guide: Examples, Topics, and Ideas

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB students around the globe fear writing the Extended Essay, but it doesn't have to be a source of stress! In this article, I'll get you excited about writing your Extended Essay and provide you with the resources you need to get an A on it.

If you're reading this article, I'm going to assume you're an IB student getting ready to write your Extended Essay. If you're looking at this as a potential future IB student, I recommend reading our introductory IB articles first, including our guide to what the IB program is and our full coverage of the IB curriculum.

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Which Colleges Require the SAT Essay? Complete List

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT Essay

Planning to take the SAT? Before you sign up, you need to decide whether you're going to take the test with or without the optional Essay. How should you pick? Well, some colleges require that you apply with the SAT with Essay; others don't care whether you submit an SAT score with or without the Essay.

In this article, I'll provide you with a complete list of colleges that require or recommend taking the SAT with the Essay.

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SAT Trigonometry: SOHCAHTOA and Radians

Posted by Dora Seigel | Feb 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM

SAT Math

Trigonometry and radians are new additions to the SAT Math section! Do you love SOHCAHTOA and ${π}$ angle measurements? Do you hate trigonometry and radians and don't know what SOHCAHTOA or ${π}/{2}$ means? No matter how you feel about SAT trigonometry, there is no need to stress. In this guide, I'll let you know everything you need to know about trigonometry and radians for the SAT Math test and guide you through some practice problems.

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How Do You Calculate ACT Score? Raw and Scaled

Posted by Dora Seigel | Feb 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1-36. But how exactly do you end up with a composite score on this scale when you answer a lot more than 36 total questions? In this article, we'll walk through the steps needed to calculate your ACT composite score, including how to calculate your raw scores and convert these into scaled scores.

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