I founded IBMastery to support IB students, parents and teachers around the world in an innovative way. I have been approached to write IB textbooks, but I didn't think another textbook with do much to fill the gap I was seeing. I could see that there are a lot of students who would appreciate the insights of a second teacher --so that's what I'm trying to do here. I spend time seeking out and interviewing the best IB teachers I can find and then I put their best insights here. 

tim-and-bettina-in-italyAs useful as I think IBMastery can be, what really drives me is helping students reduce their stress. I remember finding it very stressful to raise my performance in High School, while at the same time trying to maintain a social life and make (what seemed like) the most important decisions of my life. IB students today are busier than ever, I love helping to reduce your stress, so you can make good decisions and stay balanced in your life.  

I come from a family of teachers and social workers, so I grew up hearing a lot about people struggling. My family struggled a lot financially --which is partly why I love teaching Business and Economics today. I love helping people with that kind of thing My parents were (and are) amazing, supportive people, but we never had much money. However, we did have an amazing group of friends who helped us when times were bad. When times were really bad, our neighbours brought food around and someone even left $300 in our mailbox one time, anonymously --so we could cover the mortgage.  I'm lucky to have been raised in the middle of Canada, canoeing every summer and spending my time with people who care about their community and the environment. So, I want to pay forward all of the gifts I've been given.

Besides teaching, I am also a fully-accredited Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation). I am qualified to help a lot of people with academic and non-academic issues. Marks are important, but success also needs clear thinking. And coaching is great for that.

If you'd like, I could help you deal with stress, improve your revision techniques or motivation, deal with family issues, or make great decisions about your college applications. (However, I am not a licensed psychologist, so I'm not qualified to deal with psychological challenges like depression or suicidal thoughts --though I would be happy to help you get in touch with whatever support you might need).  

I love helping my clients achieve more clarity, so they can take their next steps with confidence.

Everything at IBMastery is guaranteed (and often has a free trial), so I would love for you to see how much I can help you to reach your targets. Obviously, you can also cancel any time. There are no contracts and no hidden fees. 

If you need some help, I'd love to help. 

Tim Woods