I have been Oscar's IB History Higher Level student for the past year. During this year, I have seen steady improvement in both the quality and grade achieved in my coursework and timed in-class essays.
Oscar approaches class using a variety of different teaching methods. Through the aid of videos, timelines and IB past papers, Oscar has managed to elevate my interest in history, as well as enhance my analytical and argumentative skills. The work he assigns me also constantly increases in level of complexity, which ensures that class is always intellectually challenging.
I especially appreciate the time Oscar takes before major exams to go through different study skills and methods. Although facts and dates aren't all that makes up a good history essay, they are still necessary in ensuring a good history grade. He has taught me a variety of different memory tricks to aid me in this aspect, and these techniques have actually been incredibly useful not only in my study of history but also in the variety of other subjects I take at school.
I also really enjoy the way his classes are focussed around the IB curriculum. We constantly assess my performance using the IB's grading rubric, which is something that I had not done with my teacher at school. I believe that a clearer understanding of what the course expects from me is an instrumental factor to my progress in the subject thus far.
Oscar's classes are always dynamic and exciting, and his help has been invaluable to my performance at school.
Through his lessons, I have been able to achieve consistent 7s in all of my in-class essays, as well as on my end-of-year exams. Oscar's lessons have enabled me to continually progress