Pre-IB Transition Workshops

Available Summer 2023!
See schedule below.


According to the IBO, the IB programme can lead students “to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world,” and students accepted to this challenging and well-respected programme are “encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems,” “drive their own learning,” and to be “able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.”

Our Pre-IB Transition workshops are designed to prepare students for these new demands, as well as to help them understand the formal requirements and evaluation structure of the programme, so they can make a successful transition into the Pre-IB (Grade 9)* programme. Taught by a certified IB expert, this program will ease the transition into IB programs for students and prepare them to excel!

Schools and school boards sometimes switch the format of the examination only weeks before exams in order to test students’ resilience!  Brain Power has the solution! We prepare for all of the varying formats and equip students with the foundational knowledge and test-taking skills so that they ace whatever is in front of them.

We have nearly two decades of experience with getting students into the schools of their choice, no matter what the format of the exams. The majority of our students make it into the program of their choice, and they report back to us that they felt confident and prepared thanks to Brain Power!  In fact, Brain Power students are admitted to the program of their choice at 5x the average!


Classes are held in the given timeframes, excluding scheduled holidays.

Summer 2023
4 lessons (1x per wk., July)

Thu., July 6-17  (Vaughan)

Some Student & Parent Testimonials

“Working with Brain Power on Grade 7 admissions was the best money we ever spent.  Successful entry into UTS was our dream come true for our son” (UTS student)

“Thanks a lot for your kind words and supportive nature throughout the process. We really feel fortunate to be a part of your team. You helped us so much and it  means a lot to us.” (UTS student)

“I recently wrote the IB entrance exam and I wanted to write to you because I was super well prepared for the topics given. In fact, I had already written an essay on the topic!” (IB student)

“We just found out that Jackie earned 99th percentile on the SSAT!! We are very happy and can’t wait to pick her up from school with the news today!   Thank you for helping her to reach her potential, and for the work and passion that you pour every day into Brain Power. It’s visible, and it means a lot to us.” (Independent School student)

“The Exam Prep class was AMAZING!!!! Thank you :)”  (Independent School Student, 2022)

“I wanted to share with my good news that I have been accepted to both Havergal College (with a scholarship) and the MaCS program. I greatly appreciate everything you’ve done for me. I really think that you have allowed me to both be outstanding and show these schools who I am. My gratitude to you is so great I can’t describe it with the right words – but your time and energy are so appreciated. I believe that going to one of these schools will allow me to reach my academic dreams. It was an amazing experience learning from you, and I will never forget the good you did to help me succeed.” (Independent School Student)

“Accepted into Upper Canada College!  One of twenty spots for Grade 9 and I couldn’t have done it without the incredible support and mentorship from you!  It was hard preparing but you were kind & caring and also helped me manage my stress level” (UCC student)

“It’s Rebecca! Today I got the results back for the IB applications and exam and I made it! I’m very proud of myself, and I’d like to thank you for your amazing teaching. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you! I also got into AP, and it’s nice that I have multiple opportunities! Thank you for your help!” (IB student)

Email with your child’s/children’s age(s) and area(s) or interests, and we will help get you registered!

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