The IB ToK presentation can be particularly challenging if you're not used to speaking to
The key is to make sure that the concepts and propositions underpinning your presentation are well organised, and that you understand them. If your ToK presentation material is not logically arranged, or if you don't really grasp what you're saying, your presentation will suffer.
I offer a personalised service to those students preparing their IB ToK presentations; working with each student to develop a unique presentation built on their knowledge and learning experiences.
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Once you have chosen your topic, identifying your ToK presentation's central proposition is an essential,
but often overlooked step.
It is a clearly identified and stated proposition that gives a presentation its focus, and allows you to identify the relevant knowledge issues.
The precise formulation of the proposition will be determined, in large part, by the type of presentation you intend to deliver: to explain or to persuade. Explaining a proposition is quite different to trying to persuade someone of its truth or value.
With a masters degree and a doctorate in the theory of knowledge, and having taught the subject widely to college and university students, I provide expert tuition on planning and delivering excellent ToK presentations.
You don't have very much time for your IB TOK presentation, so you need to plan your presentation
I offer a 55-minute planning tutorial, via Skype, to help students plan effective TOK presentations.
I encourage students to reflect on various knowledge issues, and real life situations, in order to develop a presentation that is unique to their learning experiences.
My TOK students then complete the presentation in their own time and, if they wish, arrange a second tutorial to practice their final presentation; again via Skype.
If you've finished planning and writing your TOK presentation, and have practiced it
a few times with family or friends, you may want to rehearse it in front of an
experienced TOK tutor.
I offer my TOK students the opportunity to practice their presentations via Skype.
During a 55-minute Skype tutorial there is time to rehearse your presentation several times, and to receive constructive comments.
Some students precede the rehearsal tutorial with a planning tutorial.