'Aiglon college has been working with Nic and Ben for 9 years; they have extensive experience of IB IAs in Biology and ESS and offer bespoke courses, adapted to the local environment. Nic and Ben offer huge flexibility of teaching, adapting teaching styles to suit student needs. This is especially true of their ability to work with students, of all abilities, to identify projects that students can succeed in. Their knowledge and engagement of students in the use of statistical analysis are also exceptional. Having an 'in-house' course has extensive benefits over residential-style courses. The courses can be fine-tuned to students pre-existing knowledge of the local environment, not to mention the budgetary savings.'
James Pigott - Assistant Head Curriculum, Aiglon International School
'We have been using BEFS for a number of years and have only had positive experiences. Ben and Nic are knowledgeable and organised with the ability to adapt the sessions to student knowledge/interests and our local environment. Having fieldwork experts come into school and deliver focused sessions for IA course work has resulted in improvements in the students work and engagement.'
Richard Lineham - Middle School Science Coordinator, CAS and International Award Coordinator, St Georges International School
'I have worked with Ben and Nichola for the last 6 years during our fieldwork week in the Swiss Alps. Ben and Nichola have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field and moreover, understand the demands of IA completion for IB ESS and Biology. They are supportive, collegial and have a great sense of humour! I recommend them unreservedly and without hesitation. I'd be lost without them!'
Laura Hamilton - Head of Environmental Systems and Societies, Aiglon International School
'I called Ben after a recommendation from a friend. I needed someone to help with the large numbers of students I had in ESS. Ben was extremely flexible to our needs. He helped run classroom sessions, preparing students for outdoor activities, worked with groups so that we could manage large numbers, prepared presentations to help students with statistical analysis and helped guide students through their Internal Assessment practice. Over the time we have worked together Ben has been a great help, preparing additional resources, and providing advice and guidance on shaping the fieldwork. I highly recommend his services with ecological fieldwork.'
Dr. Zoe Badcock - IB Diploma & AP Coordinator, International School of Zug and Luzern