The Power of Setting Academic Goals for Teenagers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Introduction In the journey of education, the path a teenager takes can often seem foggy and uncertain. Amidst a sea of academic pressures, social dynamics, and personal growth, it’s easy for young minds to feel adrift. The key to navigating these tumultuous waters? Setting clear, achievable academic goals. Far more than just a roadmap, goal-setting […]

Overcoming Procrastination – A Guide for Teenagers and Parents

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Introduction Procrastination, the arch-nemesis of productivity, especially plagues the teenage years, where distractions are numerous and self-discipline is still a developing trait. As a former teacher and current academic performance coach, I’ve seen firsthand how procrastination can hinder a young person’s academic journey. In this blog post, I will share insights and strategies to help […]

Understanding the Role of Private Tutoring in Teenage Education

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As a parent, watching your teenager navigate the complexities of their educational journey can be both rewarding and challenging. There are moments when you might notice your child could benefit from some additional support outside the traditional classroom setting. With a myriad of options available today, from private tutoring or teaching to online resources to […]

Strategies for Exam Stress: Finding Calm Amidst the Academic Storm

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The clock is ticking, the pages seem endless, and your mind races at a mile a minute. Sound familiar? It’s a scene that countless students can relate to. Exam stress, with its sweaty palms and racing heart, is an all-too-familiar demon for many. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are effective strategies […]

Academic Performance Coach vs. Online Tutor: Navigating the Overwhelm

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The journey through academia is seldom smooth. Between rigorous exams, revision schedules, and the pressure to excel, students often feel overwhelmed. While many turn to online tutors to help navigate this maze, an increasing number are discovering the unique advantages of working with an academic performance coach. But what makes a coach a better fit […]

The Cornell Note Taking System: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Study

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Every student understands the importance of comprehensive notes, but not all note-taking strategies are created equal. Enter the Cornell Note Taking System – a structured, systematic approach to capturing and reviewing class information. Developed by Walter Pauk at Cornell University, this method not only assists in note organisation but also enhances recall and comprehension. Cornell […]

Why an Academic Performance Coach Trumps Private Tutors for Maths and Physics

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In this post, you’ll learn: The Conventional Path: Private Tutors Private tutors for maths and physics can undoubtedly play a pivotal role in a student’s educational journey. They often offer: The Game Changer: Academic Performance Coach An academic performance coach, on the other hand, offers a comprehensive approach that addresses not just subject proficiency but […]

Finding the Perfect Private Tutor: A Step-by-Step Guide

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In this post, you’ll discover: The Untapped Potential of a Private Tutor: Choosing the right private tutor can have a hugely positive impact on the academic performance of young people. Here are the top benefits they bring to the table: Locating Credible Tutors: Where to Begin? Navigating the Selection Process: What to Watch For: Proceed […]

4 Simple Mindset Shifts That Helped My Clients’ Teens Go from Failing to Thriving

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Points to be covered: Introduction Hello, dear parents! Are you grappling with the challenge of a struggling teenager? You’re not alone. Over my career, I’ve worked with countless underperforming teenagers as a teacher, head of sixth form and academic performance coach. One crucial area I focus on is the role mindset plays in academic success. […]