5 last minute exam revision tips

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 When it comes to last minute revision, the internet is full of advice – some of it good, some of it terrible.  In this article, I will give you five of the best last-minute revision tips to help you improve your confidence and lower your stress in a short time.  Prioritise the Most Important Topics […]

Effective Revision Techniques – 3 easy strategies

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As parents, we all want our children to succeed academically. But the road to academic success can be rocky, especially in the midst of cramming for exams and re-reading notes. Taking three powerful revision techniques to the core that can transform how your teenager studies, boosting their understanding, retention, and ultimately, their academic performance: Imagine […]

Boosting Revision Success with Sketches: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

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Boosting Your Teenager’s Revison Success with Sketches: A Practical Guide for Parents As parents, witnessing our teenagers navigate the challenging terrain of GCSE exams can be an emotionally charged experience. Faced with mountains of information and the pressure to retain and comprehend it all, even the most capable students can feel overwhelmed. While traditional study […]

When should I start revising? The ultimate guide to A-Level and GCSE revision

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The classic question, when should I begin revising? The spectre of exams looms large, casting a long shadow over students and parents alike. The age-old question, “When should I start revising?” echoes through households, often prompting conflicting advice, last-minute panic, and a desperate scramble for flashcards. But fear not, brave warriors of academia! The key […]

Empowering Your Teen for Effective Revision

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Why revision might be an issue Navigating the hurdles of revision is a common struggle for parents of teenagers. Understanding the root causes of their reluctance to revise is crucial. Let’s explore some key reasons and effective strategies to address them. Conclusion: Supporting your teen through their revision challenges requires a blend of empathetic understanding, […]

The 3 Most Effective Revision Methods: A Deep Dive

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Introduction In the academic arena, not all revision methods are created equal. To truly grasp and retain complex subjects, it’s essential to harness effective revision methods that align with how the human brain learns best. Whether you’re a dedicated student or a supportive parent, understanding these methods can offer a direct route to academic excellence. […]

Best Apps to Help with Maths Revision: An Academic Performance Coach’s Recommendations

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Points Covered: The Digital Age of Maths Revision In today’s tech-driven era, harnessing the power of digital tools can profoundly influence a teen’s academic journey, especially in challenging subjects like GCSE and A-Level maths. As an academic performance coach, I’ve seen the transformative impact of integrating the right tools into the revision process. With a […]

The Pros and Cons of Using Preply for Your Underperforming Teenager: An Academic Performance Coach’s Perspective

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Points Covered: What is Preply? Preply is an online platform that connects students with tutors across various subjects and languages. As technology influences the way we educate ourselves, platforms like Preply have become increasingly popular, offering the promise of personalized education at your fingertips. But is it suitable for your teen, particularly if they’re underperforming? […]

How the Pomodoro Technique Can Transform Your Teen’s Study Habits

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Points to be Covered: Introduction Greetings, concerned parents! In my years as a teacher, head of sixth form and an academic performance coach, one tool that has proven exceptionally effective in helping teens manage their study time is the Pomodoro Technique. In today’s post, I’ll explore what this technique is, why it’s especially beneficial for […]