The lives of today’s students are busier than ever before. They feel more pressure to perform well and excel to meet their goals. It does not have to be this way, however. You can help them find productive and proactive ways to succeed. Here are some tips to help you help the students in your life.
Work With a Tutor
Learning in any capacity has its unique challenges. For students, they need to learn content, retain it, and then regurgitate it numerous times at later dates. All of this needs to be accomplished on someone else’s timeline in conjunction with multiple deadlines.
Anyone would be stressed by taking on the rigours of education. Give your child a proverbial hand and help them on their path to success by hiring a tutor. Read this article to learn about the 7 important tuition benefits they will receive by working with a tutor at any stage.
Tutors offer a variety of things that a parent and instructor cannot. They bring a fresh, new perspective to the topic at hand. Tutors will not have competing priorities when working with your child and can thus maintain focus and attention on the student’s needs. In addition, a tutor will be specialised in the area in which they are working which allows them a greater insight into the subject matter.
Focus on Organisation
For your student to be productive, they need to have a plan. Part of forming a plan encompasses organising their schoolwork. With technology at their fingertips, they can easily create a schedule on their school laptops or smartphones (assuming they have either).
Use a free calendar such as Google to complement other productivity features and apps offered in the G Suite for ease of use between devices. Encourage them to add every assignment, due date, and action item to the calendar. Items can be colour coded based on the subject matter, etc. Reminders should be toggled on to help alert your student to deadlines, too.
Remember the Details
- Take Breaks – When kids have projects, exams, and looming deadlines it may seem best to power through. Finishing it up is the ultimate goal, after all. That is, after learning and retaining their newfound knowledge.
- Eat Well – A good breakfast and healthy meals and snacks throughout the day are essential. Prepare food in advance and invest in lunch bags and ice packs that are easy to use. Opt for refillable water bottles versus sugary drinks that are easily accessible.
- Sleep – Go to bed at a consistently reasonable time and wake up on schedule. This is important even for older kids.
Encourage Your Student to be Part of the Solution
It may seem counterintuitive at times, but with supportive guidance, many kids understand what they need. Talk with your student to outline a plan to handle their school responsibilities. Include everything that has previously been discussed in this article. Request their input on how to approach a schedule, timeliness, sleep habits, etc.
When kids have a stake in planning portions of their lives, they become owners in the process and are more likely to stick with the plan since they helped design it.
Watch this video for a student’s perspective on how to study smarter, not harder.