I used to ask myself that all the time when I was growing up. I was a horrible student all the way into the second semester of my 10th grade year! I had a difficult time concentrating in school and to be honest, there were just more important things
going on in my life at the time. I have always struggled with weight issues and being bullied, teased and tormented in school was a daily battle. It's hard to concentrate on learning when survival is your priority and invisibility is your dream. I did well
in high school though, and eventually graduated college with a degree in Criminal Justice.
What changed? I got involved. I had a teacher that recognized a potential in me and fostered that by inviting me to step outside my comfort zone and challenge myself. I LOVED sports. I know, sounds silly coming from the fat kid huh? I did though.
I loved baseball, hockey and football the most and my teacher...
Whether you choose tutoring or taking a class to improve your knowledge of a subject depends on what you want out of the experience. A classroom environment gives you personal interaction and the accountability of regularly being part of a group devoted
to learning a subject. A personal tutor will still give you that accountability, and you get to set the pace of the course and personalize the content. The learning is communicative, interactive, and focused on what you need. Classroom-oriented courses
can be convenient and fun, but tutoring offers more flexibility for both the tutor and the student. Pacing, content and course materials can change, depending on what both people agree on. If you are looking for a way to to personalize your learning experience,
move at your own pace, and choose your own learning content, find a tutor who can work closely with you to advise and help guide you through your learning journey.
Of all the important academic exercises, none are as critical to your success as routine reading. Throughout your education, teachers will assign mounds of textbook reading in social studies, English, the sciences, and beyond. While it is imperative that
you take your assignments seriously and blast through your requisite reading, that is simply the bare minimum. Your eventual goal should be to read as a pastime. Reading shouldn’t solely be an activity guided by obligation, but one prompted by an organic desire.
You all know what it’s like to be driven by desire. It’s all encompassing, automatic, and thoughtless. For example, some of you likely possess a powerful sweet tooth, causing you to gravitate towards cookies and chocolates whenever there is an opportunity to
indulge. Others are might be fans of video games, eager to squeeze in playtime whenever and wherever possible. The interesting thing about these activities is that you don’t need to actively tell yourself...
I used to do this and I see a lot of students who do this common mistake when studying. Maybe you are working through old homework problems to prepare for an exam in math or physics and you have the solutions in front of you. You get to a certain point
and you get stuck, so you check the solution, see what the next action you have to take is, and then continue working through the problem. Eventually you get an answer that may (or may not) be right and check the solution again. If it is, you feel great and
move on. If it isn't you compare the work and see what you did wrong and understand the mistake so you move on. All this is a fine way to start studying, but the major mistake is that most students don't go back to that problem and try to do it again. Even
if you were able to understand the solution or the mistake you made, you never actually got through the problem completely without aid. So now if you come to this problem on your test, this will be the first time you actually...