Student Success Tutor for academic & life success
Learning and academic performance are 100% related to activating the optimal performance state. This is defined here as the Learning State. This involves turning on the whole brain and body neurology to soak up and use the new knowledge and skills. These same skills are required for sports, employment, hobbies and performance of any task.
The skills learned here are the owner's manual of being a competent human. This means you can do your best in any situation. The pandemic and technology are requiring us to know how to learn and change fast. Being able to enter the optimal learning and performance state is the most critical skill in this fast-changing world we live in. It impacts all areas of life and how to resolve difficult situations, emotions (EQ) and relationships. Learning to learn correctly is the key to doing well in all areas of life.
Schools and educational institutions simply ignore the importance of this critical human ability. Education systems use inefficient left brain learning methods only which hinders most students to be their best. Hence it is the responsibility of parents and students to learn and master these most critical skills for themselves. I’ve spoken to school principles that have been published saying the education system is in crisis. The problem is these schools have close to zero resources to assist in teaching students these core life and learning skills.
Pandemic: Dealing with Change & Stress
Change, chaos & disruption requires core skills
Successful students know how to learn and motivate themselves. These same skills also give them the ability to handle their emotions, tough times and changing circumstances. The skills taught here at Student Success Tutor give the student behavioral flexibility to tackle any situation be that exam stress, an assignment or dealing with the class bully. It's more than better grades, it's a better attitude to life and the ability to tackle and succeed in study, hobbies, career and relationships.
The Learning State
Whole brain & full neurology activation
This video explains the Learning State as it is demonstrated with 100% wild unruly Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. It shows how the complex task of recording a coherent video with smart wild parrots is done with the Learning State. Like us, humans Cockatoos are organic habit machines. Master the best habit and life follows suit, especially in regards to learning. All learning is state-dependent.
Notice how the birds react unconsciously. Humans have a choice to be conscious, if willing. That is what the skills taught here are about; being at choice, conscious and running the optimal habits for learning and a great life.
Developing the core Life Skills habit
All learning is state dependent. If one can learn to enter the right state then learning and academic success are maximised for the effort put in. The Learning State has many other uses, to feel good, perform well or just to relax. This is how our neurology and psychology operate. Dealing with pandemics, lockdowns, relationship problems the skills set is the same; State Awareness and Learning State entry. These master skills then help develop a competent person. I help the student to attune themselves to how they operate. They then grow the behavioural flexibility to respond, rather than unconsciously react. This leads to making better choices and acting on them. The feedback loop of better outcomes re-affirms the new habits and empowered way of living.
The 8 session package steps anyone through the core skills. The weekly coaching sessions act as the feedback and motivation process. This way we get into the specifics and what suits the individual best. While these skills seem simple and obvious they do take time to turn into a correct habit. We are organic habit machines. The role of the unconscious mind (pillar No5 in the framework) is to run our habits for us. To grow these optimal skills and abilities to be our natural behavior takes time and practice. How do you get good at tennis? Practice and if possible having a good coach to nurture the right habits and skills.
Learning State is optimal for any situation
Perform your best in any situation, including great situations
Doing well at school and university is where the foundation of one's life is set. It sets the base for relating, motivation and self-esteem. It sets how we relate to life and its unpredictable circumstances, like a tree crashing on you (watch the video). Mastering the core learning skills here gives the behavioral flexibility to respond in good situations not just tough ones.
This video demonstrates how the Learning State can be used to make the most of a delightful situation. In this case, a wild Koala walked up to me! Luckily I was filming a Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus) bopping around me at the time (and those birds are extremely hard to get close to!). Events like this in life are rare, knowing how to enter a responsive state helps you and everyone make the most of it.
Structural 9 Pillar Framework
Neuroscience & Jungian Psychology based
Backed with thirty years of research, testing and 6 years of postgraduate study the spine of this academic life coaching is based on my 9 pillar framework. This is the structure and flow of how to approach study, work, hobbies, whispering nature and personal development. It is built on a solid base of learning theory, Jungian psychology and neuroscience. The middle pillar No5 is the Unconscious Mind, which plays a critical role in your state, brain and cognitive functions.
The framework is extremely solid and structural as it incorporates unbreakable fundamentals of psychology and neuroscience. Best of all pillar No3 is Rules of Evidence, where one uses their State Awareness to check and sense the validity of their state or actions. Pillar No9 is Common Sense. Yep, this framework applies to most areas of life. This proves its worth to develop a great life and a responsible mature person.
The LearnWhispering 101 video course at LearnWhispering.com teaches you how to apply the 9 pillar framework to relate to nature. There are many hours of videos where we delve into the 9 pillar framework as it applies to us, nature and animals. This offers an alternate way for students who don't enjoy standard educational practices to learn about learning from a unique perspective.
Pillar No7 is Structure: Structure rules content (ideas, beliefs, information and theory). These skill sets apply to any context. If applied to tennis, one can then transfer these skills to achieving better academic outcomes. Pillar No9 is common sense which means the skills and structure applies to many areas of life. This framework is groundbreaking in its simplicity and usefulness.