Core Study Skills

Better Grades & Success

These core study skills are critical for learning and improvements in grades, performance, attention and will positively help the learner. These are 'whole brain' cutting edge techniques that work!
Student performance will improve during the 8 weekly sessions where these are taught and applied.

Core study skills & learning module

How to study and learn effectively at home and in the class room.
The Learning State: The MOST CRITICAL key to maximise learning, retention and application, which is ignored in study skills videos on YouTube. This is ignored by virtually all learning institutions. Multiple approaches and methods will be taken to teach this.

Mindmapping. A highly effective note taking technique when used correctly to suit the individual.
Strategic reading for summarising text and class material.
Memory strategies, mnemonics (memory aids) and more, so subject material and understanding is instantly available.
MP3 and video learning. How to make and review audio for memorising information. How to do this to activate photographic memory!

Time Management. How to organise oneself so effective study and other goals can be achieved.
Review techniques. How to review subjects fast. How to know what you don't know! When you recall knowledge it becomes proof you can remember it. These time effective techniques give great confidence for exams.
Developing your focus and attention span. These whole brain techniques develop a laser focus that can be sustained. This gives you the ability to do things fast with accuracy and creativity.

Exam Strategy. Effective pre-exam strategies will be taught as well as exam room techniques. Exam strategy starts in week one of a new course!
Motivation skills. This will be a constant theme with direct and indirect techniques being explored. Then you get to choose your motivation levels. Learn how to get stuff done when you don't feel like it.

An activity sheet or Google document will accompany each session. This sheet will contain suggested activities and questions to use over the following week. This will assist in the activation of the new skill and provide self-analysis questions for feedback in the next session. This develops the habit of review and improvement.
The questions 'How can I improve this, or what if I do this?' helps develop the habit of improvement and continuing success.

The essential basics that every student needs will typically take 8 sessions. Students will be taught to use these necessary skills with feedback tailored to suit individual learning styles. Through this core study skills program the student will learn the philosophy of succeeding in education.

The core skills are more than their individual parts.
Just like the human neurology each aspect can multiply the effectiveness of the other techniques and skills. As I say in the videos my mind did become photographic, in ALL my life, not just my university subjects. This demonstrates that an improvement in one area will improve other areas. Furthermore, my memory and neurology decades later is still strong and resilient from that that period of effort to train it when at university.

Geniuses like Nicola Tesla actually trained themselves to enhance their naturally brilliant abilities. You to can learn these skills here and enhance your life and studies.

After the core study skills module

What's next after the core 8 sessions?

What happens once a student has the skill set and abilities to master their studies, their motivation and direction?
Regular sessions can continue as before if desired. My role as a Student Success Tutor becomes that of performance coach to ensure continued improvement and application.
Better grades and academic performance stays the focus  and from my observations of working with students, is improvements in self-esteem, motivation and direction start to occur. The behavioural shift to competency and maturity becomes more significant. The more sessions a student has in tutoring the more deeply they change and succeed in their educational and life pursuits.

New strategies and techniques can be introduced to tweak performance. Study and the brain function is no different to sport. The brain behaves like a muscle. When it is used it gets stronger and fitter. That is the basis of photographic memory for us ordinary folk; we have to train our brain to be very fit for it to become photographic. Brain and neuroscience research is showing that the brain can regenerate, become stronger and more able. Just as one cannot go out and run a marathon without training, the brain needs to be trained and used to support full function.

Continuing the tutoring after the core study skills module will embed and develop lasting change. These longer lasting benefits are mentioned in the Future Success page video. Development of a balanced, well rounded competent adult who is at choice with their behaviour and actions is the best outcome you and your teen can hope for.

To undertake regular Student Success Tutoring for the full semester or year will have a profound effect. Given the cost of education my service is a secure investment.
Student Success Tutoring can also be likened to high performance coaching. Does Sachin Tendulkar (cricketer), Simone Biles (gymnast), Tom Brady (NFL footballer), Emma Stone (highest paid 2017 actress) have coaches or mentors? Who assisted Roger Federer from his multiple sports injuries, even at his mature age to come back and take major world titles in tennis?

Some of my mentors are on the about me page. I have been with my current mentor and supervisor since 1999. My mentor is the best gift to myself.

Advanced booking will be offered to the regular and committed clients as I can only work with a limited number of students one-on-one.


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