Tip of the Day: Second Opinion!

Tip of the Day: Get a Second Opinion

second_opinion_shutterstock_153048527Sometimes we get back assessment results that we’re not happy with. That’s just an unfortunate reality of being in school. However, you can find ways to avoid this issue from getting to you.

If you got a result you’re not satisfied with, then talk to your teacher about it in your spare time – and if you suspect something is amiss try and get a second opinion from another teacher. This way, if there is a massive discrepancy, the teachers can decide on why the marking is the way it is for your subject.

Thanks and stay strong!
LearnMate.com.au 🙂

LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

LearnMate provides you with tailored, one-on-one lessons for tutoring in a variety of suburbs in MelbourneSydneyGeelongBrisbaneHobartCanberraPerth & Adelaide! With hundreds of tutors on the LearnMate platform, you’re bound to find someone local for any primary or high school year level! You can choose to have lessons in-person or online – whatever is easiest for you!

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Tip of the Day: Mark Allocation!

Tip of the Day: Begin to Prepare for Exams!

 
Hi everyone!
It’s important that you know where marks are allocated. Understand mark allocation for each question. Exams are a marks game. Get as many marks as possible – so what better way than to show HOW those marks are allocated to each question (essay, short answer, extended response etc). 
Thanks and stay strong!
LearnMate.com.au 🙂

LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

LearnMate provides you with tailored, one-on-one lessons for tutoring in a variety of suburbs in MelbourneSydneyGeelongBrisbaneHobartCanberraPerth & Adelaide! With hundreds of tutors on the LearnMate platform, you’re bound to find someone local for any primary or high school year level! You can choose to have lessons in-person or online – whatever is easiest for you!

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Tip of the Day: Begin to Prepare for Exams!

Tip of the Day: Begin to Prepare for Exams!

 
Hi everyone!
 
As we approach the end of year exams (that came quickly!), it’s important that you begin to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for exams. It’s going to be a bit of a tough period, BUT if you have the proper systems in place to manage your time, you’ll do well.
 
As the Term 3 holidays are coming up, we would recommend that you create a study schedule to factor in all of your exams, based on your first exam for your last exam.
 
Schedules are a great way to manage the vast amount of practice you need to complete while ensuring your brain doesn’t go into overdrive.
 
You can find a study planner here for free to download to your computer: https://onlinestudyaustralia.com/study-planner-timetable/
 
Thanks and stay strong!
LearnMate.com.au 🙂

LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

LearnMate provides you with tailored, one-on-one lessons for tutoring in a variety of suburbs in MelbourneSydneyGeelongBrisbaneHobartCanberraPerth & Adelaide! With hundreds of tutors on the LearnMate platform, you’re bound to find someone local for any primary or high school year level! You can choose to have lessons in-person or online – whatever is easiest for you!

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Tip of the Day: Visual Learners – Listen Up!

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Visual learners are those who learn best through what they see.
 
They learn best when they use graphical ways to represent what they are studying. They prefer it when information is represented in diagrams or graphs.
 
Visual Learner Characteristics:
 
– loves pictures and diagrams.
– is good at reading maps and charts.
– create strong pictures in their minds when they read.
– like bright colours (and fashions).
– may have to think for a bit to process a speech or lecture.
Study Tips for Visual Learners
 
Visual Learners should try to make use of diagrams and charts while they study. This is becoming easier as there is now so much educational material put in these formats.
 
1. Copy down all the diagrams you can
 
If a teacher draws a diagram on the whiteboard – copy it down. Ask them to label it properly.
 
It wouldn’t even be too much to ask a teacher to draw their own version of a diagram for you. The more diagrams you can get your hands on – the better.
 
2. Get good textbooks
 
If you can, make sure that you have textbooks that use lots of diagrams and visuals. These types of good resources will significantly increase Visual Learners studying ability.
 
3. Watch videos
 
Videos are great resources for Visual Learners. Which is why it’s fantastic that there are now so many freely available educational videos online.
 
Students don’t seem to mind sitting down and watching a video. This is something that can be done during their study periods or while studying at home.
 
YouTube is a great website that has hundreds of educational videos. But be careful – it’s also one of the most powerful procrastination tools in the world!
 
4. Use highlighters
 
Visual Learners love using highlighters. They make things bright and colourful while making the important bits stand out.
 
When making their own notes they should develop their own highlighting system. Consistently highlighting certain types of facts in predefined colours will help Visual Learners sort out where facts sit in their heads.
 
5. Use flashcards
 
While flash cards are a fantastic learning technique for Kinaesthetic Learners, they can also be a great way for Visual Learners to study.
 
They are particularly effective if used with diagrams or charts.
 
I hope this helps with your lessons! 🙂

LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

LearnMate provides you with tailored, one-on-one lessons for tutoring in a variety of suburbs in Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra, Perth & Adelaide! With hundreds of tutors on the LearnMate platform, you’re bound to and someone local for any primary or high school year level! You can choose to have lessons in-person or online – whatever is easiest for you!

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Tip of the Day: Feeling demotivated lately?

Tip of the Day: Are you feeling demotivated?
 
At this time of the year, it’s only natural to feel demotivated. The weather is pretty average, work seems to just be piling up and you may not be so satisfied with your marks. But you mustn’t give up!
 
You need to remind your end goal in mind so that you keep working constantly.
 
It’s easy to blame external sources such as your teachers for poor results, but ultimately you must take control of your results and pursue it relentlessly!
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LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

LearnMate provides you with tailored, one-on-one lessons for tutoring in a variety of suburbs in MelbourneSydneyGeelongBrisbaneHobartCanberraPerth & Adelaide! With hundreds of tutors on the LearnMate platform, you’re bound to find someone local for any primary or high school year level! You can choose to have lessons in-person or online – whatever is easiest for you!

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