Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tips to study more effectively

Student faces many obstacles in their lives due to which it’s hard to concentrate on studying. Students might put hours of studying but cannot remember the materials during exam time or in class. The key to study more effectively is not studying for a longer period but studying smarter. Studying smarter or learning more effective means short and efficient study period. Below are some tips listed by the tutors of home tuition agencies to study more effectively.

·          Make a study plan
You should write down or make a list of all the materials that you think will be in your exam. Once you have figured out what you need to study, break them into small portion and make a study schedule. This helps you to fully utilize the time before an exam and all the materials are covered.

·         Write and study
Our tutors state that writing your notes or study materials while reading them incorporates multiple senses while studying which is helpful for you to retain more information more effectively.

·         Explain your answers to others
After you are done studying, try explaining the thing you have learned to your sisters or brothers which will help you to be clear in the areas where you need more practise or study.

·         Eat well and drink plenty of water
What you eat can have an impact on your energy levels and focus. Nutritious foods such as fish, nuts, seeds, yogurt and blueberries can help you concentrate and improve your memory.  For your brain to work at it’s best you should be hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water while studying.

·         Take regular breaks
Students think that studying for a longer period of time is best for them, this is actually not true. If you want to retain knowledge for a long-term, you should take regular breaks while studying.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5 ways to improve your self-confidence

Nobody in the world is born with limited self-confidence. If a person has incredible self-confidence than you, it’s because he/she has worked on building it for years. The main thing that holds most of the people from pursuing their dream is lack of self-confidence and fear of failure. Confidence is built on choices and accomplishments that feed your passion and that make you feel happy and proud of who you are. Self-confidence is something that you can learn to build up. Below are 5 ways listed by the tutors of home tuition agency to improve your self-confidence.
·         Do the things that scare you
The best way to overcome fear is to face it. Don’t feel embarrassed if you are insecure. The rest of the world might be too. By doing the things that make your scare, you will gain confidence from every experience and see that your self-confidence rise.

·         Have an equality mentality
Many people with self-confidence think others are far better or more deserving than them. Instead of having this mentality, try to see yourself as being equal to everyone. Try to have an equality mentality so that you can improve your self-confidence.
·         Don’t care about what others think
There are going to many people to distract, backbite about you and tell you that you cannot achieve your goal. Whether it is a negative feedback from friends, tutors or family, people will try to tell you that you are not ready to achieve such bug goal. You should not listen to those pieces of advice. If you think you can do it, then you can do it. Believe in yourself and move on.
·         Groom yourself and look nice
It’s amazing how much of a difference a shave and a shower can effect for feelings for your self-image. If you dress nicely, you will automatically feel good and confident about yourself and feel ready to tackle the world.

·         Have personal space and stand-up for yourself

The more control you have over your personal life, the better your self-confidence will be. It’s ok to say no sometimes. By saying no you are teaching others to respect your personal boundaries. Do not let anyone make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. You must believe in your goal and yourself.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tips to select good private tuition tutor

No kid requires tuition in an ideal world. But the fact that all the kids do not have the same ability to understand and who are not doing well in their academics could do with some extra help. Private tutoring can be a great way to boost learning. It is very important to find the right person for the job. With so many tuition agencies, finding the right tutor is a challenge for parents. Below are some tips to select a good private tuition tutor.

Most of the parents think that a school teacher is definitely the ideal tutor. A current teacher would definitely have most of the practical experiences regarding learning and the children’s current curriculum, but not every teacher is great tutors and not all good tutors are current teachers. Teaching in a group and teaching individually is totally different. The tutor should be in a position to explain complex concepts in a manner which makes sense to the child. The tutor should also have the ability motivate their student desire to take part in what they are learning.

The capacity to convince in a way that the students understand is one of the most crucial individual characteristics of any great tutor. Great tutors will have great communication skills, especially when it’s about making studying interesting and fun for young learners. A good tutor will chat with your kid and ask questions about his/her performance and motivation. This will help the tutor to know the subject that your child is weak in. Also ask the tutors about their teaching experience, certificates and whether he/she has taught in a local primary school and how he/she plans to help your child.

As a parent, you should always be clear about your expectations and tuition assessments with home tutors. Doing extra homework does not help your child. The tutor should teach the child the lesson itself and have him to perform tasks under the tutor’s supervision can be more helpful for the child.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10 reasons why kids hate school

As we all know kids hate school. It is natural for a child to complain about this. Research indicates that about 12% of the students go to great lengths just to avoid going to school. Many kids do not like the idea of attending classes so much that they become depressed. Some kids might even fake illness just to skip classes. Below is the list of 10 reasons why your kid may hate school which has been listed by the Tuition Singapore Tutors of House Tutor Tuition Agency.

Getting up early - This is the worst thing ever for a child. It is even worse in winter when they don’t want to leave their all warm bed and hear your mom come to rip your blankets off the body.

Homework - Kids think that homework brings the hell of school at their homes. Parents prioritize their kids in doing their homework’s first. But they get so much homework that they do not have time to do what they want.

Bullies - Kids hate going to schools simply because they could not take the abuse of the school bullies. Nowadays, due to advancement in technology bullies has taken even a more serious form of cyberbullying. 

Family issues - 
When a kid sees verbal and physical behaviours in their families it can trigger dislike towards school. When a child sees their parents fighting frequently he/she will instinctively feel the need to stay home in order to support his/her mother.

Teachers - 
Some teacher’s or tutors attitude towards kids can be rude, abusive and threatening. The methods used by teachers while teaching can sometimes make a negative impact due to which some kids detest school.

Separation anxiety - 
A child is used to getting a lot of love and affection at home. Some kids tend to hate school due to the anxiety generated by having to leave the safety and love of his quarters.

Boring - 
Kids look for a change. Almost every kid is bored of the routine that they undergo daily making them hate school. Some kids hate school due to the teaching style of some teachers as they are not able to make them concentrate while teaching them.
Peer pressure - It is one of the most top factors that determine a good student to change his/her attitude towards school. Every child no matter whether in the first grade or high school tends to take opinions of their friends and colleagues for granted.
Exam - The most thing kid’s hate in their school is the exam. Kids think it is impossible for them to identify the answer to each question. Kids perspective towards exam is that there are good, average and below average students, so the question in the exam should be set accordingly.

Health Problems - Every child does not have the same energy as their colleagues. Some might even have poor vision that impedes hem/her from seeing the notes on the blackboard or learning disabilities due to which your child might want to skip classes.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Depression among Students

        Student life is full of fun and challenges but it can also be very stressful and challenging. As a student you might be learning to live independently, leaving home for the first time, meeting new people, compromising your needs which can be stressful resulting in sadness. While we all feel sad, low from time to time, some students may experience these feelings intensely, for a long period of time without any reason. Then you might have depression. Sadness is only a small part of depression. Some students may not feel sad but are more irritable and lose interest in the thing that they usually liked to do. Depression can impact your daily life and normal function. Depression is more than just feeling sad and low mood; it’s a serious condition that can affect you physically and mentally. It is not a character flaw and you cannot will it away.

        Becoming a student involves psychological and practical challenges no matter what your age or background is. Most common student issues and problems include study issue, relationships, family pressure, money, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, culture etc. which can lead to depression among students. The stress that comes with the academic world, which includes financial worries, getting a good job after college and failed relationships are enough for some students to be depressed and leave college or worse. Many students are unprepared for university life. Especially for the international students having to suddenly negotiate with the world of many of the familiar cues, symbols, customs, values and languages. The teaching style may vary for international students due to which they have to find a home tutor at tuition agency like House tutor. This can be exciting but also can be stressful and anxiety-provoking leading to depression. The main stress in students occurs at the beginning or at the end of academic years. The depressed students are at high risk of developing habits such as substance abuse to deal with the emotional pain and stress.

The best treatment for college students with depression is to talk with someone comfortable, someone you trust or can share your feeling to or talk to therapists or tutors. Depressed students can mostly be benefited from eating a healthy diet, exercise and getting enough rest than others.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How to be a smart student in school

Competition is so strong these days. We need to be super smart to be ahead of everyone. Some kids are super smart and they are successful in their life. One of our Tutor Singapore from House Tutor, explains few ways on how to become a smart student in school.

Make a good circle of friends:
The first thing to do is make a good and positive circle of friends who have similar goals like you. A good company will help you grow and be motivated. A negative circle of friends will always bring you down. So choose friends wisely.

Study more:
The more you study, the more you learn and the more you grow. Smart students read different types of book that covers the wider area. Not just only read a textbook but read more books related to different fields. Likewise, try to read the news daily by this you will be aware of what is happening in the world currently. But remember; do not spend much of your time in studying but study covering many fields.

In general, kids who are good at public speaking and who have strong communication skills are regarded as smart kids. Students should practice communication skills with all ages of people from child to old people.

Pay attention in the class:
Paying attention in the classroom can be fruitful for students. Trying to learn most of the things teacher is teaching, asking many questions when confused are some tips for getting smart in the classroom.

Asking help when needed:
We are human beings and yes, sometimes we need help from friends, peers and home tutors. Smart students never hesitate or feel shy asking help from their friends and peers.

Exercise and eat healthy:
Doing regular physical exercise and eating well-balanced diet will help you to be physically, mentally as well as socially fit and healthy. A healthy mind exists in a healthy body. Students should do physical exercise 4-5 times in a week.

Time management:
Time is most valuable and all tasks must be done within specific time. If you are a good at time management then you are a smart guy. Students should finish their homework on time, attend school on time, be punctual, start to study early, give time for leisure, and prepare notes on time. Similarly, students should manage specific time for sports, games and recreation.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stress in Students

First of all, we should be clear about the term stress. According to The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2009) describes stress as “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation…and a state resulting from a stress is one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium”. Stress is a body reaction to a challenge. Stress can be both positive and negative.

Symptoms of Stress

Symptoms of stress vary from person to person. The common symptoms as mentioned by a  website are as follows:
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Getting sick more often than normal
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle ache
  • Fatigue
  • Unusual change in weight
  • Feeling of sadness or depression
  • Restlessness
  • Reduced desire of activities that once loved
  • Forgetful
  • Chronic worrying
  • Repetitive or unwanted thoughts
  • Change in eating habits
  • Nail biting
  • Frequent lying
  • Trouble getting along with friends, coworkers, relatives, tutors, and classmates.

Common Causes of Stress in Students
Stress has become common is school and college students. The most common causes of stress in students can be.
Lack of proper sleep and rest: Students should sleep up to 8 hours daily. Inadequate sleep can make a child aggressive and limit their physical and mental growth.

Poor eating practices:  Consuming soda drinks, cold drinks, fast foods, high sugar diets helps to increase stress level in students.

Lack of physical exercise: Exercise helps to eliminate stress and mental pressure.According to our Maths Tutor from House Tutor Tuition Agency, Lack of physical exercise in the body creates a favourite environment to increase stress level.

Academic Pressure: According to a recent study, it has been found that teachers, as well as parents, give academic pressure to students. This directly or indirectly increases the stress level in students.

Tips to study more effectively

Student faces many obstacles in their lives due to which it’s hard to concentrate on studying. Students might put hours of studying but ca...