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 tutors of House Tutor.:

·         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.

·         Exams
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. 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 from House Tutor, Singapore 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 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 Science Tutor, Lack of physical exercise in the body creates a favorite 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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Is Science a blessing or a curse?

Science has completely changed the world at a very fast speed. From stone age till now, today we are in digital age and all this credit goes to science. Science has made the world small. Today, we can talk to people living in next part of the world using the telephone and smart phone. Not only this, we can make a video call, video conference using the internet. We can travel to different parts of the world in hours. Not only this, human beings have stepped on the moon and have sent robots to Mars for research purpose. Slowly we are planning to go to other planets of our solar system and all this will be possible because of science. Today we are able to treat deadly disease like cancer and AIDS because of the inventions made in the medical field.

Though we are benefited by science, there are many examples where science has turned into a curse. Sir Alfred Nobel has discovered dynamite to clear mountains so that it could be turned into productive land. But today same dynamite is used in wars to kill innocent people and causing mass destruction. Guns, bomb, missile, grenade, nuclear weapon, tanks, fighter plane were made for self-defense and to provide security and protect the country. But, today, these weapons are used to kill thousands of people in the name of war. These weapons killed millions of people in the first and second World war.

According to our Science Tutor, misuse of internet and technology has become another problem. These days people are wasting hours in social networking site. Likewise, cyber crime is growing rapidly by the means of internet and technology. Most people are getting depressed because of the excess internet addiction. The same internet and technology are used to hack bank’s account and other security platforms. Science has turned people evil, cruel and selfish. They are killing each other for territory, fuel, and power. Thousands of people are murdered and killed every year.

Science has both good and bad sides. It’s all about how smart we can use it. If we use it in a smart way for the betterment of this planet, then it will be a boon. If we use it, in a wrong selfish way to cause destruction, then it will be a curse.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Personality according to your blood type

Do you know we can know a lot about a person if we know about his/ her blood type? Yes, this is true. This practice of determining personality according to blood type is much common in Asia. Let's have a look at the personality of each blood group people as recommended by our Science Tutor.

Blood Type A:
They are good listeners have leadership skills and make good friends. They can be trustworthy, sensitive, shy and tense but they stay calm. They are responsible and crave more for success. Sometimes they can not sleep easily because of stress

Blood Type B:
People with blood type B are strong minded, goal oriented, creative, passionate, animal loving and flexible. They follow their own rules. If they undertake any work, then they will only stop after finishing it.They are little forgetful and irresponsible.

Blood Type AB:
There are least populated individuals. They possess characteristics of both blood group A and B.They are usually gentle and sensitive. They care and love deeply are are popular in crowds.They have many friends but sometimes they love being alone.

Blood Type O:

They are very helpful and kind hearted. Most people like them. Mostly they are physically strong and successful in sports. They are very flexible and adapt easily to change.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Differences between good and bad tutor

There are many differences between a good and a bad tutor. A good tutor inspires his/her student into being a better version whereas a bad tutor doesn’t care about all round development of his/her student. There is a saying that bad tutor can even be worse than having no tutors. Here we are going to point out some main differences between bad and good tutor.
Communication Pattern:
A good tutor keeps communication open with students. Students feel free to ask questions with them and tutor encourages students to ask as many questions about the topic as possible
But with bad tutor students hesitate to open up. A bad tutor doesn't care if the students have understood the lessons or not.

Making lessons interesting:
A good tutor tries different teaching styles and innovative approaches to make the lesson interesting. Students are curious to know details about the lessons. But this is not in the case with a bad tutor. A bad tutor just tries to finish the lesson as soon as possible and doesn’t focus on giving wide knowledge about the lesson.
A good tutor replies to student’s questions and queries on time. Sometimes the tutor can be too busy with his personal and work life and can not reply to his/her students' email, call or text but as soon as possible they get back to them. But with a bad tutor, this is not the case. They try to avoid student's queries and questions as much as possible making many excuses.

The most important goal of a good tutor is making his/her students better than they were before along with good grades and making them stronger to withstand all the challenges that life brings. But this is not the goal of a bad tutor. A bad tutor works for money and has a goal of finishing the lesson.

A good tutor has a sweet, helpful, cheerful, supportive and friendly behavior. A good tutor has equal standards and expectation from his/her pupil regardless of their test scores. A bad tutor is judgemental to pupil, parents, and siblings. A bad tutor can be physically intimidating and verbally abusive.

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 t...