How can a Study Skills tutor help you?
A personal study skills tutor can be an essential asset for your continued academic success. You may be a parent with a young child who cannot focus on his or her school work, a college undergraduate looking for advice on how to undertake the rigors of post-secondary education, or a non-traditional student seeking help to develop a program of study in the midst of a hectic life. Varsity Tutors is familiar with many of the options available.
Many times, problems in particular courses are caused by poor utilization of time and resources. Whether this is due to an improper study technique or merely because you are not working on the material for an appropriate amount of time, each case is unique and often difficult to assess. Therefore, you can greatly benefit from help in assessing your current studying habits and crafting an improved set of practices for academic success.
It also helps to know what effective study habits are. In fact, they can vary based on the subject you are studying, and there are many subjects as you move up the academic ladder. As your scholastic environment changes, the demands only grow, and studying can become even more of a challenge with the stress. You might need different strategies for different subjects. The critical thinking skills, for example, are different for math than they are for history or English. It might also be necessary to accommodate your individual learning style, which may vary from one subject to another. As you move on to more advanced topics such as chemistry or psychology, engineering or computer science, a private tutor can be invaluable in helping you find the right study strategies.
But what are good study skills? That's a question many people ask. The process involves much more than just reading a textbook and memorizing information. A whole set of skills go toward proper studying. Listening and taking notes during lessons are important skills. So is reading comprehension, but you also need individual skills such as time management, stress management, and the understanding of how to approach taking a test, in order for your study efforts to be worthwhile. A tutor might provide you with tips for better memorization, or even alternative ways to take notes. Oftentimes the way you learn in class contributes to better retention, so you learn the material while studying, and spend less time later on trying to internalize all the information.
Private tutoring can help you identify and correct your general and specific study regimens. Helping you to set concrete goals, your tutor can discuss your short-term and long-term aspirations, as well as the current constraints that limit your ability to execute those goals. Based upon this evaluation, your tutor can assist you in creating a disciplined, but appropriately flexible, schedule for your studies. With these parameters in place, your tutor can help you continually improve your general study skills, allowing you to craft a more disciplined academic persona for the years ahead.
Study skills tutoring is particularly useful when a student is changing learning environments. When a student passes from middle school to high school or from high school to college, things can really change for them. At these important transition times, the increased difficulty and independence of studies can create an overwhelming experience, even for the best of students. Do not let such important transitions happen without guidance. Find an able tutor to tackle such transitions with as little disturbance as possible.
With such convenient help available, why hesitate? Contact us today to discuss the options available in your area or online face-to-face tutoring. No matter your study skills needs, we can help you find individualized help available just for you!