Students and experiencing the dip

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Many students actually experience ‘the dip‘ from time to time.  Parents will usually be the first to notice and won’t necessarily always be able to put their finger on exactly what is happening. So what is ‘the dip’? Usually students have the desire to want to do as well at […]

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How to select a Secondary School

I regularly get asked by parents what my thoughts are in relation to selecting a secondary school for their child.  My initial response is usually to do your research and then to go with your gut feel.  Usually what you think and feel will be the right choice and spot […]

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Answering a question with a question

Have you ever come across the term ‘answering a question with a question?’ In my early days of academic life coaching I remember Leslie Josel, an academic coach herself based in the US, discuss this in a webinar I participated in.  This has stuck with me since that time and […]

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How to avoid procrastinating over school work

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This would have to be one of the most common challenges my students face and need assistance with.  The urge for students to put things off can be strong, especially when there are so many more exciting or interesting things they can be doing. Getting your child started on homework […]

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Top 10 tips for students starting a new school year

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Usually students start a new school year with the best intentions.  Ideally these are then continued and followed throughout the school year.  Here are my top 10 tips for students starting a new school year and getting off to the best possible start. Set goals – this helps a student to […]

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Back to School Preparation

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Sadly we know the summer holidays will not last forever.  Back to school preparation will shortly be upon us and here are some things to consider so everyone can start the new school year more prepared and organised. Make sure any holiday homework is completed It is important that students […]

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How to get started and on top of your holiday homework

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I know school has finished, or is just about over for the year for most students, and the last thing you probably want to think about right now is completing your holiday homework.  Let me tell you it is important to do, particularly for those in senior years at school, […]

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Students – here’s what to do after exams

Pass or fail - what students should do after exams

This BLOG has a few different parts to it for students.  The first is for what students should do when they finish completing an exam, the second what they should do when they finish all their exams for the year and finally how to deal with exam results.  Keep reading […]

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