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Finding the Right Tutor. What’s on Your Wishlist?

Can I find the tutor I want? How?

Historically, finding a tutor for many parents in their local market is driven by availability and cost. The best tutors are either hard to schedule or expensive. Are you with settling for the best available tutor to help your child?

Most parents wish for the same thing.

1. I wish I could find the tutor who best matches what my child wants and needs. Someone who has the academic credentials, age, gender, teaching style, and personality.
2. I wish I could afford the best tutor.
3. I wish I could schedule my tutoring session when it works best for my schedule.

Online tutoring alleviates many of the old stressors!

You now have access to an exceptional global talent pool. You have virtually countless options for each subject that best suit your child’s needs. Because you’re able to choose from more than your local market the demand is less making it more affordable. Plus with more options, you can choose the tutor that works best with your schedule.

Online tutoring is still a new concept for many, but kids today learn in new ways. They have grown up in a digital world. There is no adapting to the learning process; it’s second nature.

As the saying goes, ‘if you don’t learn from history you’ll be doomed to repeat it.’ You no longer have to settle, pay more than you can afford, or schedule sessions at times that don’t work for you. Plus, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.

It is now easier than ever to take the stress out of education for you and your child.

Career Success is in the Numbers – Math

When learning context can mean everything, this is especially the case with math. Math is everywhere, but too often in school, teachers don’t apply lessons to real life. For many students math becomes confusing, daunting and leaves many questioning, ‘when will I use this in the real world?’

Tutors have the unique ability to apply the right context to the right student. Understanding the why and how are a game changer for learning and possible career paths.

When working with or selecting your tutor ask how the math your learning can be applied to the ‘real world’ and you can take it one step further and tie the lessons to different occupations.

You don’t need to go crazy and select a career now, but it never hurts to understand job trends. For your reference, here are some occupations in the Middle East that have starting six-figure salaries.

Financial Planning
Tax Manager
Program Manager
Business Systems Analyst
Anti-Money Laundering
Mergers and Acquisitions

Having the right tutor has more advantages than just good grades. You never know how applying context to learning can help you on your path.

Tips for Managing Exam Stress

Raise your hand if you like exams. Anyone?

Even though people don’t like exams, they are a part of education that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So should we scream and yell about the injustice? While that might be part of the studying process that probably isn’t going to do much for being successful.

Fear and lack of control are emotional triggers that need to be measured and quelled. Don’t worry it’s possible.

Think of your exam like building a wall. You wouldn’t take a 100 bricks, throw them into a pile and hope it builds itself. So don’t do that with exam preparation and studying.

Here are a few easy steps to gaining control and reducing the fear.

1. Simplify
Break everything into tangible bites. Exams can be daunting because we try and see the entire test as one big entity while we prepare.

2. Get Organized
Write down what is going to be on the exam into sections. Take the information for each section and turn them into ‘mental’ bites you can retain. Just like building the wall, each piece of information is a brick.

Make a schedule working backward from the exam date. Time management and knowing what you have to work with is vital. Put specific time to study for each section. If there are sections that are harder for you, give yourself more time on your schedule. It is helpful to open topics closer to the exam to ensure you have extra time if you need it.

What happens when we don’t manage or have enough time? Stress.

3. Speak Up
Not sure what will be on the exam- ask your teacher.
You need to be the best advocate for yourself. What’s better, not questioning your teacher and feeling less stressed, or asking your teacher and getting a better grade?

4. Avoid Distractions
When you’re stressed or working on something you don’t want to you can find a distraction in anything! Keep your study space clear from objects that don’t have to do with your exam- this includes your mobile phone.

Whether you’re the best student or one who struggles throughout the year these easy steps can make studying more productive and a lot less stressful.

Fight stress by taking control.