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On incrementalism, the new mobile app, and more. A recap of the 2017 Studiosity Symposium.

Sep 22, 2017

It’s Studiosity Symposium week and that means we announce new services, features, and open the floor to hear feedback for future service development from the people who matter most. Without doubt, the most heated topics were change management, student employability, and student care (domestic and international). Most anticipated? The student mobile app. Here's the photo-heavy recap.

How Parents Can Help Their Kids In Year 11 And 12

Sep 1, 2017
Having kids in Year 11 and 12 can be tricky business. It's a time when your kids are discovering their own independence, taking more responsibility for themselves and their actions, and making some big decisions.

Parents have an important role in supporting their kids through this time, but one of the best things you can do is to relax. Be supportive, rather than overbearing, and help them find a balance where they can take control of their own studies, but also have some relief when the pressure gets too much. 

Noun: The quality of being studious

Aug 30, 2017

Farewell YourTutor, welcome Studiosity! It's no small feat to change a business name, and for us it carried even more weight knowing that it had repercussions for a million people - students, educators, and our own team. But late last year, we decided to take the leap.

Most common free tools for essay success

Jul 18, 2017

When it comes to getting help with an essay, many students don’t really know where to turn.

Especially for ESL students, or if you’re returning to study after many years - confidence in academic writing does not come easily.

If you’re lucky enough you might have peers, family members, or teachers who can provide a ‘second set of eyes’, but what can you do when that’s not an option, or when you want more external, professional help?

“Why should we trust you?” and other questions worth asking

Jul 18, 2017

“Never lose a holy curiosity,” said Einstein. With something as critical as a student's education, we are always asked about our operations, processes, and our subject-specialists. So we popped the hood on the engine that is YourTutor, during an on-stage Q&A session at the STARS Conference.

5 Tips On How To Study For The HSC Trials These Holidays

Jun 26, 2017

With the HSC Trials starting next month, now is the time to be getting serious about your study. While you definitely need a break to recharge your brain batteries, you can also use this time wisely to get ahead by getting your notes organised, honing in on your revision and brushing up on any areas you need extra support in.

Breeding brainpower through connection

May 30, 2017

When Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens took the YourTutor office by storm a couple of months ago, it left us variously intrigued, thrilled, and ultimately for many of us breaking out in a cold sweat about the possible fate of humanity in not-so-many years.

As an organization that has optimism for individuals and our species in our DNA, we went looking for an antidote to the cold sweats and may have found it in Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist.

Top 5 reasons educators become online tutors

Apr 27, 2017

It’s no secret that our network of incredible tutors love what they do.

Students see it every night, in every session and returned draft submission. The tutors' enthusiasm, encouraging tones and dedication to every unique student enquiry has often been described by students as 'above and beyond'.

But enjoying the job is not the only motivator, I have discovered. There are many reasons why academics, teachers, and professionals become online tutors. Here are some of the most prominent ‘whys’ from within our network.

A Parent's Role in Studying

Apr 20, 2017

As parents we want the absolute best for our kids; and we'll do pretty much whatever we can to ensure that happens. But sometimes trying to figure out what they actually need, and want, can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Four predictions for student success in Australia’s knowledge economy

Apr 1, 2017

Today's model of education delivery has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Educational change is not entered into lightly, and rightly so - as a society we need to ensure the best for students, for teachers, for social and economic well-being. Nevertheless, it's clear now that employers, students, and their families in Australia’s knowledge-based economy are getting impatient. So we brought together experts from two leading universities and two leading secondary schools, to help shine a light on the future of formal learning.