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Homework vs Study: Everything You Need To Know

Oct 28, 2016

 Homework and study. The two things that all students have in common, no matter where they live, or what school they go to. But what is the real difference between homework and study, and how is a regular routine going to help you do well? Studiosity's Fiach Smyth has the answers.

5 Most Frequently Asked Maths Questions

Apr 15, 2016

There are a number of questions our Maths Specialists see crop up again and again, ranging from simple tricks like finding the x and y intercepts of an equation, to more advanced concepts like solving quadratic inequalities. So we thought it would be helpful to share these with you, along with tips on how to find the solutions. 

One of our expert Maths Specialists, Jemma, shares the top five questions she sees, the most common issues and mistakes students make, and her tips on how you can work around them. 

10 Ways To Avoid A Homework Meltdown

Apr 11, 2016

Homework can often feel like an overwhelming, never-ending pile of stress. Homework stress can cause frustration and anxiety and ultimately prevent you from achieving your best results.

However, this feeling of not being in control can be avoided by simply adjusting your study habits. Homework and study can actually be a rewarding, satisfying experience if done in an organised and efficient way. Here are some tips on how to achieve that.

Cats And Dogs Sharing The YourTutor Love

Feb 9, 2016

Sydney is experiencing an incredible new phenomenom, where dogs are no longer chewing, eating or ruining kids' homework, but actually helping them with it. 

In this unexpected role reversal, brainy cats with glasses and geeky dogs with blackboards can be spotted on buses around the city sharing the message about how YourTutor can help you with your homework. Keep your eyes peeled for our furry friends, and if let us know if you spot them!

Research Shows Most Students Going Online For Homework Help

Jan 29, 2016

New research from the NBN Digital Parenting Report has found that 75% of students are using the internet to assist them with learning at home.

Why your kids should study over the school holidays

Jul 3, 2015

Schooling has changed dramatically over the last decade, with parents recognising the importance of education and grading to ensure their child has the best opportunity to qualify for their chosen career path.

We wanted to share our thoughts on why slacking off on study while on holiday is one of the biggest mistakes students make.

How To Develop Good Writing Skills

Jun 17, 2015

There are few academic skills more difficult and time-consuming to develop than learning to write a good essay. As every English teacher knows, there are no short-cuts to becoming a competent communicator with the written word. It takes time and practice. If ever there were a poster-child for the “10,000 hours” rule, it’s learning to write.

5 tips on how to start your assignment

Mar 12, 2015

We all know the feeling when someone mentions the word ‘assignment’ and the feeling of dread sweeps over you. Maybe you put it aside for now. After all, the due date is three weeks away. Sound familiar?

Don’t sweat, it’s all about how you approach it. Doing an assignment is a process, these tips might help get you started and hopefully avoid last-minute stress and struggles.

Should parents help their children with homework?

Feb 27, 2015

One thing that is often overlooked when academics argue over the virtues of homework is that parents have vital roles in their child’s educational journey - and they should be encouraged to engage with it as often as possible.

Parents are typically the first port of call when their child is stumped on a question, needs a sounding board, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent in, a TV switched off with a “Hey! Back to work!”, a lift to the library, or even a quick healthy snack to fire up the brain.

6 tips on setting up successful study routines

Feb 24, 2015

We all know how difficult it is to have the ‘homework conversation’ with your kids - let’s face it, it never goes well.

Many parents feel it’s their responsibility to ensure their kids complete their homework and this often ends in arguments and tension within the family. While kids cannot be forced to study or learn, there are things parents can do to help them to motivate themselves.