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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. 

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.

How To Put Stress Back In Its Place

Aug 12, 2016

School, and let's not forget life, can be stressful right?

Most  students would agree with that statement. But does it need to be? And do you know what's actually making you feel stressed?

This blog will surprise you and, more importantly show you, how you can radically turn down your stress levels.

How Parents Can Support Their Teens Through Year 12

Jul 6, 2016

We all know that year 12 can be an incredibly stressful time for students. What we don’t always remember is that parents are often going through this journey as well and can feel just as stressed and helpless. Senior Clinical Psychologist at the University of Technology Sydney, Anna Wallace, offers her tips on how parents can support their teens through this time.

Why Healthy Sleep Is Vital For School Success

Apr 11, 2016

Not only is sleep critical in the functioning of all body systems, scientists have found a distinct correlation between our ability to learn and process memories, and our sleeping habits. Studies show too little sleep can contribute to many physical and mental health issues, including poor ability to learn, depression, high blood pressure and disease.

What Can Parents Do To Help Their Kids During Exams?

Mar 23, 2016

It’s not just students preparing for exams. Parents are on a roller coaster ride too.

It's natural to share some of your child's anxieties as they go through this busy and often stressful, period but how can you be useful? 

Here are some things to consider that will take the pressure off everyone.

Google And Parents Steering 84% of Aussie Students In the Wrong Direction

Feb 19, 2016

Up to 84% of students across the country turning to Google and their parents for homework help are risking poor learning outcomes, according to new research.

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.

4 tips on how to start the new term organised

Jan 25, 2016

Starting the new year feeling fresh and organised will stand you in good stead for the term to come. These tips will help you feel prepared and ready to take on upcoming assignments and exams with confidence.