"Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”-  Francis Bacon 

Educated societies are successful societies, more often than not.

Why is that? 

It is proven that individuals who have participated in some form of formal further education are citizens who contribute more to their community. This helps to increase to the prosperity and well-being of a country and its citizens. Those who seek further education generally become industrious, intelligent, contributing members of society, and this drives the ongoing improvement of that country in terms of what happens in its cities, towns, and rural areas.

Many economists agree that education is correlated with economic prosperity and stability.

George Shultz and Eric Hanushek write in the Wall Street Journal that education has a great forward impact of the economics of a country. The more educated the citizens of a country are, the more likely their personal and societal finances will be in order. They will have skills from their learning to be working members of society.

We can agree that countries with a high amount of university graduates will stand a great chance of maintaining and growing their economies. Those students will find a job easier and have the training from school to have prosperous working lives. But does that mean that attaining a university degree is a walk in the park?

Absolutely not!

Long nights studying for exams, heavy course loads and difficult curriculums are all part of the university experience. Even though most students realise that attaining a university degree will grant them many future opportunities, many consider quitting before they gain their degree. Many actually do quit.

Studying is essential when in university
Late night studies sessions are a rite of passage from secondary school into further education. (Source: Visual Hunt)

Tertiary education students have a very full schedule, but educational support sessions should always be viewed favourably when the opportunity occurs. Whether it's just a bit of help with English, or a maths tutor to really boost your marks.

Finding the time for tuition either online or face to face will be a worthwhile learning experience.

Private tutors will generally be compassionate to the academic needs, and time constraints of the typical tertiary student.

They will be able to create personalised sessions tailored to the students goals, offer homework help and test preparation exercises, and are usually fully invested in the students success.

Having a personal educator supplement your university education will make university much less of a challenging experience. Plus you have the chance to network, learn from someone new and have fun.

You never know what jobs might open up if you boost your network and academic output by gaining tuition.

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The Importance of Success in Year 12

You’ve smashed your high school exams and got the ATAR you were working for, what’s next?

In order to gain access to universities in Australia straight after high school, it is essential to go through the high school exams in your state and get an ATAR score.

Australian students gain their ATAR in their last year of school, usually getting their score from a combination of subjects that match the university degree they would like to pursue.

Different Year 12 subjects include:

  • Accounting
  • Art & Visual Communication
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • English
  • Philosophy

For those students that receive an ATAR but don’t want to go straight in to uni, that is completely okay! There are many more options available.

Some students after 13 years of learning at school and working with teachers and tutors, would prefer to give English, Maths, and every other school subject a miss while they look for full-time jobs or other working opportunities.

Many high school graduates leave Australia and get a working holiday visa overseas to find jobs in far away destinations they have always wanted to see.

No matter if you are looking for jobs in Sydney, Melbourne, anywhere in Australia or overseas, an ATAR can be highly favoured by potential employers because it shows a higher level of education. It is also useful if you wish to go on to vocational or work-based qualifications such as an apprenticeship.

Not sure which high school subjects suit you? Have no fear, private tutors are here!

Private educators work with the pre-university level students to select the right subjects that will put them on the path to success. The best tutors know their students well, and can offer great tips on choosing the correct high school subjects to study.

They can help you choose subjects that mix your interests with your future aspirations.

Subjects that contribute to your ATAR are not as easy as you might like. If you are hoping for a good ATAR, it’s always good to be proactive and get some extra help.

The Superprof blog offers some practical suggestions to succeed such as:

  • Choose the right subjects that match your career and study goals
  • Revise regularly. At the end of each week, the student should revise his notes and make sure they are remembered,
  • Practice past exam papers to review the structure and potential questions (it is very important to learn from your mistakes!),
  • Create a small or large study group with those who are taking the same classes as you.

Good private academic tutors make your success their priority.

Hiring a personal teacher for  support during during secondary school years will pave the way for great results and an ATAR that gets you in to the course you have your heart set on.

Success in your ATAR means attending the university that you’ve been dreaming of.

University of Sydney, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Melbourne, Australia has so many prestigious institutions waiting for students who are willing to put in the work.

Private tuition from a private tutor in Australia could be what you need to get the ATAR that you need to continue your learning at one of these fine institutions.

Academic Assistance from a Private Tutor

Happiness is the key
Pick classes and subjects that you enjoy, this way you're driven to discover the career you desire without settling for a job you don't enjoy. (Source: Visual Hunt)

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” - Leonardo da Vinci

What does that brilliant quote actually mean?

Well, students need to select university degrees and courses that will fit in with their goals, interests and passions.

Imagine you are a student that has always had difficulty with scientific subjects such as biology, chemistry, and physics, but you have always excelled when it comes to humanities subject such as sociology and history.

You are going to have a very hard time at university if for some reason you end up in a biology degree.

Private tutors conduct individualised sessions and become academic advisors, to help you make the correct academic choice when it comes to your high school subject selection, and the university degree you decide to take on.

Choosing your degree is one of the biggest decisions a young adult can make.

A lot of parents, teachers and guidance counsellors will pressure students in to choosing classes that will ensure a future in a booming career sector.

These well-meaning counsellors are usually making their recommendations based on past academic performance, and don’t always take in to account what the student really feels passionate about studying at university.

Some parents unfortunately feel that following your ‘dreams’ and doing what you ‘love’ is a sure-fire way to misuse your time at university.

This feeling may come from past experiences of their own where they needed to put their true interests second to finding a way to earn more money.

Sadly a lot of students do bow to this pressure from family and choose a degree that appeases them and makes them look respectable.

Although parents should have some impact on your decision, a personal tutor is someone who has no agenda about your tertiary choices.

They are there to find what’s drives you, what really makes you want to go to university and succeed in a certain field.

This approach is the best way to ensure ultimate satisfaction in your degree, and future career choices.

Students are more productive and engaged when they are enrolled in a class they enjoy. Studying the subjects of your heartfelt choice is more beneficial than just rolling with what choices carry prestige and wealth.

Happiness and fulfilment are true ingredients for success.

If you choose to study medicine and become a doctor, you will obviously earn quite a bit more than a graphic designer starting out, or a struggling artist, However, money is not everything.

Many studies have shown that job satisfaction is not completely relative to how much money you earn.

People who are engaged in what they do inspire others and have higher life satisfaction. 

It is principal to stay curious, study a vast majority of things that intrigue you, and find something you are passionate about.

It does not matter if you do not like some of the classes you chose, you can always drop it!

Hiring a private tutor to advise you on your journey through university is an excellent investment.

Not only will local or online tutoring services help you improve your marks, but a private tutor will look after your best interests and help you choose classes that you enjoy and will likely have success in.

University can be a shock, especially straight out of high school.

A private tutor can be a valuable ally and friend during this hectic period.

A good tutor will have the skill to keep you calm, focused, and assured about your learning and your future direction.

Preventing University Dropout

In the Australia, university dropouts rates have soared in the past few years.

As it stands, many university students in Australia drop out during their first few years.

Why are these numbers so high? What is happening to these kids that they are signing up for courses that after less than one year, 20% decide they have made the wrong choice?

Cramped classrooms can make it hard to express yourself
Overcrowded classrooms can sometimes leave students feeling stifled and unheard, which can lead them to leaving their studies. (Source: Visual Hunt)

Many students feel disenfranchised by their eventual course decision and end up dropping out to figure out what it is they really want, now that they are 18 and capable of more independence than when they originally made the decision to choose that particular course.

There are many other factors that can lead a student to make the decision to drop out:

  • Financial problems,
  • Poor secondary school preparation for what lies ahead,
  • The student is not convinced and loving the major they picked,
  • Conflict with work and family commitments (some students work at the same time as attending university trying to earn extra money),
  • Increasing number of failed courses,
  • Lack of quality time with teachers and counsellors,
  • A school environment that de-motivates the student (this results in boredom and lack of participation),
  • Lack of academic support from teachers and professors.

These are all contributing factors experienced in universities all over the world.

As we mentioned, in the introduction, an educated society is a cohesive, successful society. In order for this to occur, university dropouts must be prevented.

Private tutoring can be the solution to these university blues. A tutor can accompany a student from primary school all the way to university.

Or they can come in and shine some light on the situation a student might be facing in Year 12.

No matter the scenario, a private tutor will have a vested interest in guiding you in to a course that you will be happy with and able to stick to.

Here are some good reasons for hiring a private tutor during university:

  • Tailored Instruction to fit the needs of the student no matter what subjects they choose.
  • Confidence. When students enjoy learning and feel supported they become confident and ready to take on the world!
  • Motivation to study. Knowing you are spending time and money on tutoring will help you feel motivated to make it worth it.
  • Flexibility. Private tutors work around the student's classes and extracurricular activities. You can receive tutoring at home, at the library, or even online.
  • Broader Life Skills. Private academic instructors instil life skills in their students and help them choose career paths that they will enjoy.

Whether you are looking for tuition in English subjects, Maths subjects, Biology, Criminology or Philosophy, there will be a tutor out there who can help you make the best decisions for your learning and your future working life.

A positive tutoring experience will make the hours of extra time spent working on your learning completely worth it.

Hiring a private tutor during university is an investment that you won’t regret. Academic tutoring plays a key role in success during higher education.

When you see the jobs available to you at the end of your hard work studying in school or university, it will be clear private tuition was a winning call.

Remedial teaching is available at any level, for any age, and the results speak for themselves. Find private tutors all over Australia.

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