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6 Study Skills to Master Before Your Next Test

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Charlotte Taylor
September 08, 2020

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Imagine it’s test day. Though you’ve known about it for weeks, it wasn’t until the last two days you really buckled down to study. Despite four hours spent cramming in your room last night, you are suddenly drawing a blank. The panic creeps in as you realize you aren’t ready. What went wrong with your study skills? And how can you brush up on those study skills to make sure this never happens again?

Knowing how to study isn't something that comes naturally to everyone. Even students who tend to do well in school might struggle at memorizing a list of dates or a sequence of equations. The good news is you can build effective study skills over time.

By mindfully working on your study skills and recognizing which techniques work best for you, you can build study habits that will serve you well through high school, college, and beyond.

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4 Note-Taking Methods To Set You up for Studying Success

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Charlotte Taylor
September 03, 2020

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If you're a student pursuing a degree, whether it's a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, or something else entirely, notes will be an essential part of your education. This means the way you take these notes will matter.

Note-taking methods can be fine-tuned and improved over time. When you develop note-taking skills, you don’t only learn more as you write notes down. You also make your notes a more accessible study tool.

While there is no single best-practice approach to note-taking, a few note-taking styles have become more popular due to their logical structure and easy to use process. Note-taking is imperative to good study, so here, we outline our four favorite note-taking methods along with one bonus tip for optimizing your note-taking system.

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How to Study for a Test in 5 Simple Steps

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Charlotte Taylor
September 01, 2020

Student smiling while studying with laptop

Odds are, everyone will study for a test at some point in their lives. From simple weekly spelling tests to big standardized tests like the SAT, it is almost impossible to get through your school days without conquering some tests along the way.

Tests can be a source of stress for many students, but knowing how to study for a test can help you to enter an exam with the right mindset. When you go into a test prepared, you are not only able to feel more confident on test day. You're also more likely to achieve a higher score. Below, we list five steps to help you understand how to study for a test.

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Is There a Tutor Near Me? 4 Steps You Can Take To Find out

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Students and parents alike seek the services of a tutor for many different reasons. Whether you're getting ready for an important exam, looking for test prep help before the SATs, brushing up in a specific subject area, or just hungry for more knowledge outside the classroom, private tutoring can be the perfect solution. But first, you need to find the right tutor for you or your child.

If you're asking yourself, "How can I find a tutor near me?" you're not alone. In fact, at TutorMe, we hear this question all the time. Many students or families want to hire a tutor to help boost academics or prepare for important tests. Having a tutor near you can provide in-home or in-person services that build face-to-face rapport.

However, online tutoring services can offer you convenient access to more tutors. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to find a tutor near you and locate online tutoring options.

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Top Tips on How To Find a Tutor No Matter the Subject

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Find a tutor: Black boy using a laptop with his mom

Finding a tutor can be an intimidating experience. When you’re looking for the best tutor to help you or your child master basic subjects, there are plenty of options. Some are highly qualified, and others may have limited experience. There are also considerations of cost, teaching style, and convenience.

With so many choices, it can be hard to find the perfect fit. Here, we’ll offer tips on how you can find a tutor from using local resources to working with online tutoring platforms. Plus, you’ll find advice on how to vet your candidates and select the best one.

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