5 Simple (But Powerful) Strategies To Succeed This Term

With the new term upon us. Many students are starting to get back into their school routines.

Here are 5 simple strategies that will help you keep your child on track this term.

Develop a routine

Start with a weekly schedule, include things like homework, extracurricular activities and time to review. It’s not always practical to stick to a rigid routine, but at least the framework in place.

It is important to strike the right balance, so make sure that you block out time for relaxation.

Keep an up to date diary

Diaries are only useful when kept up to date. So start off the term on the right foot by encouraging them to write everything down.


Multitasking is a myth. When sitting down to do homework, encourage them to focus on one subject at a time. Unless necessary, try turning off phones or computers to remove possible distractions.


Quite often by the end of a term students have accumulated a pile of notes. A fresh start is often a good way to begin a new term. New notepads, empty folders. Don’t wait till you need a folder to empty one from the last term. Archive and de-clutter everything you won’t need this term.

Plan out assignments

Breaking down assignments or reports into smaller tasks makes progress much more achievable. Set due dates for each sub-task to ensure you stay on track for the ultimate due date. For example:

  • Research
  • Plan Structure
  • Write outline
  • Write introduction
  • Write Body
  • Write Conclusion
  • Proofread
  • Adjust layout as required
  • Submit draft
  • Edit
  • Submit final

Whether your child is behind or excelling, if you’d like some help keeping them on track then ask us today about how an in-home tutor could assist. Simply call us on 1300 4200 79 or book your free 30 min in-home consultation here.


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