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11/09/2017
Does your youngster cringe at the idea of taking an exam? If you answered yes, this article has some tips to help. Exams are a strange thing when it comes to your child’s learning. The majority of students all seem to dislike them for some odd reason,  even those who are entirely confident that they will pass with flying colors. Why? Often times it’s purely the stigma of an exam which immediately takes a student’s brain into crisis mode.

Tips to Help Your Student Perform Well on an Exam

However, as any learning professional knows, exams aren’t a way to show you how bad you are, they are a way for you to show your teachers, your family, and your friends  just how intelligent you are! With this in mind, The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI has some tips to help your student prepare for an exam and adjust their mindset going in.

Study!

Here is an all too common scenario which happens to more students than you would believe. Teacher: Students, there will be a quiz at the end of the week regarding this week’s study topic. Students think: Ugh, another basic test. I’ve been paying enough attention during class, it isn’t too important, I’ll just wing it. Once the exam is completed and the results are handed out, of course, these students quickly realize just how unprepared they were! But what does it matter? It’s just a basic boring exam, right? Imagine that the teacher is approached by the principal about a learning opportunity which has become available. The principal asks the teacher to recommend a student, one who is both interested in the topic and has performed well during the exams. Which student do you think the teacher is going to recommend? The student who got a B or a C because they didn’t take an hour or so throughout the week to study, or the student who did? With this in mind, no matter how small or big an exam may be, consider it an opportunity to show your intelligence and knowledge on the subject.

Supplies

It doesn’t matter which subject the exam is for, there will be a range of equipment you will need to complete it. This could be something as simple as a pencil or a black marker, right through to the right type of pencil or an entire range of colored markers with fruit flavored scents! Okay, maybe not the scents, but you get the idea. To complete each exam, you will need supplies. Two days before the exam, sit down at the kitchen table and emulate the steps you will need to complete to finish the exam. As you are running through these in your mind, make a list of each item you will use. Once you have this list, use it to pack a small stationery case you can take with you to the exam. The morning of the exam, be sure to check off each item in the case against the list to make sure you aren’t forgetting something or that something wasn’t taken out and not replaced by somebody in your home. If your student is struggling to prepare for an exam or is finding a particular subject challenging, one-to-one tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help. Book your free initial diagnostic session by calling The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI at 808 377 5500 to learn more about how one-to-one tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help your student prepare for an upcoming exam and achieve the results you know they are capable of.

What's Your Name?

You will think this is a strange tip to include, but here it is: always be sure to write your name and any other identification requirements on the front page of the exam, along with any subsequent pages. As simple as the tip may be, you would be surprised at just how many students forget such a simple task. Of course, if they understood that not identifying themselves on an exam before handing it in is the easiest way to lose a grade which they worked hard for, no student ever would forget to jot down their name on their exam. Too many students fail exams when they would have otherwise achieved high marks simply because their exam wasn’t identifiable.

Strategize

Each exam will have a set amount available to complete it. For this reason, it’s important that you make the most of each minute available. With your exam identified, make your way through each of the subjects, sections, and questions while identifying which you are confident you can answer both quickly and correctly. While this can mean often skipping around the exam, it is a good tactic which you can utilize to take advantage of easy questions and the points they award. Once these have been completed, look for questions which you expect will pose a significant challenge and complete these next. Managing the order you answer the questions in can result in a better use of your time and a higher mark. Have you ever missed out on a mark for a question you were sure you answered correctly? After all, you went back and reviewed everything to make sure it was correct, right? You didn’t just trust that your tired hand and exhausted brain to get it correct, right? Even if you don’t think that you will have enough time to complete all of the answers, be sure to allocate some time at the end of the exam period to double check that your answers were not only correct when you calculated them, but that your hand was cooperative when it came time to write it down.

One-On-One Tutoring in Honolulu, HI Works

When it comes to prepare for an exam or even addressing a learning challenge, one-to-one tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI today by calling 808 377 5500 and learn more about how your student can benefit from one-to-one tutoring.

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