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High School Central

Useful insights for parents of High School students - Learn about what your children are studying at high school, what you need to watch out for, and how to be a part of their education.

How Hamish dealt with feeling ‘lost in the crowd’ at school

By: Maggie Shui

In this article, English and maths tutor Hamish tells us about feeling like an anonymous student on a factory line, and how having the right mentorship led him to score the top mark in New Zealand for Scholarship Economics.... Read more

How Reuven found his motivation for studying - after leaving school

By: Maggie Shui

In high school, Reuven barely did homework and was anticipating the day he could leave school. Now, he's completed his Honours degree with first class honours, and will pursue further postgraduate study. What happened to make him change his mindset towards education?... Read more

How Dhruv turned his worst subject into his best

By: Maggie Shui

Dhruv thought he was "just dumb" in English. At the end of Year 11, however, he'd attained an A* in IGCSE English. How did Dhruv's self-confessed worst subject become his A* subject?... Read more

Common-sense study advice that you know but don’t follow

By: Maggie Shui

Plan ahead, start early, drink water - you’ve heard study advice like this before. It’s common sense. You have this information stored in your brain… but do you know it in your heart? In your soul?... Read more

How working in high school helped Matt excel in his career

By: Maggie Shui

In Year 12, Matt worked three part-time jobs. Matt tells us why on earth he did that, his missteps and how it all paid off in the end.... Read more

Two big ways that students waste time while studying for exams

By: Jimmy Li

Just like a day at the office, it's possible for a high school student to be busy for hours and get absolutely nothing done. Today we're going to go through two, really important parts of the study process and why many students waste so much time doing them wrong... Read more

A better way to memorise things from your textbook

By: Jimmy Li

A better way to memorise things from your textbook... Read more

Students forget 95% of what they learn in high school after 3 days. Here's how to help them study

By: Jimmy Li

Humans have terrible memory. The brain absorbs a lot of useless information every day. Things like the number-plate of the car in front of you, or a conversation you overheard on the side of the road. Most of that info isn’t needed, and the brain naturally forgets it along with a lot of useful information. Sometimes surprisingly, high school students are humans too so all of this applies to them... Read more

University 101

Practical advice for University students - Meaningful content on job hunting, university life, and discovering what you want to do.

Two inconvenient truths you learn when starting university: Studying

By: Jason Chan

There can be quite of a jump between high school and University – things get harder, the workload gets tougher, and what you may have come to rely on in high school might not necessarily work anymore.... Read more

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