We’ve all been there: we’re working hard, believing that consistent effort is the key to success, and then it hits. Burnout. You can’t read another word, highlight one more paragraph, or jot down one more tidbit. Stress on students can be hard. Don’t hit the wall again. Here are some great ways to prevent and…

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When the student in your family isn’t performing as well as you know they can, it can be frustrating. This frustration in turn leads to fights, nagging, and endless conflict. Until you take the time to find out what it really takes to break this cycle, you’ll simply pull your hair out—and the exam scores…

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We’ve demonstrated in previous blogs that tutors are beneficial to both study habits and long-term results. But how do you know when it’s the right time to hire a tutor for the student in your life? The truth is, no one will ever tell you. Parenting.com recommends that you talk to your child about it—because more often…

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Tutoring makes you a better student. Or so goes the conventional wisdom. But when it comes to improving test scores and mental attitudes, is tutoring really all it’s cracked up to be—or is it just a myth? You might guess our stance here at Jantzi Test Prep—after all, we wouldn’t expert tutoring ourselves unless we knew…

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Pop quiz: what makes a study session great? There are a lot of potential answers you could choose. Maybe the study session lasted a while—that certainly bodes well for the amount of information you can expect to absorb. Maybe you had a “eureka!” moment during a study session. Maybe you got a lot of reading…

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You’ve read all of the tips online. You’ve struggled to sit down and study with your child. You’ve tried to install a reward system. And none of it seems to be working. If this rings all to true in your family, it may be time to look at the habits around studying that are affecting your…

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If there were any monster that plagues students more than any other, it would be that dreaded P-word: procrastination. Time and again, the phrase “I’ll just do this later…” becomes the undoing of many students’ test scores. The problem? They figure that there’s plenty of time to study and prepare for a test…until there isn’t.…

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An expert tutor knows how to help you. They know how to quiz you. They know how to present information in a way that makes the most possible sense. What an expert tutor doesn’t know how to do: make you into a good student. That’s entirely within your control, and like any relationship, the tutor-student…

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private tutors

How do you know if working with a tutor will help your student actually improve their test scores? First, you’ll want to work with a company that’s confident enough in its courses to offer a guarantee like the Jantzi Guarantee: if you do all that we ask in terms of attending courses and completing the…

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private tutors

Why get a tutor? It’s one of the most important questions of any student’s career. For many of those students, it’s tempting to think that they’ll work hard enough to override the need for any tutor. Parents fall into this trap as well. But anyone who’s ever studied hard for a test with nothing but…

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