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Motivation in Exam Season

Motivation in Exam Season

As a parent, it can be frustrating to watch as exams draw closer while your child continues to neglect their study. Most of the time, this procrastination stems from a lack of motivation. Studying is exhausting. It’s draining, it takes a lot of brainpower, and just...

The Top 5 Challenges for Students Going into Exams

The Top 5 Challenges for Students Going into Exams

Exams are approaching fast, and we understand that things may be looking a bit different this year.  The disruptions caused by lockdown have interfered with student’s day-to-day learning as well as their NCEA exam preparation. Whether you are a past or present client...

Tackling the Challenges of an Unpredictable Year

Tackling the Challenges of an Unpredictable Year

Change is an inevitable part of every child’s life and it is only natural that they may struggle to cope with the onslaught of new challenges from this year. Especially now as we begin to approach term 3 mocks, delayed exams, and the inevitable catch-up’s from...

How Do Grades Affect Our Emotions?

How Do Grades Affect Our Emotions?

The conversation around mental health and wellbeing has never been more active than it is today. There’s no denying that emotional health has an impact on your teenager’s academic performance. When they’re in such a crucial stage of development, it’s important to...

How to Help Your Child With Multiple Assessments

How to Help Your Child With Multiple Assessments

Picture this: your child has just gone back to school in person, and their teachers yarn on about “making up for lost time”. All of a sudden, they’re expected to complete 3 internals for different subjects! It can be hard trying to juggle all that work while students...

COVID-19 Changes to NCEA and What it Means For Your Child

COVID-19 Changes to NCEA and What it Means For Your Child

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year of trials and change.  Students have experienced some of the toughest challenges to their learning this year. From schools closing to the emergence of online learning, there has been a lot to keep up with. Recently, the Ministry...

How to Manage a School Week

How to Manage a School Week

One of the most common questions Inspiration Education is asked by students and parents is how to better manage a balanced school life, and improve their time management and organisation. This is particularly relevant for students who have a lot on their plate, such...

Preserving Mental Wellbeing in Isolation

Preserving Mental Wellbeing in Isolation

Disclaimer: The strategies and techniques are offered as general advice or education, this article is not a replacement for mental health treatment. For further advice and help please go to Psychology.org.nz. You can find more information on the mental health services...

Talking About Tough Times with your Child

Talking About Tough Times with your Child

It can be challenging to talk to your child about tough times, especially at a period like this everyone needs extra support. We are all exposed to many challenges at this time and it can be difficult to talk about the things that are out of our control.  We can’t...

How to Help your Child Prepare for Distance Learning

How to Help your Child Prepare for Distance Learning

As we prepare for the coming weeks of distance learning, it is more important than ever that students are taking a sense of ownership in their learning. However, as the phrase goes, it’s much easier said than done. In navigating this period, there are many things we...

How to make 2020 your child’s best yet

How to make 2020 your child’s best yet

As the dust begins to settle on results season and all the emotions that come with it, the new school year looms larger and larger on the horizon. Your child may have been happy with their results and full of motivation for the coming year. However, more often than...

Understanding NCEA

Understanding NCEA

So if you’re reading this, you’ve got a child studying NCEA but you can’t seem to wrap your head around what NCEA is and how it works. As a tutoring company who specialises in NCEA subjects, we like to think we’ve got the NCEA system downpat and thought we’d share our...

How to Reset for a Great Term 2

How to Reset for a Great Term 2

With Term One nearly over and the Easter holidays coming up, our tutors offer their advice on how to best reset and refresh over the break.

What’s the point of tutoring?

What’s the point of tutoring?

At Inspiration Education, we believe that tutoring can empower anyone and everyone, no matter how “smart” they are. In this article, we’ll explain why.

NCEA results – everything you need to know as a parent

NCEA results – everything you need to know as a parent

How many credits does my child need to pass? What does an endorsement mean? Are there ways to get University Entrance before the tertiary period begins? What marks are worth celebrating? As a parent, it can be daunting navigating NCEA results – especially when you’ve never been through the system yourself. In this article, we unpack everything for you – from credits and certificates, to university entrance, to practical steps on how to help your child if they’re disappointed with their marks. Read this piece to learn everything a parent should know about NCEA, to get informed on everything your child is going through.

Why most students underperform in NCEA exams

Why most students underperform in NCEA exams

The reasons students don’t do as well as they can in NCEA exams usually have very little to do with “intelligence,” or even hardwork. In fact, usually the reasons are deceptively simple, but classroom learning often fails to address them. Here are our top 3 reasons students fail their exams, and what you can do to help your teen beat them.

The Problem With How We Talk About Tutoring

The Problem With How We Talk About Tutoring

Tutoring has been around for centuries, but it’s still something that’s riddled with misconceptions and myths. In this article, we explain why how we think about tutoring is all wrong – and how tutoring can benefit everyone.

Why textbooks don’t work anymore – and what does

Why textbooks don’t work anymore – and what does

Textbooks are a controversial topic in the education community. Whether you’re considering buying your teenager some expensive textbook to revise for their exams, or your teenager is begging you to buy the latest and greatest on the shelves: make sure you’re not wasting your money or time. Read on to find out the truth about textbooks: what doesn’t work about them, and – more importantly – what does.

Five practical steps to help your child get better NCEA grades

Five practical steps to help your child get better NCEA grades

It’s hard to know how to help your children through NCEA when you don’t entirely understand the system yourself. In this piece, we’ll give you five practical steps that you can take to boost your child’s NCEA performance, and support them through this often stressful time.

3 main reasons teens don’t reach their potential at school

3 main reasons teens don’t reach their potential at school

It’s the question on every high school parents mind – is my teen meeting their potential at school? Everyone wants their child to grow into the best version of themselves, but how can we be sure school is really setting them up for success? Read our latest article to find out!

How to tell if your teenager is struggling at school

How to tell if your teenager is struggling at school

Assessing the real status of your teenager’s learning is hard, especially when they don’t let you in on what’s really going on, or if you don’t entirely understand the system yourself. In this piece, we’ll break down how to work out where your teenager might be struggling at school, and what you can do about it.

What skills will your teen need to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce?

What skills will your teen need to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce?

We’re living in a fast-changing world. Whatever stage of education your child is in, it’s a good idea to know exactly what skill-set they’ll need to thrive beyond school. Here’s our top six skills for tomorrow’s world, and how you can help your child build them now.

How to help your child through their exam results

How to help your child through their exam results

Early Tuesday morning, NZQA released the eagerly-awaited results of last year’s NCEA exams, and students across the country could finally see how much of their hard-work last term paid off. Whether your child has already checked their results or they’re still feeling too nervous to share them: there are two things that both of you should keep in mind when reflecting on these results – good or bad…

Beat Procrastination with these 3 Steps

Beat Procrastination with these 3 Steps

We all procrastinate from time to time. In fact, many of us do it a lot! To beat procrastination we have to answer the question: ‘what is procrastination and why do we do it?’ Put simply, procrastination is applied anxiety. We procrastinate when we know...

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