Many of us need an extra push nowadays to excel in our school work. What we study in the classroom is simply not enough. If you feel the same way, here are some ways you can get some extra resources:
Hit the Books
There are hundreds of books in your school and probably local library as well that can help you pass exams and do other school work. This is especially true in learning things like NAPLAN language conventions which are standardized. In a classroom, a teacher does not have enough time to teach a lesson, do exercises, address individual concern and give extra information. So if you need to read more about the logic behind certain theories or you need to find extra exercises and more detailed explanations, you can check out the resource books from the library.
Look It up (Internet)
A more popular recourse these days is to look things up on the internet. This works as long as you are careful about the sites which you browse; don’t click on or believe every website that announces it has cheat codes for the selective test online. Go for sites that are affiliated to an education institute or maintained by a qualified professional. If you do decide to use the internet, there are worksheets upon worksheets that you can use to get some extra practice. There are also plenty of multi-media tools available for students who learn faster visually or orally. They can use games, videos and presentations to learn the coursework that is usually presented in (boring) textbooks.
If all else fails and self-study doesn’t seem to work out for you, you have the option of hiring a tutor. Tutors specifically focus on helping students improve in their weak subjects or areas. Lessons that they missed or found difficult in school can be studied again, this time taken at a pace that befits their capacity and competency. Tutoring can be expensive however and don’t always work out, so be very sure that that’s what you want before you go into it. Students who do not do well in typical class room settings will not benefit from having more lessons of the same variety at home; they require tutors who are trained to use different methods of teaching. If you want to shine in school and don’t like lagging behind in class, you should definitely try to do extra work on your own with help from library books and websites on the internet. If that fails, look into getting tutors.