TOP TIPS FOR EXAM SUCCESS

Final exams are one of the most challenging aspects of the senior years of high school. There is so much for students to learn, keep organized and remember as they approach their final exams. Henry is a student mentor at Optimise. Henry’s ATAR of 98.8 was the result of focused, effective study habits throughout the…

STUDY TIPS FOR YEAR 12

We asked one of our student mentors who achieved at ATAR of 98.8 last year, to write a  guest blog post on study tips for senior students. Read his post below.   Hey Students! It’s that time of year again, exams are looming and you are studying up very hard for them. Here are a…

TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL

Starting high school is a significant event for both students and their parents. Whilst some students feel excited by their impending transition from primary school to secondary school, other students may feel concerned and overwhelmed by the prospect. Secondary school is a very different learning environment to primary school, and by preparing students for high…

TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVING READING SKILLS

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD TO IMPROVE THEIR READING SKILLS This article appeared originally on Children’s Books Daily, a website dedicated to helping you and your child connect over a shared love of reading. Optimise Learning is proud to be a regular feature writer for Children’s Books Daily. Did you realise that your child’s brain…

MANAGING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING AT HOME

Many Australian parents have unexpectedly found themselves adding teacher and education manager to the multitude of roles they undertake and perform daily for their children.  To date, government strategies to slow down and prevent the transmission of COVID-19 have resulted in Australian schools organising online learning for the majority of their students, so they do…

THE POWER OF POTENTIAL

If a young person is identified as outstanding above their peers, or gifted and talented in a particular area, we may be left wondering the true potential of their developmentally advanced mind? Just how high could this young person aim to achieve? IDENTIFYING GIFTEDNESS Only two of every one hundred young people are classified as…

HOW DOES INDIVIDUALISED TUTORING BENEFIT STUDENTS?

Individualised tutoring presents students with a range of learning benefits. Parents organise academic tutoring for their child for many different reasons. Some parents feel unable to assist their child adequately with their homework. Other parents seek expert tutoring for their child because they have fallen behind at school, or because their child is a quick…