Upcoming courses for parents:

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Parent Workshops - How to support your child through their exams

 School exams are meant to be preparation for the 'big' exams but children are not taught the skills they need to revise effectively and make the most of the exam process. This can lead to anxiety, failure and disappointment. As a parent you want to support your child as best you can, but often it’s hard to know what to do to help. As Psychologists, Teachers and Parents we can offer you guidance and practical advice on simple strategies you can use to support your child and get you all through this experience in one piece!


Topics will include:

· Understanding the teenage brain (a brief overview)

· How to plan revision effectively

· Revision strategies your child should be using & strategies you can help with

· How to make the most of the exam process (reflective learning and how to improve for next time)

· Understanding and managing exam anxiety

· Supporting not nagging - our top parenting tips for getting through the exams



Location and Date: 

  • Monday 29th April: 7.30pm – 9.00pm @ The Cholsey Pavilion 


Early Bird Tickets are available until 18th April at £10

General admission after this date is £15


To book your ticket for the parent workshop in Cholsey on the 29th April please click on the button below: 



Other services we offer:

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One-to-one tutoring for your child

The Study Skills Academy has directly helped dozens of students improve their learning habits and study strategies through one-to-one tutoring. Tutoring has real impact, allowing us to tailor the support we offer to the individual needs of your child and you will see them make enormous progress in a very short-space of time. The tutoring relationship is a special one; we are able to build rapport quickly to form a positive working relationship, yet we are not a parent or a teacher, so are well placed to tell them the things that you can't, or which you try to but they won't listen! Your child may need weekly sessions to help them get organised and keep on top of their studies, or perhaps termly sessions, or even a one-off; whatever you think your child needs, and you know them best. Importantly, we know we are able to help teach them the skills that they need to be an independent, reflective and effective learner. 


Key areas we focus on in our tutoring are: 

  • Organisation & putting structures in place to keep students organised
  • Planning time to meet deadlines
  • Teaching strategies to help students consolidate what they are learning in class
  • The importance of consistent revision and how to prioritise it
  • Memory improvement techniques
  • Essay planning and writing - being a critical thinker
  • How to write effective revision notes 
  • Revision strategies - how to learn and remember
  • How to be a reflective learner 


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Support for you the parents

The Study Skills Academy can also help you, the parents feel more confident in your ability to support your child’s learning. Our unique experience as psychologists, teachers and parents best places us to offer advice and practical solutions to help you support your child so that they can thrive academically and cope with the demands of school and exam pressure. We can offer small-group bespoke workshops for you and your friends, as well as one-to-one support in your own home covering a range of areas: 


Transitioning to Secondary School:

Moving up to secondary school is a big step for your child and the expectations are high with regards to what they will be able to do and achieve. We can help you to help them prepare and feel confident as they make this transition. 


The GCSE years:

GCSEs mark the first significant exams for students and juggling this many subjects can be difficult and stressful for the whole family! We can support you by helping you to embed effective work practices at home and by teaching you the skills and strategies that your child will need to successfully navigate their GCSE courses and exams. 


Starting A Levels:

A Levels can come as a shock to students and parents alike. The high demands and the specific nature of the courses can leave many parents feeling unsure of how to support their child, but there is plenty that you can do: We can help equip you with the skills, language and knowledge to guide and support your child through these challenging years. 


Examples of topics covered:

  • Important conversations to have with your child about their school work
  • How to manage their screen-time effectively 
  • Helping your child organise themselves, their study time and their notes
  • How to help your child plan their revision
  • How the brain works - how to help your child maximise their memory
  • Embedding healthy habits - eating, sleeping, exercising, relaxing
  • How to manage stress levels during exam time
  • Understanding specifications/syllabus and how to use these
  • Decoding exam language



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