Graduating high school students received their GCSE results in August and the figures suggest that British pupils once again over-achieved. For many students, they will spend the remaining weeks of the summer holidays celebrating their successes before embarking on a new adventure to college, allowing themselves a well-deserved break before facing further challenges in their chosen A-level courses.
A-levels are, unsurprisingly, a more difficult challenge than GCSEs. Not only are the subjects more advanced; students will also be have to adapt to a different style of learning from what they are used to. Unlike high school education, which is mostly guided by the teacher, college education is freer. You are expected to do your own learning if you want to get the top marks. Courses will guide you through subjects but it is often of your own volition that you must research relevant texts and deepen your knowledge. The vast majority of A-level students will have free periods in their schedule in which additional learning should be done.
Initially, this can be overwhelming for high school students entering the college environment. It can, in fact, be quite a shock to the system. This is especially the case in the early weeks of college when free time is spent getting your bearings around the building, meeting people and enjoying social time with newfound friends. A good way to make the experience less stressful at start your college years is to hire an A-level tutor.
An A-level tutor is valuable for a number of reasons as you make the step up from high school into college. They allow you, for example, to strike a better balance between the social and educational aspects of college life. Rather than missing out on social opportunities during your free study periods, you could hire an A-level tutor. This means that learning is done outside of college times, which are then free for you to meet new people.
A-level tutors can also guide you through the transitional period at the beginning of college, which is often the most difficult time for people beginning this new stage of their lives. Now that you do not have the handholding and the guidance that you may have becomes used to in high school, an A-level tutor can assist in supervising you. They can point you towards books you should be reading, resources you should be studying and generally prepare you for challenges that you will need to overcome.
It is too much to ask that high school students think about the next step of their education in the interim between finishing GCSEs and beginning A-levels. This is the time to relax, recuperate and have some fun now that the stresses of examinations are behind them. However, hiring an A-level tutor to start the college years well is something that should be seriously considered as the new term arrives. It can be an invaluable way to ensure you begin with your best foot forward.
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