How Tutors Can Help Improve a Student's Performance
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
Parents often consider enlisting the help of a tutor when they suspect their son or daughter is struggling with schoolwork. Tutors provide academic assistance and support, which can help anyone who is struggling with a difficult subject. Some of the ways tutors can assist your child with school include
- Improving Grades.
- Providing Academic Challenges.
- Basic Homework Help.
We provide help to College and University students who attend Greek or English speaking post-secondary educational establishments.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability which causes difficulties with reading and writing words and letters. The symptoms can range from mild difficulty spelling or sounding out words to the inability to memorize or recognize the letters of the alphabet. What do we offer?
- Get to Know strengths and weaknesses of a student.
- Consult his/her record.
- Introduce and utilise study skills.
- Create a program with the student and his/her parents.
- Make sure all assignments are done on time.
- Address all of the student's learning issues every day if possible.
- Take into account other issues that the student may have (i.e. attention deficit disorder).
- Act in a supportive manner.
The Seminars are the first step for people who want more out of life and are curious about how to get it. They provide a unique opportunity to consciously grow as a human being and expand into a new vision of you.
Wherever you happen to be —emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually— the Seminars will meet you there and help you get to where you want to be.
Personal development courses are excellent success tools because they help people realize their dreams, become more self-confident, learn how to deal with emotions, connect with their spirituality and so much more. In short, they change your life because when you create a positive mind-set, everything changes for the better, including you!
The business core education provides a foundation for a business person, or a successor, or someone who wants to understand the basic Business themes through Distance learning.
Among others, courses include:
- Mathematics for Economists or Mathematics for Business and Social Studies.
- Principles and Practices of Marketing.
- Principles and Practices of Management or Sales Management.
- Human Resources Management or Organisational Behaviour.
- Principles and Practices of Public Relations.
- Principles and Practices of Business Ethics.
- Financial Accounting (UK) or Management Accounting.
Personal development seminars will help participants to identify their aspirations, work on individual goal setting, and broaden their work vision. Specific seminars focus on the management of complex work situations in a creative and holistic manner. Topics include among others the following:
- Management Training I,II.
- Motivation, Persuasion, Creativity.
- Memory Improvement.
- Working with others.
- Problem solving.
- Decision Making.
- Project Planning.
- Improving Creativity.
- Professionalism: skills for life.
- Delegation Skills.
- Leadership skills.
BASIC SKILLS IN BUSINESS
“The more we know, the easier it becomes to admit what we don’t know.”
The basic Business Seminars provide students with a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology and interpersonal skills.
Generally, they cover basic business principles and practices, management, critical thinking, project planning and implementation, business software and communication.
Among others, the following seminars will be offered:
- Analysis of the External Environment.
- Objectives and Strategies.
- Operations Management.
- Managing People.
- Marketing foundations.
- Accounting and Finance.
- Cases in Business studies.
- Ratio Analysis.
- Critical Report writing in Business studies.
- Stress Management.
- Information Skills.
- Communication Skills.
- Time Management.
SBP BUSINESS STUDIES
SBP, The Society of Business Practitioners was formed by a number of experienced educationalists and business executives to fulfil a need to set standards and principles in business practice which could best be achieved by examination processes. They determined that both inexperienced and mature students should be able to follow a career in further education or be proficient in employment.
The concentrations include:
- Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and International Marketing among others.
All students need support to be successful and find their career path when they graduate from high school. Getting accepted into a university has become increasingly difficult and requires the combined efforts of the students, parents and school. Additionally, teens experience many social-emotional issues while in high school and the academically best students tend to struggle with issues of anxiety more than other students.
College guidance programs aim to help students make more informed and better educational choices. Among other things, we offer information on high school course offerings, career options, the type of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace, and postsecondary opportunities that are associated with their field of interest. Activities associated with career guidance and counselling programs typically include:
- Advising students and parents on high school programs and academic curriculum, preparing them for college application and admission.
- Arranging dual/concurrent enrolment and Advanced Placement credits to prepare students for the rigour of postsecondary education.
- Planning and preparation for college admissions tests SAT, ACT, IELTS, GCE , TOEFL, among others.
- Informing students about post-secondary financing that can be used to support advanced education and training.
- Developing portfolios, which include test and grades results, examples of student work, and resumes and cover letters to prospective schools.
It should be stressed that we provide University cancelling ton students who plan to study in Europe, USA, Australia and China.
“Academic counselling prepares tomorrow’s leaders today … and supports student success.”
Academic counselling today offers support for high school and college students that reaches far beyond course planning and career advising. Academic counselling is a process of information exchange that empowers students to realize their maximum educational potential. The goal of Academic Counselling is that students will gain a clearer understanding of them and be able to accomplish their goals with wise academic choices. Academic counselling tries to develop techniques to help students succeed, not only in the classroom but also in life. These strategies emphasize relationships, holistic support and active student involvement in the counselling process. They include:
- A Dialogue where counsellors listen without judgment and provide a safe and respectful environment for students to find ways to solve their own problems.
- A proactive and interactive approach, which includes offering support for issues outside of school or beyond the traditional scope of academic counselling.
- An intrusive approach which encourages academic counsellors and advisers to insert themselves into a student's everyday life and activities, creating more availability and a sense of connection that goes beyond an office appointment.
- A teacher’s role, fostering an environment for learning, self-determination and problem solving.
- A holistic approach where academic counsellors recognize the scope of their duties stretches far beyond class schedules and academic advising. They may find themselves dealing with personal crises, emotional challenges and issues more suited for traditional counselling.
Your academic advisor will understand and respect your uniqueness and educational goals as he/she informs you about the purpose and potential of higher education. Of main importance you will be assisted in developing academic/career plans consistent with your goals, interests, and abilities.
A selection committee will examine the application of each student wanting to enter the International Baccalaureate Program. The committee is usually comprised of the IB coordinator, teachers, counsellors, and administrators.
The following factors are usually considered:
- An appropriate score in an English Test and a math test, which are prepared and administered by the respective school.
- Academic performance (based on student's academic achievement record).
- At least two teacher recommendations, one must be from Math and one from English.
- Parental consent and support.
- An application form.
- An interview with a selection committee.
Sometimes students may be asked to attend a pre-IB programme before they enrol. Once accepted, students must maintain an appropriate level of academic achievement in their IB course work. Progress will be continuously monitored and evaluated by both the teacher/year tutor and the IB Coordinator. In case that the performance of a student is not satisfactory, the student may be asked to withdraw from the programme.
HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE…
- They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.
- They find a lesson while others only see a problem.
- They are solution focused.
- They consciously and methodically create their own success, while others hope success will find them.
- They are fearful like everyone else, but they are not controlled or limited by fear.
- They ask the right questions – the ones which put them in a productive, creative, positive mind-set and emotional state.
- They rarely complain (waste of energy). All complaining does is put the complainer in a negative and unproductive state.
- They don’t blame (what’s the point?). They take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes (or lack thereof).
- While they are not necessarily more talented than the majority, they always find a way to maximise their potential. They get more out of themselves. They use what they have more effectively.
- They are busy, productive and proactive. While most are laying on the couch, planning, over-thinking, sitting on their hands and generally going around in circles, they are out there getting the job done.
- They align themselves with like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team. They create win-win relationships.
- They are ambitious; they want amazing – and why shouldn’t they? They consciously choose to live their best life rather than spending it on auto-pilot.
- They have clarity and certainty about what they want (and don’t want) for their life. They actually visualise and plan their best reality while others are merely spectators of life.
- They innovate rather than imitate.
- They don’t procrastinate and they don’t spend their life waiting for the ‘right time’.
- They are life-long learners. They constantly work at educating themselves, either formally (academically), informally (watching, listening, asking, reading, student of life) or experientially (doing, trying)… or all three.
- They are glass half full people – while still being practical and down-to-earth. They have an ability to find the good.
- They consistently do what they need to do, irrespective of how they are feeling on a given day. They don’t spend their life stopping and starting.
- They take calculated risks – financial, emotional, professional, psychological.
- They deal with problems and challenges quickly and effectively, they don’t put their head in the sand. They face their challenges and use them to improve themselves.
- They don’t believe in, or wait for fate, destiny, chance or luck to determine or shape their future. They believe in, and are committed to actively and consciously creating their own best life.
- While many people are reactive, they are proactive. They take action before they have to.
- They are more effective than most at managing their emotions. They feel like we all do but they are not slaves to their emotions.
- They are good communicators and they consciously work at it.
- They have a plan for their life and they work methodically at turning that plan into a reality. Their life is not a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes.
- Their desire to be exceptional means that they typically do things that most won’t. They become exceptional by choice. We’re all faced with live-shaping decisions almost daily. Successful people make the decisions that most won’t and don’t.
- While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.
- They have identified their core values (what is important to them) and they do their best to live a life which is reflective of those values.
- They have balance. While they may be financially successful, they know that the terms money and success are not interchangeable. They understand that people, who are successful on a financial level only, are not successful at all. Unfortunately we live in a society which teaches that money equals success. Like many other things, money is a tool. It’s certainly not a bad thing but ultimately, it’s just another resource. Unfortunately, too many people worship it.
- They understand the importance of discipline and self-control. They are strong. They are happy to take the road less travelled.
- They are secure. They do not derive their sense of worth of self from what they own, whom they know, where they live or what they look like.
- They are generous and kind. They take pleasure in helping others achieve.
- They are humble and they are happy to admit mistakes and to apologise. They are confident in their ability, but not arrogant. They are happy to learn from others. They are happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.
- They are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.
- They keep themselves in shape physically, not to be mistaken with training for the Olympics or being obsessed with their body. They understand the importance of being physically well. They are not all about looks; they are more concerned with function and health. Their body is not who they are, it’s where they live.
- They have a big engine. They work hard and are not lazy.
- They are resilient. When most would throw in the towel, they’re just warming up.
- They are open to, and more likely to act upon, feedback.
- They don’t hang out with toxic people.
- They don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.
- They are happy to swim against the tide, to do what most won’t. They are not people pleasers and they don’t need constant approval.
- They are more comfortable with their own company than most.
- They set higher standards for themselves (a choice we can all make), which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.
- They don’t rationalise failure. While many are talking about their age, their sore back, their lack of time, their poor genetics, their ‘bad luck’, their nasty boss and their lack of opportunities (all good reasons to fail), they are finding a way to succeed despite all their challenges.
- They have an off switch. They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life and to have fun.
- Their career is not their identity, it’s their job. It’s not who they are, it’s what they do.
- They are more interested in effective than they are in easy. While the majority look for the quickest, easiest way (the shortcut), they look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.
- They finish what they start. While so many spend their life starting things that they never finish, successful people get the job done – even when the excitement and the novelty have worn off. Even when it ain’t fun.
- They are multi-dimensional, amazing, wonderful complex creatures (as we all are). They realise that not only are they physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. They consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.
- They practice what they preach. They don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.
SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
The secrets of successful people include:
- Competence starts with feeling competent.
- Sharks have to keep moving forward to live.
- A victory at all costs is not a victory.
- Eagles do not live in a folk and you have to find them one by one.
- Value practical knowledge.
- If you doubt, you are out.
- Listening is more than talking: The best defence is to listen.
- Learn from your losses.
- Role models are not "One size fits all".
- The past is not the future.
- Negotiate with confidence or do not.
- Where you stand depends on where you look.
- Winners are made not born.
- Seek inputs from your opposites.
- Aim at win-win relationships.
- Do not run in the wrong direction just because you are near the finish line.
- To pursue a goal you need focus, commitment and confidence; create, use, follow, update, and live by your goals.