Today, it’s easier than ever to learn from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to the endless amount of resources available on the internet, learning new concepts and tutoring yourself at home is an option that’s available at your fingertips. Whether you’re at home because of early summer holidays or because your exams are postponed, doesn’t mean that you still can’t learn something new every day. Learning truly knows no bounds today. Although everybody has their own learning style and pace, following some of these basic guidelines can help you better organize and understand your subjects while you #LearnFromHome.
Here’s how you can go about it:
Tutoring yourself at home can be just as easy as learning at school or even easier. To start with, chalk out a plan for your home tuitions. With your plan in place, gather all the materials you would need. Keep a pen, paper, and other stationery ready. Also, keep some water handy. It always pays to stay hydrated!
When you pick a topic, think ahead. Are you the kind who prefers to tackle multiple related topics together? Do you like to keep a steady flow in your method of study? Or are you the kind who gets bored easily with similar topics? Do you like to switch things up to keep it fresh? Do you like to finish the tough topics first and then pick off the easy ones? Choose the right set of topics that best suits you.
Find the right video that covers your selected topic. When you’re watching the video, stay clear of all other distractions. Keep your phone and other electronic devices away. Interruptions can break the flow of your learning and cost you valuable time.
Understanding a concept is one thing. Actually seeing the real-world applications of that concept is entirely another. You could memorize everything to do with a subject. But a few real-life examples will ensure that your foundational understanding of the topic is strong. Wherever applicable, it’s best to seek out such examples. Plus, it could also lead to some really fun experiments which could make home tutoring fun!
Now that you have covered your topic of study and even seen its real-life implications, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Find quizzes that test your understanding of the subject. This should help you spot all the gaps in your knowledge and bridge them.
Once you’re confident that you have covered your selected topic, move to the next one. Don’t forget to take a short break! It’ll help you unwind and keep your mind alert before moving on. You could also take the above-mentioned quizzes after finishing all your topics to see if you’ve retained what you learned across all topics.
A challenge that is often faced by students is how to make a timetable and stick to it. Of course, it ultimately comes down to finding your own pace and rhythm and organizing your home tuition schedule around your timetable. Make a personalized timetable that you think would best suit you. If you can’t stick to it, don’t fret. You can always tweak a few things till you come up with one that works perfectly for you.
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