We’ve talked about tutoring in the past, but do you have a tutoring plan that really works? Right now, if you’re like most college students, you know that you need help in a subject but you’re too afraid to ask. We aren’t really sure why people get like that, but we do know that it tends to make a lot of things much harder than they really need to be.

What you need to realize is that a good tutoring plan does two things; one, it gets you thinking about our subjects, and two, it gives you an action plan. What are you doing for each subject? What is the goal? Are you just trying to get a better idea of the subject, or do you need to fix a failing grade? Is there a date where you need to have this grade fixed?

Keeping a notebook dedicated to tutoring might sound lame and outdated, but it really works. You have to shift your mindset. You might think that you can be an island. For the first year of college, you probably can get away with that. But when you start getting in deep with your major, you’re going to need some help. Again, there’s nothing wrong with that. Every college student hits a point where they start to wonder if they really have what it takes to finish college and move on. The answer is clear: yes, you absolutely do. It’s just a matter of focusing on the bigger goal ahead of you and making sure that everything is taken care of properly. The harder you work at this, the easier life will ultimately be for you. What more could you want than that, really?

You can maximize your tutoring benefits by getting your friends involved. Many studies have shown that when our friends learn new habits, so do we. Jim Rohn, a motivational speaker that was very popular in the 80s and 90s, remarked that we are all the average of the five people that we interact with the most. If you think of it like that, you will find that it makes sense. If you’re surrounded by people trying to improve themselves, you will find that it’s much easier to improve yourself. On the other hand, if you are hanging around people that aren’t taking college seriously…well, you get the idea.

Tutoring doesn’t have to be on campus. Yu can go to tutoring centers anywhere. You can even go to tutoring centers online, which will help you when it’s time to really learn something new.

Sometimes the anonymous factor helps you soak up subjects, but it can hurt you in other points. You have to learn how to speak up and ask for help in a variety of different ways. That’s the best path to success, no doubt about it!

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