Year 11 and 12 Richmond High School students know how to better cope with their HSC exams following a talk on study skills and motivation.
Welfare officer Katherine Jones invited guest speaker, John George, to help students understand how to apply various exam techniques to study smarter, not harder.
The motivational coach and high school teacher said he had helped hundreds of students find inner peace which had improved their academic results.
‘‘Many students just need some guidance and tips on how to study smarter and learn more in less time,’’ Mr George said.
‘‘I taught them some exam techniques for zero stress and how to stay motivated, organised, responsible and committed during their HSC.’’
Mainly focusing on public schools, Mr George has a passion for assisting students from various postcodes and socio-economic backgrounds, some of whom don’t get much support during these crucial years at school.
The school’s welfare officer said it was a valuable day and all the students gave positive feedback, thanking him for opening their eyes.
‘‘It is surely something I would consider again because the students really learnt a lot about how to study smarter, not harder,’’ Mrs Jones said.
‘‘He encouraged them to apply their education to find their passion in life and they gradually realised they don’t need to be perfect to make it.
‘‘Most students have gone through horrific challenges in their life and these talks help them see there are other ways around it.’’
School becomes second priority to some and the core problem is not knowing how to manage school work, he said.
■ Details: John George 0405405985 or visit infloweducation.com.au.