Optimum Student Support has highly experienced study & life skills coaches to guide students and young people to give them the various skills they need, to apply to their learning or life challenges. These skills are fundamental to success in education and useful for learning throughout one’s life.
Study skills are discrete techniques that can enhance a student’s ability to study. The range of skills taught, help students to tackle the process of any difficulties they may face towards their studies. These can include:
- time management
- motivational techniques
- taking in and retaining information or dealing with exams
- coping with anxiety and stressful situations
- how to deal with concentration difficulties
- goal setting
- prioritising workload
- creating a suitable study-life balance
The techniques applied in our study skills sessions can include mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information, effective reading, concentration techniques, efficient note-taking, revision techniques, concept mapping and visual imagery.
Life skills are techniques which give young people the necessary tools and help to promote positive wellbeing and behaviour, enabling young people to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life and achieve their goals. These skills are fundamental in aiding wellbeing and positive mental health.
Common issues include:
- Lack of assertiveness/ability to say no (or yes)
- Fear of public speaking
- Managing anger
- Dealing with conflicts