How to Make the Most of Your Revision Sessions

Girl studying over a pile of booksNone of us actively want to revise do we? Whether you are a student in your GCSE year, taking A-Levels and looking forward to College or University, or you are in higher education and are in the process to building up to an important exam period, revision is relevant and important. One way in which you can improve your revision process and maximise your potential is to employ the services of a professional private tutor in your area.

With the assistance of a private tutor you can devise and implement a strategy that really gets the best out of you. Regular sessions can slowly build towards your intended goal, looking at certain topics and strategies in-depth, and having quality one-on-one time with a specialist in subject matter that you just do not get the chance to experience in a large classroom environment.

With this in mind, there are a few tips that you can take on board to help you maximise your revision time and build a strong platform from which to perform during exams.  

Plan Ahead – The last thing that any person wants to be doing is cramming for an exam at the very last minute. This adds so many levels of stress it is unimaginable if you haven’t experienced it. There is a school of thought that to cram the night before an exam can have some positive effects, but this only carries any weight if it is conducted after a thorough revision process where the foundation of knowledge has already been built and it is an overview and refresher of what you can expect the next day. Schedule well, plan a clear revision timetable and start as early as possible so that you can effectively revise at a pace that suits you and your style of learning.

Remain Fit and Healthy – Revision should never be everything. Learn to take it easy when you need to. Take plenty of breaks, socialise with your friends and stay active, both physically and mentally. If you play sport, stick to that routine and have a revision session on a different night. Eat plenty of fruit and veg and stay hydrated during exams and revision.  

Practice Ahead – With the help of a private tutor you can get a feel for what an exam will feel like structurally. Take a look at past exam papers and take practice exam sessions in the build up to the real thing. This will help focus your mind on timing and the different way in which your brain will have to think to overcome the specific challenges of an examination.  

Teach Your Learning – Once you have taken on board new information one of the best ways to enhance your memory and to make that information stick is to teach it back to someone. Whether this is your tutor, family member or friend, put together little presentations on topics covered in previous revision sessions.  

At The Education Centre Liverpool we have a range of private tutors in Merseyside to help you achieve your revision targets. For more information call us on 0151 515 8191 or email

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