Why do study skills and exam revision matter?

Exams are stressful
… especially if you’re unsure HOW to revise

Gearing up for GCSE or A Level exams? Or trying to study at home? If you haven’t developed certain skills, you may struggle with the workload.

Without a plan, you’ll find it difficult to stay on top of revision. If papers are disorganised, you’ll waste time looking for resources. And if you’re prone to procrastination, you’ll sabotage your own efforts. But the good news is that study skills can be developed. And when you discover strategies that work best for you, there’s no limit to your success.

Most importantly, when you understand what revision entails, you’ll be equipped to study more effectively. And you’ll avoid the most common mistakes that students make before and during exams.

That’s why time management, organising and revision skills are so vital.

Study skills not only enhance academic performance and exam results; they also boost motivation and confidence. And whatever your career path, study skills improve personal productivity. Ultimately, as I often say, study skills are life skills too.

So my aim is to coach students to become active, independent learners. And I share tips with parents on how to support teens during these testing times.

Services include:

  • Coaching for individual students (by phone/zoom)
  • Webinars for students from Year 7 upwards – see Events
  • Workshops in schools or colleges
  • Talks for parents/carers on how to help teens prepare for exams

What are study skills?

  • Planning a study schedule and managing time
  • Setting goals and monitoring progress
  • Organising materials, especially paperwork
  • Taking notes and creating revision resources
  • Overcoming procrastination and perfectionism
  • Improving focus and boost memory
  • Writing and editing academic assignments
  • Managing stress before, during and after exams

Book now for my next webinar on Sun 7 June at 11.oo

Learning to study independently

Are you home from university or college due to the corona virus crisis?

Or are you trying to study at home since schools closed?

Keeping up with your studies during these difficult circumstances may be very challenging.

So get in touch to discuss coaching to stop procrastinating. I’ll share strategies to boost motivation.

And together we’ll explore ways to help you stay positive and productive.


To arrange a future talk for parents or students at your school, call 078178 33319  or email

For answers to FAQs about study skills coaching, click here.

“My son found your sessions very helpful, and I’m glad to see that he’s making more effort to plan and to get more organised.”

Parent of Year 10 student, East Finchley

“I’m feeling so much more confident about exam revision since I came to your workshop. Thanks for all the great advice.”

Year 12 student, Muswell Hill

“My daughter found the workshop really useful and learnt new methods of studying. Thank you.”

Parent of Year 7 student, Mill Hill

Contact me to arrange a free 20-minute consultation by phone or skype about study skills and/or exam revision


mobile: 078178 33319

skype: jlpcoach


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