Education, Covid-19 and #BlackLivesMatter

Warning: This is a think piece. It is completely opinionated. It will also be short. As I sit at home in the beautiful Caribbean isle of Trinidad and Tobago, I feel as triggered as many other people around the world.

How to beat academic procrastination in a practical way

I’ll be honest, I often end up experiencing self-induced anxiety when doing assignments because of a worrying habit I have. I procrastinate too much. Ugh. I know I’m not the only one that has this problem. In fact, it’s so common, it’s referred to as “Academic Procrastination”. The irony of the name!

To the student mother… you are a superhero without a cape

My mother never stopped learning. She never stopped pursuing higher education. She never stopped pushing me, sometimes to the edge of darkness, to be the best version of myself. Because of her, I’m an overachiever. It’s a blessing and a curse. It’s my blessing, my curse.

Get a grade A when you do this surprising hack!

As an overachiever, nothing makes me feel better than seeing a “Grade A” at the end of a course, project or exam. After all, how can I help my clients achieve the high grades they want, if I can’t get them myself, right? But, I’m not super intelligent or a genius. People just think I…

9 Career Skills that you can use to your advantage as a Mature Student

Work-life and/or the school of life teach you some pretty transportable skills that help you to take control of your journey. If you use each skill tactfully, like pieces on a chessboard, you’ll be able to checkmate every class session, assignment and project by aligning your learnt skills, and innate skills, with finesse.

[Online] Certificate, Diploma or Degree?

This week I had a discussion with a friend – she’s is a mature professional who wanted to upskill. While chatting, she said, “Some people may be intimidated if they have to do a whole course at once. I know it was indicated that single courses can be had. For me personally I’d prefer to…

6 skills every student should learn – or be able to do

My current situation made me realize that it doesn’t matter what career you wish to pursue or are in… you will encounter scenarios that require the application of one or more (or even all) of these skill sets. Companies need people with these skills. They outline them in the job specifications and job descriptions. This…

7 effective study techniques

I’m not a fan of studying. I never liked it, don’t think I ever will. But, ever since I discovered my “internal barriers” to studying, I quickly began to search for hacks to overcome them, because… exams. Ugh.


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