- Talent 100 Mentor
- Edward Ren
- ATAR / UAI
- Learning Centre
- School Attended
- Caringbah High School
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales
- Certificate of Performance in Piano, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
I find that Talent 100 is a tutoring centre that has a culture and environment that is superior to many other tutoring centres that can be found within the Sydney region due to both the enthusiasm of the students themselves, and because of the often colourful design of rooms that help motivate and encourage studying.
Edward Ren advises his students to think outside the classroom, when it comes to doing well in the HSC: "Always make sure you leave out time to pursue your own hobbies. It allows you to momentarily forget about studying and allow your mind to recharge." Has this tactic worked for him? There's no doubt. Edward achieved an ATAR of 98.7, while simultaneously earning a Certificate of Performance in Piano and a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. A graduate of Caringbah High School, Edward is now studying for a Bachelor of Commerce and Law at the renowned University of New South Wales. He recommends students get lots of sleep, spend time with friends, make room for recharging and above all be prepared: "Start studying several weeks in advance so you don't feel stressed leading up to the exam. Always ask for help if you are unsure about a certain question or concept. It's useless to keep trying to find the answer on your own.
Top 5 Study Tips
1Don't leave studying to the day or week before an exam. The best preparation is achieved when you start studying for an exam several weeks in advance so you don't feel stressed leading up to the exam.
2To ensure you maintain a sufficient amount of sleep everyday in order to maximise productivity during the day. 8 hours of sleep is recommended for school days, but anything from 7-10 hours of sleep would be ideal.
3Always make sure you leave out time to pursue your own hobbies, or, if you don't have one, to find one, as this will help you de-stress during exam periods, as it allows you to momentarily forget about studying and allow your mind to recharge.
4Always ask for help if you are unsure about a certain question or concept, as it is useless to keep trying to find the answer on your own, as you will most likely waste large amounts of time in the process.
5Don't forget about your friends even in the most intensive of study periods, as they are in the same situation as you, and by working together, you can all achieve better results in the upcoming exams.