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How To Prepare For Midterms & Finals

Written By : Paige Neely

The most stressful time in any household can easily be declared as the season of midterms and finals. This is the number one stress builder for 7-12 grade students.

Students are running around aimlessly, trying to cram information into their brains with a metaphorical plunger hoping and praying for a passing grade. Parents are doing all they can to make brain food for their kids, relaxing environments; but sometimes it’s just not enough.

First things first, do NOT let your student procrastinate. As obvious as this sounds, many students stress about exams so much, counting their lucky stars that they will pass while also avoiding the painful hours of studying. By procrastinating, the student will most likely not receive their ideal grade. So what can be done differently?

How to Avoid Procrastination:

Start The Study Guides Early

Once your student receives their study guide, their first reaction should be to work on the things they do know and ask the teacher to check their work to garunate the answers are correct.

Ask Teachers For Assistance

Teachers are more than willing to help students succeed. Just as much as we tutors are. Have your student ask their teacher if they can give you any extra studying hours before/after school to work with you on studying for a test.

Practice a Few Daily

Plan out how many days until the exam and ration out 5-10 questions to learn each day so by the time you approach the exam, you are ready!

2 Days before the exam you should take a comprehensive practice test over the whole study guide.

Places To Study:


-This is the best option because who doesn’t like to be in the comfort of their own home. There are snacks, freeee snacks may I add, your own space & maybe even your stress relieving pets.


-Get a small group together, bringing the proper material for your exam. Take turns quizzing one another or creating effective study materials.

Coffee Shop

-Some people like to play the part of the studious student and it’s really crazy when you go into a coffee shop and set up your things, you tend to work harder and smarter. Order a nice drink, a tasty snack, and put some classical music into your headphones to get started.

Take Breaks:

Seriously, it’s going to be OKAY if you take a 30 minute break from your work. It’s crucial for your mind to rest and recharge.

Balancing your study and relax time is key to ensure you will be able to comprehend and retain the information. During these breaks consider some of the following: Watching Tv, taking your dog on a walk, make something yummy to eat or lay down.

Tutoring and Beyond is here to guide each student to a successful future and it all starts with the building blocks to get there. We highly encourage students to do and be their very best because we believe they can achieve anything with the right tools and mindsets.

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