Study Skills

Study Smarter, Achieve More. Essential Study Techniques Every Student Should Know.

Essential Study Skills For High School Students
1 To 1 Private Study Skills Program

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 Program Summary

 If you are looking for ways to help your son or daughter with their studies then our Essential Study Skills 1 To 1 Program will equip them with the skills and confidence to study more effectively and achieve better results.

Delivered in person by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons, this 1 To 1 Program gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to study much more effectively and achieve better grades.

Focused on three key areas - Memory Skills, Speed Reading and Effective Note-taking - students discover how to learn new information quickly and easily using highly effective study techniques many other students are never ever shown. Plus Gloo 1 To 1 Programs are relaxed, friendly and fun!

1 To 1 High School Study Skills Program - Sydney, Lismore And Via Zoom

1 To 1 Private Programs take place at Gloo in Rozelle or Lismore or directly in your home. They can also be done from anywhere via Zoom.

 Purpose Of Program

  • To give high school students a rapid and practical introduction to Memory, Speed Reading and Effective Note-taking techniques
  • To show students how to apply these techniques to their day-to-day studies to overcome procrastination and study in a more organised and effective way
  • To provide students with an easy-to-follow Action Plan to help them apply and practise their new study skills after the program

 What Students Learn

  • Memory Techniques - how much of your potential are you using?
  • The real reason we forget things and why this is good news
  • The 3 essential keys to remembering what you need to at school
  • The 3 most effective memory systems for studying
  • Which memory techniques work best for which subjects
  • How and when to review information to maximise retention and recall
  • How to quickly memorise study information for tests and exams
  • Speed Reading - how well do you currently read and what's possible?
  • Why most students read below their potential and with poor comprehension
  • 4 key techniques to increase your reading speed, comprehension and recall
  • How to quickly double your reading speed through effective practice
  • How to remember more of what you read and study using the BDA approach
  • Reading strategies for different types of study material
  • Common reading traps students make and how to avoid them
  • Effective Note-taking - why is note-taking such an important study skill?
  • Common note-taking traps and how to avoid them
  • How and when to make notes to maximise comprehension, retention and recall
  • How to summarise study materials more quickly and easily
  • How to use the GO method to plan and prepare assignments and projects in a fraction of the usual time
  • How to use effective note-taking to plan A+ essays and overcome procrastination
  • How to combine memory, reading and note-taking techniques to produce a coherent approach to successful study

"Very, very useful, especially the reading techniques. This has helped me immensely."
Jarred Deluca, Year 11 Student, Kellyville

"A very useful experience. Memory improved significantly and speed reading techniques are both enlightening and useful. I highly recommend this program to others."
Moses Vasimalla, Year 12 Student, Melbourne

"This course has shown how a few simple techniques can astronomically help with both memory and reading. Learning 25 elements of the periodic table, in order, in less than 10 minutes! I recommend this to everyone!"
Andrew McLean, Year 10 Student, Scots College Sydney

"It was amazing. I learnt so many new study tips that will be so helpful during the HSC!"
Elloise McWilliams, Year 11 Student, Sydney

"If found the program very helpful and resourceful. All the techniques shown are useful and can be put in to practice. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone as it is also a life skill."
Claire Stanmore, Year 11 Student, Sydney

"It was miraculous. I could actually remember a lot of things in a few short minutes! I learned a variety of clever memory and reading techniques."
Shagana Paramanandan, Year 11 Student, Melbourne

"Thank you very much for Thursday. The girls talked a lot about what was discussed and they are even sharing their new skills with their friends (more like showing off their new skills). A huge change in attitude. It was a pleasure to meet you and Mambo and thank you again."
Louise Lay, Parent, North Sydney

"Useful, easy to remember strategies to make study easier for my daughter. I found the course very useful for myself as well. All major aspects were covered including how to read more efficiently and quickly with high retention plus simple and effective memory techniques. I found my daughter responded well to both the material and the stimulating presenter!"
Catherine Manion, Parent, Killara

 How Is The Program Structured?

For your convenience, you can choose between two formats each of which covers the same material, whether done online or face-to-face:

  OPTION A: 1 Day Program. Delivered in 1 day, usually from 9am to 3.30pm, start time can be flexible. Perfect if you want to cover all the material in the shortest possible time and in just one go.

  OPTION B: 2 Session Program. Delivered in two 3.5 hour sessions one week apart. Ideal if you find two shorter, separate sessions more convenient.

With both options, the program is broken up in to a number of short modules each of which covers one or several key strategies or techniques. These progressively build on each other and regular short breaks are taken to maintain attention and focus. In this way, it is possible to easily absorb and learn the techniques covered whether done in one go or over a number of shorter, separate sessions.

 How Is The Program Delivered?

If you live in Sydney or Lismore, this Program can be done face-to-face at Gloo in Rozelle or North Lismore. It can also be delivered directly in your home within the Sydney metropolitan and Lismore areas at no extra charge, if done in one session.

Zoom The Program can also be done from the comfort and convenience of your home using Zoom. See the FAQ below for more details.

 Who Delivers This Program?

This 1 To 1 Private Study Skills Course is delivered by founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error. Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, ABC TV and demonstrated how effective Memory Improvement, Speed Reading and Study Skills techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia.

An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris has been sought out to deliver training for many large organisations including McGrath Real Estate, Bendigo Adelaide Bank, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, J.P.Morgan, Deutsche Bank, the Productivity Commission and the AFP.

Chris also has over 10 years' commercial experience gained in senior management roles in large Australian and UK companies before starting to design and deliver Gloo Training Programs in 2003.

Over the last 21 years Chris has delivered hundreds of Study Skills Programs for high school students showing them how to study more effectively and achieve better grades and has never had a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one. Because Gloo training is fun, fast and effective. Here is just a small selection of comments from students who have taken our Study Skills Programs.

"The Gloo Program taught by Chris taught me heaps of cool information retention and revision techniques that I will definitely use and will help me significantly. I wish I had learnt this all earlier!!"
Mitchell O'Shea, Year 12 Student, Mansfield High School

"Very interesting, helped me to understand how to increase the productivity of my study. The memory techniques work great and the speed reading will come in handy not only in school but also in the work place. All up a friendly environment and a great teacher. WORTH EVERY MINUTE!!!"
Oscar Lonergan, Year 10 Student, Sydney

"This was a great program that taught me many useful techniques. Everything was easy to learn and Chris made the day enjoyable."
Liana Dimovski, Year 11 Student, Illawarra Sports High

"Helpful in increasing all aspects of study, reading and memory. Thank you."
Alyssa Marshall, Year 12 Student, Sydney

"The program was delightful. I saw an immediate improvement in my memory and my reading speed. The course was very enjoyable and FUN!"
Geneva Walker, Year 11 Student, Penrith

"Chris provided simple tools and tips that will help improve reading speed and recall, note-taking and memory. These were presented in a fun and interesting format. I look forward to using them to improve my own work performance."
Michael, Parent, Brisbane

"The learning techniques to help remember things are priceless. This would have been so useful when I was at school!"
Lisa Bousfield, Parent and Company Director, North Curl Curl

 How Much Does The Program Cost?

The 1 To 1 Essential Study Skills Program costs $795. If you are interested in the program but it is beyond your budget at present, you can reduce the cost by having your son or daughter take the program together with a friend. See question 7 below for details.

Special - Save $200

Book this Program today and pay just $595. Special applies to 1 Day Programs booked and paid for by 15 June 2024 for delivery any time between now and 30 September 2024.

Another option is to take part in one of our Public Study Skills Courses which we run regularly throughout the year in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Lismore and via Zoom.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently-asked questions about this program. If you have other questions before you register for the Gloo 1 To 1 Essential Study Skills Program, feel free to call us on 02 7229 4920.

1. When Do The Sessions Take Place?

Available all year round and at a time to suit you, this Private Study Skills Program can be taken on weekdays, Saturdays and selected Sundays. Sessions take place during the daytime and are also available on selected weekday evenings.

2. Where Do The Face-To-Face Sessions Take Place?

Face-to-face sessions take place in Sydney's Inner West in Rozelle - Google map or in North Lismore Google map. Alternatively, programs can also be delivered at your home within the Sydney metropolitan and Lismore areas at no extra charge, if done in one session.

Not in Sydney/Lismore or prefer not to travel? The Program can also be done from the comfort and convenience of your home using Zoom.

3. How Do The Online Sessions Work?

For Gloo Online Programs we use Zoom which runs in any web browser and on any device. The week prior to your program we will send you a Zoom link to access your Online Program, together with the program handouts in one easy-to-print PDF document. Learn more about Gloo Zoom Sessions.

4. Are You Really Able To Keep Students Fully Engaged For A Whole Day? 

Absolutely. In fact, at the end of the day many students not only remark how valuable the session was but also how the day seemed to fly by. And it does, in part because of the way in which the course is structured comprising numerous short sessions of 30 to 50 minutes, each introducing one or several key study strategies or techniques, with frequent short breaks in between to help students remain attentive and focused. But also because students are introduced to new and highly effective ways to learn in a fun, relaxed and humorous fashion.

5. Do Students Receive Any Support Materials?

Yes. Students receive an A4 Study Skills Binder which builds up through the course of the day with handouts inserted summarising the key ideas and techniques as they are discussed and activities undertaken. The binder is divided in to key sections reflecting the main techniques covered and serves as an important and easy to use review and reference document after the program.

For Online Programs, students receive an easy-to-print PDF, in advance, containing all of the handouts used as part of the session.

6. I'm A Parent And Would Like To Sit In On The Program, Is This Possible?

Yes, we actively encourage it and there is no extra charge. You also then get to experience first hand the techniques your son or daughter has been shown and you are able to provide additional support and encouragement to use them afterwards. Plus we know that many parents also benefit from learning how to read faster and remember more!

7. Is It Possible To Take This Program With Another Student? 

Yes, this program can be taken with up to two additional students at the same time. Ideal if you have more than one son or daughter or they would benefit from taking the program with a school friend. The cost for each additional student is $200. So for a 1 Day Program for two students together at the current special rate the total cost is $595 + $200 = $795 or just over $395 each, a saving of almost $300 per student compared to the normal individual 1 Day Program price.

8. Is This Program Suitable For High School Students Of All Ages? 

In a word, yes. This Study Skills Course is designed to help high school students study more effectively and improve their grades regardless of their age. It is especially beneficial for students in years 10 to 12 preparing for the VCE, HSC or QCST.

That said, the earlier students are exposed to effective study techniques the sooner they can benefit from them. Which is why this program is designed to equip students with key, lifelong learning skills and is delivered in a fun and easy-to-follow way so that students from years 7, 8 and 9 can benefit from the program just as much as students in years 10 to 12.

9. We'd Prefer To Attend A Group Course. When Are The Next Ones?

We regularly run this program in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Lismore and via Zoom as a public course open to all, a cheaper option to a private program. For upcoming dates and to find out more visit Small Group Study Skills Courses.

10. Have You Completed Working With Children Checks?

Yes. This program is delivered in person by founder of Gloo, Chris Lyons, who has completed all required Working With Children checks, including police checks, and meets all Working With Children requirements in each of the states in which we run programs. Furthermore, we have been delivering programs now for over 15 years without a single issue.

11. We're Looking For Something Slightly Different

Customised Programs are also available. Please contact us using the form below for details. Customised Programs may cost slightly more to cover additional design and preparation time.

 Register Now - Quickly And Easily

Registering for the Gloo Essential Study Skills 1 To 1 Program is quick and easy. Simply complete the brief form below and then hit 'Submit'. We'll then be in touch within 24 business hours for a quick chat to check that the program is right for your son or daughter and to discuss your preferred session time(s). If you choose to go ahead we will book in the date(s) and ask you to pay for your program via credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

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