Study problems – help is here

Study problems – help is here

Are you going crazy with the amount of homework and exams you've got? Never fear, help is here ... in the form of E-tutor's online problem page.


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Study problems – help is here

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Hi! I’m E-tutor, or Emma. I’m here to help with any study-related problems, whether big or small.

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What should I say to my sister?

Hi, E-tutor. Unfortunately, I share a bedroom and a desk with my elder sister. She continually distracts me because she's noisy and disorganised. I think she's disrespectful. I’ve got exams in a fortnight and I desperately need to revise. I can’t concentrate when she’s studying too and the desk is always overflowing with stuff so I can’t find anything. If I try to have a dialogue with my sister, she gets annoyed. Can you help?


Re: What should I say to my sister?

Hi, Meg. That’s a common complaint between siblings. Why don’t you discuss a rota system so that you use the desk at different times? Or maybe you could study at the local library, cultural centre or community centre a few days a week. Make sure you’ve got storage space for everything on your desk: folders and containers for your paper and stationery. If everything has its own place, it will be easier to keep orderly. It might even be enjoyable to do this together. If it’s easier to write instead of talking face to face, try messaging her and explain how awful you feel.


Against the clock

My problem is time – or lack of it! Next month I’ve got 12 exams in three weeks. How can I possibly study for all of them? It’s complicated. I think it's impossible.


Re: Against the clock

Hi, Rudy. It isn’t impossible but you DO have to get started NOW. Make a study plan and highlight periods of study time for each subject. Make a detailed plan for this week and then do the same for the weeks ahead. It’s better to study for an hour or so a day than just once a week, all day. Your brain needs time to process information.



My problem is silly and a bit embarrassing. I just find it hard to study. I always stop and start and I keep getting the impression that I’m learning the wrong things. I’m a disaster. I don’t think you can really help me.


Re: Disaster

Hayley, your problem isn’t silly at all! It's very real and lots of people experience the same thing as you. Sometimes things improve if they join a study group. Set up a group and meet a couple of days a week after school to study together. Take turns to give presentations and teach other what you know. It's called 'peer teaching' and is an effective and efficient practice for lots of students.



Have you got any study problems or tips to share?

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Submitted by Neri2007 on Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:47

My biggest problem is the fear of communicating with people, especially in English. > However, I am trying to improve it because I know that English is very important in the world. > I would like to receive some advice on how to improve.

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Submitted by Leandro18_ on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 22:41

Have you got any study problems or tips to share?

Yeah ! I have a common problem and a tip for it, this problem is called " boredom ". Who has be studying something and, suddenly, stop doing that activity because it felt bored? well, I'm still have that problem but my best tip to face this sort of problem is " takee a break and play something you like for a while " I'm really sure you're gonna improve and that bad felling will dissapear immediatelly. There might be other tips but this works a lot with me, don't lose anything, if you try it :)

Submitted by pomelo on Fri, 04/07/2023 - 14:50

I don't have any study problems, I don't have tips to share, I just take other people's tips to apply

Submitted by strawberry123_ on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 07:34

For me sometimes it can be difficult to start studying, especially in the summer, when we have holidays(I usually continue studying languages in summer), I sometimes interrupt on sth. And other problem is that I also share my room with sister, and she might start taking, watching sth, while I`m studying.

Submitted by 10AN615 on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 18:42

I do not have a working problem. As a recommendation, do not leave it to the last day and make a plan, believe that you will be successful

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:33

well i am not good at literature. its very boring and i cant understand. i couldnt make my last exam.

Submitted by dhadzikadunic on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 21:13

When I have an exam I am trying to answer questions so quickly that sometimes I miss the meaning of some of the questions.

Submitted by merve on Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:41

I don't have any study problems. So I want to share my tips with you: First, believe in yourself. İt is an important and first step to be successful. Second, make a schedule. It can change from person to person. For example İf you don't want to plan every minute you can to-do list. Third, give short breaks. These short breaks give you more energy and they keep your brain active. During these breaks, you can do sports or exercise. Fourth don't put off anything. Start studying now. And the last tip: Be motivated and focus. If you really want it you can do it
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Submitted by Benjamin2009 on Tue, 06/13/2023 - 09:11

Miss this tips: Use mind-map to remember fast and long. Don't write all the word from the lesson down, just use the key word because the key word is the most important word to study.

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Submitted by Kostantinus on Tue, 03/02/2021 - 08:33

I don't have any study problems. I want to give you some advices about how to manage your time every day. If you really want to learn something and get good results in it, start studying NOW, but not from next week of from next Monday, because people who think like that never start. Make a study schedule for everyday. You should have regular breaks. Do some exersices, it gives your brain vital relaxation and power to continue studying after necessary rest. You should go outside at least two times a day(if you don't go to school or study online)Study every day without finding an excuse for to be lazy.

Submitted by Jenny201 on Sun, 11/29/2020 - 08:28

Well, I've got a big problem with learning English. I always feel a lack of confidence when speaking with other people. Shyness and embarrassment make me not be able to find an interesting topic to attract people talking with me. Not only that, I admit I don't have a basic foundation in English. I'm starting to wonder about using words, vocabulary, and sentences. I don't know how to do reasonably. And I have a short attention span, I always have trouble focusing on tasks for any length of time without being easily distracted. Everything around me always successfully attracts my interest.

Submitted by Kimthoa172 on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 06:53

My big problem is afraid of communication. Actually, it’s very hard for me to chat with the others , especially by English. However, I will try to improve it because I know that English is very popular and important nowadays!!!

Submitted by NurLaili on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 14:52

I have a few habits that every time I remember to learn more about grammar.But I often get distracted because I don't concentrate on learning about grammar in front of everyone.

Submitted by DeviDama on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:00

Hmm.. I lack confidence when learning English, but I will try.

Submitted by Daisuke_Kanbe on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:28

i'm too lazy to study and do the homeworks, that's my bigest problem.
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Submitted by Benjamin2009 on Tue, 06/13/2023 - 09:07

*Biggest not bigest. So you can study 1 hour than you break( or 30 minutes ), if you don't finish yet after that time, relax 10-20 minutes and then study again.

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Submitted by Fyawaii217 on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:12

I'm having trouble managing my time and the tips are very helpful, thank you.

Submitted by triana on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:58

I have a lot of learning problems, the main problem is when I start studying I feel very sleepy, I try to stay focused but I can't.

Submitted by Siti on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:47

I had a little trouble improving my english skills that's because I lack confidence.

Submitted by Poliilanemey on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:03

I have low confidence in speaking English, this is my problem in improving the quality of English. Having no confidence, I closed down the opportunity or opportunity to develop.

Submitted by desyanti on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:25

My problem is organizing study time

Submitted by Anggriyani on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:56

I have study problem too. When I try to study, I feel very sleepy. It makes me focus less when studying.

Submitted by Dissaseptriana17 on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:53

time management is one of my study problems. I am very easily stressed if the tasks begin to pile up. It’s very interesting and helpful site for me. Thank you:)

Submitted by bbloomy281 on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:49

I had some studying issues. I always feel out of focus because I think about a lot of mistakes coming up. It makes me blank all the time.

Submitted by Avita on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:47

My problem is always watching videos on youtube and tiktok, it makes me not focus to study.

Submitted by Nidewi on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:34

My problem is not being able to set up time for study and cell phones

Submitted by Yulianti on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:15

i have some problems to learning English. I become really stressed when i can't speak English very well. Because of stress I usually forget things which i have studied.

Submitted by chofeefah on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:11

My problem with studying is myself. When I started to study, I couldn't be disciplined with my study time and I couldn't concentrate while studying because of cellphone. But still, I want to study. So I use my time with my cell phone by reading content related to my studies. Since I am an English student who loves playing cellphone and likes to study religion, I use my cellphone to read religious articles in English. The benefit is that I get new English words and religious knowledge, so that my time with my cellphone is not wasted, and there are lessons that can be gained. Like the saying, while diving drinking water.

Submitted by chairun on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 05:57

I'm having a hard time concentrating on my studies. It is because my mom always asks me to do this or that. I already explain it to her but she doesn't understand :(

Submitted by AndiAnugrahSAr on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 05:53

Hmm... I have learning problems, one of which is less able to divide my time with other tasks

Submitted by Metawin on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 05:45

Everyone has their own problems. Actually, we need someone to give us some advice to solve those problems. I have some problems. Same with other comments. I can't organize my studies very well. I think that I don't have enough time to learn for the exam. But after I read this, I found some solutions to my problems. Thank you.
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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:18

I have some bad habits that I doodle every time I study. Also I am distracted well many times by the other sounds and conversations from people around me. At last, I spend a lot of times doing nothing. I mean, I 'waste' my times. When I first start study, I can't help feel so sleepy and tired. How can I concentrate in my study? I stay up late till it's 12 O' clock. But anything has done till then! I want to improve my studying habits and grades. Fortunately, I am such good at study. But if I go to the middle school, I am worried about my less-knowledge and lousy grades. I wish I could get the information from E-tutor about my problems.

Submitted by Elife on Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:43

I have problems for studying and learning English. My English isn't very good. I try to improve the ability to speak English fluently. For me English is very important and necessary. Therefore, I will continue studying English with this website.

Submitted by Mihael on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:39

Of course! I have study problem, I can concentrate well while I study :(

Submitted by Tatyana__ on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 18:28

I haven't got any problems with styding. But I hate writing essays. It is so hard for me.

Submitted by strawberry123_ on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 07:31

I also hate writing essays. For me it`s the hardest task which can ever be

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Submitted by _jedi_ on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:55

My advice is to plan what will you do on that day. Be realistic - you shouldn't try to achieve a goal that you're not able to do. If you can't achieve a goal that you believe in but it's impossible, you would get disappointed. Aim to achieve your goal, at least being close to it. By this way, you can feel that you want to/should study.

Submitted by parsasoroori on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:02

Have you got any study problems or tips to share? Actually I don't enjoy reading books. Instead I'd like to learn everything practical and by multimedia.

Submitted by marshmellow on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 01:20

My study problem is I become really much stressed when I cant finish my exam syllabus in time.Because of stress i forget things which i have studied .

Submitted by pudipie69 on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:44

It helps me a lot☺

Submitted by leo34 on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:58

I have study problems.When I study at the night before exam,I feel very sleepy.I really try to focus on the subject I study , but can’t read and understand lessons due to drowsiness.So,sometimes I cant finish revising my lessons before exam and ultimately I can’t cut a good figure in exam.

Submitted by Mandela on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:44

The E- Tutor is amazing. I wish I could also have such an E-Tutor! Who will help me solving my study problems now? :(

Submitted by JuneJuneJune on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 13:29

Hello.I am very much fond of learning English and British Council helping me a lot.This website is very helpful and recently I have solved a study problem and it was so interesting.I think the topics was mainly about some people who has different problems in their studies.I have read the problems and then solution given by the E Tutor and then have done the exercises.I got 8 out of 9 in grouping questions and 8 out of 8 in true false in my first attempt.It was great fun....
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Submitted by KingOfNoobz on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 19:06

My big study problem is "I don't like studying at all" Before Starting my study everyday i always thing about how i am going to study today. After studying for a little time i always get exhausted , my body becomes lazy and my heart tells me to stop studying. This is my biggest problem. can anyone advise me what can I DO???

Submitted by Din on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:07

Actually It's a good site. So that's I haven't faced any problems yet. It's so interesting and helpful for us. As well as, @1mhdi1 has already said, but it's true that sometimes it lacks the graphics. It should be improved. After all I'm impressed.

Submitted by Tazri on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:53

Time management is the one of the problems that I usually face during study. Sometimes I find a topic boring which results in lacking of interest and confidence while studying. There are too many distractions that causes to lose focus and concentration.If I have to mention a specific subject which is difficult to be then I would say It's Mathematics and this subject makes me feel demotivated
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Submitted by TigetRafi on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:24

I have explored the website. It was a task given to me. It's an awesome website.But it needs to be improved.

Submitted by aabira on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:22

I do have some problems. I cannot concentrate in one topic for a long time and take short breaks which becomes a longer one and cannot maintain my study routine.
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Submitted by 1mhdi1 on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:08

Not really facing any problems right now. Sabiha ma'am wanted to see a comment on the page.So here it is. "I have been here ma'am. And I explored the site also. It's a nice site but it lacks the graphics we have on others site."
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