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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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Meg

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?

E-tutor

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.

Rudy

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.

E-tutor

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.

Hayley

Disaster

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.

E-tutor

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.

 

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Jenny201 29 November, 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.

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Kimthoa172 19 June, 2020 - 07:53

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!!!

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NurLaili 13 May, 2020 - 15:52

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.

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triana 13 May, 2020 - 09:58

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.

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Poliilanemey 13 May, 2020 - 09:03

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.

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Anggriyani 13 May, 2020 - 07:56

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

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Dissaseptriana17 13 May, 2020 - 07:53

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:)

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bbloomy281 13 May, 2020 - 07:49

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.

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Avita 13 May, 2020 - 07:47

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

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Yulianti 13 May, 2020 - 07:15

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.

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chofeefah 13 May, 2020 - 07:11

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.

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chairun 13 May, 2020 - 06:57

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 :(

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AndiAnugrahSAr 13 May, 2020 - 06:53

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

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Metawin 13 May, 2020 - 06:45

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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Giovannichoi 4 April, 2020 - 08:18

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.

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Elife 17 February, 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.

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_jedi_ 22 August, 2019 - 15:55

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.

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parsasoroori 15 April, 2019 - 21:02

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.

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marshmellow 11 April, 2019 - 02:20

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 .

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leo34 9 April, 2019 - 17:58

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.

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Mandela 9 April, 2019 - 17:44

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

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