Dealing with stress and anxiety during the 'A' Levels - advice from a tutor

By Ken Pang

Dear students,

You. Are. Not. Alone.

I know there are days where you’re constantly questioning your choice of studying at a JC, nights where you beat yourself up for offering the 'A' Levels.

You have invested a ton of effort only to witness a string of Us in class assignments, block tests and tuition assessments.

And then there are days when you just want to end it all.

But you are not alone.

I know that when life knocks you down repeatedly, it’s hard to keep your head up.

Your JC years without doubt will be one helluva ride both psychologically and emotionally, but they will strengthen your mental tenacity and intellect manifold. If you come through that is.

On the other hand, constantly lamenting the ”averageness” of your school or comparing the quality of your lecture notes to others isn’t going to help you achieve those distinctions in exams.

Your classmates’ stellar grades may elicit much envy at present, but how sustainable are their no holds barred methods of revision in the upcoming critical months? Always remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side! Despite not being dealt the best of cards, you should always play the best hand possible.

Remember - success doesn’t happen overnight. It ain't no biggie if you’re not hitting your goals now. There is still time. Breathe, give yourself a pat on the back, and push on for the final lap. Have faith in yourself, because so do I.

Hopefully my words will go some way in uplifting your spirits during such trying times; herein I shall leave you with a quote by Vivian Greene: “'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain.”

Dance your way to the 'A' Levels!

About The Author (In His Own Words):

I help students find meaning in their studies, learn what is truly useful in life, and secure amazing grades along the way. To learn more about my tutoring services, visit my website at Ken Pang Academy.


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