Each week students explore one of the following six learning keys:
How does motivation work, at a core level? This understanding gives students confidence to overcome limiting beliefs and setbacks.
We dive deeper into the power of imagination and association, learning how to apply memory techniques to specific subjects. This empowers students with more efficient and reliable recall for the final exam and beyond.
Students explore various types of power reading, including overview, skimming and speed reading. After a single session, many students double their reading pace while maintaining full comprehension. This shaves off huge amounts of time so they can redirect the extra time and energy to other places. (This is especially valuable going into further study!)
We tap into the science of targeted practice to eliminate “wheel spinning” during study time. Techniques include active recall, deliberate practice and spaced repetition using a flash-card box. These skills boost student confidence and exam results. This increases the chances they will achieve the grades they’re aiming for, which ultimately means getting into the course and career they want.
Students learn a simple step-by-step method of planning and executing on essays. This helps them set a clear vision and overcome procrastination. We also cover the most effective methods of note-taking, eliminating the need to learn things twice. Unlocking this extra time gives students a good study-life balance so that they can finish high school with good results and a smile!
Learn about habit creation and SMART goal setting and rewards. See the connection between nutrition, sleep, exercise and the brain machine, to find an optimum study routine and rhythm. This week is also a quick recap of the academy content to reinforce key ideas they have learned.
No problemo. If you are unhappy for any reason, you have 14 days to change your mind and get a full refund.
Yes, while it’s slightly cheaper to pay upfront, you can pay it off in instalments.
We have intentionally designed the time commitment to be minimal (from as little as one hour each week), so it can fit in with your current schedule. You get lifetime access to the resources and recordings, so you can refer back as often as you want.
Absolutely. Some students prefer to keep their video off at the start until they feel comfortable in a new group. We also teach content aimed at developing a growth mindset and breaking limiting beliefs. There’s no pressure to perform.
Self-motivated students will get the most out of the program. However, it’s also designed to inspire and motivate those who are finding school or study a bit of a chore. We encourage getting your child’s personal buy-in.
Yes. The purpose of the Academy is helping you learn faster and more easily in high school and into university, using tangible examples, and practical tools. While memory techniques are great, and can be used in many subjects, it is only a single tool of many that we teach in the Academy.
No. The science of learning how to learn isn’t a direct consideration in school curricula. We all figure out ways of learning that help us complete our studies. However, there’s a big disconnect between what is possible to achieve, and what is expected in the classroom. We’re taught rote-learning, not because it’s scientifically best, but because it’s popular in education. We are taught to read a single word at a time, instead of a block of words at a time, because that’s what seems to make sense. We put posters on the back of the door with multiplication tables because it’s always been done, not because it’s the best method for learning quickly.
Yes. Your willingness to grow is much more important than your current grades. We work on improvement, not perfection. In other words, it’s you vs. you.
In theory, a lot of the ideas could be found scattered across many different books (even dating back thousands of years!) However, a key benefit of the Accelerator Academy is the practical experience of your coach, answering questions and walking with you as you learn the tools. We’ve done the years of research, so you can apply the best bits to your studies.
The Academy may not be the best option for you. We do however offer 1-1 coaching. We have worked successfully with some students who have disabilities or behavioral issues, but please get in touch to discuss your needs and goals.
There is always room for improvement! For example, if a student ends up 5 points short of their dream course, it will add another year of university study (and debt) before they can apply to transfer to what they really want. The better your results in school, the more study options open up to you. More options equals more freedom to choose your ideal career direction.
Of course, school success isn’t everything. But many people succeed despite their earlier failures, not because of them. You can achieve anything you want in life if you’re committed and willing to persist through failures. However, the benefit of focusing on school while you’re there, is that you teach yourself to persist, to overcome obstacles, and to win at the “game of school.” Self improvement in your studies reinforces to yourself that you can achieve things in life that you want, even if you previously thought you had no natural talent.
We teach principles of learning that are universally applicable, regardless of age. There will be examples from a range of subjects and grade levels, plus opportunity for individual assistance. A five year old girl who learns the principles of chess strategy has skills to beat an 80 year old man who has been playing his whole life, but never been taught chess strategy (e.g. The Polgar sisters). Learning isn’t age dependent. We break down concepts to ensure everyone can understand the content, and nobody is left behind.
We use a group forum and membership site that isn’t accessible to the general public. The coaches will be actively participating to ensure that the forum stays safe. Parents are free to drop by, listen in to the coaching sessions, or watch back the video replay. Our coaches are thoroughly vetted with relevant working with children checks.