Use It or Lose It: Memory with Nelson Dellis and Fusion-iO


Want a memory that’s as powerful as your flash drive?  While that might be a tall order, you most definitely can improve the memory you have. Your brain is one of those things that falls into the “If you don’t use it, you lose it” category.  We all have the same brain, but people who know how to use theirs the best get the most use out of it.

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Dealing With Academic Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

Were you on the verge of total and debilitating panic before the last test you took? Would you have given anything to calm your nerves? Those ten minutes of freaking out before a test take a toll on you, whether you realize it or not. It takes longer than you might think for anxiety to ebb away entirely, and any residual anxiety can adversely affect your work.

Here are some tips to help you work through some of those eleventh hour jitters—they just might be the difference between an average or a great score.

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7 Tips To Overclock Your Brain

overclock your brain

It’s that time of year when you feel like you need all the brains you can get and are feeling the pinch. We’ve got some ideas that’ll help you get into prep mode and whip your brain into shape. You can overclock your brain with some small adjustments to your routine and diet. Here’s a quick little primer on how to get your brain working double time.

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Give Yourself a Memory Boost with Rhyme and Learn

Check out Rhyme and Learn

We talk a lot on this blog about using your learning strengths to get information to stick in that noggin of yours. is a super cool resource for those of you who struggle to remember math equations, science formulas, and human anatomy.

This is especially beneficial to you auditory learners out there who like to hear and/or say things out loud in order for them to stick. Continue reading

Create Community and Improve Your College Application

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For those of you who want to go to college, the competition has never been more fierce.  For that, we heartily apologize—there are some scary statistics out there. This article, “Why Has College Admissions Become So Competitive” illuminates what’s going on. In 2008, Harvard’s admission rate for the Class of 2012 was just 7.1% and for UCLA, the admission rate was less than 23%.  These are not inspiring statistics for the millions of students who are applying for University admissions each year.  If you are feeling a little daunted by the whole process, we don’t blame you.

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Take Charge of What You Learn. The Possibilities are Endless.

ted - Sugata Mitra

Take Charge of What You Learn. The Possibilities are Endless.

You’ve read it here before and you’ll probably read it here again: The Premier Tutors is all about self-empowerment. We want you to be the best you can be, using the simplest methods possible. There’s no point in trying to tear down a wall when there’s a door right there that leads to the other side, right? Dr. Mitra feels the same way. This 17-minute TED Talk demonstrates just how much we are all capable of when our curiosity and determination is allowed to flourish on its own. Continue reading

Want to Get an A? Do What Your Teacher Says!

getting the A

Nobody wants to be called a teacher’s pet, but the bottom line is that when you are in school, the teacher is the boss.  If you want to get paid in the real world, you have to do what your boss says. If you want to get an A in school, you have to do what your teacher says.  It’s just the way it goes.

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Course Hero or Course Villain?


Course Hero
is an online community for students across the globe to share/cooperatively learn from online lecture notes, syllabi, tests, flashcards and essays.  The goal of the site, according to President/CEO, David J. Kim, is to “maximize and accelerate academic breakthroughs by students.” That’s a concept that we wholly support!

Course Hero is a wonderful idea and there’s a wealth of information to be found on their website.  Virtually every subject on the planet has some kind of informational tool in the various Course Hero forums.  You can even type in live questions and get your questions answered by a tutor. Continue reading