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Five Sure-Fire Time-Management Tips for Busy Teens

Posted By Meredith Crawford

By Meredith Crawford


Between attending school, bulking up your resume with extracurricular activities, rounding yourself out with sports or a musical instrument, maintaining your friendships, and maybe even earning a little money at a part-time job, it can seem like there’s just not enough time in the day to get everything done—and to do it well.


What’s a 21st-century student to do?


With so many competing demands, it can be difficult to find balance. But it’s not impossible. Here are some tips from two of TutaPoint’s experienced tutors.


  • If possible, “do your homework every day before going to activities and jobs,” says Andrea Kelley, speaking as both a tutor and the mom of a busy teen.


  • “Plan ahead and use ‘off’ hours [study halls, lunch] during school, when you know you have a busy evening coming up,” to finish things ahead of time. adds Kelley.


  • Get a planner or notebook (or use your smartphone) and write down assignments and due dates as they’re given in class, Kelley advises.


  • This may sound counter-intuitive, but tutor Christopher Gunlock swears by taking a short break to decompress from school-related activities, relax, and recharge.  Just be sure to set a limit, like 30 minutes.


  • Finally, plan ahead! Gunlock advises that you “break projects and assignments into smaller chunks and set goals to complete different phases at different times.”





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