Are you stressed about exams?
Of course you are… With the way you have been taught to learn – that is not at all – you have no option but to feel anxious and unprepared for exam day.
Let me guess: You’re worried because you are unsure if you’ve stuffed enough information into that noggin’ of yours?
What’s more is that, despite all the rote learning, you are unsure if the knowledge will appear in your mind – on cue – during the exam?
It’s kind of silly isn’t it?
Fifteen years of school, and you never once were shown how to learn properly.
Of all things… That was left down to chance?
Well read on faithful pilgrim – because I have endured the same Education System as you, and I have found that there is an underground revolution going on, based around a method of making learning not only more effective – but more fun.
Who the F**k am I and Why am I Teaching People How to Learn?
During school I was a typical Irish lad – I played plenty of sports and drank plenty of pints – and I still got good results because I stuck my head down and worked hard. (Yes typically Irish lads are hardworking, smart, and… handsome? drunk? hairy? – you choose)
Despite these attributes I believed I had a bad memory.
When it came to exams like the Leaving Cert, I was able to get away with having a “bad memory” because I ignored my teachers and planned my studying to match the exam structure.
But when it came to University College Dublin – and the massive workload of an English Major (four novels a week anyone?) I very quickly found that believing I had a “bad memory” was not going to cut it.
My solution: I decided to find out how to improve my memory.
As my quest began I stumbled upon stories of how ancient poets used visualization techniques to remember huge epic poems off by heart (These poems were as long as novels – check out The Iliad)
I soon discovered that the least effective way to memorize something is by repeating it over and over again (the way I had been taught) and that the most effective way to memorize was based on using ones Imagination.
“But surely these techniques would take years of practice?” I thought.
I was wrong.
By simply applying technique, I went from – within two weeks – barley being able to remember the things I went to the shop for, to being able to recite a list of 50 objects after hearing the list once.
As I discovered more I chanced upon other methods and more modern Superlearners (Mad guys who can remember the order of 20 decks of cards in one minute… stuff like that you know…)
I soon realized that all these techniques I had discovered actually revolved around one principle: the Imagination.
And then it all made sense!
Never again was an academic textbook boring, and suddenly learning was easy and intuitive, like how it felt as a child.
From Student to Teacher
While all of this was going on I was teaching people English as a Private tutor (A great way to keep your skills sharp btw – if you can’t explain something you don’t really know it).
I started adding aspects of what I had learned about Learning to the lessons I conducted. I even started helping some of my friends.
When many of the simple tricks I showed people started getting them better results, I began to see that my whole generation had missed out on some cool ancient techniques that “turned on” certain parts of the human mind.
Parts of the mind which made learning (and thinking) a lot more effective, intuitive, and enjoyable.
So I got creative…
I Built a Training Course that revealed to people these untapped parts of their mind
Soon I had:
- Overseas students picking up new vocabulary more effectively using visualization.
- Overworked college students spending less time studying while getting better results.
- Accountants managing to fit in a whole days work on top of studying for accountancy exams without burning out.
All these people were so surprised that their minds were capable of the results they accomplished – I realized that I had tapped into a forgotten superpower.
The Learning Revolution
The Education system has failed to understand that eight hours a day repeating textbook information in the hope that 20% of it sticks is not the way to maximize a students performance.
Around the world there are a subculture of people who are copping on to this, and fighting to change the Education system – to make it obey the human mind’s natural style of learning (visual, creative, and artistic).
But old systems take a long time to change – and there is not hope of seeing any substantial change at the College level for many years.
For You This is a Good Thing
You see – you are in College to get a certificate that guarantee’s yourself a “better job” and therefore a “better life”.
If you can perform better as a student by improving your learning, then you will stand out from the rest of the students who have not been trained how to learn, and are stuck using the bad Education System techniques.
I know this sounds sinister – but let’s be real: you are in competition with your good ole’ classmates for that sweet fruit of “great results”.
You want to stand out as better than the rest…
…But let’s not dwell on that.
Let’s Look A How Better Learning Will Improve Your Life
Learning is the most powerful trait evolution ever created – it is the very skill that led us humans to dominate our environment: it is literally what your brain was designed to do best.
Investing your energy into improving your learning will help you:
- Become a Better Study-er: By planning your studying so that you organize your study sessions in a way that most suits your brain, you will be able to spend less time in the library, while increasing the quality and amount of knowledge you memorize in your sessions.
- Become a Better Performer: By understanding how your memory recalls knowledge you will be able to trust your mind not to let you down on exam day. That trust will be the foundation of your newfound exam-day confidence.
- Improve your Imagination: The best of these learning techniques involve your Imagination, and simply through use – your Imagination will improve. You will never need Netflix again…
Learning How to Learn will also make you better at other skills like:
- Comprehension and Understanding (You’ll figure things out faster)
- Creative thinking (When you know out how the brain stores ideas, you’ll see how it creates them)
- Physical Sports (Muscle Memory actually happens in your Brain)
You and I can meet up a few times a month in a coffee shop where I will teach you these Learning Skills for only 25 euro an hour.
I might not even be in your life that long – maybe less than three months – but I will make an impact.
Think of that old saying: give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for life.
That’s what I am aiming for here – effectiveness.
What Can I Expect?
During the first lesson I will:
- Happily demonstrate my memory, just so you know all this is actually real.
- Talk to you about your situation, problems, and goals.
- Show you the nature of my training.
Then you get to choose whether you want to commit to tuition for a few months.
No pressure, I’m a nice chap, and I’ll be sound regardless of what choice you make!
OK – I’m Game – What Is The Next Step?
Contact me using this form below, and tell me whereabouts you live and when you would like to have our first session.
I live in Dublin, so if you are outside of Dublin and really want to learn, we could maybe arrange SKYPE sessions.
Learning is the most useful skill you can ever acquire in this life as a human – it is the master key to all locks.
I love working with people on their Learning Skills – but I know it’s a bit “left field” – so I offer any unsure customers the chance to have their first lesson with me for free.
Contact me in the box above to find out more!