What grades do I need to get into a NZ university?

By: Maggie Shui Monday 20 March 2017



Here's everything you need to know about NZ university entry requirements, whether it's rank scores, literacy and numeracy, or how to get discretionary entrance.... Read more

A step by step guide to studying medicine in New Zealand

By: Maggie Shui Wednesday 15 February 2017



What subjects should you take if you want to study medicine? How do you get into medical school? What comes after that? Read through to get all your medicine related questions answered.... Read more

How working in high school helped Matt excel in his career

By: Maggie Shui Wednesday 31 August 2016



In Year 12, Matt worked three part-time jobs. Matt tells us why on earth he did that, his missteps and how it all paid off in the end.... Read more

Two big ways that students waste time while studying for exams

By: Jimmy Li Monday 19 October 2015



Just like a day at the office, it's possible for a high school student to be busy for hours and get absolutely nothing done. Today we're going to go through two, really important parts of the study process and why many students waste so much time doing them wrong... Read more

How NCEA works for Students in New Zealand

By: Jimmy Li Monday 22 June 2015



Whether you're a parent or a student, NCEA can be a bit confusing. Since it takes three years to complete and determines your prospects after high school, you should probably learn more about it and how everything works. Have no fear - this article will tell you the key things that you need to know... Read more

How Cambridge (CIE) works for students in New Zealand

By: Jimmy Li Monday 22 June 2015



Cambridge (CIE) can be a bit confusing, especially with all the acronyms. Whether you're a parent or a student, it's a good idea to understand how everything works and be able to see the bigger picture. Have no fear - this article will tell you the key things that you need to know... Read more

NCEA vs Cambridge (CIE) and how it affects University Entrance

By: Jimmy Li Wednesday 13 May 2015



Despite being the two most popular high school options for students in New Zealand, there's a lot of confusion around what they actually are and the differences between the two. Inconveniently, most people only really understand their pathway after they've started. Not to worry, this article will go over what they are and the main differences between the two, based on the personal experiences of our students and tutors here at MyTuition... Read more

A better way to memorise things from your textbook

By: Jimmy Li Tuesday 31 March 2015



At MyTuition we noticed that when students need to memorise a whole heap of things, many of them just flip aimlessly through the textbook and re-read random parts. We're going to talk about a better method that provides an easy structure to help you memorise anything that you want... Read more

Students forget 95% of what they learn in high school after 3 days. Here's how to help them study

By: Jimmy Li Tuesday 17 March 2015



Humans have terrible memory. The brain absorbs a lot of useless information every day. Things like the number-plate of the car in front of you, or a conversation you overheard on the side of the road. Most of that info isn’t needed, and the brain naturally forgets it along with a lot of useful information. Sometimes surprisingly, high school students are humans too so all of this applies to them.... Read more