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Having and maintaining motivation is something that everyone struggles with. One day, you’re inspired to do something and excited to get started, then the next day, not so much. Motivating yourself is hard. There is no simple pill or supplement you can take to increase your motivation, nor is there a simple “one-size fits all’’ method you can use when it comes to finding it. …


Meet Katina! Katina is a GoPeer instructor and a student at Harvard! Learn about her teaching experience and life at Harvard here.

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Katina is an instructor at GoPeer. She is currently pursuing a major in Economics at Harvard University.‍

When did you know you wanted to study Economics?

Freshman year! I took an introductory economics class and loved the class. It was interesting, engaging, and challenging.

What is your favorite thing about Harvard University?

My favorite thing about Harvard is the resources and the abundance of clubs that are fitted for every type of interest. The groups don’t require any prior knowledge.

Why do you think teaching online is beneficial?

Online teaching is beneficial with GoPeer’s technology. …


With the rise of online education, people are teaching online and learning online more than ever. Learn some of the benefits of teaching online and why some tutors may prefer to teach online.

Teaching online can open up a world on unique experiences and opportunities. There are many reasons why someone may decide to teach, and teaching online allows educators and instructors everywhere the chance to live, work, or take their classes anywhere.

The ability to work anywhere is certainly a plus, but there are several benefits to teaching online. We have asked several GoPeer Tutors to share why they believe online teaching is beneficial, why they enjoy teaching online, and tips on how to become an online teacher.

Why Teaching Online is Beneficial

GoPeer Tutor Mateo V. from Harvard University believes teaching online is great because of the accessibility and flexibility it provides:

Teaching online is beneficial in a multitude of ways, especially during the circumstances many find themselves in due to the pandemic…


There are many ways a student can study for a test, but what is the best way to prepare? Here are some test-taking strategies and study tips that will help you retain information and get the grades you want!

Another exam, another quiz, there always seems to be one test after another. Test-taking is a part of life for all students. Some students are really good at taking tests, while others not so much. Students may have difficulties with taking tests for many reasons, one of which being not having a successful test-taking strategy.

You may have difficulty taking exams if you feel like you’ve prepared well; you’ve allocated plenty of time and energy to prepare for it and may even feel like you know the material really well. But then test day comes, you’re taking the exam and are having a hard time answering the questions. You’re having difficulty recognizing relationships between the test…


Some of the most essential skills and abilities students and children can develop are executive function and self-regulation skills. When students can develop these skills, not only do the students themselves reap the benefits, but society does as well.

Executive Function Definition

Executive functioning is a term used to describe a group of qualities that allow us to process problems, make plans, avoid distractions, and make adjustments to achieve desired outcomes or reach goals.

Executive function and self-regulation skills are dependent upon three types of brain function:

Working Memory

Working memory temporarily stores and manages the information required to complete complex cognitive tasks, such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension.

Self-Control

Self-control enables us to set priorities, behave accordingly, and resist impulsive actions or responses.

Mental Flexibility

The ability to maintain or shift attention in response to different depends, stimuli, or apply specific rules in various settings.

Why is Executive Function Important?

Individuals…


Meet our tutor of the week, Juan! Learn about his teaching and college experience here.

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Juan M. is an instructor at GoPeer. He is currently studying Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.‍

When did you know you wanted to study Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry?

I knew I wanted to study mathematics, physics, and chemistry when I realized that these subjects were so closely interrelated with the goal of understanding the universe in which we live in. Physics and chemistry are the building blocks of all-natural sciences and mathematics provide the language to convey the necessary understanding of the world.‍

What is your favorite thing about the New Jersey Institute of Technology?

My favorite thing about NJIT is that it is full of interesting and curious people that want to expand their horizons in the Sciences.‍

Why do you think teaching online is beneficial?

Teaching online is a great experience…


Meet GoPeer’s tutor of the week, Elizabeth! Learn more about her story and experience.

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Elizabeth C. is an instructor at GoPeer. She is currently pursuing a major in Elementary Education at Purdue University.‍

When did you know you wanted to study Elementary Education?

I’ve wanted to be a teacher ever since I can remember! When I was growing up, I would play “school” with my stuffed animals in every free moment. Now, I’m a few weeks away from being a full-time student teacher before graduating in May! My favorite aspect of teaching is being able to watch students grow. Watching them learn new material, discover something new about themselves and their potential, accomplish something that was challenging for them, or just smile on a tough day is so rewarding…


Learning is a life-long process, and there are many different ways to go about learning in our everyday life. We know that every person can learn and know that how we learn best is a personal, individualized process.

Research has shown that there are four commonly occurring learning styles: Visual, Auditory, Reading or Text-based, and Kinesthetic or Tactile.

If you are a tactile learner, you learn by doing and touching. Physical movement and touch help you understand and remember things. You are a “hands-on” learner who learns best when they are touching, moving, building, drawing, or feeling what you learn and tend to process information better when some sort of physical activity or sensation is involved.

Tactile learners tend to be very active and need to take breaks often. Some may speak with their hand and use gestures, as well as fidget or have difficulty staying still.

By doing hands-on work, tactile or kinesthetic learners are more likely to remember and retain what they are learning. …


School stresses students all over the world, but why? Learn why school causes stress for students, how students can manage school stress, and about stress relief for students.

You startle awake — the sound of your alarm blaring in your ear. The clock reads 7:36 AM. You’re late. You spent all night studying for your chemistry test and decided to take a short nap to re-energize. Your eyes feel heavy, and you are having trouble focusing… You jump out of bed to get ready, skipping breakfast, and flying out the door. In a hurry, you forget to grab your calculator…


Not many students receive extensive or formal reading instruction beyond middle school. By that time, it’s assumed that most students have mastered the basic reading skills they will need for higher education. It’s also believed that they’ll have the ability to improve their reading skills.

As a result, many students never learn the techniques necessary to read textbooks efficiently to retain information well. Thus, students are forced to experiment with different strategies, some being more effective than others and often wasting precious study time.

One of the main issues with self-taught reading strategies is that they are always almost “passive” in nature. For students to get as much out of study time as possible, textbook reading must be conscious, organized, and active. Here are some guidelines for active textbook reading.

An active reading session can be made up of four different stages: Previewing, Organizing, Finding Significant Facts and Summarizing.

1. Preview the Material

Previewing the material allows you to set up a framework in your long-term memory, therefore…

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