We – The Study Gurus – are a kiwi ‘professional student’ duo based in Melbourne, Australia.
We became friends at the University of Auckland in 2006 when we were just starting off our degrees in Biomedical Science. After finishing our post-grad courses at the beginning of 2010, we decided it was no good us hanging on to all we had learnt about studying without sharing it! And so The Study Gurus was born.
But the story doesn’t end there. After launching The Study Gurus, and in classic gen-Y fashion, we were both in the position where we still weren’t sure what we wanted to do. Biomedical Science was fascinating, but it wasn’t the field we wanted to work in long-term.
Luckily, and to our families’ great relief, we got there in the end. After completing his Biomedical Science degree with first class honours and then working in the field for a couple of years, Chris went on to study medicine at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is now about to launch in to his medical career whilst moonlighting as both tech-support and co-editor for The Study Gurus.
Clare took an even bigger u-turn than Chris after finishing her Biomedical Science degree, and after completing a post-grad diploma and tutoring high school teens for a couple of years, is now a lawyer practising in Melbourne.
So as you can see, we’ve been studying for a long time. And at the risk of being immodest, we’ve gotten pretty good at it.
Unfortunately, the science of studying is seldom taught at school, and so for most teens, figuring out how to study effectively is something they have to figure out on their own.
But no more. Wherever you are in the world, we’re here to help with any studying problem you might have.
And with over 150 exams sat between us, we’re fortunate to be in the position where we can share our study know-how with you or your teens.
We are passionate about education and learning, and want to help the high school teens of today get to wherever it is they want to go.
Whether it’s college, university, tech, a trade, or something off the beaten track you’ve got your sights set on, we want to help you get there by doing your best at high school.
First thing’s first, if you’re a parent –
Sign up to our free Straight A’s email course.
We’ll show you how to –
- Motivate your teen to actually want to study. (It is possible!)
- Figure out what study techniques work for YOUR teen, no one else’s.
- Instil in your teen the study habits of a straight-A student. (Good study habits are essential for successful studying.)
There’s more information about how you can help your teen succeed at high school on the For Parents page.
If you’re a high school teen –
Make sure you take our Learning Styles Quiz, and check out our previous study posts – there’s TONNES of information already there packed full of studying tips.
And finally, if you have ANY questions or comments, we’re only an email away. We’d love to hear from you!