If you’re heading back to study, or trying it for the first time, it can be overwhelming. New processes, new systems, and new material to learn. We asked Monarch Institute graduates to share their tips on getting the most out of your trainer whilst studying with us.
1. Talk to your trainer
Introduce yourself and let them know why you’re here and what you’d like to get out of the course. After you’ve said hi for the first time (don’t be shy!) you can communicate however works best for you – email, phone, text, Skype, Zoom, or TeamViewer.
2. Use your resources
As a Monarch Institute student, you’ll be given all your learning materials as part of the course. Depending on which course you are studying, you’ll also receive a course guide, which outlines the various sections of your course. If you get stuck, check out all your resources first, before contacting your trainer. Make sure question isn’t answered in textbooks or student guides.
3. Keep a list
As you make your way through the course, you’ll no doubt have questions. Instead of asking as you go, try making a list of all your queries in one section of the course materials, then contact your trainer and get them all answered with one email or phone call.
4. Stay connected
By joining the closed Facebook group for your course, you’ll be in Monarch’s virtual classroom with loads of other students just like you. And your trainer is in there too. When someone asks a course related question, the trainer will often respond. So it’s worth staying on top of what’s going on in the group, so you don’t miss any tips or tricks for your course.
5. Reach out!
Need help with a particular topic? Monarch Institute’s trainers know this course inside out. They’re on hand to help you with any questions or practical challenges you might have. It’s your trainer’s job to make sure you’re 100% confident in your knowledge before you take on your assessments or exams. You can contact your trainer at the email address on the dashboard.
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