Working with your RTO
Working with your RTO is all about communication.
How you communicate with your trainers and how the trainers communicate with you.
Here are 5 tips to working well with your RTO:
1. Speak up!
If you are struggling with any of the content of your course material, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
RTOs have resources to assist, and are meant to tailor your study to suit your ability. So tap into that.
2. Break it down.
Q.“How do you eat an elephant?
A. One bite at a time!”
At the start of your studies, or at the beginning of a semester or big assignment, the task can be overwhelming. So don’t spend energy stressing about the size of the task, break it down into bite sized bits and then take a bite and keep chewing. If you need help digesting each bite, talk to your trainer. When they can see you are trying, it assists them to help you.
3. Discover your learning style.
We are all different, and we all learn in different ways. If you can understand your learning style, you can share this with your trainer, and tackle study using your preferred style.
In a nut shell, there are three commonly understood learning styles:
Seeing: Visual learners learn by seeing. If you’re a visual learner, make your notes interesting. Use colour, charts, highlighters. Doodle diagrams to help represent key points. You will remember these images more then words on a page.
4. Get technical
There are some great apps and technology that can make your study easier. Check out the list here for a review on some great study apps. You can use this technology, and easily share this with your trainer via email, dropbox or other online medium. Using technology means you step beyond usual office hours, and can communicate with your trainer anytime that suits you.
Hearing: Auditory learners learn by listening. If you’re an auditory learner try reading notes aloud or try and record lectures and play them back.
Doing: Kinesthetic learners learn by doing. If you’re a kinesthetic learner you will learn by getting your hands into it. Touch, feel, try – have a go and it will sink in. Take this quiz to find out what learning style you are:
CONNECT with one of our mentors. We often mediate on behalf of apprentices and the RTO to assist you to have a workable study schedule.
What's your learning style?
Check these handy study apps out
You aren't on this journey alone. We are here to walk this out with you, so if you find that none of the above ideas are cutting it, and you are struggling to work with your RTO effectively, CONNECT with one of our mentors.