Each year we help over 200,000 students, parents and teachers.
Our Walkthrough Guides and Workbooks are lovingly crafted by the team behind StudyTime, New Zealand’s most popular high school help website. All our resources have been designed using extensive student feedback and are designed for maximum engagement and results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why print resources and not online?
We strongly believe the message is more important than the medium. Although e-learning products have great promise, they aren’t designed for maximum retention. Online platforms often focus more on the technology and not the quality of the content and explanations that they are providing students.
In fact, they often give students the illusion that they understand something when they don’t. Why? Think about why it’s hard to learn from a lecture:
- It’s hard to focus and easy to get distracted (particularly when you’re on a computer!).
- Exams are tricky and stressful, and students often don’t do as well as they’d hope because understanding how to answer NCEA exam questions can be a nightmare.
- You are being talked at, and the quality of your engagement is purely contingent on the presenter’s voice and delivery.
- You usually don’t see the presenter’s face.
- It’s a passive form of learning.
We believe by focusing on high quality explanations, and designing our resources for maximum retention, our print resources are superior to any online one. By using print resources, students can focus easier, reduce distractions, and study anywhere that doesn’t have an internet connection.
However, we do offer some online revision workshops, that are more interactive, through our StudyTime Academy.
Why are these resources more expensive than others?
We try to keep the cost of resources as low as possible, but our slightly higher cost comes from our choice to use New Zealand-based suppliers and to print in full colour, which is significantly more expensive than black and white or one colour tone printing.
It also reflects the significant time gone into developing, and continuously improving, these resources.
Are these resources up to date?
They are! We update our resources regularly, so everything your reading is up to date and relevant.
How do these resources compare to other resources on the market?
Obviously we’re going to be biased, but we think they are better than anything out there.
This is because most resources are designed for teachers, not students. Why? Because schools are where resource companies can make the most profit. Although our resources are also designed for teacher use, they are always designed for students foremost.
Our resources are also the only full colour resources on the market, the only one written in language that students actually can understand, and the only resources that are focused around exam strategy.