Hello and welcome to 30 minutes a day to a 4.0 GPA!
This is the first post of the virtual teaching assistant blog. I’ve put together a program (the VTA Method) which is going to help you get to a 4.0 GPA while only studying 30 minutes a day. This blog is going to serve as an update site for advanced study tips and methods for all, for free. I’ll usually be trying to post one new article a week. I won’t be posting daily as I’m interested in producing quality content and quality requires time.
I’m a recent graduate from McGill University where I was finishing grad school specializing in sociology, social media and migration. I always struggled with school and didn’t really figure out the keys to success till later in my undergraduate degree and in graduate school. I became a teaching assistant during my undergraduate degree and grad school and figured out all the secrets that professors and teaching assistants don’t tell their students. During the five years I worked as a TA, I helped thousands of students through classes. I developed my knowledge into a tutoring service where students were paying me more than 100 dollars an hour to tutor them.
I quickly ended up with more work than I could handle and started to write a book on what I had learned. Being a sociologist I performed a large scale qualitative study looking at students who had improved the most in the shortest amount of time. “Oh and yes, I’m a dork and do stuff like that all the time.” Unlike other books I also bundled the VTA Method with Ivy League quality online tutors that have had teaching assistant experience. In doing research for the book I found two components incredibly important in terms of success:
A Strong Study Methodology: Many students enter school without actually knowing how to study! Think about it. Have you taken a study class before? I find this absurd. Starting to study a subject without actually know how to study is like putting the cart in front of the horse. The VTA Method has put together the most complete study methods course for achieving 4.0 GPA’s in the shortest amount of time. Many books also looked at the best techniques to learn which has almost nothing to do with studying or achieving good marks. The VTA Method turns this concept on its head; it teaches you how to succeed in university and makes learning a secondary happy happenstance.
Tutoring: Every study book I read was missing an attached tutoring system to keep students on track. Some books suggest tutoring but do not actually offer it to students. Other actual tutoring services have tutors but lack the study methodology. The VTA Method combines the two which is why it has become the fastest growing learning system on the market today. I’ve gotten tutors from McGill, U of T, Yale, Harvard, LSE, Oxford and many other highly regarded schools to teach tutor students at a price that no other system can offer for the quality they provide.
So the book is creating quite a bit of buzz and I’ll have many updates on how it’s going. If you have any questions or comments. I encourage you to leave a comment and I’ll try to answer as many questions as I can. In the meantime you can also check out the details of the book here.
Liam McIvor Martin