Like adults, children, too, undergo various challenges during different life stages from a very early age. This is a common occurance worldwide from the tiniest African village to some of the globe’s largest cities, like Seoul, South Korea or London in the U.K. Some important milestones lean more toward the social side of life, for example, making friends, finding confidence, distinguishing right from wrong, getting acquainted with the myriad types of personalities around them, self-acceptance and so much more.

Once children begin growing up, they might (or might not) easily sail through middle school and high school. By the time these children reach the age of adulthood and finish their formative education, they face one more challenge, and incidentally, they face the question asked to them more than they would like: « What are you going to do with your life? » In other words, after reaching the age of 18 with life seemingly awaiting them, « What are you going to do now? »

In this day and age, higher education is the next logical step for many. For others, attending university is the last thing on their minds and quite possibly, the most undesirable option to pursue. Self-determined, ambitious individuals have no problem stepping up to the academic plate, so-to-speak, and are willing to do whatever it takes to further their education while at the same, increasing their chances to reach their later professional success and goals.

There is, however, another type of person at this stage in life: the academically uninspired, even struggling perhaps, but with a prodigious desire to take on the formidable challenge to continue on to university. This takes strength, courage and some well-placed organisation. Entrance exams, in order to be accepted into universities, are difficult and overwhelming to some students but with the necessary help and proper preparation, the exam could feel more like a mole hill versus a mountain!

Foresight and preparedness are key to success and it would behoove any student to seek out international tutoring, especially if students are searching to attend universities outside their home countries. This type of academic groundwork will be the advantage they require toward their acceptance into their preferred universities. Without this foundation, they risk being unprepared as well as being overtaken by their peers who have gone out of their way to forge ahead of the rest of the crowd, those students who opted out of pursuing international tutoring.