What makes a successful scholar – A culture of self-motivation, strategy and support (Part 3)

What makes a successful scholar – A culture of self-motivation, strategy and support (Part 3)

Maths tutoring, English tutoring and Science tutoring are becoming more and more popular in schools. Private home tutoring, after-school tutoring and revision classes are on offer in many schools yet poor attainment is still a big problem for many state schools. We know that successful independent schools pupils and state school pupils share common attributes. These are the behaviours and attitudes are the same attributes that we foster in our scholars – Self-motivation, strategy and support.


All students need to be motivated and stay motivated. In a world of instant gratification and a stream of distractions to manage through the day, self-motivation is something that many young people struggle with. Many young people just like adults struggle to maintain their motivation.  We encourage young people to be intrinsically motivated and we equip our scholars with the tools that they need to stay motivated through the year.


“Everybody needs somebody” For young people, that somebody could be a friend, a teacher, a parent, a coach or a mentor. Someone that believes in you and helps you stay focused and stay motivated through the year. At GT Scholars, we create a support network for our scholars and we encourage young people to build a support network outside of the programme so that they are always aware of who to turn to when they are in need of help.


There is a lot of talk about young people lacking aspirations but we know that this isn’t true. Most young people have high aspirations but lack the support and strategies they need to achieve their aspirations.  It can be a huge challenge when you are self-motivated and you have support from your parents and teachers but lack the strategies you need to achieve your goals. 

The GT Scholars programme was created so that we could help young people realise their strengths and feel motivated to achieve their ambitions. We create a support system for scholars to feel confident about their abilities and every year we help our scholars set goals and devise strategies so that they can turn their aspirations into reality.

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