Juggling Work and Play - Tips for Organising Your Workload Better

December 17, 2020

Are you struggling with managing your academic workload? In times like these, it’s understandable that you are having some difficulties with living your life normally. You may feel like there is too much pressure on you, or that your responsibilities are overwhelming. This is where having a tutor may help you with your workload.

Here are some primary tutoring tips that you can keep in mind while juggling your academics and your extracurriculars so that you can work towards getting your HSC in Penrith:

Set clear and reasonable expectations

To organise your personal workload effectively, it is important to have a clear idea of your expectations and goals. The pile of schoolwork can be overwhelming, but it is important to set priorities and understand how you work best.

In group projects, it is important that you and your teammates know what to expect from each other! At the start of every project, a quick meeting to establish the scope and limitations of everybody’s workload, as well as the nature of what you are working on, will go a long way in making sure that the assignment of work is clear to everyone. This makes it easier to track the progress of your project and ensures that everyone is clear on what their role in the project is.

Always be open to learning

You can learn a lot from the way you manage your workload. As you go through your tasks, list down any difficulties that you faced in ensuring the success of each activity, as well as any opportunities that you had to take to push it forward. 

Once you make a habit out of this, you can go over everything that you have taken note of and track the performance of the task. This is an opportunity to learn about something that is just as important as your workload—particularly the approach you had to tackle it.

Some important questions to ask yourself include how well you worked; how you allocated time and effort in each project; whether you feel overworked or underworked; and whether you can still take on more.

Create a balanced schedule

If you have a lot on your plate, you need to set a schedule that is easy for you to follow. This schedule needs to consider your needs for rest and recreation throughout the day and week; it’s important to remember that you should never overwork yourself because this has a domino effect on the rest of your responsibilities in school! You may start feeling drowsy and inattentive in classes—which is something you’ll definitely not want.

Collaborate with your tutor to find a balance between your academics, extracurriculars, and leisure activities so that you can make the most out of your education. 


High school is a crucial time for many young people. There is often more to be concerned about than academics; young adults will find themselves worried about their personal appearance, social circles—and the future may start looking uncertain. It’s important to have someone who you can rely on and share the burden of learning with. 

Young Growth Academy offers high school tutoring in Penrith. We focus on delivering interactive learning experiences for our students so that they enjoy their time with us and make the most out of their time and effort. Book a trial with us now to find out how we can help you grow!