Sumantha McMahon, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Sumantha McMahon

Sumantha is an education and training specialist with over ten years' experience in developing and delivering adult and secondary level education. Her professional journey includes a six-year stint as a secondary school teacher. She is currently a freelance content writer and learning and development consultant. Sumantha also has a portfolio of private students who she teaches up to GCSE level.


How to Schedule Revision During Exams

The art of prioritising is the key to success when revising in between exams, or even trying to manage the revision of multiple subjects at the same time.


10 Tips to Stay Calm on Exam Day

Here are 10 tips to help you calm your nerves so that you can perform to the best of your ability.

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A Quick Guide to Answering Different Types of Essay Questions

Here is a quick guide to some of the most common types of essay questions.

Learning Crucial Quotes

Tips to Learn and Memorise Key Quotes

Even if you are studying a different subject to English Literature, you are likely to have terminology, equations and more to memorise.

Teaching methods change from generation to generation.

Teaching beyond Generation Z: What needs to change?

Having an awareness of generational learning preferences and motivators should underpin your approach.

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Feeling too old to learn? Don’t!

One of the biggest things you need to learn well is motivation – and as a mature student, you will have oodles of it.

Analysing Business data.

20 Years Later: 5 GCSE Skills I Still Use

Learning is a lifelong endeavour. If you don’t already enjoy it, you will learn to!

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