Lucy Parsons

Academic coach and mentor

Straight A Student, Cambridge grad, experienced teacher and former A-Level examiner Lucy Parsons is on a mission to help 15-18 year olds achieve their academic dreams.

Through her book The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take Lucy shows you a simple system that she developed for her own use and perfected in her classroom that really does get you the best grades every time.

Lucy is passionate about helping young people achieve their ambition of getting into elite universities and reaping the life-long benefits that this extraoridnary education will give them.

Check out Lucy's website,, to find out more about her work.

Stop Yourself From Getting Triggered By Your Teen's Revision Behaviour

What you need to do is visualise the kind of parent you want to be in exam season and start behaving in this way - no matter what you get back from your teen. Even if they don't thank you now, they'll see how hard you tried when they look back in years to come and start to meet you halfway.
04/05/2017 15:46 BST

How to Make University Pay, Wherever and Whatever You Study

The keys to making university pay are to develop your passions, collaborate on projects you care about and stay committed to excellence in everything you do. When you do these things you will form habits that will serve you well as you hunt for jobs and as you seek to progress your career.
04/08/2016 11:20 BST

The One Thing Your Teen should be Doing this Summer

In my work as an academic coach helping students to get the top exam grades and into the best universities, and previously, when I was working in secondary schools, the biggest obstacle I saw to academic achievement is the ability to understand text and to write clearly.
20/07/2016 15:40 BST

How to Get Your Child Revising at the Last Minute

In many households across the country panic stations are being hit as everyone realises exams start in just over a week's time. Some committed and diligent students may have been revising steadily for months now. Others will barely have glanced at a text book or flicked through their exercise book.
06/05/2016 10:52 BST

Cracking the Revision Puzzle

I was about thirteen. My dog-eared science exercise book was on my lap. I looked at it, looked up and sighed. I was supposed to be revising; the trouble was, I had no idea how.
26/04/2016 15:25 BST

A-Levels: Believing in Your Potential to Improve Your Grades

As exam season approaches now is the time to start believing that you can grow your ability and succeed. There is so much you can still do to improve your grades and expand your intelligence. It is my mission to help you believe in your ability to grow and succeed in your exams.
03/02/2016 11:39 GMT

What It Really Takes to Get Into Oxbridge

The Oxbridge interview is a daunting event. There's so much mystique around it. Everyone knows that these esteemed universities want you to have amazing exam grades and an enormous capacity for hard work. But, other than this, no-one seems to be clear on what they're looking for.
23/10/2015 10:55 BST