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How can you learn with online tutorials?
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Reasons to Get Online Tutorials During the Pandemic

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” - Mahatma Gandhi Online lessons, finding somewhere to do homework, connection issues, etc. During lockdowns and restrictions, it hasn’t been easy for students to keep up with their schooling and some are at risk of falling behind. During the […]

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Written on 28 January 2021

6 minutes to read
How do you use Zoom for private tutorials?
Online Tutoring

Tips for Using Zoom for Online Tutorials

“Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin.” - Robert A. Heinlein Computers and smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday lives. From useful to useless, apps can entertain us or make our lives easier. The must-have app of 2020 was Zoom. So how can you use this app […]

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Written on 28 January 2021

6 minutes to read
Can you tutor from home during the pandemic?
Advice for Tutors

How to Teach Private Tutorials During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol The number of COVID-19 infections seems to be going up across the UK and the measures in place seem to be changing a lot. Certain areas are having stricter measures introduced. Nevertheless, students are back at schools and […]

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Written on 16 October 2020

6 minutes to read
Make sure your school-aged child follows safety guidelines
School

COVID 19: Advice for Kids Returning to School

It used to be that students looked forward to going back to school, some with a measure of trepidation and others with outright glee. Neither of those emotions or any others along that spectrum had anything to do with a deadly virus stalking humanity. To say that times are different would be an understatement. These […]

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Written on 25 September 2020

7 minutes to read
How do you become a webcam tutor?
Advice for Tutors

How to Tutor Online via Webcam

Since a lot of parents struggle to find a tutor in their local area, many are finding webcam tutors. Did you know that you can offer webcam tutorials on Superprof? All you have to do is say on your profile that you offer webcam tutorials and students from around the country will see it. Without […]

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Written on 20 March 2020

6 minutes to read
programming event highlights

Finding the Best Programming Events and Determining the Prizes Won

“Give a man a program, frustrate him for a day. Teach a man to program, frustrate him for a lifetime.” -Muhammad Waseem In a digital world where everything is now done virtually, there are many computers and operating systems needed to keep our virtual lives going without any interruptions. Therefore, to keep computer systems running […]

31 July 20217 minutes to read

join the hackathon forces

Learning More About Hackathons in the United Kingdom

"Hackathons are where your crazy idea becomes a reality." -Alex Kern What comes to mind when you think of a computer programmer? Is it a nerdy-looking guy that has a talent for all things that involve Information Technology? On the other hand, in your mind, is a computer coder a person who looks like the […]

31 July 20216 minutes to read

reading the lines of code

Learning More About the Fundamentals of Competitive Programming

"Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out." -Unknown  Since the rise of computer systems in the last few decades of the 20th century, there has been a steady growth in the need for programmers, systems engineers, and experienced coders. Computer programmers need to tell the computers what they need […]

31 July 20216 minutes to read

watching the screens

Finding the Best Computer Programming Venues in the UK

"Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn." -Stephen Hawking In life, there will always be some skills that are more in-demand and wanted than others. For instance, those who can care for […]

31 July 20216 minutes to read

How Much Does it Cost to Enter a Chess Tournament?

In an April 2012 thread posted on the premiere chess website, Chess.com, a commenter noted that it cost $350 to enter the World Open Chess Tournament, held every year in the US, usually in the state of Pennsylvania. Besides noting that that post is more than nine years old - meaning that the cost of […]

2 August 20217 minutes to read

Test your chess skill and learn new ones in chess tournaments

How Do I Prepare for my First Chess Tournament?

Whether you were enthralled by Netflix's The Queen's Gambit or awed by 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra snatching the 'youngest-ever chess grandmaster' title from its previous title holder, Sergey Karjakin - or you were just bored during lockdown and craved a stimulating pastime... whatever the reason, you're now considering taking part in a chess tournament. Good for […]

2 August 20217 minutes to read

Elimination is not guaranteed in chess tournaments

How Do You Participate in a Chess Tournament?

Some people just love playing chess. They love the concept, the strategies, the game's long history and even the artistry that goes into crafting unique chess pieces. For others, chess is a calling. The game is as much a part of them as their eating and personal fitness habits; indeed, such people may feel incomplete […]

2 August 20217 minutes to read

Chess Tournaments UK

It's likely every chess enthusiast has heard the stunning news of Abhimanyu Mishra earning his grandmaster title this month. He shattered the former youngest-ever grandmaster's record at 12 years, four months and 25 days old - his age on July 1st, the day he accomplished that amazing feat. Russian chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin, the former […]

2 August 20217 minutes to read

How much do school counsellors earn?

Wages and Prospects for School Counsellors

“People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.” - John Dos Passos School counsellors can work to help students with their mental or emotional wellbeing and their career and academic choices. Whether they work in a primary school, secondary school, college, sixth form, or university, they can be crucial in a lot of […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

What do school counsellors do?

Objectives for School Counsellors

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb Counselling can come in many shapes and forms, but when it comes to school counselling, it should always be about the children’s wellbeing first and foremost. The same is true for teachers and anyone else working in education. Whether it’s due to special […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

Where can youth counsellors work?

Places for School Counsellors to Work

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” - Stephen R. Covey Saying a school counsellor works in schools oversimplifies the different roles school counsellors can do. Of course, they do tend to work in a school, but the type of school they work in can greatly […]

28 May 20217 minutes to read

What should you study to become a school counsellor?

Qualifications and Skills for School Counsellors

“Doors of the future are open to those who know how to push them.” - Coluche. School counselling is a challenging and rewarding career choice that will allow you to help and shape many young people’s lives. In this article, we’ll look at how to become a school counsellor, the qualifications you can get, the […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

rollerblading for exercise

Burning Calories and Toning Muscles Through Rollerskating

"You didn't gain all your weight in one day; you won't lose it in one day. Be patient with yourself." -Jenna Wolfe After their mid 2os, most people must start watching what they eat and engage in regular exercise to ensure that they don't gain unwanted pounds that could affect their overall health. Thankfully, since […]

30 July 20217 minutes to read

quad skates learner

Mastering the Art of Rollerskating from the Beginning

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great." -Unknown The previously mentioned quote can be said about many things because nothing worthwhile ever comes about quickly without some effort. Whether it's a sport, an academic discipline, or something that involves personal growth, we […]

30 July 20217 minutes to read

blading on the pavement

Acquiring the Fundamentals of Rollerblading as an Adult

"Those who skate together, stay together." -Unknown Certain things bond humans together more than others. For example, peaceful hikes, team sports, and family dinners bring persons together in unison, and joyous moments may be created. In addition, the memories forged with other persons creates new friendships and establishing a stronger alliance between those who already […]

30 July 20216 minutes to read

youngsters who skate

A Guide to Rollerskating for Children

"Happiness is dancing on roller skates to the rhythm of our favourite tunes." -YESI Whether you're five, fifteen, or fifty years old, there are some activities and things that can incite such pure joy that it doesn't matter what age you are. Such as? Rollercoaster rides, dancing, our favourite music, and moving swiftly on rollerskates. […]

30 July 20217 minutes to read

Which Certifications Are Needed to Become a Russian Translator?

He who knows much sleeps little - Russian proverb Russian is the native language of over 150 million people around the world. Although it seems complicated, it is one of the most widely-spoken languages on the planet. More than 260 million people speak Russian; can you? If so, why not step into the world of […]

5 June 20217 minutes to read

Moscow's financial centre is just as picturesque as Red Square

What Steps to Take to Become a Russian Translator

When you're surrounded by roses, you take on their perfume - Russian proverb. Are you mad for everything Russian? Did you choose Russian language studies in school? Do you want to continue your studies for your future career as a Russian translator? Or are you of Russian origin and you would like to build a […]

4 June 20217 minutes to read

Is this sign correct? Only a Russian speaker would know

Where to Find Work as a Russian Translator

It's not the field that nourishes, but its cultivation - Russian proverb A European Commission study conducted by Eurobarometer indicates that the Russian language is a second language to 5% of the population. Granted, that a far cry from the percentage of people who speak English; still, Russian is a language actively taught in schools […]

3 June 20217 minutes to read

What are the Salaries and Careers of Russian Translators?

Falling is permitted... getting back up is a requirement - Russian proverb. Becoming a Russian translator is not hard to do, but it is not easy either. You will have to continue learning about Russian culture and study the language well to be a member of the thousands-strong brigade of translators employed around the world. […]

3 June 20218 minutes to read

How do you become a better rapper?

Common Rap Errors

“Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you.” - DMX In 2020, rap and hip-hop music’s popularity increased drastically. Do you love rap and want to learn how to do it? Here are the 10 mistakes you have to avoid! When starting with any […]

6 June 20216 minutes to read

Which are the best American rap songs?

America’s Best Rap Songs

While the UK certainly has a rap scene, hip hop and rap began in the US. Nowadays, American hip hop charts all over the world. It’s difficult to pick the best rap songs as each of the greatest rappers has plenty of songs to choose from. However, certain rap songs are considered classics and should […]

6 June 20216 minutes to read

How can you learn to write slam poetry?

Becoming a Slam Poet

“Words are powerful. Words make a difference. They can create and destroy. They can open doors and close doors. Words can create illusion or magic, love or destruction. … All those things.” - R.M. Engelhardt Slam poetry is a lot like rap’s cousin as words are fundamental to slam poetry, but the presentation and delivery […]

5 June 20217 minutes to read

Who are the best American rappers?

America’s Best Rappers

Rap is popular in the UK, but it’s nowhere near as popular as it is across the US. After all, the US is the home of rap and hip hop. DJ Kool Herc known as the Founder of Hip-Hop as he focused on the instrumental breaks and rhythmically spoke over them. Rap originated from African-American […]

5 June 20217 minutes to read

staying on top of things

Determining the Quality of Life of Lawyers

"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." -Unknown Working a dead-end job that you hate is hugely demoralising and detrimental to a person's mental health. As humans, we like to engage ourselves more fully in activities that we enjoy. Therefore, to enthusiastically complete work tasks for our job, we need […]

9 July 20217 minutes to read

passing law school

Studying to Become a Lawyer: How Many Years Will it Take?

"Law school taught me one thing: how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different." -Hart Pomerantz Whether we love it or hate it, we have to go to school during our formative years to acquire an education to prepare us for a successful future. Schooling at a […]

9 July 20216 minutes to read

the workings of the lawyers

Getting Prepared for Law School: Knowing Which Qualifications are Required

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." -Alexander Graham Bell No matter what you set off to accomplish in life, it is essential to state that preparation is fundamental. Why's that? Practice sets apart the good from the great. Those who regularly try their best to assemble and put things together in their […]

9 July 20217 minutes to read

the career of law

Evaluating the Job of a Barrister or Solicitor in the UK

"A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns." -Mario Puzzo Depending on who you ask, lawyers can be described as blood-sucking parasites or real-life heroes who constantly look to help people and see justice served. The fact of the matter is that lawyers are essential in today's world, whether […]

9 July 20217 minutes to read

What classes are there for retirees?

Classes for Retirees

“My best days in retirement are when I give back to the community.” Retirement is a great opportunity to study. A lot of retirees use this to enrol on courses or learn new skills. Whether you want to go back to school, change careers, or simply learn something you’ve always wanted to, you can make […]

7 June 20216 minutes to read

What courses are there for senior citizens?

Types of Courses for Retirees

“Retire from your job, but never retire your mind.” There’s no age limit when it comes to learning. Every year, plenty of retirees return to classrooms and lecture halls. After years of work, retirement gives them the time to study exactly what they want to. With their newfound freedom, some retirees decide to travel whilst […]

6 June 20216 minutes to read

How can retirees keep learning?

Going Back to School During Retirement

“Retirement is a time to enjoy the things you never could before.” More and more retirees are looking at going back to class through university courses, night classes, remote learning, or study groups. There are plenty of reasons to do this: learning new skills, retraining, making better use of your free time, etc. Education is […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

Why should you study once you're retired?

Studying After 60

“Retirement isn’t the end of the road, but just a turn in the road.” Once you retire, you’ll have a lot more time for yourself. Why not make the most of this time by studying everything you’ve ever wanted to? After the end of their careers, many seniors choose to study either for fun or […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read