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How can you learn with online tutorials?
Online Tutoring

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

20 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

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Java VS Python: Who Makes More Cash?

"Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale." -Zig Ziglar While money isn't everything or the essential thing in life, we most definitely need it. Having a good job that promises a high paying salary per year means a comfortable existence. Also, money […]

10 June 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

javascript or python code

Determining Which Computer Programming Language is Best

"A programming language is like a natural, human language in that it favors certain metaphors, images, and ways of thinking." -Seymour Papert Computer programmers are much more creative and artistic than we give them credit for being. Most of us think of computer programmers how movies and television shows portray them as rebellious hackers who […]

9 June 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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Effective Resources to Learn the Basics of Python and Java

"It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way." -Wallace D. Wattles Learning new things that you never touched on before is a thrilling experience. The uncertainty and the excitement of treading on new adventures that are accessed through newly acquired knowledge […]

8 June 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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Which Programming Language Should I Learn First? Java or Python?

"Talk is cheap. Show me the code." -Linus Torvalds Computer programmers have an exciting way of communicating and expressing their thoughts since they do so through code. It is essential to state that code is not merely a chaotic mix of letters, numbers, and punctuation; instead, it is a language that programmers use to instruct […]

7 June 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

All of these tournament players could become grandmasters

The Grandmasters of Chess

If the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit ignited in you a passion - or, at least an interest in chess, you might be keen to know a few interesting facts behind the story. Chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov consulted on the series, as well as the premier US chess coach, Bruce […]

23 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Chess players must submit to quite a bit of scrutiny in competition.

Who Is the Current Grandmaster of Chess?

Netflix's The Queen's Gambit has generated an interest in chess unlike anything seen since the American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. He took the chess world by storm in 1956, by winning the Game of the Century when he was only 13 years old. His opponent, Boris Spassky, was nearly three times his age. Not that […]

23 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Grandmasters study the game and play for years

How Many Chess Grandmasters are There Currently?

By definition, a grandmaster might be any high-ranking officer in a military or fraternal order, such as the Masons or the Templars. Any recipient of a knighthood could also be considered a Grand Master. On a more generic level, any person demonstrating the highest level of ability or achievement in their field is considered a […]

23 May 2021 ∙ 8 minutes to read

Which Country Has the Most Chess Grandmasters?

If you think of the biggest names in chess - Kasparov, Karpov, Ivanchuk or Demchenko, you might already intuit which country has the most chess grandmasters without reading the whole article. But then, consider Carlsen, Hou and Fischer; all from different countries. Two of them currently dominate the chess world and one of them singlehandedly […]

23 May 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How can you exercise every day?

How to Exercise in Your Daily Life

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” - Picabo Street We often think that exercising requires a load of equipment like trainers, weights, skipping ropes, exercise balls, yoga mat, etc. Then there’s the gym membership on top of that. Wrong! […]

5 May 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best YouTube fitness channels?

The Best Videos for Exercising

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” - Dean Karnazes Are you sick of the gym and fitness classes or just don’t have enough time to get to them? You can now exercise from the comfort of your own home with very little equipment! Influencers, sports […]

5 May 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How can you exercise for free?

Cheaper Ways to Exercise

“The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.” - Pierre de Coubertin Would you like to exercise but can’t afford a gym membership? A lot of people have taken to exercising at home because every workout is free but it's not the […]

26 April 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best apps for exercising?

The Best Budget Exercise Apps

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter Finding the time, money, and motivation for exercise isn’t always easy. We can’t all be the type of person who throws on their trainers the second they get up or […]

26 April 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 8 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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Accounting and Finance Resources

"Only accountants can save the world through peace, goodwill & reconciliations." -Unknown As a person who truly has a hard time with maths and tracking my expenses for end of year taxes, I deeply respect accountants for the hard work they do regularly. Although, in my opinion, those who work in accounting, finance, and bookkeeping […]

10 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

the Uni lawn

What are the Best Universities in the UK to Study Accounting and Finance?

"If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." -Zig Ziglar The ability humans have to constantly learn new things is something special that makes us unique from other species. We must embrace the fact that we will always have things […]

10 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

finance and accounts

Where Can I Find a Finance Tutor?

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher." -Japanese Proverb  Individuals who have carefully studied to become experts in their craft are worthy of admiration. A good education goes a long way and makes us better people in the workplace, family, and the community. Also, it is no […]

10 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

taxes and receipts

What Can I Do With an Accounting and Finance Degree?

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more." -Jonas Salk Loving what you do as a career is so important since it means that you never have to "work" a day in your life. And, thankfully there are so many distinct careers to fit the personality types of all persons. Therefore, […]

10 January 2021 ∙ 8 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read