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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

beautiful animals

The Magnificent Discovery of Dolly the Sheep

"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind." -Jeffrey Eugenides Those who dedicate their lives to studying biology to uncover more essential information about the world we live in deserve commendation for their sacrifice. Without the findings of gifted scientists, we would know every little about things such as how planet earth […]

23 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

a brilliant conservationist

Uncovering the Mysterious World of Dian Fossey and the Gorillas

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future." -Dian Fossey Life is a beautiful gift. The moments we share laughing, eating good food, and doing things we enjoy with our loved ones are truly remarkable and make life worth […]

23 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

working with Jane

The Amazing Biological Discoveries of Jane Goodall

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -Jane Goodall Everything little thing we do has the power to make a difference either for the good or the bad. Since our actions do not depend on any other person but ourselves, we have the […]

23 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Aristotle

Are you scoffing because, silly Superprof!, Aristotle is famous as a philosopher, not a biologist - everybody knows that... right? If that is, indeed, your thought, we're both right. Long before the most renowned polymath, Leonardo da Vinci graced this earth, Aristotle plied his fantastic mind to puzzles big and small, actual and theoretical. No […]

11 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

How can you create your first animation?

Getting Started with Animation

“First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.” - Walt Disney Do you dream of joining Disney or Pixar? Are you a huge fan of animation? Why not make an animation? The animation industry in the UK is doing rather well and whether it’s in films or games, animators are having a good time […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

How do you get started with animation?

Animating for the First Time

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” - Walt Disney Mickey Mouse is probably one of the most famous characters ever created. Disney’s mascot is recognisable all over the world. Similarly, characters like Simba, Ariel, and Elsa are also very popular. These characters define our childhoods and have inspired many to take […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What do you need to make animations?

The Tools for Animating

“To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all cherish a magnificent obsession.” - Walt Disney Arguably, animation has never been more popular. From the first Disney films to now, animation has come a long way! The number of animated films and animation studios seems to increase every year. Animation is everywhere from TV […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best animation programs?

Programs for Creating Animations

“Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true.” - Walt Disney Since 1934’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released, Disney has continued to grow and produce animated films that have inspired […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How can you study GCSEs at home?

Studying for Your GCSE at Home

“We learn from failure, not from success!” - Bram Stoker In this article, we’ve got some advice on how to work more effectively from home, how GCSE students can get the most out of their homework, some useful resources they can use when studying, and the websites they can use for revision. Your GCSEs are […]

25 February 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How do you motivate children to do their homework?

Finding Motivation for Homework

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” - Richard Feynmann The UK is incredibly fond of private tutoring and the industry has grown a lot in recent years. One of the biggest advantages is just how adaptable a private tutor can be. So how can they […]

25 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Which are the best resources for tutors?

Online Resources for Help with Your Homework

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” - Aristotle Homework is a great way for students to learn how to work on their own. However, not every pupil is ready to work on their own and they can sometimes need help. This is where homework help tutors can come in. There are different sites […]

25 February 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

What is academic support tutoring?

Planning Academic Support

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” - Albert Einstein Homework can be a contentious topic and while some families think it’s useful, others see it as a chore. There have been studies that show the amount of homework doesn’t always have a positive effect on academic […]

25 February 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Yoga: Which Stretching Routine Should You Adopt?

Yoga is learning to come back to yourself. It's about finding your limits, expanding your boundaries and being able to truly relax in who you are - Christina Brown, author of 'The Book of Yoga' From relaxation to muscle building, the practice of yoga is a goldmine of benefits for the body. Binding mind, body […]

7 February 2021 ∙ 8 minutes to read

Don't compare your flexibility to others' in your yoga class

The Mistakes to Avoid While Working Your Flexibility Through Yoga

Remember: no matter how deep your posture - what matters is who you are when you get there - Max Strom If you believe that practising yoga will make you more flexible, you have come to the right place! Among the many benefits of yoga, flexibility ranks at the top. Just ask any long-time yoga […]

7 February 2021 ∙ 9 minutes to read

The Top Ten Asanas to Promote Flexibility with Yoga

That's how it is in yoga. The places you have the most resistance are actually the ones that are going to be the most liberated - Rodney Yee If there is one discipline that allows you to work on your physical condition, mindful breathing and mental acuity at the same time, it is yoga. No […]

7 February 2021 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Do You Have to be Flexible to be Good at Yoga?

Rigidity and stiffness are companions of death. Frailty and flexibility are companions of life. - Lao Tze Yoga is a very popular activity when it comes to stretching, controlling breathing and toning your body, whether you are a beginner or advanced yogi. That is the richness of yoga: it is all-encompassing and promotes a comprehensive […]

7 February 2021 ∙ 8 minutes to read

Accent reduction is something that can help you, and fast!

Is It Possible To Change Your Accent with Classes in Under a Year?

If you are thinking about changing your accent with classes, you may be wondering what the process of modifying the way you speak is. How long does it take? How does it work? Will it work? Is it worth the stress? These are just some questions that we have often heard from sceptical students considering […]

25 February 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Where should you visit in Japan?

A Quick Guide to Japan’s Main Islands

Japan is made up of four main islands. Honshu, the biggest of the four, is home to the Japanese capital of Tokyo as well as several other large cities. Hokkaido, to the north, is a popular holiday destination, especially when it comes to winter sports. In the south, we find Shikoku, the smallest of these […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Should you visit Shikoku?

The Best Things to See and Do in Shikoku

The island of Shikoku is Japan’s fourth-largest and separate from Honshu, the island where Tokyo is located, by the Seto Inland Sea. It’s a place that’s often wrongly left unvisited by tourists to Japan. Even though it doesn’t feature famous cities like Osaka, Kyoto, or Kamakura, Shikoku is home to 4.5 million people, covers 18,000km2, […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What is there to visit in Honshu?

What to See and Do in Honshu

Honshu is Japan’s main and most central island, home to cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, and also the most popular island for tourists to visit. Honshu is home to many different cultures and a fine example of modern Japan. There are tonnes of things to see and do in Honshu, but that doesn’t […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best songs to dance to?

Songs to Dance To

Have you had quite enough of sad songs? Why not turn to music that makes you want to get up and dance? Dancing is a great way to put you in a good mood. There are plenty of styles of dance like hip-hop, rock, salsa, waltz, tango, cha-cha, and Zumba for different styles of music like […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Which are the most romantic songs of all time?

The Most Romantic Songs Ever

Love is a recurring theme in music and has given us some of the most beautiful songs of all time. Love songs, regardless of the language they’re in, can make us feel a whole gamut of emotions. There are beautiful lyrics that remind us of the beauty of love, the tragic of heartbreak, or wistful nostalgia […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the happiest songs?

Feel-good Music

Sometimes life can get us down: stress, lack of sleep, daily problems, etc. can all make us unhappy. Fortunately, there are ways to make ourselves feel better and sometimes it's something as simple as listening to a song that we like or heading out for a walk or a dance. To start your day with a […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best songs to give me confidence?

Songs to Give You Confidence

A lack of self-confidence can be troublesome. Believing in yourself is a way to love yourself, overcome shyness, be brave enough to step out your comfort zone, and rid yourself of negative thoughts. However, it’s not easy. Fear of failure or of how other people perceive us can harm our self-confidence. Fortunately, songs can be […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

accountants working

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 on a regular basis. Although, in my opinion, those who work in accounting, […]

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

How do you become a programming tutor?

The Best Sites for Teaching Programming Tutorials

“I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.” - Dave Barry The average computer programmer in the UK earns £30k a year. This doesn’t account for private tutors offering programming lessons but you can bolster your income through tutoring or work full-time as a […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How much should programming tutors charge?

How Much to Charge for Private Programming Tutorials

“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code.” - Dan Salomon Private tutorials tend to cost around £20 an hour. However, this is just the average. There are so many different factors to consider that the average isn’t representative. On Superprof, the average […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

How do you become a private tutor?

Useful Degrees for Programming Tutors

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” - Albert Einstein Only 8% of software developers around the world are women. This might be an untapped market to look into, especially if you’re starting as a programming tutor. In any case, you don’t need any qualifications to become a programming tutor. […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How can you start tutoring programming?

How to Teach Programming in Private Tutorials

“Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.” - Alan Turing 386,000 people worked as programmers or software developers in the UK in 2019. That’s up from 338,000 the previous year. Are you one of them? Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at passing your programming skills onto the next generation of software […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read