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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 […]

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

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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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Where Can You Find National 5 Maths Past Papers?

"Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently." -Unknown To get good at something and consistently excel time after time, a lot of practice and effort are required. Why's that? Well, it's simple, success is the result of hard work, and that goes for anything in life. So, it's clear, […]

11 April 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

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National 5 Maths Resources and Exam Prep

"Happiness is...having finished all of your exams." -Unknown As a student, there is no greater satisfaction than finishing a critical examination and feeling good about how it went; it's genuinely euphoric! All the weeks of stress and anxiety leading up to the exam are now gone, and you feel as if you can finally relax […]

11 April 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

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How to Pass National 5 Maths

"There should be no such thing as boring mathematics." –Edsger Dijkstra Do you agree with that Edsger Dijkstra quote? Do you think the time has come to put a stop to boring mathematics? Suppose you answered yes to both of those questions. If so, you are like all the students across the UK who are […]

11 April 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

National 5 maths courses

A Guide to Passing National 5 Maths

"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." -Unknown No one starts off their secondary school education wanting to be mediocre and eventually fail all subjects. Why's that? As humans, we generally want the best for ourselves, and we recognise that doing well during our school years means a great future […]

11 April 2021 ∙ 6 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

What are academic support tutorials like?

Typical Academic Support Tutorials

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” - Jacques Barzun For some students, the academic year can feel like an uphill struggle right from the very start, especially if they struggle with one small topic and start to fall behind. Before you know it, they’re falling further […]

5 April 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

How much do tutors earn?

Academic Support Tutor Rates

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” - Albert Einstein Homework help and academic support tutorials are becoming increasingly popular and tutoring is a great way to help students reach their full potential by adapting the teaching to them. While the benefits for the student […]

5 April 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What are the advantages of becoming a tutor?

Reasons for Students to Start Tutoring

“To teach is to learn twice.” - Joseph Joubert A student’s timetable could be their biggest asset. If you don’t have much contact time, you may have a lot of freedom when it comes to your schedule. Of course, a large amount of this time should be spent studying, but you can also use it […]

5 April 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best websites for tutors?

Useful Websites for Aspiring Private Tutors

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” - Galileo Be it maths, physics, chemistry, primary school, secondary school, or university, private tutorials can be a godsend for students. Both support for struggling students and a way for gifted students to excel, academic support tutoring is rewarding for […]

5 April 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

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Beginner’s Guide to Sun Salutations Yoga

If you’re familiar with yoga, you’ve probably heard the term ‘sun salutation’ bandied around by various instructors. Sun salutation yoga is a series of 12 poses, although you’ll find various opinions out there on how many poses should form the practise. It’s often thought of in the Yoga community as an excellent series to work […]

26 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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Beginner Sun Salutation Poses

In sun salutation yoga, the general consensus is that there are 12 poses, although some people will tell you there are more or less than that. Some people like to visualise these sun salutation positions as a circle representing the sun, with each pose representing a sliver of sunlight going outwards. Whether you’re into the […]

26 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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The Benefits of Sun Salutation Yoga

Sun salutation yoga is a practice which most ‘yogis’ are familiar with. It’s a series of poses that is perfect for waking up the body and mind first thing in the morning. If you haven’t come across them yet in your yoga practise, or you’re a complete beginner to yoga, it’s worth getting familiar with […]

26 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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A Guide to Sun Salutation Yoga

To truly understand what sun salutation yoga is, there are two things you need to become familiar with: the physical practice and the spiritual one. As with any series of yoga poses, sun salutation yoga is both a great way to stretch and tone muscle, but also has a deeper spiritual side to it. What […]

26 February 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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How to Teach Kids Russian

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” - Alexandra K. Trenfor As a child, learning a language is essentially obligatory and even though learning a foreign language comes with a whole heap of benefits academically and professionally, not that many of us master one […]

5 April 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

How can you teach children Russian?

Teaching Children Russian

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” - Geoffrey Willans Whether it’s through language lessons, time spent abroad, or teaching yourself, it’s usually easier to learn a language when you’re a child. Learning Russian from a young age gives children the time to specialise in the language and if they […]

5 April 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Where can you find Russian resources for kids?

Resources for Children’s Russian Lessons

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” - Winston Churchill When it comes to teaching children a foreign language, there are a few things you should know. For one, children’s brains are like sponges and they will remember almost everything that they’re taught, be it good or bad. A foreign language […]

31 March 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

What are children's Russian lessons like?

A Typical Children’s Russian Lesson

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” - Rita Mae Brown When it comes to language trips or intensive courses, the prospect of learning a foreign language can still be daunting. This is especially true for children. However, some languages, such […]

31 March 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

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

10 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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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

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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

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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