The Superprof Blog

How do you become a private webcam tutor?
Advice for Tutors

Follow these Useful Steps to Get Started as an Online Tutor

While private webcam tutorials have existed for a number of years now, some tutors still aren’t sure how to get started with teaching what they know to students! We’re here to help you get started with tutoring! More often than not, online tutors will find themselves teaching school pupils, either studying for a GCSE or […]

3 August 2020 ∙ 8 minutes to read

What are the advantages of learning online?
Online Tutoring

The Benefits of Online Tutoring

When it comes to helping struggling students, online tutors can work wonders. While necessary for some, and just a boost for others, it’s never been easier to find private tutors. Private tutors are a great way to help struggling students, give gifted students an edge, and help any student get ready for exams or learn a […]

2 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What are the benefits of teaching webcam tutorials?
Advice for Tutors

8 Reasons to Become an Online Tutor

What's Academic support over webcam? Teaching via webcam combines traditional aspects of teaching (exercises, lessons, revision, etc.) and being able to work from home. Thanks to digital technologies, you can reach students from all over the world as well as learn about new technologies. According to a 2015 Opinion Way survey, 6% of parents declared […]

20 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How do you prepare webcam tutorials?
Advice for Tutors

How to Organise Online Tuition via Webcam

Unlike what you might first think, tutoring students remotely isn’t that different to teaching them one to one! While there are plenty of advantages to this type of class (saving money on transportation, flexible hours, etc.), you still have to help your student to progress through regular academic support. Whether you’re helping them with an […]

20 March 2020 ∙ 6 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

The world of organisms smaller than the human eye can detect

What is Microbiology?

If you’ve ever studied concepts related to the molecular processes of organisms or the steps involved in everything genetics-related, chances are you’ve studied a type of biology called microbiology. Molecular biology focuses on the biological processes, structures and functions of organisms on a microscopic scale. The study of microbiology involves the interaction of many different […]

26 August 2020 ∙ 12 minutes to read

United Nations flags. International economics is closely linked to international relations.

International Economics

International economics is one of the major branches of economic study and it’s easy to see why. We live in an era of increased globalisation; an era in which international trade and transactions are not only commonplace but are subject to scrutiny through various global institutions: The World Trade Organisation (WTO); The International Monetary Fund […]

26 August 2020 ∙ 13 minutes to read

The Kremlin is where Mr Putin makes many decisions to promote the illusion that Russia is a strong contender in world politics

Russian Geopolitics

To a certain demographic – those aged enough to have experienced Cold War tensions, Russia is never thought of without a sense of unease. Stories of the gulag and the KGB; the GRU and NKVD – names of agencies upon which many stories of intrigue are built, generally send shivers down the spines of those […]

24 August 2020 ∙ 13 minutes to read

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A guide to Harvard Referencing

If you’re used to writing essays and want to improve your coursework, you’ll know all about the importance of good grammar, great essay writing skills, and of course, Harvard referencing. However, it isn’t as common at school as it is at university, so if you’re making the transition to graduate level studies then it’s best […]

24 August 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

how much does a drawing class cost?

What is the Price of Drawing Lessons both in Class and Online?

Are your artistic talents limited to drawing stick people or doodles in the back of your note book while you are talking on the phone? Would you love some days to unleash your creativity and learn how to draw detailed images that you'll be proud of? Maybe it’s time to take some drawing lessons. If […]

26 August 2020 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Analysing poetry is open to interpretation.

How To Analyse A Poem

It is all very well knowing a lot about famous poets and the canonical forms of poetry (like poems by Keats or sonnets by Shakespeare) from different literary movements, but do you know how to look at and analyze poetry in your exam therefore gaining those top marks for your literature criticism? If you have […]

25 August 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

writing a screenplay

Advice to Write a Wonderful Screenplay

“When I was sixteen or seventeen, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright But everything I wrote, I thought was weak. and I can remember falling asleep in tears because I had no talent the way I wanted to have.” -Francis Ford Coppola Writing can be quite a thrilling yet […]

24 August 2020 ∙ 13 minutes to read

GCSE Art is a very varied and fulfilling course.

A Guide To Your New GCSE Art & Design Course

If you are coming to the end of Year 9 and are getting ready to choose your options for your Key Stage 4, or GCSE as they are better known, years then you might be grateful for a little bit of advice. While you should, first of all, discuss your decisions with your parents, the […]

21 August 2020 ∙ 8 minutes to read

How to Write a Dissertation

From your earliest assignments in essay writing and, if so instructed, composing book reports, you have been in training for your most challenging academic ordeal: writing a dissertation. Far more goes into this work than reading a lone book and discussing its finer points or engaging in bouts of critical thinking and committing those ideas to […]

14 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

You will spend a lot of time in the library doing research

Choosing Your Dissertation Topic

As a doctoral candidate and a student nearing the end of your formal academic learning, you might perceive writing a dissertation as having to climb one last, cruel, monstrous mountain before attaining the credentials you’ve dedicated more than half of your young adulthood to. On the other hand, it might just be one more dance […]

14 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What Are the Steps in Writing a Dissertation?

Academic writing is an exacting proposition and writing a dissertation – for some, their first taste in writing to that standard is no easy task. As an undergraduate and graduate student, you likely had to present a thesis to complete those stages of higher education but writing your final treatise for your doctoral degree is […]

14 September 2020 ∙ 8 minutes to read

The newest papers should feature in your literature review

What is a Literature Review?

To the uninitiated, a literature review is something featured in the Sunday paper about the latest ponderous tome, racy thriller or convoluted novel. For the record, such articles can also be found in the British magazine Literary Review. For any postgraduate student preparing their dissertation, writing a literature review is a serious, often confounding business. […]

14 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Meat is one good source of protein

Which Meals Or Snacks Should You Eat After A Bodybuilding Session?

We all know that food is the source of our strength and one of the things that is essential for life itself, alongside how we look after our bodies. Nutrition is even more of a focus for those people who are looking to build a slender, toned physique as they will be very aware that […]

26 August 2020 ∙ 10 minutes to read

A complete guide to becoming a Home Tutor

Food for thought; how much is cooking part of education?

Most of us hardly think of cooking as an important part of educating. It tends to be regarded as another of those less important subjects like arts or sports we disregard in favour of ‘real’ education like academic stuff. However, if we are truly educating young people towards leading independent lives, knowing how to function […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

How can you find boxing lessons for kids?

How to Teach Kids About Boxing

“Don't count the days, make the days count.” - Muhammad Ali While boxing is a combat sport, it can be adapted to all levels and ages. Unlike what you might think, safety is at the heart of teaching both adults and children how to box. A lot of kids in school enjoy extracurricular activities and […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How much do kids boxing lessons cost?

The Cost of Kids Boxing Lessons

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali Boxing is a sport that isn’t always seen in a favourable light but it is becoming more popular. However, it may surprise you to […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

hearing a conversation

Listening to French to Improve Language Skills

"Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self." -Dean Jackson As humans, we are much too quick to talk and very slow at listening; it seems that we rather hear our voice instead of others! When we realise how much we can learn by listening from others and […]

12 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

reading a book

Reading French Like a Native Speaker

"To learn a new language is to have one more window from which to look at the world." -Chinese proverb The world is a beautiful place that is heightened by a variety of languages, cultures, traditions, people, and landscapes. I once heard an elderly woman say, "Variety is the spice of life," and I couldn't […]

12 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

writing things done

Writing in French: Getting the Training You Need

"French is the language that turns dirt into romance." -Stephen King Does the sound of the words croissant, coeur, amour, or the phrase je t'aime beaucoup, make your heart sing? If so, you're among millions of people worldwide who find the French language breathtaking and enchanting. Nonetheless, is simple admiration of a foreign tongue enough to encourage a […]

12 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

learning new words

Acquiring a Strong Vocabulary of the French Language

"Vocabulary enables us to interpret and express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future." -Jim Rohn A strong vocabulary impresses greatly and causes a person to be taken much more seriously in virtual meetings, special events, and even everyday conversations with friends. A great choice […]

12 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

notes and arpeggios

Reaching for the Stars: Earning a Guitar Exam Distinction

"I wish they'd had electric guitars in the cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out." -Jimi Hendrix  Music has the power to move people and change their lives. Touching rhythms and impactful lyrics have turned even the most cynical people into believers of fundamental causes. […]

15 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

professional guitarists

Moving Forward Quickly: Skipping Guitar Levels

"Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off." -Jeff Beck  Music is so complex and diverse that it can be studied for a lifetime and still be full of surprises and nuances that have […]

15 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

beautiful sounds

More Information About the ABRSM Guitar Assessments

"Music is a necessity. After food, air, water, and warmth, music is the next necessity of life." -Keith Richards There is no denying the fact that music is essential in our lives. A catchy beat and thoughtful lyrics can change our emotions and make us feel beautiful things. A world without music is not a […]

15 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

learning to play an instrument

Tricks That Help Learners Ace Their Guitar Assessments

"I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it." -Jimmy Page Playing the guitar is a creative outlet that lets passionate people express themselves and create unique art. When playing a musical instrument that you love, such as the guitar, […]

15 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

No need for binoculars to find clients for your coaching business!

How to Attract Clients to your Coaching Business and Improve People’s Lives

Congratulations! You’ve made it through coach training, become a member of the International Coach Federation. Do you think you are ready to help others turn their lives around now? That’s the rub, really. You could argue that there is a space for a coach in almost every aspect of one's life. Professional coaching Everyone can […]

16 September 2020 ∙ 8 minutes to read

What is the average salary for a private tutor?

What Salary Can You Expect As An Accountant?

As a base note, we will start by mentioning that the average UK salary is £27.271 a year (£39,476 in London). How does an accountants' salary measure up? Well, it's hard to say since the term accountant is so vague and could include so many different job titles. According to available data, accountants in the […]

14 July 2020 ∙ 13 minutes to read

acquiring the basics of maths

What is A Level Critical Thinking useful for?

Critical Thinking is offered as an A Level option at many sixth forms and colleges and is usually taken as an extra A Level, alongside three other subjects. This skills-based course allows you to focus on developing your ability to analyse, hypothesise and construct your own arguments. It’s not an A Level that simply tells […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

children working together

Why is Behaviour Management Important?

When budding teachers apply and train for their work, they don’t always expect that behaviour management is the thing that they will spend most of their time doing. They feel like they are going into their profession to help kids learn, and to share their passion for their subject with the world. It’s either this […]

29 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

You can learn new skills as a gapper

Gap Year Programs

Contrary to other countries, the UK has a longstanding tradition of taking a gap year. It originated with wealthy parents bundling their progeny off to Europe to take in great works of art and experience the continental culture. Upon returning home, they would be considered well-rounded and ready to join the workforce and/or take their […]

25 August 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Take a working holiday as an English teacher

Other Gap Year Ideas

You might consider this article’s title to be an oxymoron; gap years are supposed to take you off the beaten path, aren’t they? Indeed, the very concept of gapping involves temporarily sidestepping of the usual academia-to-career trajectory with no break in between. Or, as some students do, taking a study break between undergraduate and graduate […]

25 August 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Community projects are nowhere near as popular as marine projects

Should I Take a Gap Year?

For students inured to the grind of academia, taking time off from their studies seems the height of folly. Perhaps they believe that, once they’ve found their study rhythm, it doesn’t make sense to lose it. Or maybe they worry that other, more dedicated students will pull ahead of them in academic achievement. Is there […]

25 August 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

How do you become a teacher abroad?

Becoming a Teacher Abroad

“Teaching is only demonstrating what is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.” - Paulo Coelho For many British teachers, teaching abroad is but a dream. That's not necessarily bad; UK teacher rolls have shrunk since 2013. We can hardly afford to lose any... but you have this burning desire to go! How can […]

10 August 2020 ∙ 14 minutes to read