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How do you become a webcam tutor?
Advice for Tutors

How to Tutor Online via Webcam

"Tutoring is so fascinating. It's a fulfilling experience." -Chris Heacock Since the start of the pandemic, we've all been forced to get used to online tutoring and how it works. With many schools closing and moving teachers to conduct classes online, parents and children were obliged to embrace e-learning. However, even before COVID-19, many parents […]

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Written on 29 October 2021

10 minutes to read
Advice for Students

Explaining How Superprof Works

It's not for nothing that Superprof ranks among the top 10 tutoring platforms in the UK and around the world. In the few years since our debut, we've established a presence in 28 countries and have helped millions of tutors launch themselves into business. How did we do it? Why did we do it? The […]

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Written on 21 October 2021

7 minutes to read
Beth Harmon became the queen of chess
Chess

The Queen’s Gambit Plot Summary

It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that this miniseries is a sensation. Within two weeks of its release, it was the #1 show on Netflix and, by the end of November 2020, it was that streaming service's best-known production - even surpassing Tiger King in viewership numbers. Tiger King was, until Queen premiered, at the […]

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Written on 7 September 2021

7 minutes to read
How can you increase your vocal range?
Singing

Increasing Your Vocal Range

“He who sings frightens away his ills.” - Miguel de Cervantes Whether you’re a baritone, countertenor, or a soprano, the voice is a beautiful musical instrument and both male and female voices can be powerful emotional tools when used correctly. In addition to singing lessons, a lot of aspiring singers also look to increasing their […]

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Written on 28 August 2021

7 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
The plant can grow and bloom thanks to the energy created by these cells

Gas Exchange and Respiration

Every living organism, whether plant or animal, needs energy to grow, sustain itself and reproduce. How they do it is remarkably similar. Who would have ever expected plants to have roughly the same systems as animals? Well, actually... the systems are a bit different but the processes are much the same. So are the resulting […]

25 November 20217 minutes to read

Animals and plants have sometimes similar transport

Transport in Plants and Animals

Many young children get confused by some of the language regarding eating. The standard question "Are you full?", meaning 'did you get enough to eat?' often conjures up an image of being stuffed with food from the tip of their toes to the top of their heads. A lot of kids seem beset with the […]

25 November 20217 minutes to read

Plant and Animal Nutrition

Every living creature, be it a vegetable or animal, needs sustenance. Not just food - substances animals can shove down their gullet to still hunger pangs but actual nutrition that the organism needs to grow and thrive. Note that only animals have gullets to shove food into; plants and some single-celled life forms make their […]

25 November 20217 minutes to read

Enzymes in GCSE

Enzymes are a fundamental component of biological functions. These proteins both spur and speed up chemical reactions in a body without themselves being changed or affected by those reactions. Enzymes don't contaminate the reactions in any way, either; not by giving up a piece of themselves or changing the results of the reaction. We often […]

25 November 20217 minutes to read

Groot Drawing

The Marvel Universe has given us many memorable characters that feature in a staggering number of tales. Since that universe expanded into cinemas - or should we say 'exploded' into cinemas? - more people than ever are enamoured with its ongoing quest for good over evil. Admiration for the perpetual struggle for goodness is often […]

20 November 20216 minutes to read

The adoration of babies is called Kinderschema

How to Draw Baby

Think back over all the babies you know - your neighbours' or relatives' babies, cartoon babies like Boss Baby and the baby in Ice Age... maybe even your own baby. What strikes you about them all? And what is it about babies that make them so remarkable, noticeable and memorable? Do all babies have the […]

20 November 20217 minutes to read

Focus on the cute subject being kissed or doing the kissing

Kiss Drawing

Judging by the many works of art titled The Kiss, kissing must be a source of constant wonder and artistic inspiration. From the Rodin sculpture to the Munch paintings - yes, the same Edvard Munch that gave us The Scream; from film, television and stage works bearing that title to 'The Kiss' as a book […]

20 November 20217 minutes to read

Kawaii can be found throughout Japanese culture

Kawaii Drawings

Isn't it strange that some people are simply unmoved by cuteness? We're not talking about extremes of cuteness aggression, a real psychological phenomenon that manifests when someone with that condition expresses an overwhelming desire to obliterate whatever cute thing crosses their path. Note 'expresses'. They don't want to actually destroy cuteness, that's simply the best […]

20 November 20217 minutes to read

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A Guide on How to Avoid Bullying at Schools in the UK

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -Mahatma Ghandi If Gandhi, the most peaceful man on the planet, dealt with bullies, we are also bound to deal with the harmful threats of others. Whether it is out of jealously, from their feelings of insignificance, or how […]

16 November 20217 minutes to read

the effects of cyberbullying

How to Avoid Cyberbullying and Ensure Safety

"Cyber bullies can hide behind a mask of anonymity online, and do not need direct physical access to their victims to do unimaginable harm." -Anna Maria Chavez Since the start of the 21st century and the rise of technology, people have been online more than ever before. Practically everything can be done over the internet, […]

16 November 20217 minutes to read

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Parents: How to Help Your Child Deal With Bullying

"Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it." -Heather Brewer Growing up is not easy. The transition periods from child to teenager and then teenager to young adult are filled with difficulties and awkward situations. And, to make the process of growing older even […]

16 November 20217 minutes to read

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Teaching Others to Handle Bullying in the School Environment

"Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change." -William Arthur Ward The goal of educators isn't to overload students with information to pass their upcoming exams but to help them appreciate the knowledge they are presented with and work towards becoming better, more well-rounded citizens. Education helps free our minds and makes us […]

16 November 20217 minutes to read

You can find the same asanas from one type of yoga to the next

What Is Hatha Yoga?

"Do you do yoga?" This simple question, phrased along the lines of 'do you do housework?' or 'do you go to school?', is not that easy to answer. We all know what housework is: washing up and hoovering, keeping the laundry piles in check and making sure that the house doesn't get overrun with dust […]

24 November 20217 minutes to read

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How to stay healthy while gaining weight 

Eating healthy is one thing, but eating healthy foods while also gaining weight is another altogether. Most of us believe that the two things don’t go hand in hand. If you’ve ever seen shows like ‘Man vs Food’ or anything involving bodybuilders, you may think that the fastest route to weight gain is to stuff […]

25 October 20216 minutes to read

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Top 10 tips to put on weight quickly

If you’re wondering how to put weight on in a healthy way, you’ve come to the right place. There’s plenty of information out there on how to lose weight and shed pounds, but when it comes to how to gain weight there’s not as much to go on. Do you know what high-calorie foods, high […]

25 October 20216 minutes to read

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High calorie diets to gain weight 

If you want to know how to put on weight fast, it’s simple: eat more calories. The logic goes something like this: if you can eat a lot more calories than you burn then you’ll put on weight, and if you eat fewer calories than you burn then you’ll lose weight. Eat the same number […]

25 October 20216 minutes to read

Every language in the world uses slang

British Slang Words

Practically every language has its informal side. They may be words with a long history that have been given a new meaning, like 'chuffed', a word that dates back to the early 1700s. Here it is, used in a sentence: 'The train chuffed into the station', meaning it made a puffing sound like a steam […]

29 October 20217 minutes to read

Public Speaking and Accent Reduction

Usually, when your ESOL teacher asks for volunteers to stand in front of the class and give a speech, almost everybody will find something far more interesting to look at. Out the window, at their workbook, maybe studying their fingernails... anything to not make eye contact with Teacher. That's really an unfortunate reaction because public […]

29 October 20217 minutes to read

Posture and Voice Power

You wouldn't think this, but someone who sits up or stands up straight usually has better language skills, no matter which language they speak. That's because standing up straight and speaking clearly are testaments to your confidence and assuredness. They signal that you are comfortable with yourself and with presenting your ideas. And, while you […]

29 October 20217 minutes to read

Gain better fluency in English by modulating your tone and voice

Voice Modulation and Accent Reduction

You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh... As Time Goes By Ah, what a timeless song that is! But it begs the question: if a kiss is still a kiss and a sigh is just a sigh, isn't speaking just speaking? Not at all. Have you […]

29 October 20217 minutes to read

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Piano songs for each level

When you’re first starting out on your journey to learn to play piano, you’re going to have to commit some time to learn piano sheet music and music notation. How long does it take to learn piano songs? This all depends on how much effort you put in, and whether or not you work with […]

15 October 20217 minutes to read

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The importance of studying music theory

Whenever you hear the words ‘music theory’ together, you may just feel a yawn rising up, threatening to come out. It’s not your fault.  Most of us when we hear ‘theory’ alongside any other word get a shiver down our spines, as we imagine that we’re about to be subjected to endless tedium. After all, […]

15 October 20217 minutes to read

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Left hand technique piano

Learning to play the piano isn’t easy. How long does it take to learn the piano? It depends, one of the hardest things about playing well isn’t necessarily being able to follow the music and read notation and read music theory impeccably, but about what you do with your hands. Coordination is key for pianists, […]

15 October 20216 minutes to read

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Learning piano as an adult

Learning to play an instrument as an adult can be an immensely rewarding endeavor. Unlike learning piano or guitar as a child, though, it comes with a different set of challenges and obstacles to overcome. How long does it take to learn piano as an adult? This all depends on the effort you put in, […]

15 October 20217 minutes to read

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How to Become an Accounting Tutor?

As with any subject, becoming a tutor in accounting isn’t something you can start doing until you have the necessary qualifications. However, unlike becoming a teacher or university lecturer, the barriers to entry are few so if you do have a few qualifications under your belt you should be able to start working as a […]

24 November 20217 minutes to read

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How to Find Students as an Accounting Teacher

When you first start out as an accounting tutor, it’s easy to think that students will just show up once you get the word out, but it can be more tricky than that. With so much competition these days, and many accounting tutors occupying the online space, it’s harder than ever to stand out. By […]

24 November 20217 minutes to read

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How do I Price my Accounting Course?

Creating an accounting course is a lot of work, but you might be surprised to know that the aspect most people struggle with isn’t producing the content but deciding on a price. It might seem simple, but figuring out what your course is worth and how much the students you find would be willing to […]

18 November 20217 minutes to read

How to Do Your Accounting with Excel

“I am not going to fiddle taxes. I pay my accountant a fortune to look after me.” - Harry Redknapp If you’re a small business owner or a sole trader, you’re probably wondering how you can do your accounting without needing to hire an accountant. Fortunately for you, it’s never been easier to do your […]

7 August 20216 minutes to read

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Examples of EPQ Projects You Can Take On How to Pick Your Own EPQ Ideas

"By choosing our path, we choose our destination." -Thomas S. Monson Throughout the formative years, there are many choices about what a person will study and what they will do with their life. Secondary school students have a lot of serious decisions to make about their future. As preparation for university studies, some projects and […]

24 November 20219 minutes to read

How do you teach adults?

Becoming a Freelance Private Tutor for Adults

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” -Dalai Lama XIV Adults are just like children and teenagers; sometimes, they need training and guidance to improve a given subject or discipline. Also, some adult learners want to further their careers by gaining more work skills that are impressive to employers. Due to the […]

29 October 202110 minutes to read

How do you become a webcam tutor?

How to Tutor Online via Webcam

"Tutoring is so fascinating. It's a fulfilling experience." -Chris Heacock Since the start of the pandemic, we've all been forced to get used to online tutoring and how it works. With many schools closing and moving teachers to conduct classes online, parents and children were obliged to embrace e-learning. However, even before COVID-19, many parents […]

29 October 202110 minutes to read

Superprof For Tutors

Whether you get your news from social media, the dailies or from the telly, you could hardly miss what's now being called the Great Resignation. People are simply tired of working for the benefit of others while gaining very little for themselves. It seems we're poised on the brink of an economic revolution. Thanks to […]

21 October 20217 minutes to read