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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
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 […]

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Written on 20 March 2020

6 minutes to read
What equipment should I use for online classes?
Advice for Tutors

How to Find Online Tutoring Jobs

You've read our tips for becoming a tutor and offering in-home tutorials. Your diary’s full, you’ve got different regular tutorials across various levels (primary through secondary), for different exams (GCSEs, A Levels), or to prepare those being tutored for university or college level study. But there’s a problem. What if something comes up and you have to […]

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Written on 19 March 2020

14 minutes to read
the human body

An Introduction To A Level Chemistry Revision

"A winning effort begins with preparation." -Joe Gibbs To ensure a successful education and make sure that you pass all your exams throughout secondary school, it's essential to prepare yourself. It doesn't matter the subject you are studying for, easy or difficult, preparation is critical during the A-Levels. Therefore, after getting through the GCSE topic of […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

Where to Find A Level Chemistry Past Papers

"Revision is a good impulse to have." -Rigoberto Gonzalez  Review sessions must be included in the process, whether you are writing a short story, going through the fundamentals of algebra, or preparing for a vital geography exam. Why's that? Well, not only is revision a great impulse to develop that helps you cement essential concepts […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

How to pass your chemistry exams

A Level Chemistry: Grading System

"Hey Google, wanna sit next to me during the exams?" -Unknown It's no surprise that when confronted with the word exam, most students shudder and become instantly nervous. Exams are tough, and they require pupils to use all of the knowledge they have learned in the past few months. Assessments are even more nerve-wracking when […]

28 September 20217 minutes to read

viewing scientific matter

What are the Fundamental Principles of Biochemical Biology?

"My theory in anything you do is to keep exploring, keep digging deeper to find new stuff." -Blythe Danner No matter what academic discipline you decide to learn, you must dig deeper to get to the bottom of things. Why? You will enhance your knowledge of the subject and get to know the more profound […]

28 September 20216 minutes to read

indigenous origins of South American food

The Top 10 South American Food Recipes

Blending agricultural goods such as lima beans and corn with South America's geographical diversity - the Amazon basin versus Andean mountains, Superprof demonstrates how South Americans formed their eating habits throughout history and socio-economic movements. Many South American foods are classified as traditional today - tamales, hominy and many dishes featuring plantain. These food traditions […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

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Why take Private Acting Lessons

‘I want to become an actor where do I start?’ On the journey of how to become an actor with no experience, you will be faced with several decisions regarding career progression. An acting course is one possibility to boost your performing arts skills, but one of the biggest decisions to make is whether you […]

23 September 20217 minutes to read

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How to Use Social Media as an Actor

If you want to know how to become an actor, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to take a look specifically at how you can use social media to boost your online reputation, improve your performing arts skills, and secure more potential voice acting auditions or voice acting jobs. Social […]

23 September 20217 minutes to read

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How to Prepare for a Casting or Acting Audition

Acting and voice acting auditions can be scary, especially if you go in without some prior preparation and know a thing or two about how to become an actor. Knowing how to prepare for a casting audition is half the battle. Once you know what to do, it’ll simply become a case of going through […]

23 September 20217 minutes to read

These vaccine doses may soon find their way to your child's school

School Start 2021 COVID

For many of us, the school year is already underway. For the Early Years Foundation Stage students, the entire school experience will be new and this year will cement COVID protocols as a part of normal school activity for them. For any other student, parent and teacher, those who have pre-COVID school experience, this year […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

Healthy Lunch for School

As kids head back to school, there are all sorts of good things to look forward to: getting back on a regular schedule, resuming in-person education and getting to be in the same space as their mates. Even though students returned to class last school year, the ongoing pandemic and necessary reversions to online learning […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

It's best to keep your supplies in a pencil case rather than so messily

School Start Secondary School

For some students, by the time they start their stint in secondary school, education has become a grind. They are beset by a type of fatalistic boredom. The monumental task of rolling the academic boulder ever uphill towards the promise of final freedom from compulsory education gets more onerous every day. Some students simply switch […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

School Start Primary School

It's that time again, for backpacks and early morning scrambles to get ready for school. For hurried breakfasts and extra traffic, of homework and early bedtimes... Despite all of their complaints and cries of 'don't want to!', you have been sending the little ones to bed on time, right? Whether excited about the start of […]

30 September 20217 minutes to read

Army troops stay motivated with personal trainers in Afghanistan

How to Become a Personal Trainer

If you've been working on your personal fitness for a while, and particularly if you've engaged a personal trainer to guide your journey, you might feel inspired to become a personal trainer yourself. There are many good reasons for doing so, from encouraging others to adopt a healthy lifestyle to forging lasting bonds with the […]

14 October 20217 minutes to read

Ladies-only exercise classes are commonly offered at chain gyms

Best Gym Chains UK

I can remember when the personal fitness craze hit, back in the 80s. I was living in the US then, and it seemed that, overnight, the landscape was lousy with Planet Fitness facilities, glittery L.A. Fitness - absolutely massive storefronts and, of course, the timeless Gold's Gym. You just couldn't escape fitness centres, no matter […]

14 October 20217 minutes to read

protein bars work well in a pinch but they should become a habit

The Importance of Pre-Workouts

If you're a gym habitué, you probably already know what a pre-workout is. You've likely already found the ones that work best for you and make it a point to take them in before every workout. However, if you are like any average person - aware that a regular fitness routine and physical activity, in […]

14 October 20217 minutes to read

Fitness trainers provide motivation and advice throughout your sessions

What Is Your Fitness Type?

We have gym rats and adrenaline junkies, endurance pros and all of the 'ultimate's - ultimate fighting, ultimate skating, ultimate Parkour... Next to them, marathon running sounds rather quaint, doesn't it? Nobody will judge you if cage fighting isn't your thing. Indeed, if you're like the rest of us, you just want to tone up, […]

14 October 202110 minutes to read

Katakana is the script that Japanese people write their names in

Japanese Names

With the spotlight recently on Tokyo for the Olympic games, people have taken a renewed interest in all things Japanese: the language, the culture, the uniquely healthy diet... For manga and anime fans, the fascination never stopped. From today's top manga - Nijigahara Tunnel and Toukaido Hisame to the timeless Fullmetal Alchemist, all of which […]

28 September 20217 minutes to read

This writing sample includes hiragana and kanji

Japanese Alphabet

The alphabet is one of the first things kids learn in school. In some places, there is a nifty mnemonic - a song to help students remember their ABCs. In English, the alphabet is fairly straightforward. There are no diacritical marks to remember; no accents, cedillas or 'tails' as Slavic language speakers call the marks […]

28 September 20217 minutes to read

Complex Japanese texts boast many words and phrases

Japanese Words and Phrases

When we string our words together to express our thoughts and ideas, we tend to not give any thought to where those words came from and how they came to be. We usually don't have to think about how to order them or whether it matters that much if a verb or noun should start […]

28 September 20217 minutes to read

Japanese school children still used the abacus to learn math

How to write numbers in Japanese

Numbers are one of the elementary components of language. We learn to count almost as soon as we can talk; for us, two follows one as surely as the sun rises in the east. Two plus two will always equal four and everything we measure - from the number of steps our pedometers count to […]

27 September 20217 minutes to read

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Piano sheet music 

If you want to learn how to read sheet music for piano, you need to have a firm grasp of the basics of music notation. That’s right, even though we’ve all had that fun music tutor who teaches us to play our favourite songs without any theory, that’s not going to help us learn music […]

11 October 20216 minutes to read

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Guitar sheet music

Most people, when they first pick up the guitar, channel their inner rockstar and have dreams of rocking it up on the stage jamming to their favorite songs. We get it, we really do. The problem with this approach is that it isn’t sustainable to learn music this way. If you only want to learn […]

11 October 20217 minutes to read

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Drum sheet music 

Learning to play the drums can be a wild rush, but you need to contain and control your energy if you are to make progress. While we’d all love nothing more than to sit down, drumsticks in hand, and let loose, this isn’t going to go well either for our progress with the instrument or […]

11 October 20217 minutes to read

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How to read sheet music

Sheet music is one of the hardest things for aspiring musicians to master. It’s also one of the least enjoyable aspects of learning to play an instrument for many, which can make the learning process tedious. However, if you want to become proficient with your instrument then you have to set aside some time from […]

11 October 20216 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

What can Excel do?

The Best Functions for Accounting with Excel

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet software, needs no introduction. As part of the Microsoft Office suite, you’ll find a lot of computers in offices already have a copy of it installed. It’s great for accounting, organising figures and reports, and […]

7 August 20216 minutes to read

How can you use Excel templates?

The Best Excel Accounting Templates

“The global economy is built on two things: the internal combustion engine and Microsoft Excel. Never forget this.” - Kevin Hector Excel accounting templates are a useful way to manage your personal or business accounts. There’s an entire library of accounting templates allowing you to simply manage your finances. It’s incredibly useful for planning tasks, managing […]

7 August 20216 minutes to read

How can you do your accounts with Excel?

Using Excel for Your Accounts

“Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings.” - Diane Garnick Having a clear idea of your accounts and finances is very important, especially if you’re running a business or working for yourself. There are plenty of accounting programs on the market like […]

7 August 20216 minutes to read

How should teachers dress?

What Should Teachers Wear

When you start teaching, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. One of them is how you should dress so that you appear professional but are also comfortable in front of a classroom full of students. How to dress can be an absolute nightmare for teachers. While the students have their uniforms, the teacher has […]

12 August 20216 minutes to read

How should you punish students?

Effectively Disciplining Students

Being a teacher in a school, college, or university isn’t easy, especially when you’re first getting started. Almost every staff member has the authority to punish students within the confines of the educational establishment’s disciplinary code. Teachers can dish out punishments for students who misbehave, interrupt classes, or break the school’s rules. A teacher should […]

12 August 20216 minutes to read

How can you make your students pay attention?

How to Make Your Students Concentrate

Whether you work in a school or as a private tutor, to teach effectively, your students need to be engaged and paying attention. Sleeping students learn very little! It can be difficult to create and plan engaging lessons, especially when you’ve just started teaching. While you can learn a lot on a course like the […]

12 August 20217 minutes to read

How do you earn your students' respect?

How Teachers Can Earn Their Students’ Respect

Whether you’re a teacher in schools or a private tutor, everyone has to start teaching somewhere. As a new teacher, there’s a lot to learn, especially as you take to the classroom for the first time in your career. You have to earn your students’ respect as quickly as possible. In secondary schools and colleges, […]

12 August 20217 minutes to read