The Superprof Blog

Academia

Making sense of the coordinate plane is the job for a geometer

The Beginner’s Guide to Geometry

We hear geometry-related words all the time: ‘what’s your angle?’ and ‘everyone should eat three square meals a day!’ and ‘she ran circles around me!’, often with little thought to how fundamental those shapes are to the discipline called geometry. So ubiquitous is geometry to our daily lives that it is downright strange for students […]

26 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Can you count every vertex and calculate every line's length?

Basic Geometry Equations and Examples

Some people might say that geometry is in no way a ‘sexy’ subject; really, as a general rule, calculating angles, volumes and areas is seldom considered enticing or fun. Could the opposite be true? Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen mathematics creeping into films and television shows; The Big Bang Theory is a prime […]

26 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Where Can You Find a Geometry Tutor?

Where Can You Find a Geometry Tutor?

Every student of basic education will study geometry; it is a part of every math curriculum we’ve run across, in private and in public schools around the globe. If you are enrolled in a maths programme at university, maybe even studying to become a geometer, you will most certainly encounter geometry. Those courses are full […]

26 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Arts and Hobbies

How to Become a Food Technologist

How to Become a Food Technologist

Maybe you are the type of person who, upon discovering that the bag of crisps you just opened contains nothing but crisp-crumbs, you get frustrated. You might even think “There’s got to be a better way to package these so that they aren’t reduced to crumbles!”. Would you be surprised to know that crisp bags […]

10 December 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Where Can You Train to Become a Food Technologist

Where Can You Train to Become a Food Technologist

You may not be aware of a food-related scandal that struck China in 2008, caused by unsuspecting parents purchasing powdered milk and infant formula cut with melamine. More than 50,000 babies were hospitalised after drinking the contaminated milk and 16 died of kidney damage caused by the tainted product. If ever a case underscores the […]

10 December 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What Subjects Are Covered in the Food Technology Curriculum?

What Subjects Are Covered in the Food Technology Curriculum?

Today, we start our dissertation by admitting to a bit of hubris. Universities across the UK offer food-related degrees and each of them proposes a slightly different curriculum. Besides that, the field of food science technology is so vast that we could hardly begin to know where to start describing it, let alone advocating for […]

10 December 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Health and Fitness

How much do boxing coaches earn?

The Boxing Coach Beginner’s Guide

“They got no idea what it is. Boxing is about respect: getting it for yourself, and taking it away from the other guy.” - Eddie, Million Dollar Baby With boxing becoming increasingly popular in the UK, more and more people are choosing to take up the sport. For those that practise it, boxing is a […]

29 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you set your rates as a boxing coach?

Determining Your Rates as a Boxing Coach

“Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.” - George Foreman With boxing becoming more popular in the UK, you may have considered coaching it. But how much should boxing coaches charge? Private boxing coaching sessions require more planning than group sessions. You’re going to have to constantly adapt to […]

29 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How can you make a name for yourself as a boxing coach?

Establishing Yourself as a Boxing Coach

“Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.” - Kris […]

29 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Languages

How can I learn English?

Learn English: Hints for Non-Native English Speakers

'English is just badly pronounced French.' So said Georges Clémenceau, former Prime Minister of France. He may seem to be implying that learning English, or any foreign language, is easy.  It is not. If it was easy — the grammar,  new words and phrases, dialects, reading and speaking, tenses — we'd all be multi-lingual. In […]

13 December 2019 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Which English exam should I take?

Setting Language Learning Goals

Do you really need goals if you want to learn a new language? It can seem excessive if you’re just starting out on your path to reach fluency. Why waste time planning out a language learning strategy when you can just download an app and start taking lessons, right? The truth is that setting goals […]

30 November 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

the basics of language

Learning More Portuguese in Portugal, Brazil, and Online

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." -Nelson Mandela There are certain steps in a person's life that are remarkable and worthy of special attention. Outstanding events throughout an individual's life may […]

27 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Professional Development

woman studying

What is a Growth Mindset?

You may well have heard about growth mindset, the hugely influential new psychological theory from Carol Dweck. As an idea, Its influence can be seen pretty much everywhere – in the school system, in business, even in politics. If you haven’t heard about this already, then maybe it’s high time that you pay attention. This […]

10 December 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

road surrounded by trees

The Growth Mindset vs the Fixed Mindset.

The role of mind set in your ability to achieve success is an idea that has become hugely popular of late due to the work of the Stanford University psychologist and professor, Carol Dweck. Her two books, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential, have both become bibles […]

10 December 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

growth mindset books

Top Resources to Develop Your Growth Mindset.

We’ve all by now heard about growth mindset, an aspect of the theory of intelligence offered by the Stanford University professor, Carol Dweck. If you haven’t, you can find plenty of details about the difference between growth mindset and fixed mindset in our series, Why You Need to Know about Growth Mindset. Briefly put, according to […]

10 December 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Tutoring

Find the right policy for your tutoring company!

Do I Need Insurance for my Tutoring Jobs?

No matter your subject area, taking on one-on-one tutoring or online teaching jobs can be a wonderfully rewarding and creative profession. With the rise of online tutoring, tutoring jobs can provide fantastic flexibility, plus you can help with exams or homework in subjects you are passionate about. You also have the option of tutoring within […]

13 December 2019 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

How do I make an advert for my personal tutor company?

Create the Perfect Tutoring Advert

Private tutoring is a direct line to the heart of new experiences. As the famous author and spokesperson Zig Zigler once said: "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great" At Superprof there are over plenty of students looking for tutoring across a broad range of disciplines. If you […]

6 December 2019 ∙ 13 minutes reading time

Make sure you report what you earn as a peer to peer tutor!

Reporting Income from your Tutoring Jobs 

Statistics show that there has been huge growth in the number of people working as tutors and private teachers over the past five years and further growth is expected over the next five years. As of 2018, there were an estimated 39,700 tutors in Australia, and this number is expected to grow to 41,300 by […]

5 December 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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