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Superprof: Quality Home Tutoring from Expert Personal Tutors

Since the launch of our one on one tutoring start-up in 2013, we have emphasised the need for a relationship of trust between the Superprof team and the website’s users. We believe that establishing this kind of relationship is fundamental for our tutoring website to succeed as well as those who use it. Whether you’re […]

28 July 2017 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Can kids do boxing?

Top Resources for GCSE Economics

The internet has plenty of resources that can help you to understand the concepts you learn about in your GCSE Economics class. It can also be a useful source of information if you want to find out more about the topics you are studying, or to read up on the latest news relating to the […]

22 January 2021 ∙ 3 minutes reading time

Ten Tips for Writing the Perfect Academic Essay

Some academics and students relish writing papers. Presenting their theses in written form gives them the chance to organise their ideas, arrange them into a logical flow and hone their language such that the narrative is crisp, engaging and easy to follow. Others are flat terrified of committing their ideas to paper. It's not that […]

10 January 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Which programming language should I learn?

The Right Programming Languages to Learn

“Java is to JavaScript what car is to Carpet.” - Chris Heilmann Would you like to work in web development (programmer, UX/UI developer, SEO/SEA consultant, CMO, content manager, etc.). In the UK, the unemployment rate for web developers is just 1.79%. In 2018, Java became the most used programming language for businesses. 27% of job […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Why should you learn to code?

Reasons to Learn Programming

“Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress.” - Alan Perlis Would you like to become a web developer or a programmer? Would you like to work in IT? Web developers, SEO experts and consultants, CMOs, and CEOs and COOs in start-ups all need to have a good understanding of IT and coding. There […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How can you learn to draw online?

Online Drawing Resources

"I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing." - Vincent van Gogh Knowing how to draw is a skill that very few people think they have. However, everyone can learn to draw. Each artist has their style. You just need to give yourself some time to learn how to draw people and animals. […]

22 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How to find multicoloured fabrics cheap.

The Best Places To Find Cheap Fabric

Did you learn to sew at school? Way back prior to the 1850s, very few Australian children attended school and those who did were mainly boys from well-to-do families. However, this began to change in 1854 when 'ragged schools' — so called because of the ragged clothes the children wore — were established for poorer […]

21 January 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Top Acting Schools In Australia and Around The World

Going through a proper university course is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your performance abilities. It will really push you as a student to get familiar with performance as an experience. You will find out what talents you ought to focus on, develop your artistic personality and sharpen your acting style thanks to […]

26 December 2020 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

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 reading time

How do you become a private webcam tutor?

10 Best Excuses for Not Getting Homework Done

Have you ever stumbled to class, filled with dread and wondering how you're going to explain why you don't have any work to turn in? Surely most - if not all students have handed in a homework assignment late, at least a few times (or more!). Equally likely: just about every learner had no assignments […]

27 November 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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World Science Day – November 10

"Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiousity." -Tim Minchin Curious minds lead to innovative inventions. A feeding of that curiosity for today's youths is necessary to continue making the world a better place for years to come. The UK, and practically all countries around the globe, need […]

19 November 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

primary school children

Primary School Activities for World Science Day

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." -Carl Sagan Quite rarely as beloved as physical education, the arts, and languages, science and technology subjects have a bad rep for being too complicated in comparison to other topics. Is that even true? While it is correct that sciences […]

19 November 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

learning new science things

What is World Science Day About?

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world." -Louis Pasteur Albert Einstein. Marie Curie. Stephen Hawking. Nikola Tesla. Rosalind Franklin. Alexander Graham Bell. Benjamin Franklin. I better stop before I start to sound like a Billy Joel song! What do the very talented people mentioned above […]

19 November 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What are the benefits of employing a personal trainer?

What to Know About Personal Trainers Melbourne

Feel good physically, love yourself the way you are made, but also remember that one of the best ways to love yourself is to work on yourself through a fitness program and regular exercise! You may find that it feels like a lot of work to find motivation, and you need the help of a […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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A Guide To Personal Training In Australia

'The motto is faster, higher, stonger. Not fastest, highest, strongest. Sometimes it's trying that matters.'  ~ Bronte Barratt, Australian swimmer ~ If you're involved in sport — whether you play for a team, work out with a personal trainer, take a class with an instructor or exercise by yourself — at some point you will […]

27 October 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

lifting and boxing

Cheap Gym Memberships: What You Need to Know

Everyone knows that if you want to get fit, there are a lot of options available to you. You could hire a personal trainer, or you could simply head online and purchase some exercise equipment to fit out your very own home gym.  According to Fitness Australia, roughly 15% of Australians utilise the services of fitness […]

5 October 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

women only gym

Women Only Gym Centres

In Australia, the fitness industry has continued to grow over the last decade, with reports warning the market may actually reach saturation in the next few years. Leisure centres and sports facilities are popular with both males and females but it was only in late 80s that the first exclusive women only gym opened. Since […]

29 September 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Japanese in Darwin

Where to Learn Japanese at University

Have you ever considered learning a second language? Would you like to live and work in Japan and be able to communicate freely with Japanese people? The language and culture in Japan is something to really be admired. With around 127 million native speakers in Japan, any language skills you have will be well worth […]

21 December 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

You can find Japanese books in your local library

Your List Of Must Read Japanese Books

While it may be true that Japanese literary works are rarely promoted during book fairs and that European or American authors come to mind first when you are asked about foreign novels, there is no doubt that Japanese literature is everywhere. Japan is better known for its unique form of short poems (haiku and tanka) […]

5 December 2020 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

Studying Dutch in High School

Studying Dutch In High School In Australia

Concerns about the state of second language education in Australia periodically erupt throughout the country. Despite the well documented benefits of language study, and the information recommending languages be taught from early childhood through to the end of secondary school, the reality is quite different. According to the most recent census data, 28 per cent […]

30 November 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How long does it take to become fluent in Japanese?

The Advantages of Learning Japanese in Japan

Do you like Japan? You’re not the only one. In fact, there are plenty of Americans who feel the same way. Perhaps you grew up with anime and manga. Maybe you just want to discover a faraway culture that’s quite different to our own. There are plenty of great reasons to go to Japan. That's […]

25 November 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What Are the Different Types of Drums?

No matter where in the world they originate, any musical instrument that gets beat is considered a percussion instrument, but not every percussion instrument is a drum. To put that in perspective: the Latin word percussio means to beat or to strike – in a musical sense, not with an implication of violence. That Latin […]

21 January 2021 ∙ 16 minutes reading time

Do violin tutors have to be qualified?

Learning the Violin in Perth

Beautiful, elegant, classical, and sparkling- are all adjectives that we can associate with the violin, but to become a player capable of evoking these feelings from the instrument is not an easy task! Learning violin is a hugely rewarding activity and one that will give you quite a unique skill. While many people choose to have piano lessons, guitar […]

18 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Where can you learn to drum?

Where to Take Drum Lessons

“When you're happy, you enjoy the music but when you're sad, you undestand the lyrics.” - Frank Ocean Music is part of our everyday lives. For most young people, music is their favourite pastime. With many styles, including rock, country, blues and jazz, there’s something for everyone. Some people even decide to learn how to […]

13 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

violin lessons in canberra

Where To Find Violin Lessons In Canberra

There are multiple reasons why learning an instrument is a worthwhile pursuit. As a muscle that needs regular exercise, not only will your brain benefit from learning an instrument, you will also find your memory improving, your stress levels reducing and your confidence growing. Plus — playing an instrument is fun! Whether your goal is […]

8 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What is UCAS for?

Making The Most Of The UAC Services

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." ∼ Albert Einstein ∼ Education in Australia has always been the responsibility of individual state governments, rather than controlled by the federal government. For this reason, the year education became compulsory varies between states, although most introduced legislation during the 1870s-1880s mandating […]

19 January 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

How can you find career advice?

Help with Career Advice

"The belief that you can have a meaningful career is the first step to finding one." ∼ Sean Aiken ∼ In the space of a 20 year period, the percentage of Australians who hold a bachelor degree or above has more than tripled. There is no doubt that the current generation is the most highly […]

19 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What is an academic appraisal for?

Academic Appraisals Benefits in Australia

It's easy to become self-critical and develop career anxiety when your view on your individual self is skewed. In fact, nearly a third of students believe they’ve chosen the wrong degree, and sadly, a quarter of university students decide to drop out of university all together. This might be due to a lack of information […]

12 October 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

what is the price?

What Should You Pay Your Professional Coach?

If you wish to change your career altogether or gain the skills necessary for you be more accomplished in your current position, possibly seeking a promotion, professional coaching will often be required but it does come at a price that could put a strain on your finances. In recent years, statistics, surveys and polls have […]

21 September 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What equipment should I use for online classes?

Revision Tips: Eating for Success

Doing well in exams takes a lot more than studying assiduously throughout the year. It also involves keeping your body in good shape and ensuring your nutritional intake is adequate, since there is an drect link between physical and mental health. Follow these top nutritional tips for a sound body and mind come exam time: Don’t miss […]

22 January 2021 ∙ 3 minutes reading time

Can kids do yoga?

Internships: Slave labour or vital foot in the door?

With high levels of unemployment among 16-24 year olds, the rise of the dreaded NEET and Uni leavers facing rising tuition fee debt, bagging the job you want is a tough gig these days. We’ve all been there – trapped in the cycle of not being offered any jobs due to a lack of experience, […]

22 January 2021 ∙ 5 minutes reading time

Explore alternative jobs for ex-teachers

Other Jobs For Teachers Who Want Something New

Here's a fun fact for you — on average, up to 50 per cent of Australian teachers will leave the profession before their fifth year of full-time work. This is huge, especially when you consider that it takes you at least four years to obtain the qualifications to allow you to teach. Why is this […]

14 January 2021 ∙ 15 minutes reading time

Free tutoring for schoolchildren is important.

Tutoring For Primary School Within Australia

Is having extra one to one lessons useful before and during a child’s primary school years? Some consider this baby-sitting in disguise. With online tutoring providers like Superprof, private tuition for kindergarten and primary age students focuses on long-term advantages, as tutors familiarise pupils with the fundamentals of each subject. Academic tutoring services are certainly […]

4 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time