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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

electromagnetism

What is Electromagnetic Induction?

The science of electromagnetism is one of the most important fields we know of. For practical applications in industry and for our knowledge of the physical structure of the universe, electromagnetism is central. Maybe you’d never have realised but, without electromagnetism, we wouldn’t be able to transport or generate electricity. It just wouldn’t happen. We […]

26 November 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

transformers power transfer

Transformers: The Practical Science of Electromagnetism.

These days, everything depends on electricity – from the tools on which we work to the places where we get our entertainment. Everything seems to be powered and charged, plugged in, connected to the mains. We use electricity literally all the time. And so we take for granted the fact that it comes straight into […]

26 November 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Arts and Hobbies

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Famous Artists Who Paint With Acrylics

While many artists favour the traditional oil painting over working with acrylics, due to its timeless aesthetic, many others choose acrylic paint for its versatility and the variety of techniques you can achieve with it. Acrylic paints are also great to work with for the professionals since they dry out extremely quickly, allowing for layering […]

16 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Improve Your Acrylic Painting with These Tutorials and Resources

Improve Your Acrylic Painting with These Tutorials and Resources

Wherever you’re currently at with your acrylic painting, there’s always room for improvement. If you’re looking to brush up on your technique, and take your painting to the next level, then you’re in luck. We’ve gathered some of the best acrylic painting tutorials and resources out there, to give you the best chance of success […]

16 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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An Introduction to Acrylic Painting

It’s always great to have a creative outlet, a way to express your personality through different mediums. Acrylic painting is a perfect way to express yourself visually, and a great hobby to keep you entertained when you need a break from the constant stimulation of technology. Before we dive into the pros and cons, the […]

16 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Health and Fitness

How do you rebalance your chakras?

How to Rebalance Your Chakras

“When you touch the celestial in your heart, you will realize that the beauty of your soul is so pure, so vast and so devastating that you have no option but to merge with it. You have no option but to feel the rhythm of the universe in the rhythm of your heart.” - Amit […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you balance your chakras?

How Yoga Balances Your Chakras

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” - Buddha 300 million people around the world practise yoga (15 million in China) to realign their chakras. Chakras are the focal points of energy in our bodies, the junctions and there are thousands of them. […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you balance your chakras?

Balancing Your Chakras with Yoga

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” - Buddha 98% of people doing yoga are hoping to improve their health. Working on your chakras through yoga allows you to better circulate energy through all your organs. Generally, you’ll start by working on the physical with the first […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Languages

How do you learn English by watching films?

Make Learning English Fun and Easy by Watching Movies

Hands up if you love watching movies? Yes! We do, too! The good news about your love for film? Learning English can be made so easier by kicking back and watching a movie in English. Essentially, it’s an excellent way to improve your fluency. Learning English as a second language can seem daunting to begin […]

14 January 2020 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

How do you become bilingual by learning English?

ESL English: Our Tips for Becoming Bilingual

Immersion and daily practice are the two most effective way to perfect your English. Regular immersion and practice will help you to speak fluently with English speakers all over the world. Speaking English will open up a myriad of other cultures to you, and being able to say you are bilingual will make your CV pop. […]

14 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Gaining comprehension in English will ease your worry lines.

Learn to Speak English and Communicate with Confidence

Very few people are naturally gifted with the automatic ability to excel in their chosen field or skill. Prior to expertise comes feelings of exasperation and self-doubt, periods of making mistakes while learning, and a lot of hard work. Learning English in the first place is commendable. The process can be frustrating and confusing, and […]

13 January 2020 ∙ 18 minutes reading time

Music

How can you learn to sing a cappella?

Songs You Can Sing without Instruments

“I'm not saying you have to learn Barbershop to be a great a cappella singer... but I am promising you if you do sing Barbershop, you'll be better than if you don’t.” - Deke Sharon Music plays an important role in our lives. Adverts, streaming, computer games, etc., music is with us almost every moment […]

8 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you sing in tune?

Learning to Sing in Key

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.” - Swedish Proverb Who’s never dreamt of singing on stage in front of thousands of adoring fans? While many people are still interested in learning to sing, vocal technique isn’t innate and not everyone’s singing is worthy of a performance at the O2. More and more […]

8 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Which are the best microphones for singers?

Great Microphones for Singers

“Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It's freedom.” - Andrea Bocelli When learning to sing, we’re often tempted to perform in front of an audience. After all, you can sing professionally and show off your skills as a singer for money. When it comes […]

8 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Professional Development

Don't let stress take over your life.

Tips To Prevent And Relieve Stress

Most of the time, stress is inevitable in that you don't see it coming until it hits you. However, for those who feel the onset of stress and its very frustrating symptoms beginning to arise, there are ways to prevent it from taking over your life or to at least relieve the pressure. First off, […]

7 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Don't hang around when it comes to stress.

Why Is Managing Stress Important?

"I thrive under pressure", "I get a buzz out of feeling stressed", "No pressure, no diamonds", ... Are you guilty of muttering any of these when put on the spot during an interview setting? We all want to make people believe that we work well even when faced with stressful situations, that we love the […]

7 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Take steps to relieve stress in your life.

Stress Management Strategies

Anxiety, depression, negativity, obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, headaches, heart problems, ... they are linked and the big culprit is STRESS. Stress, as described by the NHS, "is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting […]

7 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Tutoring

What qualities should I have to teach home tutorials?

What Characterises a Private Tutoring Professional?

In addition to the purely technical skills of the subject/s in which you specialise, being a great private tutor requires you to have both hard and soft skills. You obviously wouldn't offer one-on-one tutorials in maths if you don't know about geometry, integrals, derivatives, algebra or trig, and you probably won't find Chinese tutors who […]

16 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

You must be willing to alter your private classes as a home tutor to meet the students needs and abilities.

Private Tutoring: Tailoring Your Courses for Your Students

It's not all that complicated to give one on one lessons as a private or online tutor. However, a certain skill set is desirable in a private tutor to deliver a quality private one-on-one tutoring service. There's a big difference between a teaching a course at university, or in the high school classroom, and delivering […]

16 January 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Find your place in the market for personal tuition with our hints and tips

Tips on How to Become a Tutor

Has anyone ever suggested you should become a tutor? Do you have a passion for your chosen subjects and want to assist students with study skills or getting their heads around the content? One-on-one tutoring, either as an online tutor or face-to-face, is a great way to earn some extra money while you're at uni. […]

15 January 2020 ∙ 20 minutes reading time

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