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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 […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

a star cluster

The Life Cycle of a Star

Look up into the sky. That thing shining there – or ‘burning ferociously’ as might be a better description – has been doing its thing for four and a half billion years. Throughout the course of human history, it’s been there the whole time, burning away and giving life to our planet. 4.6 billion years. […]

27 September 2020 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Some pieces of software even give you a virtual tour

Microsoft Word, OneNote… How To Decide Which Word Processing Software To Use

IT for beginners is everywhere these days, all you need to know is which software to download or which website to visit, and you will be guided with tooltips through the software, app or website. Some pieces of software even give you a virtual tour of your software so that you can feel as though […]

22 September 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Understanding the Natural World: The Jobs and Tasks of a Wildlife Biologist Explained

"If we teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love." -Steve Irwin What do Steve Irwin, Jane Goodall, Jeff Corwin, John Bindernagel, Stanley Temple, and Jane Smart have in common? They have all significantly contributed to further understanding of the natural […]

22 September 2020 ∙ 15 minutes reading time

How do you use Microsoft Excel?

A Beginner’s Guide To Creating Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” - Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth While it seems that the younger generations seem to know everything about technology, the older generations often struggle. However, there are programs that can make your life easier. Whatever operating system your computer uses, office suites […]

22 September 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

dance lessons can be good for the soul

Dance Classes Near Me Across Australia

“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” Mata Hari Dancing has been a common pastime in all cultures for as long as humans have gathered together. We use dance to celebrate rites of passage (think wedding dances!), to commemorate global events (the Olympics!), or just to burn off steam at […]

22 September 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Where can you find dance teachers?

Finding Dance Classes in Sydney

Are you a Sydneysider who wants to learn to dance? In the largest city in Australia, your choices for dance classes and workshops can be a little overwhelming! Indeed, Sydney is known not only for its gorgeous beaches and iconic buildings but also for its long-running love of the arts. After all, Sydney boasts what […]

22 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you draw men?

Getting Started with Still Life Portraiture: How to Draw Men and Women

"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” - Salvador Dali This is not to mean, however, that only drawings that look identical to the real thing are classed as good. For, if so, how did Monet become such a master of his own […]

22 September 2020 ∙ 10 minutes reading time

How can you learn to dance for free?

Ways to Learn to Dance for Free

“Do it big, do it right, and do it with style" - Fred Astaire on dance Are you a great amateur dancer, but want to up your skills? We recommend finding a dance academy or getting private dance classes near me for getting started. It just might not always be in your reach to get […]

31 August 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Back to School Supplies and Bargains

There’s an old joke that every impending school year elicits opposite responses from parents (glee at kids not being underfoot all the time) and their kids (groans of dismay). There is truth to those polar-opposite views even though they are stereotypical but this year, one emotion surpasses all: relief. Relief at thinning the cloud COVID […]

26 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Are your kids ready to head back into the classrom?

Back to School 2020

By any measure, the second decade of the 21st Century has been full of trials: extreme weather events and political upheaval, a slow economic recovery after a debilitating downturn and social media-driven protest movements. However, only nine months into 2020, we’ve lived with a deadly pandemic and murder wasps, heatwaves and hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis; […]

26 September 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Your kids will probably sit much further apart in school this year

Ten Back to School Tips for Parents

All over the world, school-aged children and university students are gearing up for – or, in some cases have already experienced the return to school, albeit with a terrifying twist. Recalling my school days, the excitement over every new pencil and each unopened notebook, full of promise and potential, never once was a bottle of […]

26 September 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Keep your hand in your academic studies while on break

How to Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School

In some parts of the world, the 2020/21 school year has already begun while in others, students eye their new school supplies longingly and want, perhaps more than anything, to wear their new school clothes, a visible symbol that life is back to normal. Unless their school mandates uniforms and, even then, a substantial number […]

26 September 2020 ∙ 7 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

Meditating is possible anywhere.

What’s in Store for Your First Yoga Class

Hesitant about taking the plunge and learning yoga? Fear not, your yoga class probably won't look like what you have in mind. You might feel stiff at first, but mindful exercise shows great results in no time. To help achieved this enlightened state, most yoga lessons will be made up of: Relaxation Meditating Extended stretching Breathing exercises You […]

29 September 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

cost of personal training australia

The Cost of Gym Memberships & Personal Training in Australia

For the vast majority, getting in better shape is near the top of our new year's resolutions every year. And who doesn't want to feel good in their own skin? Everyone wants that beach bod, and everyone wants those washboard abs. Not only that, science has shown us that high levels of fitness directly correlate to […]

28 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Written Cantonese vocabulary on page

Top Tips for Chinese Beginners: How to Write Cantonese Characters

You’d be amazed by how many times tutors of Cantonese hear the words, ‘oh but it’s impossible to write in Cantonese!’ – or words to that effect. It’s an incredibly common sentiment, that seems to distinguish learners of the Chinese languages – Mandarin and Cantonese, along with many more – from those of other languages. […]

13 October 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Joan of Arc was canonised as a Roman Catholic saint

20 Famous French People Throughout History

France is a country with an extraordinary history – a history that has been driven by extraordinary people. Making up a large part of Western Europe, with the English Channel to the North, Germany to the East, a Border with Spain and the Mediterranean Sea on its South coast, France has had to become a […]

13 October 2020 ∙ 13 minutes reading time

Which are the best theme parks in Tokyo?

Top Resources for GCSE German

Learning German requires plenty of practice, so if you are studying for your GCSEs you might want to use some of the resources that are available online to try out your reading and listening skills, or to boost your vocabulary. 1. The BBC Bitesize website has a selection of useful resources that can help you […]

13 October 2020 ∙ 3 minutes reading time

How can you learn to write in Hindi?

Check out our Top Beginners Tips on How To Learn the Hindi Script

So you have decided to take the plunge and learn how to speak Hindi. You are eager to discover Indian culture and ready to immerse yourself in this Indo-European language. But of course, you can learn to speak Hindi - but you also need to learn to read and write it. So come and discover the […]

7 October 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Bass in the grass festival Darwin

Learning to Play the Guitar and Taking Lessons in Darwin

Guitar popularity and Darwin When you think of music, playing a guitar probably comes to mind, and rightly so. Along with piano, guitar has been the mainstay of contemporary music for years and years, with the latter however only really starting to feature in songs in the couple of hundred. Music theory tended to centre […]

30 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Guitar Lessons Near Me: Music Tuition Options in Perth

Perth is one of the most culturally rich and diverse metropolises in Australia. From music, and dance to entertainment and sport, Perth has long since cultivated its relationship to the arts, and both tourists and residents alike benefit from the year-round cycle of festivals,  performances, events, and games.   Perths relationship with music is deeply […]

28 September 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you write music for the guitar?

How to Find Guitar Lessons in Melbourne

Melbourne has been long celebrated for its vibrant bars, cafes, cultural event, and most importantly, its live music scene. In fact, many of Australia's most iconic bands and singer-songwriters call Victoria's capital home. Musicians who come from Melbourne include Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, John Farnham, Mark Seymour, Tash Sultana, Courtney Barnett as well as many, […]

28 September 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you become a jazz drummer?

A Guide to Jazz Drumming

“To get your playing more forceful, hit the drums harder.” - Keith Moon In jazz drumming, you have to be more nuanced in your approach More people like jazz than you’d first think. Generally, it’s the older generations that prefer it. It’s because of jazz that drummers exist as they do today. Jazz made the drummer an […]

28 September 2020 ∙ 12 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 is the average salary for a private tutor?

What Salary Can You Expect As An Accountant?

As a base note, we will start by mentioning that the average UK salary is £27.271 a year (£39,476 in London). How does an accountants' salary measure up? Well, it's hard to say since the term accountant is so vague and could include so many different job titles. According to available data, accountants in the […]

14 July 2020 ∙ 13 minutes reading time

What are the benefits of continuing education?

Continuing Education at a Glance

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" (There is no easy way from the earth to the stars) - Seneca Continuing education is an opportunity to go back to school once you’ve started working. Whether you want to further your career or change careers, there’s training and courses available for everyone. Most people accept […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

flashcards and studying

How to Study Better Using Flashcards

"Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Studying is not always fun. It's more boring than most other activities, and there are many […]

14 October 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

studying on the mind

How to Study For Your Exams

"Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer." -Charles Caleb Colton Exams are a peculiar thing that grades us on our intelligence and forces us to use parts of our brain that we might have not even known existed. Since they are […]

14 October 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

finding a place to study

15 Study Tips to Help You Study For Your Exams

"Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn." -Albert Einstein  If Einstein, one of the most brilliant minds of all time, said it, we should wholeheartedly agree and view studying as a constant learning experience and not a tedious chore. However, that's much easier said than done! Why's that? Well, […]

14 October 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

study and review

Revision Techniques to Help You Study For Your Exams

"Revising isn't something that should be challenging or difficult at all. What revising is, unfortunately, is time consuming. It takes awhile. That's why you might like to start early..." -Author Unknown What comes to mind when you hear the word revision? Well, if you're a secondary school or Uni student, the first thing that you […]

14 October 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time