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How do you become a private webcam tutor?
Advice for Tutors

Follow these Useful Steps to Get Started as an Online Tutor

While private webcam tutorials have existed for a number of years now, some tutors still aren’t sure how to get started with teaching what they know to students! We’re here to help you get started with tutoring! More often than not, online tutors will find themselves teaching school pupils, either studying for a GCSE or […]

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Written on 3 August 2020

8 minutes to read
What are the benefits of teaching webcam tutorials?
Advice for Tutors

8 Reasons to Become an Online Tutor

What's Academic support over webcam? Teaching via webcam combines traditional aspects of teaching (exercises, lessons, revision, etc.) and being able to work from home. Thanks to digital technologies, you can reach students from all over the world as well as learn about new technologies. According to a 2015 Opinion Way survey, 6% of parents declared […]

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Written on 20 March 2020

6 minutes to read
Make maths fun with the help of free and fun online resources such as games, tutorials, apps and podcasts
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Learn Maths Online with a Tutor

A major international report has found that UK teenagers are falling behind their global peers when it comes to mathematical achievement. The UK mathematics curriculum, which has been criticised for being "a mile wide and an inch deep", may be to blame for this. But it is not only today's youngsters who aren't quite making the […]

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Written on 20 March 2020

19 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
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Essay Writing Tips for the Leaving Cert

The composing section on English paper 1 is an opportunity to really boost up your grade and despite what some students think, you can really prepare for this question. With a whopping 100 marks for this question, it is really worth doing that preparation, and with this Superprof guide, you will find some key tips […]

23 July 20217 minutes to read

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How to Prepare for English Paper Two

English paper two is one of the most talked about, and anticipated papers in the entire leaving cert course. In the weeks leading up to, and after, you will always see predictions and analysis after the fact! This can be stressful for some students, and some tend to build it up in their heads, leading […]

23 July 20218 minutes to read

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How to Prepare For English Paper One

English Paper One is the exam that kicks off the leaving cert for many, and it is a great opportunity to banish the nerves at the beginning and to set the tone of a great leaving cert! Paper one is often viewed as the easier of the two, as it doesn’t have the dreaded poetry […]

23 July 20217 minutes to read

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How to Effectively Compare the English Language Texts

The comparative is one of the largest and heavily weighted questions on the leaving certificate paper. With a whopping 70 marks available, it can really set you up for a great mark if you do well! The majority of work on this question will be done in the year leading up to you sitting the […]

23 July 20217 minutes to read

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Skills that Kids Learn at Chess

As far as games go, chess has to be one of the most beneficial for kids. That isn’t to say that there is no educational value in Minecraft, but video games pale in comparison to board games when it comes to learning opportunities. Every game of chess is a strategic challenge to overcome, full of […]

20 July 20217 minutes to read

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How do you Win Chess in 2 Moves?

Chess is a game that can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 55, or even longer! It’s a board game that requires a lot of deliberation and problem-solving, so games can be drawn out sometimes and take up a whole morning or afternoon. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could taste victory in just two […]

20 July 20217 minutes to read

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How do you Win Chess in 3 Moves?

If you want to prove to your friends that you're the king or queen of chess, then you’ll want to have some aces up your sleeve. One of the best ways to demonstrate your chess iq and prove that you know what you’re doing is to master one of the quick-win strategies. Yes, you read […]

20 July 20217 minutes to read

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Chess Origin

Now’s as good a time as any to learn about the cerebral game of chess. Off the back of the hit show ‘Queen’s Gambit’ on streaming platform Netflix, the popularity of the classic board game is on the rise. What’s more, due to the COVID-19 pandemic which for some was a stark wake up call, […]

20 July 20217 minutes to read

How do you homeschool children?

Homeschooling Tips

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” - Gandhi Let’s start by saying that there’s no such thing as a typical day of homeschooling and that’s probably why you’re interested in it. These tips are here to help, but you don’t need to follow them […]

29 March 20217 minutes to read

Why should you use smartphone apps to learn?

Reasons to Use Apps for Revision

“The unexamined life is not worth living” - Socrates No matter what kind of smartphone you have, you should be able to enjoy a variety of useful apps. Both the App Store and the Google Play Store have plenty of apps that you can use online and offline almost anywhere. Our phones are almost part […]

29 March 20216 minutes to read

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How to Homeschool Kids

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela 2020 saw a lot of parents having to homeschool their children more than they’d probably planned to. With the pandemic, some parents might be just thinking of keeping their children at home and teaching them themselves. Legally, it’s […]

29 March 20216 minutes to read

Which are the best apps for learning?

The Best Revision Apps

“The challenge for a human now is to be more interesting to another than his or her smartphone.” - Alain de Botton Maths, science, and English are still all subjects that you have to study and most parents would love to have enough time to help their children with every part of their schooling. After […]

29 March 20216 minutes to read

What Are the Rules of Rollerskating?

"No rules, just right!" - Outback Steakhouse This advertising slogan for the Aussie-themed American steakhouse capitalised on the success of the Crocodile Dundee film that had smashed worldwide box office records two years before. Opened in 1988, this restaurant chain hoped to convey that it imbued the film's renegade spirit through its (utterly conventional) menu […]

24 July 20217 minutes to read

Derbies prove that skating is making a comeback

Is Roller Skating Making a Comeback?

What does roller skating sound like? We've all heard the assured thrumming sound of polyurethane wheels on pavement, with its rhythmic acknowledgement of every sidewalk crack. Without turning around, could you tell what kind of skate you're hearing? Inline skates, commonly called rollerblades, make a chunky bass sound while skateboards emit a higher-pitched, continuous hum. […]

24 July 20217 minutes to read

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80s Roller Skating

If it seems like I've been lost in 'let's remember'... Billy Joel, Keeping the Faith For some, recalling the happiest times of their lives helps to keep them sane and balanced when times are stressful like they've been over the past year. For others, generally of younger generations, hearing about how things used to be […]

24 July 20217 minutes to read

Indoor vs Outdoor Roller Skating

Summer is traditionally a time to be outdoors. Whether camping, hiking or just sitting in the park, abandoning the confines of our living spaces is made easier by summer's (mostly) fine weather. This year in particular, fleeing those confines will be especially sweet, won't it? The pandemic has caused us to rethink how we do […]

24 July 20217 minutes to read

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How to Practice Your Irish Between Lessons

It is nice to have that free time in between Irish lessons. In fact, it is said that people with more free time are happier, healthier, and more productive than people who work all the time and make more money according to a study of 79 working adults. Between your Irish lesson, it is a […]

28 June 20217 minutes to read

Find Irish teachers and classes

Where can you Find an Irish Teacher?

As different learning methods suit different people at varying degrees, some prefer to have a physical teacher if they want to learn or improve their knowledge in a particular language. A study was conducted by Learning House Inc about physical learning and online learning where 85% of students who had previously enrolled in both face-to-face […]

28 June 20217 minutes to read

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How much do Irish Lessons Cost?

Ultimately, there are many reasons to learn Irish. From as simple as wanting to learn a new language to choosing to learn it because it is a university requirement, many people set out in search of Irish lessons and this article will outline the prices for Irish lessons. This article will merely focus on prices […]

28 June 20217 minutes to read

Start Learning Irish Today!

Your Guide to Learning Irish

Irish is a language of many uses. You can use it to connect with the Irish culture and heritage. As a verb-subject-object language, it is very unique and mastering the Irish sentence structures gives a sense of accomplishment. Irish started as a language that was widely spoken around Ireland. However, as the plantations happened, the […]

28 June 20217 minutes to read

How do you become a better rapper?

Common Rap Errors

“Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you.” - DMX In 2020, rap and hip-hop music’s popularity increased drastically. Do you love rap and want to learn how to do it? Here are the 10 mistakes you have to avoid! When starting with any […]

6 June 20216 minutes to read

How can you learn to write slam poetry?

Becoming a Slam Poet

“Words are powerful. Words make a difference. They can create and destroy. They can open doors and close doors. Words can create illusion or magic, love or destruction. … All those things.” - R.M. Engelhardt Slam poetry is a lot like rap’s cousin as words are fundamental to slam poetry, but the presentation and delivery […]

5 June 20217 minutes to read

How do you write rap lyrics?

How to Write Rap Lyrics

“My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.” - Kendrick Lamar Would you like to become a rapper? You’re going to have to write some lyrics. Almost every successful rapper also writes the lyrics as rapping […]

4 June 20216 minutes to read

How can you learn to rap?

How to Become a Rapper

“Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay Z With 50 million streams, rap music increased in popularity in the UK in 2020. Maybe you’d be […]

3 June 20217 minutes to read

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Tips on Where to Find Accounting Classes in Limerick

Accounting as a leaving certificate subject is growing in popularity, with more and more choosing to take it on board, however, there is no shame in feeling like you need some help, it can be a long and intense road. I took grinds myself! We are living in the technological age, and it is only […]

18 June 20217 minutes to read

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Help Finding Accounting Tutors in Galway

Not too long ago I sat the leaving certificate exams myself. For anyone outside of Ireland, these are your final exams in high school before you graduate, and the results you get in these determine what university course you go on to do. It can be quite a daunting time, especially because you are doing […]

18 June 20217 minutes to read

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Find an Accounting Teacher in Cork

The most difficult part of the leaving certificate is that the fact that you have to focus on so many different subjects at once, from languages to science to practical work, and this can be very stressful. It can be hard to focus on one subject in particular if you are trying to understand a […]

18 June 20217 minutes to read

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Find Accounting Courses in Dublin

The leaving certificate experience can be a tricky one. You have to focus on a number of very different subjects that vary greatly, from maths to English to history. Due to this, sometimes it can become quite intense and difficult, and naturally there will be some subjects in which you can manage quite easily and […]

18 June 20217 minutes to read

Can you use Zoom for online tutorials?

The Pros and Cons of Tutoring with Zoom

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” - Kevin Kelly While computers may never replace the human mind, they can definitely help us to share knowledge more effectively. This is especially true when it comes to online tutorials as learning from videos, streamed lessons, and online tutors are all becoming more popular. There are plenty […]

28 January 20217 minutes to read

How can you learn with online tutorials?

Reasons to Get Online Tutorials During the Pandemic

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” - Mahatma Gandhi Online lessons, finding somewhere to do homework, connection issues, etc. During lockdowns and restrictions, it hasn’t been easy for students to keep up with their schooling and some are at risk of falling behind. During the […]

28 January 20216 minutes to read

How can you stay focused during online tutorials?

How to Concentrate on Private Online Lessons

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela During the Second World War, researcher Norman Mackworth created an experiment to test the vigilance of radar operators. The test, known as the Mackworth Clock, became a common test of vigilance and concentration over long periods. Vigilance decreases […]

28 January 20217 minutes to read

How can you help children to study during the pandemic?

Online Tutoring for Kids During the Pandemic

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” - Richard Feynmann With the lockdowns and the restrictions due to COVID, some students have started to fall behind with their studies or struggle at school. Not every student is on track to get the grades they want or […]

28 January 20217 minutes to read