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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 […]

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 […]

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
Maths

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 […]

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 […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 14 minutes to read

How can you learn to code at home?

Teaching Yourself to Code

“Computers have memory but they don’t have memories.” - Anonymous Of all the languages in the world, programming languages are among the most commonly used despite relatively few people knowing them. Not know the first thing about JavaScript, PHP, object-oriented programming, or C? You’ve come to the right place. Most households in the UK possess at […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How can you learn to code online?

Learning to Code Online

“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” - Martin Fowler Do you know what a computer programmer does? Is programming alien to you? Do you need to be a tech whizz to program computers? Is code only something you see in films? Is HTML […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best online programming courses?

Learning to Code for Free

Anyone who wants to become a computer programmer or developer will need to learn how to code and perhaps even obtain qualifications in programming. However, it’s not like they’re giving away free computer science degrees and the cost of going to university might put many people off the whole idea. So can you learn to code […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Can you learn to code with videos?

Learning How to Code with Videos

Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, many people are trying their hands at learning how to code. Programming skills are highly sought after so it’s easy to understand why so many people are studying how to code. However, learning to code isn’t that easy. You need to learn about programming languages, app development, web […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

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 to read

How do you get started with animation?

Animating for the First Time

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” - Walt Disney Mickey Mouse is probably one of the most famous characters ever created. Disney’s mascot is recognisable all over the world. Similarly, characters like Simba, Ariel, and Elsa are also very popular. These characters define our childhoods and have inspired many to take […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What do you need to make animations?

The Tools for Animating

“To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all cherish a magnificent obsession.” - Walt Disney Arguably, animation has never been more popular. From the first Disney films to now, animation has come a long way! The number of animated films and animation studios seems to increase every year. Animation is everywhere from TV […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best animation programs?

Programs for Creating Animations

“Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true.” - Walt Disney Since 1934’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released, Disney has continued to grow and produce animated films that have inspired […]

22 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Not every yoga stretching pose is this intense

Top Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture

Yoga is a light that, once lit, will never be extinguished. The more you practise, the stronger that flame becomes. - B.K.S Iyengar Today, our lifestyle is based on... not necessarily the best behaviours. To wit, we now suffer from a host of health problems because much of our lives is spent in front of […]

29 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Let a yoga instructor help you master the asanas

The Ten Best Yoga Poses for Your Abs

Yoga, as a lifestyle and philosophy, can be practised by all who aspire to because it belongs to all of humanity. - Shri K Pattabhi Jois This quote, by that famous yogi, goes on to say: "It is not the property of any group or individual, and can be accomplished by anyone, anywhere in the […]

29 January 2021 ∙ 9 minutes to read

The Most Effective Yoga Poses for the Upper Body

Yoga is music. the rhythm of the body, the music of the spirit and the harmony of the soul create a symphony. - Sri B.K.S Iyengar Nowadays, yoga weaves itself into our daily activities. The practice is becoming more democratic - more people of all ages are finding peace and vigour through yoga. Yoga is […]

29 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

The Best Yoga Poses for Strong Legs

Once the breath and the mind are still, the yogi attains fixity. - Hatha Yoga Pradipika II2 From the knees to the spinal column and across the haunches, powered by the breath, yoga is a discipline remarkable in its completeness. Depending on which poses one includes in their session, it is possible to improve one's […]

29 January 2021 ∙ 8 minutes to read

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 to read

Modern Standard Arabic for children

Arabic for Kids: How to Get Them Started

Spoken by more than 4oo million people around the world, Arabic is 5th most spoken language worldwide, and is an official language in 26 countries, including Egypt, Morocco, and Lebanon. It holds great importance in Islam, and it is one of the most important languages to learn in the world today. And yet adults often […]

7 October 2020 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Young males are the target audience of Shonen Jump

The 20 Most Popular Japanese Manga Comic Books

Cool Japan, a Japanese cultural export concept, has given the broader world magnificent examples of such over the last couple of decades. Sake, sushi and J-Pop - including Tokyopop have all made their mark but the one facet of Japanese culture grabbing the most attention is manga. These graphic novels and their film counterpart, anime, […]

7 October 2020 ∙ 11 minutes to read

Modern Cities in the Middle East and North Africa

Check out our list of 15 of the most Beautiful Middle East Cities to visit

I remember the first time that I saw the pyramids, I was in a taxi driving through the city of Giza. The city was welcoming, with wide dusty roads, and residents, visitors and business people walking in all directions going about their day. I hung my head out of the window like a happy puppy […]

7 October 2020 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Which are the best songs to dance to?

Songs to Dance To

Have you had quite enough of sad songs? Why not turn to music that makes you want to get up and dance? Dancing is a great way to put you in a good mood. There are plenty of styles of dance like hip-hop, rock, salsa, waltz, tango, cha-cha, and Zumba for different styles of music like […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Which are the most romantic songs of all time?

The Most Romantic Songs Ever

Love is a recurring theme in music and has given us some of the most beautiful songs of all time. Love songs, regardless of the language they’re in, can make us feel a whole gamut of emotions. There are beautiful lyrics that remind us of the beauty of love, the tragic of heartbreak, or wistful nostalgia […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the happiest songs?

Feel-good Music

Sometimes life can get us down: stress, lack of sleep, daily problems, etc. can all make us unhappy. Fortunately, there are ways to make ourselves feel better and sometimes it's something as simple as listening to a song that we like or heading out for a walk or a dance. To start your day with a […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which are the best songs to give me confidence?

Songs to Give You Confidence

A lack of self-confidence can be troublesome. Believing in yourself is a way to love yourself, overcome shyness, be brave enough to step out your comfort zone, and rid yourself of negative thoughts. However, it’s not easy. Fear of failure or of how other people perceive us can harm our self-confidence. Fortunately, songs can be […]

31 December 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

acquiring the basics of maths

Intro to A Level Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking is offered as an A Level option at many sixth forms and colleges and is usually taken as an extra A Level, alongside three other subjects. This skills-based course allows you to focus on developing your ability to analyse, hypothesise and construct your own arguments. It’s not an A Level that simply tells […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

children working together

Why is Behaviour Management Important?

When budding teachers apply and train for their work, they don’t always expect that behaviour management is the thing that they will spend most of their time doing. They feel like they are going into their profession to help kids learn, and to share their passion for their subject with the world. It’s either this […]

29 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

behaviour management theory

Behaviour Management Techniques that Work

Maybe you became a teacher or tutor because you love your subject and want to share your passion to the next generation. Maybe you joined up because you find kids inspiring and insightful and wanted to help them grow. Or maybe it was because you just loved the idea of teaching. Something you maybe hadn’t […]

29 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

good behaviour management

Behaviour Management Theories You Need to Know

As a teacher, tutor, or anyone else working with children in an educational context, you’ll probably have learned a thing or two about behaviour management. And you may well have learned it the hard way. Kids aren’t always going to be behaving in the way that you want them to behave. Misbehaviour – defined loosely […]

29 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

What are GCSEs like now?

Exam time: how to stay calm and do your best

Exams cause peak stress events in students' lives, no matter if s/he is at the top of the class or struggling in a few subjects. It's not that student life isn't stressful in and of itself. Besides the general anxiety that comes from competing in society - even one as self-contained as school, peer pressure […]

9 December 2020 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Tutors, How to Ensure Every First Lesson Goes Well

Tutors are supposedly the paragons of confidence and assurance, right? Furthermore, we're not only supposed to embody those qualities but we're supposed to imbue our students with them. Expectations are all fine and well but the truth is very different, isn't it? Just like any first meeting - job interviews, making friends, first dates, the […]

27 November 2020 ∙ 12 minutes to read

What qualifications do art teachers need?

Tutors: 12 Teaching Strategies for Effective Student Learning

What makes tutoring work so well is the one-to-one relationship between the student and tutor. With only one person to focus on, tutors can try a variety of teaching techniques in order to work out the most effective strategies to help their pupil understand a topic. This article's introductory sentence describes the fundamental problem with […]

27 November 2020 ∙ 11 minutes to read

What are GCSEs and A Levels like now?

Coping with Exam Failure

Sometimes it can be very difficult to predict the outcome of your exams, whether you're in primary or secondary school, or even enrolled in the university degree plan of your choice. This is probably because exams are one of students' most feared aspects of education. Even if you're confident in your abilities to expound on your […]

27 November 2020 ∙ 11 minutes to read