The Superprof Blog

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

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 to read

looking through lenses

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 to read

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 to read

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 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

Where should you visit in Japan?

A Quick Guide to Japan’s Main Islands

Japan is made up of four main islands. Honshu, the biggest of the four, is home to the Japanese capital of Tokyo as well as several other large cities. Hokkaido, to the north, is a popular holiday destination, especially when it comes to winter sports. In the south, we find Shikoku, the smallest of these […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Should you visit Shikoku?

The Best Things to See and Do in Shikoku

The island of Shikoku is Japan’s fourth-largest and separate from Honshu, the island where Tokyo is located, by the Seto Inland Sea. It’s a place that’s often wrongly left unvisited by tourists to Japan. Even though it doesn’t feature famous cities like Osaka, Kyoto, or Kamakura, Shikoku is home to 4.5 million people, covers 18,000km2, […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read

What is there to visit in Honshu?

What to See and Do in Honshu

Honshu is Japan’s main and most central island, home to cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, and also the most popular island for tourists to visit. Honshu is home to many different cultures and a fine example of modern Japan. There are tonnes of things to see and do in Honshu, but that doesn’t […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Should you visit Kyushu?

The Best Things to Do In Kyushu

Kyushu is the third-largest island in Japan after Honshu and Hokkaido and covers 36,000km2. While it isn’t home to the most famous cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, or Nara, it is home to over 13 million people and some iconic towns of its own. A trip to Japan wouldn’t be complete without visiting Kyushu. You […]

28 January 2021 ∙ 7 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

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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 6 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 2021 ∙ 7 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 2021 ∙ 7 minutes to read