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Superprof: Your Source for Quality Private Tutoring in Canada

Since our launch in 2013, Superprof has always put a strong emphasis on the relationship of  trust between our team and the millions of users across our platform. It is our belief that this establishing a relationship of trust and confidence is fundamental in ensuring the success of the tutoring programmes offered through our platform. […]


Written on 31 May 2021

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Advice for Students

Everything You Will Need for an Online Tutoring Session

You’ve decided to move forward with a tutor, and online tutoring services are just a click away from changing your C’s to A’s. You do have many tutoring choices available other than tutoring online. There’s home tutoring, peer tutoring, group tutoring or tutoring centres. There are even a few places that offer limited, free tutoring […]


Written on 4 April 2020

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Advice for Students

Should I try Online Tutoring?

Tutoring online and tutoring services in general, have exploded as an industry and are one of the fastest-growing franchise niches worldwide. In Canada, over 25% or 1 in 4 students receive tutoring as supplemental instruction to their formal education, at some point in their academic career. Online tutorials are a growing factor in the tutoring […]


Written on 27 March 2020

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How do you become a private webcam tutor?

Tips for Becoming 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! We’re here to help you start tutoring online. When it comes to this type of tutoring services, everything’s changing: the materials, how you prepare the lessons, and how you speak to the students... It's now […]


Written on 25 March 2020

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Advice for Students

The Best Online Courses Canada has to Offer

Private tutoring has become a regular part of the shadow education industry around the world, and Canada is no different. Canadians avail themselves of supplemental instruction in many subjects, be it math, English, languages, social sciences, the arts, or sports coaching. Why are more and more people turning to private tutorials? Because tutoring works. Children […]


Written on 20 March 2020

7 minutes reading time

Python and Data Science

No, I don't know anything about them. I hate all snakes. That statement, made by a retired electronics technician who specialised in machine coding set me on my heels for a bit. I didn't ask if he knew anything about pythons - plural; I wanted to know if he knew anything about Python - singular. […]

17 August 20217 minutes reading time

Where Can I Use Python?

My first brush with Python was a couple of years ago, at a coding Meetup. I was just getting my feet wet, learning about HTML and JavaScript, with an eye on the next programming language I would tackle. Admittedly, my aim was back-end; I was pursuing knowledge for knowledge's sake. I had no active plan […]

17 August 20217 minutes reading time

Learn Python

Python & Web Development

"You guys may not be following the internet like I do." former president Trump That former president, like so many other people, confuses the World Wide Web - a service that comprises of web pages, email and so on, with the internet itself, which is a system of interconnected computer networks. Another former US president, […]

17 August 20217 minutes reading time

Python has serious applications but it can also be fun

Python & Robotics

Not everyone agrees that Python is the best or easiest language to use when programming robots. Many hold firm on C++ being the most efficient language while JavaScript diehards maintain that they create the most simple, yet elegant programs. With Python now more popular than ever, thanks to its extensive standard library and its ability […]

17 August 20217 minutes reading time

Chess Musical Plot Summary

The 80s was a great decade for music and, by extension, musical theatre. Hit shows from that decade, like Cats, Miss Saigon and La Cage aux Folles easily spring to mind; others reflect the shifting cultural sensibilities of the times: Dreamgirls and Sarafina! enjoy frequent revivals and have even been made into films. Where does […]

8 September 20217 minutes reading time

Beth Harmon became the queen of chess

The Queen’s Gambit Plot Summary

It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that this miniseries is a sensation. Within two weeks of its release, it was the #1 show on Netflix and, by the end of November 2020, it was that streaming service's best-known production - even surpassing Tiger King in viewership numbers. Tiger King was, until Queen premiered, at the […]

8 September 20217 minutes reading time

This rendition of The Chess Players is celebrated in France

Chess in Famous Paintings

Chess and painting have been around for a long time. Chess and painting are 'done' all over the world. People are passionate about beautiful tableaux; people are passionate about chess. Could there be two, more complementary disciplines? As painting and chess have quite a lot in common - they both require discipline, focus and good […]

8 September 20217 minutes reading time

How Is Chess a Form of Mindfulness?

Whether you're a long-time chess enthusiast or, like so many novice players, grew excited about the game after watching The Queen's Gambit, you must know that chess is nowhere near as hyperactive as it was shown to be in that series. It is exciting though. Don't ever mistake chess for the height of dullness even […]

7 September 20217 minutes reading time

What are the advantages of Excel?

The Advantages of Accounting with Excel

“Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.” - Charles Lyell Are you an accountant or a sole trader who has to do their accounts? Remember that accounting software can help you save a lot of time and increase your productivity as it can automate […]

8 August 20217 minutes reading time

Social and Emotional development

Social and Emotional Skills for Kids

Parents of teens and kids are perhaps all too familiar with the worries over social and emotional development this year. Over a year of anxiety about catching COVID-19, masking, terrifying news headlines, and physical distancing has drastically altered our kids’ perception of the world, not to mention the loss felt by missed birthday parties, family […]

24 June 20217 minutes reading time

kids at camp

Outdoor Learning for Kids

Most Canadian parents and guardians will be familiar with the perils of a pandemic school year spent between home and school. With virtual learning becoming the norm this year in private and public schools - and so many families staying at home - outdoor time is much needed this summer. Studies have shown that the […]

21 June 20217 minutes reading time

Studying in groups can be effective.

Studying Tips for Students at Home

Studying at home is never easy. It doesn't matter if you're in university, college, or high school; living in Canada studying has its time. But studying at home doesn't have to be complicated. Getting in the proper schedule, having a plan and putting in the work can be an effective way to study, along with […]

15 June 20216 minutes reading time

Find a boxing class near you to get started.

Boxing for Fitness Training

Boxing can be the perfect hobby for some people, especially with a long list of benefits and reasons. Boxing can be good for all ages and any experience level in fitness. However, everyone has to start somewhere. In this article, we look at numerous things around boxing, from getting in shape, losing weight and even […]

25 July 20217 minutes reading time

Using the heavy bag is a must for boxers.

Boxing Exercises to Help in The Ring

Getting in the ring as a boxer requires some serious training. There are several things boxers have to know before even stepping into the ring. In this article, we'll list some of the great exercises you can do to help you prepare for boxing. One of the misconceptions around boxing is that you have to […]

25 July 20216 minutes reading time

Boxing requires lots of cardio to be fit for the ring.

Is Boxing Good For Cardio Training?

We have written numerous articles about boxing, and each of those articles has one thing in common. We have always talked about cardiovascular with regards to boxing. It can be an exhausting sport. If you have never thrown a few punches, it can take a lot of you. Having an excellent cardiovascular system is essential […]

25 July 20216 minutes reading time

Find a Boxercise call near you to get started.

Learning About Boxercise in Canada

Boxercise is a new training program used all around Canada to help people get active and have some fun. Boxing can be the perfect fitness activity for so many people. It also incorporates several exercises that help with overall fitness. Boxing works on strength, flexibility and cardio. It can be an option that many people […]

25 July 20216 minutes reading time

A woman on the phone

Become Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin is the native language spoken by over 920 million people in northern and southwestern China. A lot of people think that the Mandarin language is a hard one to learn. However, this belief is more common among people who speak the English as their first language. Mandarin is the official language not only in […]

31 August 20217 minutes reading time


Learn Chinese in School

Learning a new language is an interesting activity. You will be able to communicate better with people when you can speak their language or relate to an aspect of their culture. You also have the chance to make new friends outside those you've had for a while. As a non-Chinese speaker, the decision to learn […]

31 August 20217 minutes reading time

A teacher in a class

Learn Chinese from a Tutor

Learning Chinese in Canada may not be easy as you think if you fail to use the right approach; not everyone can. Among languages, it requires a lot of time and commitment to grasp. However, it isn't so arduous that you should be discouraged. There are plenty of other languages out there more difficult than […]

31 August 20217 minutes reading time


Where to Learn Chinese

China has grown in leaping heights to become a very great nation, undoubtedly one of the greatest in the world. Almost everything from that nation has an aura of greatness – population, economy, politics, and technology, name it! This is probably the reason why a lot of people want to be associated with its people. […]

31 August 20217 minutes reading time

How can you record your singing?

Recording Your Singing

“Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.” - Edith Piaf Music is a popular activity among many of us and it includes everything from singing, playing instruments, or joining a choir. It'd be difficult to find anyone who doesn't listen to music in some form or another. With […]

31 August 20216 minutes reading time

You can play all types of music on a violin

Buying a Violin for Beginners

If you're in any way familiar with the Monterey Jazz Festival, you've surely heard of Jean-Luc Ponty. Many credit this French-born jazz violinist with pioneering violin technique in jazz music; others accord him the loftier title of Father of the Jazz Fusion genre. It's not like it happened out of the blue. He had an […]

24 August 20217 minutes reading time

Violins come in a range of sizes to accommodate different-sized players

How to Choose the Right Violin Size

For many shoppers, their experiences boil down to finding the best value for their money. That could mean anything from buying in bulk from a warehouse-type store or big-box retailers like Tesco Extra or Sainsbury to buying quality pieces - of clothing, furniture or art that will last forever. So, when it comes to buying […]

24 August 20217 minutes reading time

If your violin is an antique, you probably don't play it

How to Clean Your Violin

Cooking is fun but the clean-up isn't. Cycling is great but maintaining your bike is a chore. Playing music is an uplifting, transcending experience but taking proper care of your instrument can be onerous. If you've ever attended a concert featuring violins - and provided you took your seat before the show began, you may […]

24 August 20217 minutes reading time

How to Do Your Accounting with Excel

“I am not going to fiddle taxes. I pay my accountant a fortune to look after me.” - Harry Redknapp If you’re a small business owner or a sole trader, you’re probably wondering how you can do your accounting without needing to hire an accountant. Fortunately for you, it’s never been easier to do your […]

8 August 20216 minutes reading time

How can you use Excel templates?

The Best Excel Accounting Templates

“The global economy is built on two things: the internal combustion engine and Microsoft Excel. Never forget this.” - Kevin Hector Excel accounting templates are a useful way to manage your personal or business accounts. There’s an entire library of accounting templates allowing you to simply manage your finances. It’s incredibly useful for planning tasks, managing […]

8 August 20216 minutes reading time

What can Excel do?

The Best Functions for Accounting with Excel

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker Excel, the world’s most popular spreadsheet software, needs no introduction. As part of the Microsoft Office suite, you’ll find a lot of computers in offices already have a copy of it installed. It’s great for accounting, organising figures and reports, and […]

8 August 20216 minutes reading time

How can you do your accounts with Excel?

Using Excel for Your Accounts

“Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings.” - Diane Garnick Having a clear idea of your accounts and finances is very important, especially if you’re running a business or working for yourself. There are plenty of accounting programs on the market like […]

8 August 20216 minutes reading time

A student

Differentiated Instruction and Traditional Teaching

Generally, most tutors subscribe to the best teaching method for them and their educational philosophy. That decision is also determined by subjects, school directives and the nature of the classroom. Naturally, teaching methods are commonly divided into two major approaches: the teacher-centered approach and the student-centered approach. The prevalent dynamic is with the teacher-centered approach […]

1 September 20217 minutes reading time


Students and Differentiated Instruction

Our glory days as individuals differ. For some, it is their high school days or when they go to the university. For others, it is when they signed that first job contract. What is more profound about the term glory days that it is refers to a period when things were good compared to what […]

1 September 20217 minutes reading time

A teacher writing

Differentiated Instruction for Students

In recent times, we have seen how differentiated instruction is taking center stage in the educational sector. While many things have changed across different spheres of human endeavors, the teaching model has remained the same.  The peculiarities of diverse students and how they learn have failed to be considered. With this, many students keep performing […]

1 September 20217 minutes reading time


Differentiated Instruction and Tutoring

Everyone has unique traits that distinguish them from the lot. This ranges from their fingerprints, physical characteristics to their personalities and even how they learn.  As a tutor, what are the odds that about five of your students understand what you taught them in the same way and at the same level? If you are […]

1 September 20217 minutes reading time