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Getting a Handle on NCEA Physics Problems

As you enter the room, you place all your carefully compiled notes into your bag, remove your calculator, ruler and pens, and find your place to sit. After listening to the instructions you write your name on the front cover and turn the page. Blank. You start to read the questions over and over but […]

25 August 20216 minutes to read

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NCEA Physics Scholarship Guide

Working with someone else to expand our knowledge in physics has many advantages. As the end of the year approaches, students throughout New Zealand are preparing for their summer holidays, and for those studying at NCEA Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3, their end of year exams. This time can be challenging, encouraging, collaborative, […]

25 August 20216 minutes to read

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Understanding NCEA Physics Past Exam Papers

Past exams papers help you prepare and practice. Getting yourself in the right frame of mind and feeling confident in your physics abilities can help ease the anxiety that exams can cause. While it can be difficult to revise when the sun is shining and the warmer weather is calling you to explore outside, managing […]

25 August 20216 minutes to read

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NCEA Physics Study Guide

Remove some of the stress out of your life with a study guide. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement, more commonly known as NCEA, is the achievement framework for senior secondary students. With Level 1 starting at Year 11, level 2 in year 12 and level 3 in year 13, depending on your ability there […]

25 August 20216 minutes to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 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

How do you homeschool childre?

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

Yoga in Tauranga

Tauranga has a lot going for it and as the biggest city in the Bay Of Plenty, it sure has paved the way for an immersive culture. Tauranga provides an enriching environment to get lost in. Think artistic with Tauranga’s Art gallery on Wharf street, currently displaying many new contemporary pieces. You will also discover […]

29 July 20216 minutes to read

Auckland’s best Yoga spots

Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most vibrant cities, as a cultural hub for the arts, music, and entertainment. Geographically stretched out, Auckland may as well be several cities combined in one. With all its lavish volcanic hills and twin harbours, there are many relaxing places to explore, intermixed between natural landscapes and urban hubs. […]

29 July 20216 minutes to read

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Yoga In Queenstown

Queenstown is certainly the hub for tourism and a bubbling pot for unique sights and experiences. Be it extreme experiences like skiing or snowboarding or perhaps lengthy hiking out in nature, Queenstown has a lot of hustling and bustling activities to throw yourself into. Although, unlike yoga, most of these activities for the average person […]

29 July 20217 minutes to read

Best Yoga Places In New Zealand

New Zealand is no short of picturesque places to go to. From Auckland’s amazing West Coast beaches through to south islands snowy mountains; every type of adventurer can have their ideal conditions across the country. There are also so many busy cities that you can get lost in, from Wellington’s waterfront metropolis, right through to […]

29 July 20217 minutes to read

Find A French Tutor In Christchurch

New Zealand: The Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand is truly one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth, renowned for its mesmerizing landscape of nature, diversified culture, economic freedom, high quality of life and a diverse and peaceful community of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian immigrants that has contributed […]

24 August 20217 minutes to read

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You can learn French in South Auckland

With a wonderfully diverse population, South Auckland might just be the perfect place for you to find French lessons from native-speaking French teachers. So, how will you embrace your language learning journey? Although you do have French classes all over Auckland, living in South Auckland, you could probably get to Hamilton faster than you would […]

14 August 20216 minutes to read

Follow the Waikato sign to find a French teacher

Mastering French with a teacher in the Waikato

Bonjour mes amis! Learning another language is the start of a wonderful journey that not only means you'll be able to speak in French-speaking countries or watch great movies at the French Film Festival without needing subtitles. Throwing yourself into French lessons in the Waikato is more than just learning a language; it means developing […]

14 August 20216 minutes to read

Finding French teaches near the Akaroa Lighthouse

How to learn French in Canterbury

Canterbury can be a wonderfully vibrant and diverse region. The main city was first settled by the Kāi Tahu iwi and named Ōtautahi around 1250, then founded as Christchurch by European settlers in 1848 as a stronghold for the Church of England. But did you know that France tried to establish the colony of Port […]

13 August 20217 minutes to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

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 to read

How can you make your students pay attention?

How to Make Your Students Concentrate

Whether you work in a school or as a private tutor, to teach effectively, your students need to be engaged and paying attention. Sleeping students learn very little! It can be difficult to create and plan engaging lessons, especially when you’ve just started teaching. While you can learn a lot on a course like the […]

13 August 20217 minutes to read

How should you punish students?

Effectively Disciplining Students

Being a teacher in a school, college, or university isn’t easy, especially when you’re first getting started. Almost every staff member has the authority to punish students within the confines of the educational establishment’s disciplinary code. Teachers can dish out punishments for students who misbehave, interrupt classes, or break the school’s rules. A teacher should […]

13 August 20216 minutes to read

How should teachers dress?

What Should Teachers Wear

When you start teaching, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. One of them is how you should dress so that you appear professional but are also comfortable in front of a classroom full of students. How to dress can be an absolute nightmare for teachers. While the students have their uniforms, the teacher has […]

13 August 20216 minutes to read

How do you teach effectively?

The Modern Teacher’s Guide

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” - Bob Talbert Teaching, regardless of what you teach, is far from a piece of cake. Between the complicated process of becoming a teacher, preparing lessons, correcting exercises, and disciplining students, you can’t just become a teacher overnight. Whether you’re teaching in a […]

13 August 20217 minutes to read