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Written on 22 October 2021

7 minutes to read
World finance leaders finally take FinTech seriously

FinTech: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin initially operated under a cloud of suspicion and distrust it never meant to create and never anticipated earning. When Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first Bitcoin in 2009, thus establishing the world's first blockchain, the system was meant to be as open, secure and democratic as possible. Conducting financial transactions away from any established financial […]

30 December 20217 minutes to read

FinTech Courses

"What do you think of Bitcoin?" This is a question students from all over campus keep asking me. The frequency and diversity of the population asking that question - from freshmen to those working on their Masters' theses, tells me two things: people are wildly interested in cryptocurrencies and they are woefully underinformed about them. […]

30 December 20217 minutes to read

FinTech is everywhere these days.

Why FinTech is Important

Let's say you want to go to the cinema or out for a meal but, first, you need assurance that you have the funds to cover the venture. A quick login to your bank account - via mobile or PC/Mac and, soon, you're off to have a good time. You might not think of yourself […]

30 December 20217 minutes to read

Why Work in FinTech?

Here's a random, by-the-way admission: when my students ask me what the best career fields are; the ones that offer the most stability and security, I always tell them: "maintenance, medicine and academics." Food is also on my list of stable jobs. However, low pay, high turnover and abysmal working conditions make any work from […]

30 December 20217 minutes to read

Drama NCEA Level 3 Internals Tips

Drama is all about the art of expressing great truths. Shown through powerful techniques like performance enhancing aspects like Voice, Body, Movement and Space, right through to how a piece is directed and what specific choices are made to represent the script. You will begin to unravel the merits of Drama NCEA Level 3 as […]

29 November 20217 minutes to read

NCEA Drama Level 3 Scholarship

So you’ve made it through your last year of NCEA Drama Level 3! Congratulations indeed. You’ve spent the year expressing certain truths in various different lights, showcasing your knowledge of Voice, Body, Movement and Space. You have perfected your use of conventions and know what certain technologies mean in reference to their effects on audiences. […]

29 November 20217 minutes to read

An Overview of NCEA Drama Level 3

You will soon be diving deep into the NCEA Drama world of assessments. But also if you're wanting to look more in-depthly you can check out the Past Paper information here. Perhaps you're wanting to just see info on the Internals? Check this blog out here. Or if you would like a jump into the Study […]

29 November 20217 minutes to read

NCEA Drama Level 3 Past Papers

 A huge part of NCEA Drama is knowing key pieces of terminology and applying your understanding. Your ability to justify your choices is absolutely crucial and can greatly get you higher marks by backing up what your claims, examples and justifications are. Before we jump into the two externals that you will need to do […]

29 November 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

Can you meditate without paying attention to everything around you?

Principles of Hatha Yoga

For some, yoga is an integral part of their lives. Whether they attend yoga classes in a yoga studio or practise yoga at home, many aver that they do not feel their day is complete without dedicating time to their selected asanas and meditation sessions. But yoga, in general, is so much more than postures […]

1 December 20217 minutes to read

Tantra essentially split Hatha yoga from wider yogic practice

History of Hatha Yoga

For most people, Hatha yoga defines yoga - the timeless union of mind, body and soul. Whether they practice every tenet of the discipline or just the western perceptions of them is neither here nor there. Western perceptions of them? Many yoga practitioners in the western part of the world think of yoga primarily as […]

1 December 20217 minutes to read

You must have a strong core for some of the more strenuous poses

Hatha Yoga Poses

Many people know that yoga is a 'total' discipline that conditions the mind, body and spirit. Indeed, yoga is a lifestyle, not just an exercise class you can bring your own mat to. So beneficial is the yoga lifestyle that aspects of yoga have spilt into other dimensions. Yoga pants are all the rage, for […]

1 December 20217 minutes to read

Nature's duality is reflected in the word Hatha

The Importance of Hatha Yoga

Go ahead: open your favourite web search engine and type in 'Hatha yoga important'. Did you get lots of 'Benefits of yoga' results with a few 'Importance of yoga' hits sprinkled in, as I did? Friendly challenges aside, the question of Hatha yoga's importance is relevant in more ways than one. We're living in stressful […]

1 December 20217 minutes to read

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The West Germanic language family

When hearing about the West Germanic language, we are often inclined to think that this is mainly the German language, but did you know that English and Dutch are also part of the West Germanic family. Also, the West Germanic language represents only one part of the whole Germanic family, which also includes North and […]

1 December 20217 minutes to read

old german book

The German dialects

German is a very diverse and rich language, that belongs to the West Germanic language family. It first appeared during the Middle Ages with what historical linguistics call the ‘High German consonant shift’, which refers to a change in the sound of specific vowels and subsequently creating a new language that developed several languages and […]

1 December 20216 minutes to read

Austrian village

Austrian German another German language

When we think about the German language, we often think that this mainly includes German from Germany. However, the German language has a long history that has evolved with time into a variety of German languages and German dialects. The Austrian language or Austrian German is only one of them. If you are considering learning […]

1 December 20216 minutes to read

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Swiss-German, another German language and dialect

Ever wonder which language is spoken in Switzerland? Switzerland might be a small landlocked country located in Central Europe, but because of its history and location, it has several official languages: French, German, Italian and Romansh! In this article, we particularly want to explain the specificity of the German language and German dialects particular to […]

1 December 20217 minutes to read

The guitar is a beautiful instrument that can suit both beginners and advanced musicians

How to find a private guitar teacher Tauranga

If you live in the Bay of Plenty and want to start playing music, there is a great opportunity for you to take guitar lessons with a teacher. The region and especially its capital, Tauranga, have a lot of excellent music teachers. All you need is to get in touch with one of them and […]

29 November 20217 minutes to read

Start learning the guitar to unleash your musical talent

Find a guitar teacher Hamilton

Learning to play music is a dream for many people. But we often simply don't dare to try it because we think it is too difficult or takes too much time. Indeed, we often hear about classical musicians who practice their instruments for several hours every day and take part in repetitions with orchestras. From […]

29 November 20217 minutes to read

The guitar is an amazing instrument to play a variety of styles

Find a guitar tutor in Christchurch

Music is a truly international art that can be understood by people around the world independently of their language. We all have our favourite styles, artists and songs and enjoy listening to and sometimes even singing along to them. But what if we learnt to play a musical instrument and started to perform music ourselves? […]

29 November 20217 minutes to read

A guitar tutor can teach you all the secrets of playing the guitar

Where to find a guitar tutor in Nelson

Playing music has always been a popular activity among people. On the one hand, it is very beneficial for our mental and fine motor skills. It stirs our imagination and makes us more sensitive. On the other hand, music is a powerful means of expression we can use to share our thoughts and ideas with […]

29 November 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

Explaining How Superprof Works

It's not for nothing that Superprof ranks among the top 10 tutoring platforms in NZ and around the world. In the few years since our debut, we've established a presence in 28 countries and have helped millions of tutors launch themselves into business. How did we do it? Why did we do it? The answer […]

22 October 20217 minutes to read

Superprof For Tutors

Whether you get your news from social media, the dailies or from the telly, you could hardly miss what's now being called the Great Resignation. People are simply tired of working for the benefit of others while gaining very little for themselves. It seems we're poised on the brink of an economic revolution. Thanks to […]

22 October 20217 minutes to read

Subjects Available on Superprof

Most people think of students as little kids going to school. Some, especially those with kids in college or at university, picture students as young adults, soaking up all the knowledge they need to make a life for themselves. At Superprof, we maintain that a student is anyone, regardless of age, who is actively engaged […]

22 October 20217 minutes to read

Superprof for Students

Recently, China was in the news for cracking down on tutoring companies. That makes for a rather odd crackdown and an even odder headline... until you know how the situation came to be. China's education system is ultra-competitive. Students generally get only one shot at higher education - by earning high marks on the Gao […]

22 October 20217 minutes to read