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Abbreviations in English You Need to Know

People, human beings, live together in communities and have done so for centuries. What makes that living together workable is communication – agreed-upon communication. People communicate with one another on many different levels and in various ways. Gesticulation, oral and written communication have all grown, progressed and changed over time. The latter two, of course, […]

13 Nov 2020 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

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Maths

How to Make Math Easy

“Maths is just too difficult. I’ll never get it right!” This is probably something you have heard said before, or even said yourself. Of all the subjects in the school curriculum, maths is undoubtedly one of the most important, everyone could benefit from ways on how to get better at math, but if you, like […]

9 Nov 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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English

Literature Review and Analysis Tips

Literature, according to the Oxford dictionary, is defined as: “pieces of writing that are valued as works of art, especially novels, plays and poems.” And so, throughout the ages we have preserved, analysed and celebrated these writings because they are representative of us as people and our various cultures. Literary works of fiction transport us […]

6 Nov 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Chemistry

Science Geeks in the Making

Is your child among the science lovers? Does your child look forward to their Natural Science and Technology period at school? Is your high school teenager willing to choose science as a grade 10 subject? The chances are probably not. In the lower grades, science content seems rather too tedious and boring to consume. Since […]

31 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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English

Primary School English Lessons for Kids

It is that time of year when the results for trials are out and parents begin to frantically panic for their children's matriculation examinations. The truth is that your worries for your child begin from the time that your child starts his or her grade one year.  Grade one children are expected to write exams […]

30 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

multicoloured dominoes

How to Make Math Easy

“Maths is just too difficult. I’ll never get it right!” This is probably something you have heard said before, or even said yourself. Of all the subjects in the school curriculum, maths is undoubtedly one of the most important, everyone could benefit from ways on how to get better at math, but if you, like […]

9 Nov 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

white book on wooden table

Literature Review and Analysis Tips

Literature, according to the Oxford dictionary, is defined as: “pieces of writing that are valued as works of art, especially novels, plays and poems.” And so, throughout the ages we have preserved, analysed and celebrated these writings because they are representative of us as people and our various cultures. Literary works of fiction transport us […]

6 Nov 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

child playing with glitter slime

Science Geeks in the Making

Is your child among the science lovers? Does your child look forward to their Natural Science and Technology period at school? Is your high school teenager willing to choose science as a grade 10 subject? The chances are probably not. In the lower grades, science content seems rather too tedious and boring to consume. Since […]

31 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Mum helping child to learn

Primary School English Lessons for Kids

It is that time of year when the results for trials are out and parents begin to frantically panic for their children's matriculation examinations. The truth is that your worries for your child begin from the time that your child starts his or her grade one year.  Grade one children are expected to write exams […]

30 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Learning to Paint

Learn to Paint Like a Pro

Sometimes a beautiful piece of art behaves like the living expression of an artist’s thoughts. It captures your attention and slowly draws you in to engage in an intimate visual conversation. Painters use shapes, colours, tones and lines in a unique visual way to express themselves through the language of painting. True art will have […]

30 Sep 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Pastel Painting For Beginners

Did you know that it’s possible to paint with pastels? Like most art mediums, pastels were developed during the Renaissance Era and famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo used them to sketch and plan their paintings before they put paint to canvas. If you enjoy drawing with pencils and charcoal, you’ll love working […]

30 Sep 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Paintings Of a Lifetime

Learn To Paint In Oils

Are you born with a passion for painting?  Maybe you've always dreamt of having your own art exhibition and are already quite familiar with the wide variety of paint techniques at your disposal to create bold and colorful paintings. Whether you are the next Vincent van Gogh or simply starting out your exploration into the […]

30 Sep 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Watercolour Painting for Beginners

Learning to paint with watercolours is easy and inexpensive, but the deeper you go down the rabbit hole of watercolour painting techniques, the more challenging and complex it becomes. The complexity of watercolours and how much you’d like to challenge yourself is completely up to you. Hopefully we’ll be able to give you a couple […]

30 Sep 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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All About Vinyasa Yoga Flow

For most people, yoga is more than just exercise. Today it must be one of the fastest-growing movements and philosophies for life, all around the world, including South Africa. Yoga classes are available everywhere you go and the practices of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing that go with it, have never been more popular. Like most […]

13 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Fitness

Choose a Fitness Trainer Online in a Heartbeat

Are you someone who is focused on improving your life? Having a coach or someone to assist you in this journey is something that most people would benefit from and it is no different when considering your own fitness. Your body is an important part of being a well-balanced, healthy individual and with the help […]

1 Apr 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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What is Hatha Yoga?

Are you stressed out and looking for a way towards increased vitality and mindfulness? Hatha yoga might be the answer. It’s scientifically proven that yoga can create a healthier body and calmer mind, but where do you start with so many styles out there? You can’t do headstands or inversions (upside down poses) yet and […]

25 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

About Ashtanga

Yoga: Ashtanga for Strength and Flexibility

Since ancient times yoga guided yogis to focus on much more than just physical practise … Yoga has always been about working and purifying the body while calming the mind. Today we have plenty of yoga styles to choose from, all derived from the same ancient roots dating back 1 000s of years ago. One […]

21 Feb 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Abbreviations in English You Need to Know

People, human beings, live together in communities and have done so for centuries. What makes that living together workable is communication – agreed-upon communication. People communicate with one another on many different levels and in various ways. Gesticulation, oral and written communication have all grown, progressed and changed over time. The latter two, of course, […]

13 Nov 2020 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

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Free Tools for Learning Spanish Online

Learning any new language is an exciting, multi-layered journey that offers many different paths to eventual fluency, but did you know that these days there are some great shortcuts? For instance, if you know where to look, you could find online Spanish classes, and in some cases, even find resources on the internet for learning […]

15 Oct 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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The Fastest Way to Learn How to Speak Spanish Fluently

Learning a new language can be both fun and interesting, but it certainly takes a healthy dose of discipline. If you have been wondering how to speak Spanish fluently, two of the first things you will need is a good attitude and the right mind-set. Did you know that for English-speaking people, some languages are […]

15 Oct 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Is it Easy to Teach Me Spanish if I Speak French?

Learning any new language is both challenging and fun, however, if you have already studied French it is likely that you may find it easier to learn the language of Cervantes. The main reason for this is that both French and Spanish share the same Latin roots. When it comes to the similarities between the […]

28 Sep 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Ultimate Guitar Techniques for the Electric Guitar

Your first step to learning how to play the guitar is to actually own one right? You might already have a Fender, Gibson Les Paul, Cort, Epipone, Jumbo, Telecaster, Stratocaster, Yamaha - or any others. Your guitar options are extensive - however, even for the best guitar players, learning is not always easy! One of […]

15 Jul 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

Learning how to play your favourite guitar songs with two hands is not exactly easy, but of course, this is very common! And surely we all agree that to play basic guitar chords and scales, be those major, minor or pentatonic you need two hands! As a new guitar player with enough motivation, it could […]

14 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Play Guitar

Learning how to play the guitar is definitely a bucket list item for many people. And if you are not musically inclined, or have not learned another instrument before, it could seem like a daunting idea, but don’t worry it could be one of the most exciting things you ever try. Like anything in life, […]

13 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Learn Guitar and Play with Speed

As you learn guitar and grow in confidence you will learn new techniques and undoubtedly want to play faster and use guitar tricks to progress even more. Once you have all the techniques mastered, it is likely that you will realise that you don’t play fast enough. And while speed is only one aspect of […]

29 Feb 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Requirements to Be an Accountant

You may be at the end of your Grade 9 year when you need to decide which subjects to choose in order to get the needed credits to study for a certain career field at university. At your school's subject orientation evening, you may be addressed by a successful accountant, doctor, and lawyer. This may […]

30 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Managing Your Personal Development Plan

Fortunately, life is a lot more interesting than simply just growing up and becoming a certain age. Constantly improving ourselves in every aspect of our lives, whether that is personally or professionally is one of the things that makes life interesting, challenging, and ultimately rewarding. Goal setting should be something that we do on a […]

28 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why Work on Self Growth?

In a world that is over-loaded with advice on everything from time management, self confidence, self growth, and self image, it can be difficult to sift through what is not only authentic, but also what would work best for you in terms of developing your personal growth. The concept of self development is as ancient […]

14 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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10 Steps Towards A Personal Development Plan

Have you recognised an area in your life that needs a bit of a boost? Maybe you feel you need to improve your negotiation skills or self-esteem to be better at your job? A lot of people grow and learn as life unfolds, but having a more conscious approach to your personal growth will bring […]

20 Mar 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Useful Academic Support for Students

The education stats in South Africa are still pretty bleak. Only 38.9% of learners who enter the Senior Phase actually obtain a National Senior Certificate at the end of Grade 12. Sometimes the cause for decreasing academic success can be traced back to the Foundation Phase as early on as Grade 1. And when a […]

27 Oct 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Understanding Tutor Prices

Whether it’s the education system as a whole or the syllabus or the school teacher, many learners find schooling a tiresome procedure and this is only made worse when there’s the added challenge of learning weaknesses. Academic support refers to any form of supplemental academics and it doesn’t only apply to those learners who display […]

27 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why Choose One-on-One Tutoring?

The South African matric results may have improved by 3.1% but the truth of the matter is that it’s all relative. An impressive matric pass rate of 81.3% was announced for the year of 2019. But this statistic was quickly put into grave perspective when it was pointed out that the true pass rate was […]

21 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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The Value of Academic Support

It is estimated that 60% of the youth in South Africa leave the education system with no official educational certification such as a matric certificate to their name. This is troubling news at best. But what can we do to avoid a similar plight for our own children? Nip It in the Bud Learners can […]

19 Oct 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time