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How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

One of the hardest things to master on a standardized test is timing. Often, students fail to pace themselves, and they finish their exams too quickly, with too many incorrect answers. Similarly, stude ... Read More About How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

How to Enhance Your Student's Experience With Literature

How to Enhance Your Student's Experience With Literature

Many parents hope their students will read books easily and often. After all, reading is a necessary skill in every academic discipline! Unfortunately, some children simply do not enjoy this pastime. T ... Read More About How to Enhance Your Student's Experience With Literature

What is it Like to Attend The University of Texas at San Antonio?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Texas at San Antonio?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ian received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of T ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Texas at San Antonio?

What is it Like to Attend Colgate University?

What is it Like to Attend Colgate University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Charlotte is a Boston tutor and 2013 graduate of Colgate University. She hol ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Colgate University?

How to Choose the Right Executive MBA Program For You

How to Choose the Right Executive MBA Program For You

Deciding to enroll in an executive MBA program is a momentous decision. Most executive MBA students are seasoned professionals with busy work schedules and numerous family commitments. In addition, the ... Read More About How to Choose the Right Executive MBA Program For You

How Do Undergraduate and Graduate Theses Differ?

How Do Undergraduate and Graduate Theses Differ?

Undergraduate and graduate theses are both ways to conduct in-depth study on a topic within your field or major. As an undergraduate, you may not be required to complete a thesis. However, in graduate ... Read More About How Do Undergraduate and Graduate Theses Differ?

My Experience at Pomona College

My Experience at Pomona College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miranda received her Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Pomon ... Read More About My Experience at Pomona College

University of California-Berkeley: A Student Interview

University of California-Berkeley: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rohaum is a San Diego tutor and 2014 graduate of University of California-Be ... Read More About University of California-Berkeley: A Student Interview

What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Assessments

What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Assessments

Our approach to education has changed a great deal in recent years. For instance, students of all ages must complete a growing number of tests in order to ensure that they are learning and retaining in ... Read More About What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Assessments

The Benefits of Group Study

The Benefits of Group Study

Depending on your personality and your review habits, you may gravitate toward working alone or in groups. Certain assignments may require you to complete them independently, but when possible, conside ... Read More About The Benefits of Group Study

Should I Go To Middlebury College?

Should I Go To Middlebury College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2014 graduate of Middlebury C ... Read More About Should I Go To Middlebury College?

A Day in the Life at Johns Hopkins University

A Day in the Life at Johns Hopkins University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline received her Bachelor’s degree in Writing Seminars from Johns ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Johns Hopkins University

3 Things You Must Do After an Admissions Interview

3 Things You Must Do After an Admissions Interview

An admissions interview is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with a representative of a prospective school. You will be able to speak with him or her and to gauge whether your interests and valu ... Read More About 3 Things You Must Do After an Admissions Interview

Study Strategies for HSPT Success

Study Strategies for HSPT Success

The High School Placement Test – or the HSPT – is an exam administered to 8th grade students who are applying to certain Catholic high schools. The HSPT helps to determine admissions decisi ... Read More About Study Strategies for HSPT Success

My Experience at Boston University

My Experience at Boston University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brendan is a Seattle tutor and 2012 graduate of Boston University. He holds ... Read More About My Experience at Boston University

What is it Like to Attend Oregon State University?

What is it Like to Attend Oregon State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oreg ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Oregon State University?

When to Choose a Dual Enrollment Program

When to Choose a Dual Enrollment Program

Dual enrollment programs are academic arrangements that allow students to enroll in two separate learning institutions, such as a high school and a college. Dual enrollment programs permit students to ... Read More About When to Choose a Dual Enrollment Program

What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses

What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses

As a high school student, you are presented with a plethora of choices regarding classes, and the process of selecting your courses can be very overwhelming. After all, there are dual credit programs, ... Read More About What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses

Should I Go To University of Minnesota?

Should I Go To University of Minnesota?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erik received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mecha ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Minnesota?

Should I Go To University of Richmond?

Should I Go To University of Richmond?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sean is a 2014 graduate of the University of Richmond with a Bachelor’ ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Richmond?

How to Approach a Take-Home Test

How to Approach a Take-Home Test

When students hear the words "take-home test," they may experience an initial moment of excitement. Some students assume that there is no need to study or prepare, but take-home tests are more complica ... Read More About How to Approach a Take-Home Test

3 GMAT Strategies You Learned While in College

3 GMAT Strategies You Learned While in College

For many prospective business school students, the GMAT is a fearsome enemy. If you lie awake in bed worrying about how you will prepare for this exam, fret no further. Instead, look to your college da ... Read More About 3 GMAT Strategies You Learned While in College

Should I Go To University of California, Irvine?

Should I Go To University of California, Irvine?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Son is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Algebra, Geometry, Anatomy, and m ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California, Irvine?

A Day in the Life at Brigham Young University

A Day in the Life at Brigham Young University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lia is a New York City tutor specializing in ACT prep, Reading, Biology, and ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Brigham Young University

What Is the AP Capstone Program?

What Is the AP Capstone Program?

For years, high schools across the globe have offered Advanced Placement (or AP) courses that allow students to engage with college-level curricula and potentially earn college credit. However, AP Caps ... Read More About What Is the AP Capstone Program?

Should I Go To Haverford College?

Should I Go To Haverford College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Haverford Colle ... Read More About Should I Go To Haverford College?

Should I Go To Virginia Tech?

Should I Go To Virginia Tech?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kristine is a San Diego tutor and 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech. She holds ... Read More About Should I Go To Virginia Tech?

Everything You Need to Know About CLEP Exams

Everything You Need to Know About CLEP Exams

Many students, especially those who return to school later in life, have ample work experience and career-related education, but no college credits to show for it. The same is often true of students wh ... Read More About Everything You Need to Know About CLEP Exams

4 Myths About AP Prep

4 Myths About AP Prep

For many high school students, the end of winter break signals the beginning of Advanced Placement (AP) prep. Crunch time for AP tests can certainly be stressful. When it comes to studying for your exa ... Read More About 4 Myths About AP Prep

My Experience at Harvard University

My Experience at Harvard University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anne received her Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from Harvard Univers ... Read More About My Experience at Harvard University

A Student Review of The University of Chicago

A Student Review of The University of Chicago

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kandice received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master of ... Read More About A Student Review of The University of Chicago

3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

A growing number of colleges are moving toward offering electronic textbooks for purchase or rental. There are many advantages to using electronic textbooks, including lower cost (in some instances) an ... Read More About 3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

A Day in the Life at Columbia University

A Day in the Life at Columbia University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Manuel is a New York City tutor and 2010 graduate of Columbia University. He ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Columbia University

A Student Review of Tufts University

A Student Review of Tufts University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julia is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2011 graduate of Tufts Universit ... Read More About A Student Review of Tufts University

What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta. Sahil is the founder of MedSchoolCoach, a medical school admissions consulting company. He has been featured in our Admissions Expert series&nbs ... Read More About What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

Should I Double Major in College?

Should I Double Major in College?

Declaring a college major can feel like a truly intimidating and sometimes overwhelming decision. For a student who is considering a double major, it can seem even more so. If this describes you, there ... Read More About Should I Double Major in College?

What is it Like to Attend Texas Southern University?

What is it Like to Attend Texas Southern University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Krystal is a Houston tutor who specializes in Algebra, Chemistry, Earth Scie ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Texas Southern University?

A Day in the Life at University of California, Davis

A Day in the Life at University of California, Davis

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kandace is a San Francisco tutor specializing in ACT prep, Literature, Writi ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of California, Davis

Factors to Consider When Scheduling a GMAT Test Date

Factors to Consider When Scheduling a GMAT Test Date

Scheduling your GMAT test date is one of the most important parts of your overall GMAT experience. When should you take the exam? As soon as possible, or in several months’ time? Should you regis ... Read More About Factors to Consider When Scheduling a GMAT Test Date

A Student Review of University of California-Berkeley

A Student Review of University of California-Berkeley

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Aakash is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2013 graduate of University of ... Read More About A Student Review of University of California-Berkeley

Should I Go To University of Houston?

Should I Go To University of Houston?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brandon is a Houston tutor specializing in Algebra, Middle School Math, Stat ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Houston?

6 Test Prep Mantras to Live By in the New Year

6 Test Prep Mantras to Live By in the New Year

Inadequate preparation is one of the biggest reasons students do not perform at their best on academic tests. Yet, another key component to test prep is finding and maintaining a positive state of mind ... Read More About 6 Test Prep Mantras to Live By in the New Year

My Experience at University of Michigan

My Experience at University of Michigan

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rahul is a St. Louis tutor and 2009 graduate of University of Michigan. He h ... Read More About My Experience at University of Michigan

What is it Like to Attend University of Colorado Boulder?

What is it Like to Attend University of Colorado Boulder?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erin is a Denver tutor and 2011 graduate of University of Colorado Boulder. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Colorado Boulder?

3 Things Every High School Senior Should Do During Winter Break

3 Things Every High School Senior Should Do During Winter Break

Most high school seniors view winter break as the perfect opportunity to sleep and to socialize with family and friends. Of course, if you focus on everything but school, you may return to your classes ... Read More About 3 Things Every High School Senior Should Do During Winter Break

What is it Like to Attend Trinity University?

What is it Like to Attend Trinity University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Span ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Trinity University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-Kansas City?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-Kansas City?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Marianne is a Kansas City tutor specializing in English, French, Public Spea ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-Kansas City?

What is On the MCAT2015?

What is On the MCAT2015?

The revised MCAT, which will be introduced for the first time in April 2015, will shift its focus to a more interdisciplinary and integrative mindset. Students who intend to take this version of the ex ... Read More About What is On the MCAT2015?

What is it Like to Attend University of Colorado Denver?

What is it Like to Attend University of Colorado Denver?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dallas is a Denver tutor specializing in Biology, Chemistry, German, Spanish ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Colorado Denver?

What is it Like to Attend University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

What is it Like to Attend University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Kisha graduated from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2006 with a Ba ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

How Will the AP Physics B Exam Change in May 2015?

How Will the AP Physics B Exam Change in May 2015?

In May 2015, the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics B exam will undergo some change. Reviewing the breakdown of these changes below will help students to ensure readiness for the new exam when it premiere ... Read More About How Will the AP Physics B Exam Change in May 2015?

5 Tips to Ace Your Business School Interview

5 Tips to Ace Your Business School Interview

The business school interview represents yet another step toward reaching your MBA dream. It is an excellent opportunity to explore a prospective program and to convince admissions officers to choose y ... Read More About 5 Tips to Ace Your Business School Interview

Should I Go To Macalester College?

Should I Go To Macalester College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ruby is a Minneapolis tutor and 2011 graduate of Macalester College. Sh ... Read More About Should I Go To Macalester College?

My Experience at Yale University

My Experience at Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Murat earned his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Yale Univ ... Read More About My Experience at Yale University

3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

Writing a thesis – a major paper or essay – is no small feat. Imagine you have finished the research, gathered your data, and created your main premise: now it is time to shape all of your ... Read More About 3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

In college, students expect to receive an education that will help prepare them for their future careers. However, some colleges go a step further by offering students opportunities for specialized wor ... Read More About 3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

A Student Review of Georgetown University

A Student Review of Georgetown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jessica currently tutors several subjects in Washington, D.C., such as ACT p ... Read More About A Student Review of Georgetown University

What is it Like to Attend Middlebury College?

What is it Like to Attend Middlebury College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert graduated from Middlebury College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s deg ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Middlebury College?

How to Ace Your College Research Paper

How to Ace Your College Research Paper

A common assignment that confounds many college students is the well-known and often dreaded research paper. Your professor asks that you use a variety of scholarly sources, but what exactly does that ... Read More About How to Ace Your College Research Paper

Should I Go To University of Oregon?

Should I Go To University of Oregon?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Schuyler is a 2014 graduate of University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Oregon?

What is it Like to Attend College of William & Mary?

What is it Like to Attend College of William & Mary?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Bernadette is a Virginia Beach tutor specializing in Essay Editing, Grammar ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend College of William & Mary?

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid on AP Exams

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid on AP Exams

High school students everywhere recognize that one of the most stressful periods of the entire school year is that of the AP Exams. There are numerous subjects that are tested upon – social scien ... Read More About 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid on AP Exams

What is it Like to Attend University of Denver?

What is it Like to Attend University of Denver?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nadine is currently a sophomore at University of Denver majoring in Spanish ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Denver?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a 2012 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

What Types of College Degrees Exist?

What Types of College Degrees Exist?

While searching for both college and degree programs, you will find there are a variety of college degrees that you can choose to pursue. At first glance, many types of college degrees may seem similar ... Read More About What Types of College Degrees Exist?

What is the STEAM Movement?

What is the STEAM Movement?

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This emphasis is accompanied with the belief that these four subjects should be ... Read More About What is the STEAM Movement?

Should I Go To Purdue University?

Should I Go To Purdue University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Angela tutors Spanish and ESL in Los Angeles. She graduated from Purdue Univ ... Read More About Should I Go To Purdue University?

What is it Like to Attend Valparaiso University?

What is it Like to Attend Valparaiso University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katelyn is a Chicago tutor specializing in several subjects, including ACT p ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Valparaiso University?

5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

Studying for the GMAT can be difficult, but it does not have to be impossible! If you have been struggling to stick to your study plan, don’t worry. Here are five steps to help you revitalize you ... Read More About 5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

6 Things to Look For on a College Tour

6 Things to Look For on a College Tour

Touring a prospective college is an exciting memory that students hold as the genesis of their university experience. Below is a breakdown of six of the most important things to look for on a college t ... Read More About 6 Things to Look For on a College Tour

6 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity

6 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity

If you have heard it once, you have likely heard it a hundred times: be productive, or productivity is essential to success! But what does productivity actually mean? And how does one become produ ... Read More About 6 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity

Should I Go To Auburn University?

Should I Go To Auburn University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and her Master of Educ ... Read More About Should I Go To Auburn University?

What is it Like to Attend University of St. Thomas?

What is it Like to Attend University of St. Thomas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Jenna is a Houston tutor specializing in ACT and SAT prep. She is currently ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of St. Thomas?

How Will the AP U.S. History Exam Change in May 2015?

How Will the AP U.S. History Exam Change in May 2015?

In May of 2015, there will be changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. History test. These changes have been in the works since 2006, with the new framework rolled out in 2012 to give teachers the chance ... Read More About How Will the AP U.S. History Exam Change in May 2015?

A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nihal is a Chicago tutor specializing in Algebra, Pharmacology, Chemical &am ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

What is it Like to Attend American University?

What is it Like to Attend American University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Kelsey is a Philadelphia tutor and 2013 graduate of American University. Sh ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend American University?

4 Benefits of STEM Studies

4 Benefits of STEM Studies

Course offerings in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—have become much more numerous and varied at the high school level in recent years, and there has been a concerted ... Read More About 4 Benefits of STEM Studies

3 Ways to Enhance Your Graduate School Application

3 Ways to Enhance Your Graduate School Application

When you apply to graduate school, think of your application as your first encounter with someone whom you admire. You want to make a positive first impression. While the application may seem two-dimen ... Read More About 3 Ways to Enhance Your Graduate School Application

A Student Review of University of Michigan

A Student Review of University of Michigan

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jonathan is a Detroit tutor specializing in ACT prep, College Essays, Writin ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Michigan

What is it Like to Attend University of North Texas?

What is it Like to Attend University of North Texas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Najah is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor specializing in Anatomy, Physiology, Essa ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of North Texas?

7 Tips to Improve Your Grammar Skills

7 Tips to Improve Your Grammar Skills

Grammar is a subject that stresses many students out, as it can be quite confusing and complicated. However, correct grammar is important for your writing and success, both as a student and as a future ... Read More About 7 Tips to Improve Your Grammar Skills

How Do You Annotate a Text?

How Do You Annotate a Text?

Annotating texts is an important skill to develop for several reasons. This skill can assist you in becoming a more successful high school and college student. It will also teach you how to g ... Read More About How Do You Annotate a Text?

Should I Go To The Pennsylvania State University?

Should I Go To The Pennsylvania State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jaclyn is a Houston tutor who specializes in AP English, Essay Editing, Writ ... Read More About Should I Go To The Pennsylvania State University?

A Day in the Life at Williams College

A Day in the Life at Williams College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Drew is a Chicago tutor and 2013 graduate of Williams College. He holds a Ba ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Williams College

Ask an Admissions Expert: Neil Kamdar

Ask an Admissions Expert: Neil Kamdar

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Neil Kamdar is a co-founder of K2 Educational Consulting, a college admissions consultancy foun ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Neil Kamdar

How to Assess an Analytical Writing Assessment Prompt

How to Assess an Analytical Writing Assessment Prompt

The Analytical Writing Assessment, or AWA, is the first section of the GMAT exam. You are allotted 30 minutes to compose an Analysis of an Argument essay in which you must assess the strength of an arg ... Read More About How to Assess an Analytical Writing Assessment Prompt

What is it Like to Attend University of South Florida?

What is it Like to Attend University of South Florida?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ray earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Universit ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of South Florida?

Should I Go To University of Washington?

Should I Go To University of Washington?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Bryce earned his Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering in 2012 from the ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Washington?

How to Analyze Practice Test Results

How to Analyze Practice Test Results

For many students, a crucial component of studying for a rigorous exam is taking practice tests. Practice tests are important because they allow a student to gauge his or her learning and study skills. ... Read More About How to Analyze Practice Test Results

What is a Hybrid Course?

What is a Hybrid Course?

Hybrid courses, also known as blended classes, are common additions to college course catalogs. But what is a hybrid class? What are the benefits of enrolling in one, and how do you know if hybrid cour ... Read More About What is a Hybrid Course?

Should I Go To University of Notre Dame?

Should I Go To University of Notre Dame?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ashley graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a Bachelor&r ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Notre Dame?

What is it Like to Attend Ithaca College?

What is it Like to Attend Ithaca College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Ene graduated from Ithaca College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Ithaca College?

How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

Current high school freshmen and sophomores will face a revised version of the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) beginning in the fall of 2015. The PSAT is an important step in preparing for the SAT (after all, i ... Read More About How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

Did I Choose the Wrong College?

Did I Choose the Wrong College?

Beginning the college journey is often difficult, and your first semester may be marked by uncertainty and homesickness, as well as a tendency to second-guess yourself. How do you know if your emotions ... Read More About Did I Choose the Wrong College?

4 Things to Consider Before Dropping a College Class

4 Things to Consider Before Dropping a College Class

Perhaps this scenario sounds familiar: a student registers for a college class, begins it, and then wishes to drop it before the term ends. This may happen because the course is not what the student ex ... Read More About 4 Things to Consider Before Dropping a College Class

What New College Students Should Know About EdTech

What New College Students Should Know About EdTech

As technology evolves and becomes increasingly essential within our society, the college classroom evolves as well. The integration of technology into the classroom has allowed for increasing education ... Read More About What New College Students Should Know About EdTech

Should I Go To Indiana University?

Should I Go To Indiana University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michelle is a Pittsburgh tutor specializing in Algebra, Reading, Phonics, an ... Read More About Should I Go To Indiana University?

A Day in the Life at University of California-Berkeley

A Day in the Life at University of California-Berkeley

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kyler is a San Antonio tutor specializing in History, Literature, Philosophy ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of California-Berkeley

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

The following piece was written by Christina Taber-Kewene. Christina has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Director of Law Admissions for Admit Advantage, an admissions consultin ... Read More About How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

A Last-Minute Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

A Last-Minute Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

Congratulations—you are nearly finished with your college applications! Although most schools provide applicants with a list of items to submit, it is still possible to overlook a detail or two. ... Read More About A Last-Minute Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

As you start applying to colleges, there are a number of materials you will need to present, one of which is your academic transcript. You open your transcript…only to be met with conf ... Read More About A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

My Experience at Stanford University

My Experience at Stanford University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a San Francisco tutor specializing in Algebra, ACT prep, Writing, ... Read More About My Experience at Stanford University

A Day in the Life at Pomona College

A Day in the Life at Pomona College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Krista is currently a sophomore at Pomona College. She tutors students in Al ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Pomona College

Benefits of Overnight College Visits

Benefits of Overnight College Visits

Students, and sometimes parents, often choose to tour campuses—but these tours are often just for the duration of the morning or afternoon. If you are wondering why a student might wish to choose ... Read More About Benefits of Overnight College Visits

A Day in the Life at Duke University

A Day in the Life at Duke University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anna is an Atlanta tutor specializing in GRE prep, AP English, Essay Editing ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Duke University

What is it Like to Attend University of Oregon?

What is it Like to Attend University of Oregon?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Tarryn is a Portland tutor who specializes in many areas of math such as Alg ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Oregon?

Should You Take the ACT Plus Writing?

Should You Take the ACT Plus Writing?

Most high school students plan to take either the ACT or the SAT, but once you choose an exam, your decision is not yet complete. The ACT, for instance, offers an optional writing component—the A ... Read More About Should You Take the ACT Plus Writing?

Daily Activities That Can Improve Your GMAT Skills

Daily Activities That Can Improve Your GMAT Skills

Preparing for the GMAT can be time-consuming, but it need not be a chore. After all, there are numerous ways to incorporate various review methods into your weekly schedule. Here are four daily activit ... Read More About Daily Activities That Can Improve Your GMAT Skills

The Differences Between High School and College Grading

The Differences Between High School and College Grading

The transition from high to college consists of many changes. College courses are often more rigorous, and students do not always know what to expect from their classes or their instructors. To help pr ... Read More About The Differences Between High School and College Grading

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Derek Meeker is the Founder and President of Dean Meeker Consulting, a law school admissions co ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

Note-taking is a critical skill that can boost academic success, reduce study time, and ease the process of completing assignments. However, many students are not certain about how to take notes or whi ... Read More About 3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

Should I Go To Vassar College?

Should I Go To Vassar College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Tom is an Atlanta tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, and man ... Read More About Should I Go To Vassar College?

University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sharanya is currently a junior at the University of California, San Diego ma ... Read More About University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

Avoid These Myths About College Professors

Avoid These Myths About College Professors

Many young children are surprised when they encounter their elementary school teachers at the grocery store—they believe that their instructors exist only in their classrooms. While they soon out ... Read More About Avoid These Myths About College Professors

Tips for High School Students to Start the New Year

Tips for High School Students to Start the New Year

The school year is beginning and it can be easy to get overwhelmed with everything you have to do – identifying where your classes are located, organizing your folders and notebooks, and especial ... Read More About Tips for High School Students to Start the New Year

What is it Like to Attend The University of Scranton?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Scranton?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michelle is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Chemistry, Physics, Physiol ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Scranton?

A Student Review of Yale University

A Student Review of Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew graduated from Yale University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree ... Read More About A Student Review of Yale University

How to Answer Free Response Questions on AP Exams

How to Answer Free Response Questions on AP Exams

While the average student can generally make sense of multiple-choice questions, the threat of a free response question can be nerve-wracking. On AP exams, free response questions present a particularl ... Read More About How to Answer Free Response Questions on AP Exams

4 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

4 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

The ability to problem-solve is indispensable. As you move forward with your education, it will prove to be an invaluable asset not only as you study for entrance exams and unit tests, but also in coll ... Read More About 4 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

How Important are Unscored Essays?

How Important are Unscored Essays?

Preparing and sitting for a standardized test is often a stressful process. Students devote a considerable amount of time to pouring over questions and their answers, hoping to earn as high a score as ... Read More About How Important are Unscored Essays?

When Should You Audit a College Course?

When Should You Audit a College Course?

Choosing whether or not to audit a college course can initially seem perplexing. After all, why complete a class that will earn you no credit? However, there are a number of reasons to audit a college ... Read More About When Should You Audit a College Course?

What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota studying Biochemi ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rafy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Ri ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Christina Taber-Kewene attended Stanford University and Columbia Law School, in addition to wor ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

5 Questions to Ask Your Student's New Teacher

5 Questions to Ask Your Student's New Teacher

A new school year often involves changes for your student—a different classroom and teacher, for example, as well as unfamiliar peers. Understanding his or her new teacher’s practices is th ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Your Student's New Teacher

How Will ACT Scores Change in 2015?

How Will ACT Scores Change in 2015?

Beginning in the fall of 2015 (with additional modifications slated for 2016), test-takers who opt to sit for the ACT will receive a score report with several key changes. The creators of the ACT ultim ... Read More About How Will ACT Scores Change in 2015?

How to Design Your Own College Major

How to Design Your Own College Major

Certain students’ passions and desired academic pursuits do not fit neatly within an already-established college major. Luckily, there are quite a few institutions that offer the ability to desig ... Read More About How to Design Your Own College Major

A Student Review of Northwestern University

A Student Review of Northwestern University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Haley is a 2014 graduate of Northwestern University where she earned a Bache ... Read More About A Student Review of Northwestern University

Should I Go To Washington State University?

Should I Go To Washington State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Asti is a Seattle tutor and 2012 graduate of Washington State University. Sh ... Read More About Should I Go To Washington State University?

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

Composing essays involves a great deal of time and effort, and once most writers have completed a rough draft, editing it is the very last task they wish to face. If you finish a paper and feel this wa ... Read More About 3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

Are you starting business school this fall? Congratulations! Beginning an MBA program marks a significant transition in your life, so how can you prepare for this next stage in your academic journey? H ... Read More About 3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is a central component of your academic career. It is required in the vast majority of your classes, as well as in the workforce. If you wish to increase your success as a student, consider str ... Read More About Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

When you return to school this fall, you may have the opportunity to meet with your guidance counselor – take full advantage of it! A guidance counselor advises students on academic matters and i ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

Increasing your organizational skills can help you become a more efficient and successful student. Instead of spending precious minutes scrambling to locate important notes or studying at the last poss ... Read More About 6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

A Day in the Life at Tufts University

A Day in the Life at Tufts University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Yaniv is a Boston tutor and current senior at Tufts University majoring in E ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Tufts University

Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katie is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology from which she ho ... Read More About Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

How to Write an Effective Back-to-School Checklist

How to Write an Effective Back-to-School Checklist

A back-to-school checklist is a useful, highly personal way to organize yourself for the coming school year. A checklist can help you navigate—and maximize—the weeks before the first day of ... Read More About How to Write an Effective Back-to-School Checklist

What You Need to Know About Computer-Based Testing

What You Need to Know About Computer-Based Testing

Computer-based testing is an increasingly popular assessment option at many stages of education—classroom exams, state tests, and high-stakes assessments at both the graduate and undergraduate le ... Read More About What You Need to Know About Computer-Based Testing

4 Lessons Recent Graduates Should Carry From College

4 Lessons Recent Graduates Should Carry From College

The college experience is designed to prepare students for a fruitful career and/or continued, specialized study in graduate school. If you are a recent graduate this year, here are four lessons you ma ... Read More About 4 Lessons Recent Graduates Should Carry From College

3 Questions to Ask Your College About Financial Aid

3 Questions to Ask Your College About Financial Aid

Learning to navigate financial aid can be challenging, and it is not a topic that is always forefront in students’ minds as they prepare for school—after all, academics, extracurricular act ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your College About Financial Aid

How to Prepare Your Child for the Middle School Transition

How to Prepare Your Child for the Middle School Transition

Transitioning from the elementary classroom to middle school can be challenging or simple, depending on your student’s school. Your child may simply move to a different classroom or floor in the ... Read More About How to Prepare Your Child for the Middle School Transition

Cornell University: A Student Interview

Cornell University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joe graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree ... Read More About Cornell University: A Student Interview

A Student Review of Harvard University

A Student Review of Harvard University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lauren graduated from Harvard University in 2013 where she earned a Bachelor ... Read More About A Student Review of Harvard University

When Should I Apply to Medical School?

When Should I Apply to Medical School?

Deciding to apply to medical school can be stressful and time-consuming. However, with careful planning, you can successfully manage this process—as well as your classes, extracurricula ... Read More About When Should I Apply to Medical School?

How to Choose Your First Semester of College Courses

How to Choose Your First Semester of College Courses

As soon as you begin college, you will discover a new sense of freedom. For the first time, you can choose your classes as well as when you take them. However, this freedom can also negatively imp ... Read More About How to Choose Your First Semester of College Courses

What is it Like to Attend University of Rochester?

What is it Like to Attend University of Rochester?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Taylor is a 2014 graduate of the University of Rochester with a Bachelor&rsq ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Rochester?

My Experience at University of California, Los Angeles

My Experience at University of California, Los Angeles

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Babak graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 with a Ba ... Read More About My Experience at University of California, Los Angeles

Time Management Strategies for the MCAT

Time Management Strategies for the MCAT

The MCAT is typically considered a fast-paced exam. Certain sections can seem harder to finish within the allotted time than others, but all the portions of the test require students to employ time man ... Read More About Time Management Strategies for the MCAT

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Final Year of College Less Stressful

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Final Year of College Less Stressful

For many students, the final year of college marks a period of great transition. As such, it can also be a highly stressful time—classes must be passed, employment applications must be submitted, ... Read More About Tips and Tricks to Make Your Final Year of College Less Stressful

Should I Go To University of California, Davis?

Should I Go To University of California, Davis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason is a San Francisco tutor specializing in Essay Editing, Latin, AP Engl ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California, Davis?

A Day in the LIfe at Arizona State University

A Day in the LIfe at Arizona State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer is a Phoenix tutor who specializes in Statistics, Anatomy, Biology, ... Read More About A Day in the LIfe at Arizona State University

How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

Are you sitting for the GMAT this fall? Fantastic! Summer is an excellent time to prepare, as it enables you to concern yourself with one fewer item come application time. Does the GMAT overwhelm you? ... Read More About How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

How to Identify Your Study Style

How to Identify Your Study Style

Many students believe there is a single way to study, and that those who excel in school have mastered that style. However, the truth is that there are many ways to review, and part of being successful ... Read More About How to Identify Your Study Style

Should I Go To Boston College?

Should I Go To Boston College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Casille is a Denver tutor specializing in SAT prep, History, Geometry, and m ... Read More About Should I Go To Boston College?

What is it Like to Attend Drexel University?

What is it Like to Attend Drexel University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ashley is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in several subjects including ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Drexel University?

Everything a College Freshman Needs to Know

Everything a College Freshman Needs to Know

Acclimating to the rhythm of college life can be challenging. The transition to learning (and, frequently, living) on a university campus is a significant shift from the high school experience, and a c ... Read More About Everything a College Freshman Needs to Know

A Day in the Life at University of California, Irvine

A Day in the Life at University of California, Irvine

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Wyatt is currently a junior at University of California, Irvine majoring in ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of California, Irvine

Should I Go To Stony Brook University?

Should I Go To Stony Brook University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Marc is a graduate of Stony Brook University from which he earned a Bachelor ... Read More About Should I Go To Stony Brook University?

4 Tips to Make a Good Impression on a Campus Tour

4 Tips to Make a Good Impression on a Campus Tour

If you plan to attend university, you have perhaps scheduled a campus tour or two to begin exploring collegiate life in person. These experiences are important, as they allow you to interact with curre ... Read More About 4 Tips to Make a Good Impression on a Campus Tour

3 Tips for Starting Graduate School

3 Tips for Starting Graduate School

The decision to continue your education by attending graduate school is exciting, but it can also feel very daunting. Graduate school is a very different experience than your undergraduate years, and i ... Read More About 3 Tips for Starting Graduate School

Should I Go To Texas Christian University?

Should I Go To Texas Christian University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. James is currently a junior at Texas Christian University majoring in Engine ... Read More About Should I Go To Texas Christian University?

What is it Like to Attend California Institute of Technology?

What is it Like to Attend California Institute of Technology?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline is an MCAT tutor located in San Diego. She graduated from the Calif ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend California Institute of Technology?

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking an AP Course

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking an AP Course

Although summer is still new, certain students may already be thinking about more than their family vacations and trips to the pool. The summer represents an opportunity to form a study strategy t ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking an AP Course

6 Activities to Keep Students Learning This Summer

6 Activities to Keep Students Learning This Summer

School is out for the summer! While this may mean barbecuing, camping, and swimming, there are also a number of fantastic summer learning activities that allow you to keep your brain engaged while you ... Read More About 6 Activities to Keep Students Learning This Summer

Should I Go To Baylor University?

Should I Go To Baylor University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kat is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor specializing in Algebra, AP Physics, Calcul ... Read More About Should I Go To Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University?

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Daniel is a Philadelphia tutor who provides instruction in Pre-Algebra, Alge ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Indiana University?

What is the ACT Aspire?

What is the ACT Aspire?

In April of 2014, the ACT released its first ACT Aspire exam. In June, it discontinued its ACT Explore and Plan assessments. As with the ACT Explore and the ACT Plan, the Aspire aims to prepare high sc ... Read More About What is the ACT Aspire?

MBA Applicants: Check Your Social Media Presence

MBA Applicants: Check Your Social Media Presence

The following piece was written by Paul Bodine. Paul has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the author of the best-selling admissions guide, Great Applications for Business Schoo ... Read More About MBA Applicants: Check Your Social Media Presence

Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

Numerous techniques for conquering vocabulary extend beyond the standard method of memorizing a list of words. Certain techniques are predictable, while others are more imaginative. Regardless of how y ... Read More About Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

How to Ace Your AP Courses

How to Ace Your AP Courses

AP courses are extremely challenging. They are structured differently than regular classes because they are roughly modeled after university-level seminars. If a student can successfully adjust to the ... Read More About How to Ace Your AP Courses

My Experience at New York University

My Experience at New York University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rebecca is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in AP English, Essay Editing, Re ... Read More About My Experience at New York University

What is it Like to Attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

What is it Like to Attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a New York City tutor specializing in SAT & ACT Math, Algebra ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

6 Tips to Excel in Law School

6 Tips to Excel in Law School

Success in law school is a daunting task. Unlike exams in most other post-graduate specialties, a law school final may account for almost 100% of your grade in many classes. So: how do you navigate the ... Read More About 6 Tips to Excel in Law School

A Day in the Life at University of California, Los Angeles

A Day in the Life at University of California, Los Angeles

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Christine is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in SAT prep, French, AP Histor ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of California, Los Angeles

Should I Go To Loyola University Chicago?

Should I Go To Loyola University Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ashley is a Milwaukee tutor specializing in Chemistry, Algebra, Biology, and ... Read More About Should I Go To Loyola University Chicago?

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

The following piece was written by Anubodh ‘Sunny’ Varshney. Sunny is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor for Varsity Tutors and a current medical student at The University of Texas Southwestern Medi ... Read More About A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

A Day in the Life at Tulane University

A Day in the Life at Tulane University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joseph is an Atlanta tutor specializing in French, World History, ESL, and m ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Tulane University

My Experience at Cornell University

My Experience at Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Meghan received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell Universi ... Read More About My Experience at Cornell University

How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance

How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance

With May and June comes the conclusion of the academic school year. The average student returns or sells his or her textbooks, throws his or her backpack into a closet, and pushes all thoughts of acade ... Read More About How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance

Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Evelyn Alexander provides college admissions counseling services to a number of students and th ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?

Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jack is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Algebra, AP Calculus, Economics, ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephen is a New York City tutor specializing in College Essays, Writing, AP ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?

Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools

Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools

The following piece was written by Paul Bodine. Paul has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the author of the best-selling admissions guide, Great Applications for Business Schoo ... Read More About Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools

Should I Go To University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Should I Go To University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Amanda is a Chicago tutor specializing in Anatomy, Biology, Essay Editing, a ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Amy Jasper helps students navigate the college admissions process through her admissions consul ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Important Habits of Effective Test-Takers

Important Habits of Effective Test-Takers

Certain students do well on virtually every exam in every subject they tackle. Oftentimes, the secret to their success can appear nebulous or innate. However, most effective test-takers possess key hab ... Read More About Important Habits of Effective Test-Takers

What is it Like to Attend University of Dallas?

What is it Like to Attend University of Dallas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor specializing in Essay Editing, AP Engli ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Dallas?

A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jasmine is a Chicago tutor specializing in numerous subjects including AP En ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

4 Board Games to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

4 Board Games to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

At times, acquiring and honing certain skills can seem like an academic task only mired in lectures and worksheets. However, as many teachers realize, school pursuits (whether inside or outside the cla ... Read More About 4 Board Games to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Tira Harpaz is the Founder of CollegeBound Advice, an admissions consulting firm that aids many ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

A College Student's Guide to Applying to Grad School

A College Student's Guide to Applying to Grad School

For some college students, the eventual completion of their four-year degree signifies not a sigh of relief or an entry-level position with a company, but instead more school! For these individuals, ap ... Read More About A College Student's Guide to Applying to Grad School

A Day in the Life at The University of Texas at Austin

A Day in the Life at The University of Texas at Austin

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miles is a Houston tutor specializing in many AP subjects including English, ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The University of Texas at Austin

Should I Go To Tufts University?

Should I Go To Tufts University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert is a Seattle tutor specializing in SAT/ACT prep, Calculus, Physics, a ... Read More About Should I Go To Tufts University?

A Day in the Life at Boston University

A Day in the Life at Boston University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lena is a Boston tutor specializing in Psychology, Essay Editing, Biochemist ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Boston University

How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

GMAT test-takers generally possess a sense of what score they wish to achieve. Whether consciously or otherwise, almost everyone has a goal in mind. What everyone doesn't have, however, is a plan to re ... Read More About How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

Should I Take the PSAT?

Should I Take the PSAT?

When determining whether or not taking the PSAT is right for you, the answer should be clear: yes! There are numerous benefits related to completing the PSAT. Your score on the test will not harm your ... Read More About Should I Take the PSAT?

What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is a New York City tutor specializing in many subjects including SAT p ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Darren is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in GRE prep, ISEE/SSAT prep, Alge ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

What is a MOOC?

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is a free, virtual college class available either through a university’s own website or an external website like Coursera or edX. The goal of these courses ... Read More About What is a MOOC?

Should I Go To University of Miami?

Should I Go To University of Miami?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Aaron is a Miami tutor specializing in Spanish, Essay Editing, Literature, a ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Miami?

A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Danielle is a Denver tutor specializing in Algebra, ACT prep, all levels of ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

3 Tips to Succeed in Medical School

3 Tips to Succeed in Medical School

The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta. Sahil has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for Columbia University. He is the founder of Med ... Read More About 3 Tips to Succeed in Medical School

Writing a Statement of Purpose

Writing a Statement of Purpose

Graduate school applications require a statement of purpose. A statement of purpose is similar to an undergraduate personal statement, but it is typically more succinct and specific in its focus. Each ... Read More About Writing a Statement of Purpose

How is the SAT Scored?

How is the SAT Scored?

The SAT is a standardized exam utilized by the majority of colleges and universities to assist in admissions decisions. Because the test is standardized, schools can roughly compare the abilities of al ... Read More About How is the SAT Scored?

How LSAC Calculates Your GPA

How LSAC Calculates Your GPA

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) calculates your likelihood of attending law school by examining your LSAT scores and your undergraduate GPA. There are a number of websites that allow you to ent ... Read More About How LSAC Calculates Your GPA

ACT Science Tips

ACT Science Tips

Are you concerned about ACT Science? Even if you are not strong in the scientific areas assessed – biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences, and physics – you can still perform well on this ... Read More About ACT Science Tips

Should I Go To Tulane University?

Should I Go To Tulane University?

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A Day in the Life at The University of Chicago

A Day in the Life at The University of Chicago

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How is the PLAN Scored?

How is the PLAN Scored?

Consider the PLAN the PSAT for the ACT. Completed in 10th grade, the PLAN enables students to gain firsthand experience with the ACT. Test results range from 1 (lowest) to 32 (highest), with subsection ... Read More About How is the PLAN Scored?

An Insider's Guide to Selecting Your Medical Specialty

An Insider's Guide to Selecting Your Medical Specialty

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A Test Prep Timeline for AP Exams

A Test Prep Timeline for AP Exams

In 2014, the College Board Advanced Placement exams will take place during the first two weeks of May. It is a wise idea to determine your test date well ahead of time so you can begin preparing. Howev ... Read More About A Test Prep Timeline for AP Exams

A Day in the Life at University of Missouri

A Day in the Life at University of Missouri

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What is it Like to Attend Boston College?

What is it Like to Attend Boston College?

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How is the HSPT Scored?

How is the HSPT Scored?

The High School Placement Test is a comprehensive exam offered to 8th graders. The test is available in two formats: closed and open. The closed exam is leased, or rented, by a high school to provide i ... Read More About How is the HSPT Scored?

ACT English Tips

ACT English Tips

At first, the English section of the ACT may seem insurmountable. You must select the best and most grammatically sound option from complex and sophisticated choices. At times, it may seem as though ea ... Read More About ACT English Tips

A 10 Step Guide to the High School Sophomore's Spring

A 10 Step Guide to the High School Sophomore's Spring

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3 Lessons to Take Away From the GMAT

3 Lessons to Take Away From the GMAT

“When am I going to use this in real life?” How many times did we speak these words during high school when faced with a challenging math problem? Well, if you sit for the GMAT, you will be ... Read More About 3 Lessons to Take Away From the GMAT

How is the STAAR Scored?

How is the STAAR Scored?

What is the STAAR? The STAAR is the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. The STAAR replaced the TAKS in 2012. This exam tests students at multiple stages of their education in mathematics ... Read More About How is the STAAR Scored?

What is it Like to Attend University of Pittsburgh?

What is it Like to Attend University of Pittsburgh?

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A Student Review of Cornell University

A Student Review of Cornell University

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A 10 Step Guide to the High School Junior's Spring

A 10 Step Guide to the High School Junior's Spring

Junior year is a crucial period in your high school career. Many students name it as the hardest stretch of months to weather, but with appropriate preparation and a sense of the path ahead, it likewis ... Read More About A 10 Step Guide to the High School Junior's Spring

What to Know About Making the Right Impression On Private Schools

What to Know About Making the Right Impression On Private Schools

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A 10 Step Guide to the High School Senior's Spring

A 10 Step Guide to the High School Senior's Spring

Your senior year of high school can seem like a veritable whirlwind. By March, you have likely completed multiple college applications, requested letters of recommendation, sat for the SAT and/or ACT, ... Read More About A 10 Step Guide to the High School Senior's Spring

A Student Review of Washington University in St. Louis

A Student Review of Washington University in St. Louis

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A Day in the Life at Brown University

A Day in the Life at Brown University

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How is the ACT Scored?

How is the ACT Scored?

The ACT consists of an overall result – the Composite score – and individual marks for four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Writing, which is not required by all colle ... Read More About How is the ACT Scored?

Official SAT Changes for 2016 Announced

Official SAT Changes for 2016 Announced

On March 5, 2014, The College Board officially announced the multiple changes it will make to its well-known college entrance exam, the SAT. First discussed in 2013 (and the first large-scale revision ... Read More About Official SAT Changes for 2016 Announced

How is the GRE Scored?

How is the GRE Scored?

In 2011, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) revised the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) exam. In addition to modifying the test structure and the types of questions utilized, the scoring scale wa ... Read More About How is the GRE Scored?

ACT Reading Tips

ACT Reading Tips

The Reading section on the ACT can certainly seem daunting – there are long passages to comprehend, as well as complex questions to answer. Often, the selections will be about a subject or topic ... Read More About ACT Reading Tips

How is the MCAT Scored?

How is the MCAT Scored?

An MCAT score report consists of three portions: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning. These sections are marked on a scale of 1-15, for a total of 45. In 2013, the average appl ... Read More About How is the MCAT Scored?

Should I Go To Boston University?

Should I Go To Boston University?

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A Day in the Life at Princeton University

A Day in the Life at Princeton University

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How is the ISEE Scored?

How is the ISEE Scored?

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5 Steps to Improve Your MBA Candidacy for 2015

5 Steps to Improve Your MBA Candidacy for 2015

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. Think 2015 is a distant reality? T ... Read More About 5 Steps to Improve Your MBA Candidacy for 2015

ACT Math Tips

ACT Math Tips

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A Student Review of New York University

A Student Review of New York University

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What is it Like to Attend Kansas State University?

What is it Like to Attend Kansas State University?

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How is the SSAT Scored?

How is the SSAT Scored?

The SSAT, or Secondary School Admission Test, is offered at three levels for students in grades 3-11. All three exams – Elementary (3-4), Middle (5-7), and Upper (8-11) – are held on eight ... Read More About How is the SSAT Scored?

What is it Like to Attend Vassar College?

What is it Like to Attend Vassar College?

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A Day in the Life at Stanford University

A Day in the Life at Stanford University

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Exploring the Medical School Myth

Exploring the Medical School Myth

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How is the GMAT Scored?

How is the GMAT Scored?

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How is the LSAT Scored?

How is the LSAT Scored?

Scoring LSAT results range from 120-180. There are an average of one hundred questions on the test, and each is worth one raw score point. This score is then converted using an algorithm (“equati ... Read More About How is the LSAT Scored?

Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

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What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

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Should I Go To Duke University?

Should I Go To Duke University?

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When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

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How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

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Should I Go To Smith College?

Should I Go To Smith College?

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What is it Like to Attend San Diego State University?

What is it Like to Attend San Diego State University?

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How Important is GRE Prep?

How Important is GRE Prep?

For graduate school applicants, the GRE looms as large as the SAT does for high school students, but each institution (and grad school program) has its own criteria for comparing results. Some institut ... Read More About How Important is GRE Prep?

A Day in the Life at Harvard University

A Day in the Life at Harvard University

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How to Manage Your Time During MCAT Prep

How to Manage Your Time During MCAT Prep

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Should I Go To Syracuse University?

Should I Go To Syracuse University?

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The Pros & Cons of Applying Round 3 MBA Admissions

The Pros & Cons of Applying Round 3 MBA Admissions

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. Should you apply Round 3 or wait t ... Read More About The Pros & Cons of Applying Round 3 MBA Admissions

What is it Like to Attend Texas Christian University?

What is it Like to Attend Texas Christian University?

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What is it Like to Attend University of Florida?

What is it Like to Attend University of Florida?

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What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee?

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How to Jumpstart Your Spring Semester

How to Jumpstart Your Spring Semester

Were you hoping to earn a higher GPA than what you ultimately received at the end of this last fall term? If so, this can understandably feel quite disappointing, but the promising news is that the sch ... Read More About How to Jumpstart Your Spring Semester

A Recommended Reading List for Pre-Meds

A Recommended Reading List for Pre-Meds

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A Day in the Life at The University of Georgia

A Day in the Life at The University of Georgia

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Should I Go To The Ohio State University?

Should I Go To The Ohio State University?

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Unique Uses of Social Media to Gain Colleges' Attention

Unique Uses of Social Media to Gain Colleges' Attention

Social media—a burgeoning percentage of our society utilizes it, and we all intimately know how fun it is to connect and share on these networks. However, social media is also rapidly becoming a ... Read More About Unique Uses of Social Media to Gain Colleges' Attention

Should I Go To Arizona State University?

Should I Go To Arizona State University?

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Should I Go To Harvard University?

Should I Go To Harvard University?

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What is it Like to Attend University of California-Berkeley?

What is it Like to Attend University of California-Berkeley?

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Questions to Ask in Your College Search

Questions to Ask in Your College Search

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What is it Like to Attend Texas A&M University?

What is it Like to Attend Texas A&M University?

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3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

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What is it Like to Attend Washington State University?

What is it Like to Attend Washington State University?

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Should I Go To University of Pennsylvania?

Should I Go To University of Pennsylvania?

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4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

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Should My Child Transfer Schools?

Should My Child Transfer Schools?

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Should I Go To DePaul University?

Should I Go To DePaul University?

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5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

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What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

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Should I Go To Princeton University?

Should I Go To Princeton University?

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How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

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5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week

5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week

Don’t let finals week get the best of you! The following five strategies are smart tactics that can greatly aid you during the course of your final exams. Ultimately, the key to success goes beyo ... Read More About 5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week

What is it Like to Attend Duke University?

What is it Like to Attend Duke University?

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Should I Go To Northwestern University?

Should I Go To Northwestern University?

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5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

Most authorities on MCAT preparation will agree that one of the most important ways to prepare for the exam is through practice exams and practice questions. However, simply practicing without a formal ... Read More About 5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

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4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

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5 Ways to Master High School Physics

5 Ways to Master High School Physics

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The Rise Of Online Education

What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

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Should I Go To Columbia University?

Should I Go To Columbia University?

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3 Study Tips for College Exams

3 Study Tips for College Exams

While the structures and difficulty-levels of college examinations have as wide a range as the options for college majors, there are a number of universally effective strategies to ace these tests that ... Read More About 3 Study Tips for College Exams

A Student Review of The University of Arizona

A Student Review of The University of Arizona

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Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

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Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

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What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

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4 Tips for a Strong Common App

4 Tips for a Strong Common App

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How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

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Should I Go To University of California, Los Angeles?

Should I Go To University of California, Los Angeles?

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What is it Like to Attend The Pennsylvania State University?

What is it Like to Attend The Pennsylvania State University?

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Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know

Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder ... Read More About Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know

What is it Like to Attend Michigan State University?

What is it Like to Attend Michigan State University?

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What is it Like to Attend University of Miami?

What is it Like to Attend University of Miami?

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Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Your college admissions interview is a great chance for you to get the inside scoop about a university from somebody who knows first-hand. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and prepare accord ... Read More About Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

How to Choose a Creative College

How to Choose a Creative College

The following piece was written by Elaina Loveland. Elaina is an admissions consultant for students pursuing creative degrees. She has two published books – Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student ... Read More About How to Choose a Creative College

What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

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What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

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3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

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Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

Unfortunately, even after months of preparation, students are sometimes faced with an MCAT score that lies below their goal. Though this certainly isn’t a situation anyone necessarily wants to be ... Read More About Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

A Day in the Life at Cornell University

A Day in the Life at Cornell University

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What is it Like to Attend Tulane University?

What is it Like to Attend Tulane University?

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3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content learned in four very specific science classes: Physics, General Chemistry, General Biology, and Organic Chemistry. While a mastery of ... Read More About 3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

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What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts Boston?

What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts Boston?

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What is it Like to Attend Virginia Tech?

What is it Like to Attend Virginia Tech?

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Reasons Not to Apply Early Decision

Reasons Not to Apply Early Decision

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Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

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A Day in the Life at University of Southern California

A Day in the Life at University of Southern California

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What is it Like to Attend Arizona State University?

What is it Like to Attend Arizona State University?

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Conversational Tips for Your Admissions Interview

Conversational Tips for Your Admissions Interview

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How to Make the Most of College Rankings

How to Make the Most of College Rankings

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A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

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What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

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Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

When it comes to the SAT, you can never have enough practice under your belt. The SAT is totally different from the typical exams high school students are accustomed to taking in the classroom. Therefo ... Read More About Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

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Should I Go To University of Massachusetts?

Should I Go To University of Massachusetts?

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Should I Go To University of Southern California?

Should I Go To University of Southern California?

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4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

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A Day in the Life at Rice University

A Day in the Life at Rice University

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5 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

5 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

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What to Know When Colleges Visit Your High School

What to Know When Colleges Visit Your High School

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How to Motivate a High School Student

How to Motivate a High School Student

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Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

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How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

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A Student Review of Saint Louis University

A Student Review of Saint Louis University

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Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll

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ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

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Upcoming Changes in the SAT

Upcoming Changes in the SAT

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Anatomy Of A College Dorm Room

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What to Look For in Your Medical School Search

What to Look For in Your Medical School Search

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5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

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A Day in the Life at Saint Louis University

A Day in the Life at Saint Louis University

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A Day in the Life at Yale University

A Day in the Life at Yale University

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How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

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How to Handle Your Body Language in an Admissions Interview

How to Handle Your Body Language in an Admissions Interview

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How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 2

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 2

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10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

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How to Prepare for College Fairs

How to Prepare for College Fairs

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A Student Review of University of California, San Diego

A Student Review of University of California, San Diego

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What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

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What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

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Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

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How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

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What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

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A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

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A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

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How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

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Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Andrea Kilpatrick

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Andrea Kilpatrick

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What is it Like to Attend Northern Kentucky University?

What is it Like to Attend Northern Kentucky University?

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Should I Go To University of California, Santa Barbara?

Should I Go To University of California, Santa Barbara?

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Understanding the Common Application

Understanding the Common Application

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Deena Maerowitz

Ask an Admissions Expert: Deena Maerowitz

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Should I Go To The University of Georgia?

Should I Go To The University of Georgia?

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What is it Like to Attend Brigham Young University?

What is it Like to Attend Brigham Young University?

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What To Do the Summer Before Your Senior Year of High School

What To Do the Summer Before Your Senior Year of High School

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Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Smart City Kids

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Smart City Kids

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What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts?

What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts?

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Should I Go To Brown University?

Should I Go To Brown University?

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam

Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

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Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

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Should I Go To Yale University?

Should I Go To Yale University?

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How to Choose Your College Admissions Essay Topic

How to Choose Your College Admissions Essay Topic

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Kim Glenchur

Ask an Admissions Expert: Kim Glenchur

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Should I Go To Cornell University?

Should I Go To Cornell University?

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Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Hope Murtaugh

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hope Murtaugh

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What is it Like to Attend Northwestern University?

What is it Like to Attend Northwestern University?

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What is it Like to Attend University of Pennsylvania?

What is it Like to Attend University of Pennsylvania?

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

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6 Tips to Maximize Your Search for Financial Aid

6 Tips to Maximize Your Search for Financial Aid

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Education vs Income Level in the USA Infographic

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What is it Like to Attend University of Houston?

What is it Like to Attend University of Houston?

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Should I Go To Georgetown University?

Should I Go To Georgetown University?

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How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Linda Abraham

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Linda Abraham

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A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

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How to Avoid Senioritis

How to Avoid Senioritis

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Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

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Should I Go To University of Missouri?

Should I Go To University of Missouri?

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Should I Go To University of Virginia?

Should I Go To University of Virginia?

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jared Barlow

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jared Barlow

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How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

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How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

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Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

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Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

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What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

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Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

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How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Joan Martin

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Joan Martin

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Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

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How to Choose Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

How to Choose Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

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What is it Like to Attend The CUNY College of Staten Island?

What is it Like to Attend The CUNY College of Staten Island?

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Should I Go To The University of Chicago?

Should I Go To The University of Chicago?

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Should I Go To Pomona College?

Should I Go To Pomona College?

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Should I Go To University of Michigan?

Should I Go To University of Michigan?

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Should I Go To Rice University?

Should I Go To Rice University?

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What is it Like to Attend Loyola University Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend Loyola University Chicago?

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Should I Go To New York University?

Should I Go To New York University?

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Should I Major in Journalism?

Should I Major in Journalism?

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Carol Langlois

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Carol Langlois

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Should I Go To Williams College?

Should I Go To Williams College?

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What is it Like to Attend Whitman College?

What is it Like to Attend Whitman College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jeremy is a Houston tutor and 2011 graduate of Whitman College where he stud ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Whitman College?

What is it Like to Attend North Carolina State University?

What is it Like to Attend North Carolina State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carl is a Washington D.C. tutor who graduated from North Carolina State Univ ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend North Carolina State University?

What is it Like to Attend Fordham University?

What is it Like to Attend Fordham University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Pedro is a New York City tutor specializing in Physics, Geometry, multiple l ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Fordham University?

How to Plan College Campus Visits

How to Plan College Campus Visits

Probably one of the most critical steps of the college search, your campus visits need to be scheduled early on with plenty of time to spare. These visits are pivotal points in your decision-making pro ... Read More About How to Plan College Campus Visits

Ask an Admissions Expert: Abby Siegel

Ask an Admissions Expert: Abby Siegel

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Abby Siegel is a College Entrance Consultant at her self-started firm, Abby Siegel & Associ ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Abby Siegel

The True Cost of College Infographic

The True Cost of College How much is the average American spending on higher education? More than you might expect. This infographic goes beyond tuition and offers a comprehensive breakdown of the rea ... Read More About The True Cost of College Infographic

A Day in the Life at University of Michigan

A Day in the Life at University of Michigan

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Samantha is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in a multitude of subjects suc ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Michigan

What is it Like to Attend Skidmore College?

What is it Like to Attend Skidmore College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brandon is a New York City tutor specializing in several subjects such as Ec ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Skidmore College?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Susan Goodkin

Ask an Admissions Expert: Susan Goodkin

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Susan Goodkin is a national college consultant specializing in admission to highly selective co ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Susan Goodkin

Top 3 Goals for High School Juniors

Top 3 Goals for High School Juniors

The following piece was written by Shannon Duff. Shannon has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Yale University admissions officer. She is also the founder of Collegiate Comp ... Read More About Top 3 Goals for High School Juniors

Should I Go To Stanford University?

Should I Go To Stanford University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Perrine is a Phoenix tutor specializing in Geometry, SAT prep, Grammar and M ... Read More About Should I Go To Stanford University?

A Day in the Life at New York University

A Day in the Life at New York University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert is a Dallas Fort Worth Tutor and 2008 graduate of New York University ... Read More About A Day in the Life at New York University

What is it Like to Attend Hillsdale College?

What is it Like to Attend Hillsdale College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Claire is a Phoenix tutor who graduated from Hillsdale College in 2011 with ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Hillsdale College?

Should I Go To The University of Arizona?

Should I Go To The University of Arizona?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer is a junior at The University of Arizona majoring in Physiology. Sh ... Read More About Should I Go To The University of Arizona?

Should I Go To Saint Louis University?

Should I Go To Saint Louis University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Meghan is a 2011 graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in Biomedi ... Read More About Should I Go To Saint Louis University?

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Tony Shan

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Tony Shan

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Tony Shan earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and has had a strong passion for ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Tony Shan

Top Questions to Ask at a Campus Information Session

Top Questions to Ask at a Campus Information Session

The following piece was written by Joie Jager-Hyman. Joie has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Assistant Director of Admissions for Dartmouth College. She is the founder of ... Read More About Top Questions to Ask at a Campus Information Session

What is it Like to Attend Colorado College?

What is it Like to Attend Colorado College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Melissa is a Chicago tutor specializing in Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Colorado College?

How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School

How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider M ... Read More About How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School

What is it Like to Attend Wheaton College in Illinois?

What is it Like to Attend Wheaton College in Illinois?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Noah graduated in 2008 from Wheaton College in Illinois with a Bachelor&rsqu ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Wheaton College in Illinois?

A Student Review of Rice University

A Student Review of Rice University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Olivia is a senior at Rice University studying Materials Science. She curren ... Read More About A Student Review of Rice University

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Santa Barbara?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Santa Barbara?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Mary is a 2011 graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. She hold ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Santa Barbara?

Should I Go To Emory University?

Should I Go To Emory University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ralston is an Atlanta tutor and currently a junior at Emory University. He s ... Read More About Should I Go To Emory University?

What To Do If You're Wait-Listed

What To Do If You're Wait-Listed

The following piece was written by Paul Bodine. Paul has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the author of the best-selling admissions guide, Great Applications for Business ... Read More About What To Do If You're Wait-Listed

Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits

Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own ... Read More About Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits

Trends in College Admissions

Trends in College Admissions

The National Association for College Admission Counseling, in November of 2012, published a press release summarizing recent trends in college admissions. This was the 10th year of the NACAC' ... Read More About Trends in College Admissions

What is it Like to Attend University of Buffalo?

What is it Like to Attend University of Buffalo?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Albina is a New York City tutor specializing in Anatomy, Physics, Biology, a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Buffalo?

What is it Like To Go To a Women's College?

What is it Like To Go To a Women's College?

The following piece was written by Cassie Kosarek. Cassie is a Philadelphia tutor for Varsity Tutors and 2012 graduate of Bryn Mawr College. When the inevitable question came up during my undergraduat ... Read More About What is it Like To Go To a Women's College?

What is it Like to Attend Harvard College?

What is it Like to Attend Harvard College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. James is a New York City tutor and graduate of Harvard College. He studied H ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Harvard College?

What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University?

What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ashlee is a New York City tutor who specializes in many subjects including P ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University?

Reflections of an Anatomy Instructor

Reflections of an Anatomy Instructor

The following piece was written by Ben Gubar. Ben is a New Jersey tutor for Varsity Tutors as well as a professor for Richard Stockton College. Mark Twain once said: “The more you explain it, th ... Read More About Reflections of an Anatomy Instructor

Ask an Admissions Expert: Stephanie Klein Wassink

Ask an Admissions Expert: Stephanie Klein Wassink

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Stephanie Klein Wassink is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania&rs ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Stephanie Klein Wassink

What is it LIke to Attend The King's College?

What is it LIke to Attend The King's College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caleb is a New York City tutor specializing in ISEE prep, Pre-Calculus, Read ... Read More About What is it LIke to Attend The King's College?

Should I Go To Washington University in St. Louis?

Should I Go To Washington University in St. Louis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Benjamin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 where he ... Read More About Should I Go To Washington University in St. Louis?

What is it Like to Attend St. Mary's University?

What is it Like to Attend St. Mary's University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Christine is a Houston tutor and 2012 graduate of St. Mary’s Universit ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend St. Mary's University?

Should I Go To Dartmouth College?

Should I Go To Dartmouth College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rebecca is a Phoenix tutor specializing in several subjects such as SAT/ACT ... Read More About Should I Go To Dartmouth College?

Journalism Career Experiences of a Northwestern University Alumnus

Journalism Career Experiences of a Northwestern University Alumnus

Many of our tutors at Varsity Tutors are more than just highly effective teachers; they have significant professional accomplishments and experiences to share with their students. Evan Benn, a Varsity ... Read More About Journalism Career Experiences of a Northwestern University Alumnus

What is it Like to Attend Auburn University?

What is it Like to Attend Auburn University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephanie graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s d ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Auburn University?

What is it Like to Attend the Georgia Institute of Technology?

What is it Like to Attend the Georgia Institute of Technology?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ginger is an Atlanta tutor specializing in Elementary Math, Biology, SAT/ACT ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the Georgia Institute of Technology?

How to Prepare for the SSAT

How to Prepare for the SSAT

The following piece was written by Wendy Williams. Wendy is the founder of Williams Educational Consultants and is a national expert on the SSAT. If you are looking at placing your student into a priv ... Read More About How to Prepare for the SSAT

What is it Like to Attend Stony Brook University?

What is it Like to Attend Stony Brook University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Tiffany is a senior at Stony Brook University studying Spanish Language & ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Stony Brook University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Southern California?

What is it Like to Attend University of Southern California?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kalee is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in a multitude of subjects includi ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Southern California?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Oklahoma?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Oklahoma?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Bethany is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor specializing in Biology, History, Middl ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Oklahoma?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Brittany Maschal

Ask an Admissions Expert: Brittany Maschal

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Brittany Maschal has held roles in several admissions offices and areas of student services inc ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Brittany Maschal

What is it Like to Attend Smith College?

What is it Like to Attend Smith College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Molly is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in ACT prep, PSAT prep, Lingui ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Smith College?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Stephen Black

Ask an Admissions Expert: Stephen Black

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Stephen Black is a 2007 graduate of Harvard University. He kept in touch with the university an ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Stephen Black

What is it Like to Attend Texas State University?

What is it Like to Attend Texas State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kristen is a Houston tutor who teaches Spanish, English, Literature, and Gra ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Texas State University?

How to Choose Your Extracurricular Activities

How to Choose Your Extracurricular Activities

The following piece was written by Eddie LaMeire. Eddie has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and has previously worked in admissions at Loyola University and University of Califo ... Read More About How to Choose Your Extracurricular Activities

What is it Like to Attend Haverford College?

What is it Like to Attend Haverford College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Celine graduated from Haverford College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Haverford College?

What is it Like to Attend Tufts University?

What is it Like to Attend Tufts University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Evelyn is a St. Louis tutor specializing in SAT prep, GRE prep, Middle Schoo ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Tufts University?

What is it Like to Attend Purdue University?

What is it Like to Attend Purdue University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Courtney is a Houston tutor specializing in Geometry, Physics, Russian, and ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Purdue University?

What is it Like to Attend Harvard University?

What is it Like to Attend Harvard University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jonathan is a 2011 graduate of Harvard University where he studied Philosoph ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Harvard University?

What is it Like to Attend Williams College?

What is it Like to Attend Williams College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Clare is New York City tutor specializing in SAT/ACT prep, Reading/Writing, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Williams College?

What is it Like to Attend Pomona College?

What is it Like to Attend Pomona College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexandra is a New York City tutor and 2006 graduate of Pomona College where ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Pomona College?

What is it Like to Attend University of Virginia?

What is it Like to Attend University of Virginia?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. George graduated from University of Virginia in 2010 with a degree in Englis ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Virginia?

What is it like to Attend Princeton University?

What is it like to Attend Princeton University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s de ... Read More About What is it like to Attend Princeton University?

What is it Like to Attend Cornell University?

What is it Like to Attend Cornell University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Maggie is a 2011 graduate of Cornell University where she studied Environmen ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Cornell University?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Margarita is a New York City tutor who specializes in a plethora of subjects ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gabrielle is a Kansas City tutor specializing in ACT prep, History, Writing, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Densil R. R. Porteous II

Ask an Admissions Expert: Densil R. R. Porteous II

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Densil R. R. Porteous II is currently the Director of Admissions at Columbus College of Art &am ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Densil R. R. Porteous II

What is it Like to Attend University of Maryland?

What is it Like to Attend University of Maryland?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gabby is a Washington D.C. tutor and 2011 graduate of the University of Mary ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Maryland?

What is it Like to Attend Brandeis University?

What is it Like to Attend Brandeis University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Steve is a 2012 graduate of Brandeis University. He studied French and Healt ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Brandeis University?

What is it Like to Attend Syracuse University?

What is it Like to Attend Syracuse University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erin is a 2012 graduate of Syracuse University where she studied English and ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Syracuse University?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Los Angeles?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Los Angeles?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lauren is a 2012 graduate of University of California, Los Angeles with a Ba ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Los Angeles?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Adam Hoff

Ask an Admissions Expert: Adam Hoff

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Adam Hoff is one of the two owners of Amerasia Consulting where he and his team of consultants ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Adam Hoff

What is it Like to Attend The University of Georgia?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Georgia?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kellan is an Atlanta tutor and 2012 graduate of The University of Georgia wh ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Georgia?

How to Prepare for Alumni Interviews

How to Prepare for Alumni Interviews

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own ... Read More About How to Prepare for Alumni Interviews

What is it Like to Attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?

What is it Like to Attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gavin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from University of Hawa ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ryan is a Chicago tutor who specializes in College Essay prep, World History ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Ask a Financial Aid Expert: Mark Kantrowitz

Ask a Financial Aid Expert: Mark Kantrowitz

When it comes to financial aid, few people will be able to point you in right direction as well as national expert Mark Kantrowitz can. As the publisher of the very resourceful FinAid and Fastweb websi ... Read More About Ask a Financial Aid Expert: Mark Kantrowitz

What is it Like to Attend The University of Texas at Austin?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Texas at Austin?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Larrissa is a Houston tutor specializing in Psychology, Reading, ISEE prep, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Texas at Austin?

What is it Like to Attend Yale University?

What is it Like to Attend Yale University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Angela is a Houston tutor and graduate of Yale University. She received her ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Yale University?

What is it Like to Attend DePaul University?

What is it Like to Attend DePaul University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Devin is a Seattle tutor who specializes in all courses related to the socia ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend DePaul University?

What is it Like to Attend Vanderbilt University?

What is it Like to Attend Vanderbilt University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Emily is an Atlanta tutor and 2008 graduate of Vanderbilt University. She ho ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Vanderbilt University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Washington?

What is it Like to Attend University of Washington?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sebastian is a 2012 graduate of University of Washington and currently tutor ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Washington?

What is it Like to Attend Bryn Mawr College?

What is it Like to Attend Bryn Mawr College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cassie graduated in 2012 from Bryn Mawr College, a small women’s colle ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Bryn Mawr College?

What is it Like to Attend Emory University?

What is it Like to Attend Emory University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Leigh Ann is an Atlanta tutor and 2007 graduate of Emory University where sh ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Emory University?

What is it Like to Attend Brown University?

What is it Like to Attend Brown University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Daniel is a New York City tutor specializing in SAT prep, Grammar and Mechan ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Brown University?

What is it Like to Attend Saint Louis University?

What is it Like to Attend Saint Louis University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew is a St. Louis tutor specializing in ACT/SAT prep, Calculus, Physics, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Saint Louis University?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, San Diego?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, San Diego?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Derek is a San Diego tutor specializing in History, Literature, GRE prep, an ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, San Diego?

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Ann Levine

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Ann Levine

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Prior to founding her own consulting firm, Law School Expert, Ann Levine was the Director of Ad ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Ann Levine

What is it Like to Attend Dartmouth College?

What is it Like to Attend Dartmouth College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dennis is a 2012 graduate of Dartmouth College who currently tutors in Houst ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Dartmouth College?

What is it Like to Attend The Ohio State University?

What is it Like to Attend The Ohio State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Noor is a Chicago tutor who specializes in Spanish, English, and Test-Taking ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The Ohio State University?

What is it Like to Attend Columbia University?

What is it Like to Attend Columbia University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julia is a New York City tutor and 2012 graduate of Columbia University. She ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Columbia University?

What is it Like to Attend Washington University in St. Louis?

What is it Like to Attend Washington University in St. Louis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Environ ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Washington University in St. Louis?

What is it Like to Attend Rice University?

What is it Like to Attend Rice University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michelle is a Houston-based tutor and a senior at Rice University. She is a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Rice University?

What is it Like to Attend Adelphi University?

What is it Like to Attend Adelphi University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Wendy is a New York City tutor who graduated from Adelphi University in 2011 ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Adelphi University?

Test-Taking Tip: How to Review an Exam Before You Take It

Test-Taking Tip: How to Review an Exam Before You Take It

We all know the feeling; sitting there anxiously awaiting the teacher to come by your row of desks and hand that stack of tests to the person in front. You watch that stack get smaller and smaller as i ... Read More About Test-Taking Tip: How to Review an Exam Before You Take It

What is it Like to Attend The University of Victoria?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Victoria?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Roderick is a St. Louis tutor who specializes in Calculus, Physics, Computer ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Victoria?

Top 4 Reasons to Attend a Big School

Top 4 Reasons to Attend a Big School

 One-size-fits-all: not a phrase to describe college student bodies. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to the size of the school they plan on attending. It is one of the pivotal fa ... Read More About Top 4 Reasons to Attend a Big School

What is it Like to Attend New York University?

What is it Like to Attend New York University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Emma is a New York City tutor who helps students with Spanish, Writing, SAT ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend New York University?

What is it Like to Attend Missouri State University?

What is it Like to Attend Missouri State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is a Kansas City tutor who graduated from Missouri State University in ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Missouri State University?

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Dan Bauer

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Dan Bauer

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Having founded his admissions consulting firm, The MBA Exchange, in 1996 after serving as an ad ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Dan Bauer

Reasons to Attend a Small School

Reasons to Attend a Small School

You’ve probably been well-briefed on the main differences between small schools, large schools, and medium-sized schools. Other than the obvious fact that they each have a vastly different-sized ... Read More About Reasons to Attend a Small School

What is it Like to Attend Stanford University?

What is it Like to Attend Stanford University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences with you as well. Anne is a New York City tutor specializing in Grammar & Mechani ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Stanford University?

Study Tip: How to Create a Good Study Environment

Study Tip: How to Create a Good Study Environment

We’ve talked about the distractions, we’ve talked about randomly helpful items, but now it’s time to talk about how you can put all of those things together and produce a great study ... Read More About Study Tip: How to Create a Good Study Environment

What is it Like to Attend University of Arizona?

What is it Like to Attend University of Arizona?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences with you as well. Aaron is a Tucson tutor who specializes in Accounting, Economics, a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Arizona?

College Search Tip: Narrow Down Your Application Choices

College Search Tip: Narrow Down Your Application Choices

What is a search without knowing what you’re searching for? Sure, you are searching for the right college to attend, but how can you really make that selection if you don’t know exactly wha ... Read More About College Search Tip: Narrow Down Your Application Choices

How to Balance Grades, a Social Life, and Sleep in College

How to Balance Grades, a Social Life, and Sleep in College

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Leah Beasley

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Study Tip: Organize Your Notes

Study Tip: Organize Your Notes

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Choosing a College Major: Education

Choosing a College Major: Education

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College Search Tip: Keep and Use a Calendar

College Search Tip: Keep and Use a Calendar

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Test-Taking Tip: Blocking Out Other Test-Takers

Test-Taking Tip: Blocking Out Other Test-Takers

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Nancy Milne

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How to Approach Learning a Foreign Language

How to Approach Learning a Foreign Language

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The Different Classes You'll Have In College

The Different Classes You'll Have In College

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Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jens K.

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5 New Year's Resolutions for School

5 New Year's Resolutions for School

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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

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How to Deal With Being Homesick at College

How to Deal With Being Homesick at College

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Eddie LaMeire

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How to Be Productive Over Winter Break

How to Be Productive Over Winter Break

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Paul Bodine

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Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Michelle Finkel

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How to Stay Safe on Campus

How to Stay Safe on Campus

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5 Habits to Avoid During Class

5 Habits to Avoid During Class

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Ralph Becker

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What To Do When Rejected From Your Dream School

What To Do When Rejected From Your Dream School

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8 Items to Bring to Your Dorm Room

8 Items to Bring to Your Dorm Room

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Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Cliff Sarkin

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: David Petersam

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How to Make a Good Impression on Your College Professor

How to Make a Good Impression on Your College Professor

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Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Carleen Eaton

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Things to Focus On as an English Major

Things to Focus On as an English Major

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Angela Conley

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jeremy C. Wilson

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How to Graduate On Time in College

How to Graduate On Time in College

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Rachel Korn

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Holidays

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Holidays

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Why Music is a Great Extracurricular Activity

Why Music is a Great Extracurricular Activity

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Hamada Z.

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5 Random Items to Help You Study

5 Random Items to Help You Study

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Whitney Bruce

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How to Interpret a Reading Assignment

How to Interpret a Reading Assignment

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Graham Richmond

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How to Create a Linkedin Profile

How to Create a Linkedin Profile

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How to Participate in a Class Discussion

How to Participate in a Class Discussion

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Joie Jager-Hyman

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How to Prepare for an Open-Book Test

How to Prepare for an Open-Book Test

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Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Mike Frazier

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How to Write a Timed Essay

How to Write a Timed Essay

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Chioma Isiadinso

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Chioma Isiadinso

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How to Avoid Study Distractions

How to Avoid Study Distractions

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Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Hamada Z.

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How to Network as a Recent College Graduate

How to Network as a Recent College Graduate

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How to Deal With Group Projects

How to Deal With Group Projects

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How to Take Notes in a College Lecture

How to Take Notes in a College Lecture

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How to Prepare for College Graduation

How to Prepare for College Graduation

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How to Deal With Deadlines

How to Deal With Deadlines

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How to Give a School Presentation

How to Give a School Presentation

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Shannon Duff

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shannon Duff

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How to Find Your Study Space

How to Find Your Study Space

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5 Things to Know About Off-Campus Living

5 Things to Know About Off-Campus Living

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How to Choose Your First College Roommate

How to Choose Your First College Roommate

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How to Approach an Admissions Phone Interview

How to Approach an Admissions Phone Interview

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How to Approach Questions After an Admissions Interview

How to Approach Questions After an Admissions Interview

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How to Adjust to Dorm Life

How to Adjust to Dorm Life

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Cara Ray

Ask an Admissions Expert: Cara Ray

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How to Study for the Writing Section of the GRE

How to Study for the Writing Section of the GRE

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How to Study for the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE

How to Study for the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE

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How to Study for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

How to Study for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

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How to Approach Transferring Schools

How to Approach Transferring Schools

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Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jeremy Shinewald

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jeremy Shinewald

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

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How to Mentally Prepare for Test Day

How to Mentally Prepare for Test Day

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Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Jessica Freedman

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Jessica Freedman

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Tips for Writing an Essay

Tips for Writing an Essay

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Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

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How to Prepare for the College Search

How to Prepare for the College Search

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Why Junior Year of College is Important

Why Junior Year of College is Important

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Is Grad School the Right Option for You?

Is Grad School the Right Option for You?

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Lucia Tyler

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Lucia Tyler

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Picking a Major Early in College

Picking a Major Early in College

Time and time again, people may tell you not to stress over deciding on a major right away.  They generally advise you to take your time contemplating, that you can change it at any time so there ... Read More About Picking a Major Early in College

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jeremy Shinewald

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jeremy Shinewald

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How to Prepare for the GRE

How to Prepare for the GRE

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Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Sahil Mehta

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Sahil Mehta

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Big Schools vs. Small Schools

Big Schools vs. Small Schools

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Approaches to Studying in College

Approaches to Studying in College

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How to Get a Good List of References

How to Get a Good List of References

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Stacy Blackman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Stacy Blackman

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Writing a Thank You Note After an Interview

Writing a Thank You Note After an Interview

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How to Master an Interview

How to Master an Interview

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How to Personally Tailor a Cover Letter

How to Personally Tailor a Cover Letter

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Why You Should Have a Part-Time Job in College

Why You Should Have a Part-Time Job in College

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How to Prepare for a College Visit

How to Prepare for a College Visit

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How to Create Your First Resume

How to Create Your First Resume

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How to Prepare for Your First Internship

How to Prepare for Your First Internship

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A Guide to the Study Guide

A Guide to the Study Guide

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4 Myths About College Classes - Busted

4 Myths About College Classes - Busted

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What You Need To Know About The AIMS Test

What You Need To Know About The AIMS Test

AIMS, or the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards is a state-required exam for elementary, middle, and high school students. The assessment is given to insure that Arizona classrooms are fulfilling ... Read More About What You Need To Know About The AIMS Test

Essentials Of The New STAAR Tests

Essentials Of The New STAAR Tests

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a series of standardized exams used by Texas public schools students to assess students’ academic abilities.  The STAAR test i ... Read More About Essentials Of The New STAAR Tests

How To Prep For The ACT English Section

How To Prep For The ACT English Section

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How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

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How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

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How To Prep For the ACT Reading Section

How To Prep For the ACT Reading Section

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How To Write A Great Resume When Applying To Business School

How To Write A Great Resume When Applying To Business School

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How To Write A Resume For Law School Applications

How To Write A Resume For Law School Applications

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How To Write A Resume For Grad School Applications

How To Write A Resume For Grad School Applications

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How To Succeed On The HSPT

How To Succeed On The HSPT

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What To Know About The PSAT

What To Know About The PSAT

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How To Succeed On The Essay Portion Of The SAT

How To Succeed On The Essay Portion Of The SAT

The SAT writing section is unique in that it is the only part of the test that is graded subjectively. It is a 25 minute section where you are presented with a prompt (could be a quote by someone famou ... Read More About How To Succeed On The Essay Portion Of The SAT

What You Need To Know About The Reading Section Of The SAT

What You Need To Know About The Reading Section Of The SAT

The Reading section of the SAT consists of 67 questions that test your vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and focus. It is made up of two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section. Like all secti ... Read More About What You Need To Know About The Reading Section Of The SAT

Key Facts About The SAT Math Section

Key Facts About The SAT Math Section

The math sections of the SAT breakdown in the following ways:• One 25-minute section with 20 multiple choice questions• One 25-minute section with 8 multiple choice, and 10 grid-in questions& ... Read More About Key Facts About The SAT Math Section

What You Should Know About The SAT

What You Should Know About The SAT

The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized exam that is used for college admissions. While some two-year programs do not require it, all four-year colleges and universities require that applicants take e ... Read More About What You Should Know About The SAT

What To Know About The Updated SSAT

What To Know About The Updated SSAT

The SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) is one of two admissions tests for private / independent schools. The other is the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), but they are not exactly intercha ... Read More About What To Know About The Updated SSAT

How Colleges Make Admissions Decisions

How Colleges Make Admissions Decisions

How colleges make admissions decisions In about 30 seconds. Hours of tedium and toil into your application, schoolwork, extra-curriculars and SAT/ACT all comes down to a quick 30-second yes or no. The ... Read More About How Colleges Make Admissions Decisions

What To Know About The Writing Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Writing Section Of The ACT

The ACT Plus Writing includes an optional supplement to the standard exam. The half-hour test assesses your writing skills – especially those writing skills emphasized in your high school English ... Read More About What To Know About The Writing Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Math Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Math Section Of The ACT

The ACT Mathematics section is designed to assess the mathematical proficiency students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of the 11th grade.  Students receive an hour to finish t ... Read More About What To Know About The Math Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Science Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Science Section Of The ACT

The science portion of the ACT is known to be one of the trickier sections, for good reason. It is tricky.  Content ranges from physics, chemistry, and biology to the Earth and space sciences (suc ... Read More About What To Know About The Science Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The English Section On The ACT

What To Know About The English Section On The ACT

The English portion of the ACT consists of 75 questions that measure written English and rhetorical skills.  Students receive 45 minutes in which to complete this section, which consists of f ... Read More About What To Know About The English Section On The ACT

What To Know About The ACT

What To Know About The ACT

The ACT, (originally an acronym for American College Testing) is a standardized exam that measures what you have learned in your high school courses, and serves as an alternative to the SAT examination ... Read More About What To Know About The ACT

What To Know About The PSAT

What To Know About The PSAT

The PSAT, or the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized exam that provides students with a practice version of the SAT.   Most students take the test in ... Read More About What To Know About The PSAT

How To Improve Your SSAT Math Score

How To Improve Your SSAT Math Score

At first glance, the SSAT Math Section (also known as the quantitative section) may seem like a bunch of simple computations, but it’s much more difficult than that. The clock is constantly, con ... Read More About How To Improve Your SSAT Math Score

How To Improve SSAT Scores

How To Improve SSAT Scores

Update: Some of this article's advice is now outdated due to changes in the SSAT. A more recent article on the exam can be found here.The SSAT along with the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) are ... Read More About How To Improve SSAT Scores

Comparing The ISEE And The SSAT

Comparing The ISEE And The SSAT

Which is better: the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Aptitude Test (SSAT)? Well, both are used for entrance into private/independent schools, but they’re not exact ... Read More About Comparing The ISEE And The SSAT

How To Prep For AP Exams

How To Prep For AP Exams

Over the next two weeks, close to 2 million students will be taking the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams.  Covering subjects ranging from Art History to Macroeconomics to Statistics, AP ... Read More About How To Prep For AP Exams

How To Improve Your ACT Score

How To Improve Your ACT Score

By now, you’ve probably heard your older brothers’ or sisters’ tales of it – and your teachers talk all about how important or difficult it can be. But, the fact that you&rsquo ... Read More About How To Improve Your ACT Score

How To Improve Your ISEE Essay

How To Improve Your ISEE Essay

The ISEE essay is not scored. But, you can request for your essay to be photocopied and sent to certain schools – or you can leave it off your ISEE report entirely. But, why wouldn’t you s ... Read More About How To Improve Your ISEE Essay

My Experience At Williams College

My Experience At Williams College

By Chloe Brown (The second part in the series of an insider's account of her college admissions process and college life) My time at Williams was exactly what I wanted it to be, even though it wasn&r ... Read More About My Experience At Williams College

How To Increase Your ISEE Quantitative Score

How To Increase Your ISEE Quantitative Score

Managing time is just as important as knowing the equations on this section because you have a little less than one minute for each question. That’s why you need to use arithmetic shortcuts to so ... Read More About How To Increase Your ISEE Quantitative Score

How I Got Into Williams College

How I Got Into Williams College

By Chloe Brown When I started my college search, I knew I wanted to go to a small, liberal arts school, either in New England or California. But once I visited Williams College, I fell in love. I knew ... Read More About How I Got Into Williams College

How To Increase ISEE Verbal Scores

How To Increase ISEE Verbal Scores

The Verbal Reasoning section kicks off the ISEE (for every level), and it mostly tests your vocab skills. You’ll see two types of questions: synonym recognition and sentence completion. See more ... Read More About How To Increase ISEE Verbal Scores

How To Improve ISEE Scores

How To Improve ISEE Scores

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is the first of many huge, high-pressure tests your child will take, and giving him/her the right mindset is just as important as ISEE prep. Sure, knowing t ... Read More About How To Improve ISEE Scores

How To Get Into Business School

How To Get Into Business School

Bad news: with regards to business school admissions, it is a whole lot more challenging today than it was 5-10 years ago. More and more employers are demanding that employees carry business degrees fo ... Read More About How To Get Into Business School

How To Pick Your College

How To Pick Your College

Spring is here and high school seniors across the nation are eagerly awaiting admission decisions to arrive in their inboxes or mailboxes.  After your initial celebration of being accepted into yo ... Read More About How To Pick Your College

Best Study Tips For Spring Break

Best Study Tips For Spring Break

Whether you're in the middle of spring break or will start vacation soon, keep in mind some tips to stay connected with your academic school work and not find yourself "behind" after the holidays. Mix ... Read More About Best Study Tips For Spring Break

How To Improve Your GMAT Essay

How To Improve Your GMAT Essay

The GMAT has one 30-minute essay: the Analysis of an Argument prompt. It has a pretty basic formula, and yes, we’re going to walk you right through it. Instead of arguing your belief, you will ac ... Read More About How To Improve Your GMAT Essay

How To Improve Your Issue Analysis Writing

How To Improve Your Issue Analysis Writing

UPDATE: Some of this article's advice is now outdated due to changes in the GMAT. An updated article on the exam can be found here.Although the "Analysis Of An Issue" is specific to the GMAT, the essay ... Read More About How To Improve Your Issue Analysis Writing

How To Increase Your GMAT Analytical Writing Score

How To Increase Your GMAT Analytical Writing Score

UPDATE: Some of this article's advice is now outdated due to changes in the GMAT. An updated article on the exam can be found here.The Analytical Writing section is the dark horse of the GMAT. Often ig ... Read More About How To Increase Your GMAT Analytical Writing Score

How To Improve Your Quantitative GMAT Score

How To Improve Your Quantitative GMAT Score

The Quantitative Section may be the easiest section to improve in – if you prepare correctly, giving you the golden opportunity to significantly improve your overall score. The following tips can ... Read More About How To Improve Your Quantitative GMAT Score

How To Boost Your Verbal Score On The GMAT

How To Boost Your Verbal Score On The GMAT

The Verbal Section is the hardest section of the GMAT, according to most test-takers. And if you really want to improve your overall score, you’re going to have to take it on and master its techn ... Read More About How To Boost Your Verbal Score On The GMAT

How To Improve Your GMAT Score

How To Improve Your GMAT Score

The GMAT is for admissions into business schools, and the GRE is for grad schools – that’s a major distinction. The GMAT is designed to determine if you can take the next academic step towa ... Read More About How To Improve Your GMAT Score

Best Classes For Grad School Admissions

Best Classes For Grad School Admissions

The classes you take outweigh the grades you earn in them – or at least that’s the case at most grad schools. Grad schools want to see that you challenged yourself academically, instead of ... Read More About Best Classes For Grad School Admissions

Why Senior Year Of High School Is Important

Why Senior Year Of High School Is Important

After you've received acceptance letters, or even confirmed your enrollment at a particular college, senior year of high school is no time to "slack off". Many students mistakenly believe tha ... Read More About Why Senior Year Of High School Is Important

Why Extracurriculars Boost College Success

Why Extracurriculars Boost College Success

Students who participated in after-school activities for two or more years during high school were almost twice as likely to complete college than those who did not.  This finding comes from profe ... Read More About Why Extracurriculars Boost College Success

Learning About Learning

Learning About Learning

Are you one to take notes meticulously during lectures?  Or study one section of a textbook for a whole hour?  Or always go to the same room to study? Contemporary research on brain psycho ... Read More About Learning About Learning

How The Common App Will Be Improved

How The Common App Will Be Improved

Younger siblings who have seen their brothers and sisters throw up their arms in frustration at the Common Application will be relieved to know that they themselves will not have to face the same fate. ... Read More About How The Common App Will Be Improved

How Graduate Schools Analyze Applications

How Graduate Schools Analyze Applications

Graduate schools receive more applications than you could ever imagine. That’s no secret to anyone. So, grad school admissions committees (comprised of counselors, professors and sometimes even s ... Read More About How Graduate Schools Analyze Applications

How To Interview For Graduate School Admissions

How To Interview For Graduate School Admissions

First of all: congratulations because you have passed nearly every round of the application process, and your prospective school is ready to admit you. Now, you just have to ace your interview. Our tut ... Read More About How To Interview For Graduate School Admissions

Why Research Experience Is Important For Grad School Apps

Why Research Experience Is Important For Grad School Apps

GRE scores, GPA, transcripts, letters of recommendation, quality of undergrad school, admission essay / personal statement, research, and even where you live can all impact your admission chances. ... Read More About Why Research Experience Is Important For Grad School Apps

How To Write An Application Essay For Grad School

How To Write An Application Essay For Grad School

Some schools may require a succinct personal statement – a couple paragraphs about who you are as a student. But, other schools/programs may require multiple admissions essays, typically between ... Read More About How To Write An Application Essay For Grad School

How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

The sooner you figure out exactly what it is you want to do, the better. Then, you can start marketing yourself as a budding chemist (for example). And that is exactly how to perk up a grad school admi ... Read More About How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

Improving Your Graduate School Application

Improving Your Graduate School Application

On your application, great test scores and grades speak for themselves, and everyone knows how important those are. But, there are a lot of other factors that can boost your application and ultimately ... Read More About Improving Your Graduate School Application

How To Improve Your GRE Score

How To Improve Your GRE Score

Update: Some of this article's advice is now outdated due to changes in the GRE. A more recent article on the exam can be found here.First things first: the GRE is for graduate schools, but not for MBA ... Read More About How To Improve Your GRE Score

How Your Undergrad School Affects Med School Chances

How Your Undergrad School Affects Med School Chances

Med schools will consider where you attended undergraduate college. However, it may not be as important as you think. What is more important is your undergrad school’s commitment to preparing st ... Read More About How Your Undergrad School Affects Med School Chances

How To Write A Resume For Med School

How To Write A Resume For Med School

Sometimes, whether you’re accepted to med school comes down to the numbers (GPA / MCAT score), and you can’t change those. However, there are many areas you can improve on – or s ... Read More About How To Write A Resume For Med School

How To Use The Holidays To Work On College Applications

How To Use The Holidays To Work On College Applications

While others are stuffing their mouths with food and watching football, you can schedule some time to work on your college applications.  Spending time during the holidays to make progress on your ... Read More About How To Use The Holidays To Work On College Applications

How To Gain Clinical Experience Before Med School

How To Gain Clinical Experience Before Med School

What are you doing to become a better doctor? Today? Right now? Med schools want the great, future doctors and physicians. They want undergrad students who are passionate about the medical field, thos ... Read More About How To Gain Clinical Experience Before Med School

MCAT Or GPA More Important For Med School

MCAT Or GPA More Important For Med School

It depends on the med school. But, the easy answer is: MCAT. Some med schools believe that GPA is a better indicator of future success because it measures your work ethic and determination. However, y ... Read More About MCAT Or GPA More Important For Med School

How To Improve Your Med School Application

How To Improve Your Med School Application

The list of factors to determine if you will be accepted into a certain medical school can go from your MCAT scores/undergrad GPA all the way down to your hometown. But, the objective factors such as ... Read More About How To Improve Your Med School Application

How To Improve Your MCAT Score

How To Improve Your MCAT Score

The MCAT is the cornerstone of your entire med school application process. It’s where your acceptance conversation begins. And it may be the most important factor in your application. You can ac ... Read More About How To Improve Your MCAT Score

How To Choose A Medical School

How To Choose A Medical School

Everyone knows the top schools, but for the most part it’s about personal preference. It’s about how you want to learn and what career you’re hoping to launch. Consider these factors ... Read More About How To Choose A Medical School

How To Interview For Medical School

How To Interview For Medical School

Your interview could be the deciding factor in your application process. Once you are awarded an interview, the school is prepared to admit you based on your past academic performance/accolades. At tha ... Read More About How To Interview For Medical School

How To Calculate Net Price Of College

How To Calculate Net Price Of College

The government recently mandated that all colleges must include a net price calculator on their websites. However, many colleges easily found ways to hide theirs from students, according to an article ... Read More About How To Calculate Net Price Of College

Why Students Are Choosing Online High Schools

Why Students Are Choosing Online High Schools

Stanford is putting its name behind an online high school, the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY).  EPGY has been in existence for many years now, but Stanford will now lend its name to the ... Read More About Why Students Are Choosing Online High Schools

How To Improve Your Writing Skills

How To Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is one of the more interesting subjects to teach, it may not be the most difficult, but it is definitely different than teaching math or science. William G. Tierney and Stefani R. Relles, two ... Read More About How To Improve Your Writing Skills

How To Prepare For College Classes

How To Prepare For College Classes

The best way to prepare for college-level classes is to take the hardest classes you possibly can…every student, every teacher and every professor knows that. But, how to make classes more rigo ... Read More About How To Prepare For College Classes

How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM programs) have historically been the toughest majors, with science and engineering leading the way, according to an article in the New York Times. Howev ... Read More About How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

Why Algebra Skills Are Important

Why Algebra Skills Are Important

If you’re not proficient in algebra, then you’ll stand just about no chance with Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics or any other high school math class. Students must learn algebr ... Read More About Why Algebra Skills Are Important

How To Best Study For A Test

How To Best Study For A Test

The human brain acquires, retains and retrieves information in a very complex manner. Knowing exactly how is the key to studying more efficiently and more effectively. Every nuance of learning and mem ... Read More About How To Best Study For A Test

Why One School Is Rejecting Technology

Why One School Is Rejecting Technology

Computers, tablets, smartphones, social media, smart boards have been all the rage in education the past few years. Some schools are adopting these practices seemingly because everyone else is doing it ... Read More About Why One School Is Rejecting Technology

How To Apply To College With A Smartphone

How To Apply To College With A Smartphone

Applying to college is one of the most tedious processes any student will go through. So, to make it easier, the Common Application was created to be one standard application that works for a number of ... Read More About How To Apply To College With A Smartphone

Why School Districts Are Abandoning Textbooks

Why School Districts Are Abandoning Textbooks

Gone are the days of having to carry around eight textbooks in your backpack, or to rush to your locker to grab that American History textbook for your next class.  One school district in Indiana ... Read More About Why School Districts Are Abandoning Textbooks

Why Students Are Being Rewarded For AP Tests

Why Students Are Being Rewarded For AP Tests

Do well on an Advanced Placement exam, and receive $100. That’s exactly what South High Community School in New York does for its students, according to an article in the New York Times. Teacher ... Read More About Why Students Are Being Rewarded For AP Tests

Why College Tuition Is Increasing

Why College Tuition Is Increasing

The average tuition for the top 10 colleges has increased around 25% the last six years, starting with the 2004-2005 school year through the 2009-2010 school year.        ... Read More About Why College Tuition Is Increasing

How To Explore College Dining

How To Explore College Dining

As high school seniors explore colleges this fall, one thing they should remember to investigate is the university’s dining facilities.  The college dining halls will be one of the biggest d ... Read More About How To Explore College Dining

How To Avoid College Admissions Red Flags

How To Avoid College Admissions Red Flags

Imagine being a college admissions officer, and your job is to say no to 75 percent of the applications you see. You’re supposed to decline students, and when you accept students or give your app ... Read More About How To Avoid College Admissions Red Flags

Why Students Are Being Rewarded To Attend School

Why Students Are Being Rewarded To Attend School

What would it take to get a flawless attendance record from your kid? Baseball tickets? Gift cards? A necklace? How about an automated wake-up call from former NBA-great Magic Johnson? A handful of s ... Read More About Why Students Are Being Rewarded To Attend School

Why More College Students Are Part Time

Why More College Students Are Part Time

Many would think the typical college student is bouncing around from class-to-class, living in the dorm room, pulling all-nighters and occasionally firing up the latest lineup of Apple products. That& ... Read More About Why More College Students Are Part Time

How To Find An Online Education That Suits You

How To Find An Online Education That Suits You

Online education has been lighting up every education news service since the Internet was created. Some believe it can work in addition to traditional schools/colleges, and others think it could actual ... Read More About How To Find An Online Education That Suits You

Why SAT Scores Might Be Decreasing

Why SAT Scores Might Be Decreasing

The average SAT scores for the high school class of 2011 fell across the nation, according to the College Board (the creator of the SAT) and an article in the New York Times. The average, national rea ... Read More About Why SAT Scores Might Be Decreasing

How To Ace Your College Interview

How To Ace Your College Interview

The college application process is becoming increasingly more sophisticated. For years, it was all about numbers. Colleges only looked at students’ SAT/ACT scores and high school grades. Then, c ... Read More About How To Ace Your College Interview

How Students Can Become National Bloggers

How Students Can Become National Bloggers

How cool would it be if you could start your college application essay with: “I’m a nationally published writer”? That is possible, and it would definitely wake up whoever is reading ... Read More About How Students Can Become National Bloggers

How To Stop Cheating In Test Grading

How To Stop Cheating In Test Grading

Teachers have tried many tactics to stop their students from cheating. But, it was the teachers themselves who got caught cheating in 2011. They were erasing and changing their students’ answers ... Read More About How To Stop Cheating In Test Grading

Why A General Education

Why A General Education

Every college student is forced or encouraged to take a bunch of general education classes that are unrelated to his/her major. There are administrators on both side of the argument, lobbying for their ... Read More About Why A General Education

Why Schools May Shorten Their School Years

Why Schools May Shorten Their School Years

Budget cuts are getting so strict that some school districts are shaving days off the school year and making school weeks only four days (instead of five), according to an article in the Ne ... Read More About Why Schools May Shorten Their School Years

Why Advanced Degrees Are Becoming More Popular

Why Advanced Degrees Are Becoming More Popular

Employers have raised their standards to the point where many now require a master’s degree instead of a bachelor’s degree, according to an article in the New York Times. Employers can be ... Read More About Why Advanced Degrees Are Becoming More Popular

How One University Is Offering Affordable Education

How One University Is Offering Affordable Education

Another higher education program, The University of the People, just set out with the mission of extending affordable education to more people, according to an article in the New York Times. It hopes t ... Read More About How One University Is Offering Affordable Education

Stanford Offers Free Artificial Intelligence Class Online

Stanford Offers Free Artificial Intelligence Class Online

Two Stanford professors have announced that they will offer a free online class on artificial intelligence, according to an article in the New York Times. Stanford professors, Sebastian Thrun and ... Read More About Stanford Offers Free Artificial Intelligence Class Online

Why The Dept Of Education Is Investing In Early Childhood Education

Why The Dept Of Education Is Investing In Early Childhood Education

The government is investing heavily in early childhood education, trying to get students school-ready earlier. This will then cut down on “catching up time,” making class time more efficien ... Read More About Why The Dept Of Education Is Investing In Early Childhood Education

How To Find The True Cost Of College

How To Find The True Cost Of College

The price of college never seems simple to calculate. There’s tuition plus room and board, minus scholarships, plus random fees, minus financial aid, and on top of that, colleges are always chang ... Read More About How To Find The True Cost Of College

Why Schools Are Considering Year Round Classes

Why Schools Are Considering Year Round Classes

As summer is winding down, ponder the possibility that some schools are considering no summer breaks at all. The idea of year-round schooling, meaning no break is longer than eight weeks, has been tos ... Read More About Why Schools Are Considering Year Round Classes

Assessing ROI Of A College Degree

Assessing ROI Of A College Degree

In terms of bang for your buck – public colleges may have a better return on investment that previously thought.  An article in the Washington Post cited an article from SmartMoney magazine ... Read More About Assessing ROI Of A College Degree

How Summer Experiences Craft College Essays

How Summer Experiences Craft College Essays

It’s really not that hard. Step one: Lead off the essay with the most interesting/impactful thing you have ever done or will do. Example: “Years from now I will save people’s lives e ... Read More About How Summer Experiences Craft College Essays

How To Reduce College Costs

How To Reduce College Costs

The most expensive four years of your life could and should be cheaper, or at least that’s how some people see it (3T4D6PGG25SS). Representative Daniel Branch, Republican of Dallas and chairman ... Read More About How To Reduce College Costs

How To Tour A College Online

How To Tour A College Online

The Internet has officially made everything more convenient. That “everything” now includes selecting your college. Campus Tours has just launched a new website that features online, virtu ... Read More About How To Tour A College Online

Colleges Replacing Loans With Grants

Colleges Replacing Loans With Grants

Colleges are replacing student loans with grants in the same amount, according to an article in the Washington Post. So, instead of taking out a $5,000 loan to pay for college expenses, your college m ... Read More About Colleges Replacing Loans With Grants

How To Fix American Schools

How To Fix American Schools

There has been a lot of talk and buzz about how bad the American education system is, why it’s so bad and whose fault it is. And on the fault side, nearly everyone who is connected to education h ... Read More About How To Fix American Schools

Why Students Struggle With History Classes

Why Students Struggle With History Classes

Who was North Korea’s ally in the Korean War against American troops? No googling please. See, history isn’t that easy after all. If you said China, without googling, pat yourself on the b ... Read More About Why Students Struggle With History Classes

Why Recess Should Be Before Lunch

Why Recess Should Be Before Lunch

Typically, most school children eat lunch then head off to recess. That’s just the way the curriculum has been set for years. But, what’s more appealing to little Johnny an apple or a game ... Read More About Why Recess Should Be Before Lunch

How Teachers Can Support And Evaluate Other Teachers

How Teachers Can Support And Evaluate Other Teachers

You’re a teacher. Your performance is evaluated by teachers, judged and rated by teachers. Your mentor is a teacher, and your boss is a teacher. Imagine that. Would you love it or hate it? What ... Read More About How Teachers Can Support And Evaluate Other Teachers

Colleges With Small Class Sizes

Colleges With Small Class Sizes

“Small” is not a word many students hear when colleges talk about their class sizes anymore, and when they do use that word – they’re most likely using it incorrectly. Major bu ... Read More About Colleges With Small Class Sizes

Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Employment rates and starting salaries for graduating college students entering the job market have fallen drastically in the last few years, according to an article in the New York Times. Only 55.6% ... Read More About Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Universities Manage With Fewer Staff

Universities Manage With Fewer Staff

It’s no secret to anyone that decreased funding has greatly affected education at all levels. College tuition fluctuated, teachers and staff were laid off and a lot schools simply looked and felt ... Read More About Universities Manage With Fewer Staff

How Bill Gates Influences Education Reform

How Bill Gates Influences Education Reform

Education funding may be down in the past few years, but one private donor is starting to pour more money back into education – that one donor is Bill Gates. Gates is cracking his piggy bank to ... Read More About How Bill Gates Influences Education Reform

Why The Arts Are Crucial To Education

Why The Arts Are Crucial To Education

Save the arts – that’s the mantra of many educators. But, after all, it could be the arts that save us. Funding for arts education is consistently cut and decreased when budgets become tig ... Read More About Why The Arts Are Crucial To Education

Analyzing Math Anxiety

Analyzing Math Anxiety

Researchers at the Numerical Cognition Lab and the University of Chicago have been analyzing the causes of "math anxiety".  This is a situation familiar to many K-12 students, who seem to freeze w ... Read More About Analyzing Math Anxiety

Changing Principals To Change Schools

Changing Principals To Change Schools

Obama and Arne Duncan are trying to raise the bar for everyone in education – teachers, administrators, and now principals.In an effort for full reform, they are now looking at principals, threat ... Read More About Changing Principals To Change Schools

Increase Teacher Pay To Improve Academics

Increase Teacher Pay To Improve Academics

Dave Eggers and Ninive Clements Calegari of the New York Times say teachers are underpaid and blamed entirely way too much for the underachieving American education system. In their argument, Eggers a ... Read More About Increase Teacher Pay To Improve Academics

Secretary Of Education Addresses US Teachers

Secretary Of Education Addresses US Teachers

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 - 6), U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has drafted an open letter to the nation's teachers.  Read the full text here.  In it, he prai ... Read More About Secretary Of Education Addresses US Teachers

Why Women Outnumber Men In Higher Education

Why Women Outnumber Men In Higher Education

The business and higher education landscapes are changing, and no we’re not talking about the Internet. We’re talking about women and minority groups enrolling in colleges at record-breakin ... Read More About Why Women Outnumber Men In Higher Education

Decreased Funding For Early Childhood Education

Decreased Funding For Early Childhood Education

Budget cuts have trickled all the way down to early-childhood education, as funding for these programs has decreased between 2009 and 2010, according to a study published in the Washington Post. The ... Read More About Decreased Funding For Early Childhood Education

A Card Game Boosts Social And Academic Skills

A Card Game Boosts Social And Academic Skills

Bridge, a card game with seemingly complex rules to those who don't play, is becoming the game of choice in classrooms.  A recent article in the New York Times article points to ridge as being as ... Read More About A Card Game Boosts Social And Academic Skills

AP Classes Go Online

AP Classes Go Online

Despite strict budget cuts, interest in Advanced Placement (AP) classes at high schools has skyrocketed, and students are now taking AP classes online, according to an article in the Wall Street Journa ... Read More About AP Classes Go Online

Why College Student Debt Is Growing

Why College Student Debt Is Growing

There is now more accumulated student loan debt than accumulated credit card debt for the first time in the United States, according to an article in the New York Times. Accumulated student loan debt ... Read More About Why College Student Debt Is Growing

Another Pre Pre SAT Test

Another Pre Pre SAT Test

The College Board, the creators of the SAT, introduced a junior version of the exam for eighth graders in 2010 called the ReadiStep, according to an article in the New York Times. The ReadiStep i ... Read More About Another Pre Pre SAT Test

Should Schools Teach Character

Should Schools Teach Character

America’s schools are having a difficult time simply teaching students how to be proficient in reading, math and science. That’s why many schools completely ignore teaching basic character ... Read More About Should Schools Teach Character

Why Investors Are Buying Up Schools

Why Investors Are Buying Up Schools

Who owns your school? Sure, a group of administrators and your principal run it. But, whom do they report to? Recently, the private-equity-backed firm Meritas – owned by Sterling Partners &ndash ... Read More About Why Investors Are Buying Up Schools

Why Top Colleges Have Again Lowered Acceptance Rates

Why Top Colleges Have Again Lowered Acceptance Rates

The nation’s elite colleges just became even more elite. Harvard, Stanford and Princeton – some of the nation’s hardest colleges to get into – boasted lower acceptance rates fo ... Read More About Why Top Colleges Have Again Lowered Acceptance Rates

Federal Grants To Boost College Entrance Rates

Federal Grants To Boost College Entrance Rates

How many college-bound students would like to have more financial support? Sounds pretty good right and not much of a catch. All you have to do is go to college to be eligible for funding from the Fed ... Read More About Federal Grants To Boost College Entrance Rates

Ranking Colleges By Stress Level

Ranking Colleges By Stress Level

College stress has many origins, ranging from your roommate not believing in deodorant, being able to simultaneously touch all four walls in your dorm room to academic rigor. However, an article in&nb ... Read More About Ranking Colleges By Stress Level

Changes Likely For NCLB

Changes Likely For NCLB

Earlier this year, the Obama administration discussed plans to change the No Child Left Behind act with the media. Journalists and education administrators alike thought Obama was bluffing, trying to c ... Read More About Changes Likely For NCLB

GED Test To Be Computerized

GED Test To Be Computerized

Using computers to test students - administrators thought about it, they considered it, they made preemptive what-ifs about it, they argued for it and they argued against it. Now, administrators are ac ... Read More About GED Test To Be Computerized

Initiatives To Increase College Graduation Rates

Initiatives To Increase College Graduation Rates

Until recently, America has led the world in producing college graduates. President Barack Obama has vowed that America will retake the lead by 2020, winning the support and funding of many organizati ... Read More About Initiatives To Increase College Graduation Rates

Judging School Performance

Judging School Performance

By now, everyone has heard something negative about America’s public schools. They are falling behind foreign countries’; they don’t prepare kids for college or future employment; it& ... Read More About Judging School Performance

College Tuition Hikes Easing

College Tuition Hikes Easing

With $50,000 colleges and beyond, it only appears as if the cost of college is absolutely skyrocketing. However, new research actually suggests that the total net cost of college (tuition minus scholar ... Read More About College Tuition Hikes Easing

Homework That Works

Homework That Works

“How is this ever going to help me,” asks every student at some point in his/her life, buried under mountains of busy work, properly hidden by the euphuism of “homework.” Now, ... Read More About Homework That Works

Why College Grads Are Turning To Public Service

Why College Grads Are Turning To Public Service

2009 and 2010 were the wrong years to graduate from college, especially for students seeking entry-level positions in the corporate world. After four years of college tuition, many students simply cou ... Read More About Why College Grads Are Turning To Public Service

How You Can Be Guaranteed A College Degree

How You Can Be Guaranteed A College Degree

Most undergraduate students are seeking four-year college degrees. However, some students end up staying for an extra quarter, semester or even year if they change their majors, take the wrong elective ... Read More About How You Can Be Guaranteed A College Degree

Tips To Make FAFSA Filing Easier

Tips To Make FAFSA Filing Easier

“Just finished my FAFSA; would rather blind myself with a spork than do that again,” reads a recent tweet on Twitter. Filing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the def ... Read More About Tips To Make FAFSA Filing Easier

Colleges That Address Financial Needs

Colleges That Address Financial Needs

College is one of the – if not the – biggest investment a student and his/her family will ever make. This holds true for most students, no matter how affordable their targeted colleges may ... Read More About Colleges That Address Financial Needs

Analyzing Teachers Colleges

Analyzing Teachers Colleges

Teachers are feeling the heat and the blame of the lagging American education system, and now they are under further scrutiny, scrutiny by journalists. The U.S. News & World Report is planning on ... Read More About Analyzing Teachers Colleges

How To Prepare For College Now

How To Prepare For College Now

College is coming. It’s coming sooner for some and later for others. But, it’s still coming for most, and it’s never too soon to prepare. Winter time is always a stressful time for h ... Read More About How To Prepare For College Now

Why Science Fairs Are Important

Why Science Fairs Are Important

Despite President Obama's recent declaration of a "Sputnik Moment" for the nation, K-12 level science fairs across the U.S. are facing hard times. Lack of funding and resources has left many fa ... Read More About Why Science Fairs Are Important

State Of Pell Grants

State Of Pell Grants

By now, the news of the Pell grant funds dwindling to extinction has probably spread to every school district, every home and every student. The Pell grant system has typically been the most significa ... Read More About State Of Pell Grants

Teacher Tenure Under Scrutiny

Teacher Tenure Under Scrutiny

When reports surfaced that the American education system was lagging behind that of other countries, people began pointing fingers and blaming different practices. Now, politicians are blaming teacher ... Read More About Teacher Tenure Under Scrutiny

Libraries Go Digital

Libraries Go Digital

Digital education is a rapidly-growing trend for public and private schools across the nation, as these mediums are quickly transforming how students learn. Now, school libraries are beginning to catc ... Read More About Libraries Go Digital

What Should College Graduates Know

What Should College Graduates Know

Years of education, of knowledge, of learning, but what exactly does it amount to? Are college grads actually better at certain tasks than non grads, and how much more qualified are they than non grads ... Read More About What Should College Graduates Know

What To Ask During A College Visit

What To Ask During A College Visit

  It's the season for college visits, and high school seniors are gearing up to get a first peak at what may be their future for the next four years or more.  Seeing the campus buildings, ta ... Read More About What To Ask During A College Visit

To Learn More Keep Testing Yourself

To Learn More Keep Testing Yourself

It turns out that taking a test isn’t just a teacher’s easy way of finding out where students stand or forcing them to read a chapter in a textbook.  Testing might actually boost stude ... Read More About To Learn More Keep Testing Yourself

Rhee Launches Student Advocacy Group

Rhee Launches Student Advocacy Group

After stepping down as Washington D.C.'s public schools chief, Michelle Rhee has decided to create her own organization to lead, StudentsFirst.  She is touting it as a national level platform with ... Read More About Rhee Launches Student Advocacy Group

Social Media And College Admissions

Social Media And College Admissions

Admission officials are trying to shed their old, stuffy, always buttoned-up image and trying to appear more “cool” and approachable to prospective college students, according to an article ... Read More About Social Media And College Admissions

How Would You Spend 100M To Change Education

How Would You Spend 100M To Change Education

  By now you've probably heard about Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg pledging $100 million to the Newark, NJ, public school system.  Fast Company magazine surveyed a panel of education ... Read More About How Would You Spend 100M To Change Education

AP Program To Change

AP Program To Change

High school students are always encouraged to pursue more-challenging Advanced Placement classes to better prepare for college and push their intellectual abilities. But, advanced placement classes ar ... Read More About AP Program To Change

How To Save On College Supplies

How To Save On College Supplies

            $20,000, $30,000 and sometimes up to $50,000 for college tuition, it’s not exactly the most ideal time for students to splurge on dorm room supplies ... Read More About How To Save On College Supplies

Six Application Essay Mistakes

Six Application Essay Mistakes

Scholarships – a college student’s best friend, one of the few things to actually mitigate the seemingly insurmountable amount of college tuition, the simplest way to reduce debt after coll ... Read More About Six Application Essay Mistakes

Funding To Support Gifted Students

Funding To Support Gifted Students

For years politicians and administrators have tried to create educational equality, providing tutors and additional help for struggling students and raising awareness about under-performing schools. B ... Read More About Funding To Support Gifted Students

Future Of Pell Grants Uncertain

Future Of Pell Grants Uncertain

Pell grants have typically been America’s most significant financial aid program for college students, but there is now a $5.7 billion gap in financing for next year’s Pell grants, accordin ... Read More About Future Of Pell Grants Uncertain

Online Community For Young Writers

Online Community For Young Writers

Young people interested in writing have a new home, and it’s Figment.com. The site launched in early December, calling itself an online community for young writers to share work samples, receive ... Read More About Online Community For Young Writers

How To Assess Teachers

How To Assess Teachers

Students who like their teachers learn more, according to a new report cited in the New York Times. This study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is seeking to distinguish the good teac ... Read More About How To Assess Teachers

Rise Of Foreign Language Enrollment

Rise Of Foreign Language Enrollment

Foreign languages are making a comeback. Modest? Sure. Slight? Yes. But a comeback indeed, as enrollment in foreign language majors has been rising steadily, according to the Washington Post. Enrollme ... Read More About Rise Of Foreign Language Enrollment

How To Make College More Affordable For All

How To Make College More Affordable For All

            College is expensive. Very few can counteract the simple fact that it is expensive. Now, why it’s expensive is a completely different story, and tha ... Read More About How To Make College More Affordable For All

Schools Ban Outside Help

Schools Ban Outside Help

Whether it be teachers’ and principals’ egocentrism, bitter sentiment of not having the Internet and other resources while they were in school or simply wanting students to spend more time ... Read More About Schools Ban Outside Help

Education Tech Trends For 2011

Education Tech Trends For 2011

Here are five emerging technology trends in K-12 classrooms as we step into 2011: Increase in use of mobile devices - cellphones and iPad devices have replaced the desktop computer as the tech tool ... Read More About Education Tech Trends For 2011

Using Technology To Engage Students

Using Technology To Engage Students

            Falling asleep in class, there’s the hooded sweatshirt pulled over the head, hide your eyes as you rest your head on your hand or the-I’m-just ... Read More About Using Technology To Engage Students

Rise Of Online College Courses

Rise Of Online College Courses

The percentage of students taking college courses online has nearly tripled since 2002, according to an article in The Washington Post.           &nbs ... Read More About Rise Of Online College Courses

Nationwide Reading And Math Abilities

Nationwide Reading And Math Abilities

12th grade students’ reading/math scores increased slightly, since their record lows in 2005, according to federal results released November 18th, cited by an article in The New York Times. &nbs ... Read More About Nationwide Reading And Math Abilities

Freshmen Yields At Top Colleges

Freshmen Yields At Top Colleges

Elite colleges are all in competition with each other, and the one statistic they can brag about is how many high school students – who received acceptance letters – actually commit and att ... Read More About Freshmen Yields At Top Colleges

Different Ways To Apply To College

Different Ways To Apply To College

Technology is rapidly creating more ways to apply for college and continually taking the tedium out of the process, according to an article in The New York Times.       & ... Read More About Different Ways To Apply To College

Take The Exam If You Are Taking The AP Class

Take The Exam If You Are Taking The AP Class

Do you have a few Advanced Placement classes in your schedule?  Now, you’re not required to take the corresponding AP test come May, but the class should be preparing you for said test.  ... Read More About Take The Exam If You Are Taking The AP Class

Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

High school students – mostly juniors and seniors – annually take AP (Advance Placement Tests) or IB (International Baccalaureate tests), but which is better?       ... Read More About Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

Graduation Rates Of Athletes

Graduation Rates Of Athletes

Practice, class, practice, class, practice, homework, class, clubs/organizations, homework, game, practice, class, homework, projects, practice game and then maybe laundry – goes the schedule of ... Read More About Graduation Rates Of Athletes

New Higher Education Regulations

New Higher Education Regulations

The Obama administration is setting new regulations on colleges that participate in federal student aid programs, according to an article in The Washington Post.       &n ... Read More About New Higher Education Regulations

Make Your Own Scholarship

Make Your Own Scholarship

            Some students, overcoming the rising costs of college, have successfully created their own scholarships, recruiting donors through websites and other plat ... Read More About Make Your Own Scholarship

Most Expensive Colleges

Most Expensive Colleges

Sure, college tuition is increasing rapidly. But how expensive are some colleges’ tuition rates?       Here are the nation’s most expensive colleges, accordin ... Read More About Most Expensive Colleges

Education Funding And Success

Education Funding And Success

Higher spending on public schools does not always translate to success, according to an article in The District Administration.             Polit ... Read More About Education Funding And Success

Research Spending Of American Colleges

Research Spending Of American Colleges

Colleges strive to provide students with the latest, most innovative technology and services, funded through research and development spending.          &n ... Read More About Research Spending Of American Colleges

Increasing College Completion Rates

Increasing College Completion Rates

President Barack Obama is now encouraging adults to go back to college and receive the degrees they never finished, in hopes of America regaining the lead of producing college graduates, according to a ... Read More About Increasing College Completion Rates

Tuition At Foreign Colleges

Tuition At Foreign Colleges

  There are many adjectives people use to describe college: expensive, affordable, appropriate, valuable – to name a few. But, free is rarely one of them.       &nb ... Read More About Tuition At Foreign Colleges

Merit Based Teacher Pay

Merit Based Teacher Pay

A recent study concluded that offering teachers performance bonuses does not actually increase students’ achievements, according to an article in The Washington Post.     &nb ... Read More About Merit Based Teacher Pay

College Culture

College Culture

Choosing a college based on strong academics is very important; however, there is a lot more to college than its national, academic rankings.          &nbs ... Read More About College Culture

The American Education Gap

The American Education Gap

America was once the leader in postsecondary degrees. However, in recent years it has fallen far from the top.             The Lumina Foundation ... Read More About The American Education Gap

The Value Of College Degrees

The Value Of College Degrees

There has always been much debate on how valuable a college degree is. Some are convinced it’s a waste of money and time that could have been spent working and earning income. Others say it&rsquo ... Read More About The Value Of College Degrees

Teacher Led Schools

Teacher Led Schools

     Schools across the country are giving authority back to the teachers by throwing out the administrative grips. At these schools, teachers are solely making all the administrati ... Read More About Teacher Led Schools

The Rise Of The ACT

The Rise Of The ACT

The SAT has predominantly been the staple of standardized tests for students hoping to be accepted into the nation’s top colleges. However, in recent years the ACT is becoming more popular, accor ... Read More About The Rise Of The ACT

The Disappearance Of Small Classes

The Disappearance Of Small Classes

Most schools boast small, effective student to faculty ratios. Smaller classes give students more one-on-one time with faculty members, increasing the value of their education. But, the economic downtu ... Read More About The Disappearance Of Small Classes

The Best Study Habits

The Best Study Habits

All students have heard it before. The it is the constant nagging by parents and teachers about study habits.                 ... Read More About The Best Study Habits

US Trailing In Higher Education

US Trailing In Higher Education

The United States is no longer the global leader in postsecondary degrees, according to an article in the The Washington Post.             A post ... Read More About US Trailing In Higher Education

Education By Numbers

Education By Numbers

For some teachers it’s becoming “what can I do to make my numbers better”. Those numbers are of course their students. Numbers and students are not synonymous, but the new federal-fun ... Read More About Education By Numbers

Healthier School Lunches

Healthier School Lunches

The days of greasy, unhealthy hamburgers, deep fried chicken nuggets and Sloppy Joe’s – made famous by Saturday Night Live – are numbered. School lunches will soon be healthier, accor ... Read More About Healthier School Lunches

Choosing A Research University

Choosing A Research University

The tips below will provide students with insights from an article in The US News & World Report regarding the pros and cons of small/large colleges.        &nbs ... Read More About Choosing A Research University

School Leadership

School Leadership

            A recent study indicated that schools with strong leadership and ubiquitous role-model figures demonstrate higher success among studen ... Read More About School Leadership

Free Textbook Market

Free Textbook Market

            Scott G. McNealy, the co-founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystems – one of the largest sellers of server computers – is ... Read More About Free Textbook Market

Back To School Specials

Back To School Specials

We've done the hard work for you and present to you some of the best offers as students and teachers alike are gearing up to return to school. We know that many parents and students are on tight (or t ... Read More About Back To School Specials

Senate Approves Teacher Bill

Senate Approves Teacher Bill

The U.S. Senate recently passed a $10 billion bill to preserve teachers’ jobs throughout the nation, according to an article in District Administration.         ... Read More About Senate Approves Teacher Bill

Importance Of College Degrees

Importance Of College Degrees

The American workforce is changing rapidly as more and more employers are beginning to make college degrees a prerequisite for jobs, according to an article in The New York Times.      ... Read More About Importance Of College Degrees

Writing The College Essay

Writing The College Essay

Writing a strong essay may not be your specialty, but it is a vital part of the college entrance process. Working with a great writing tutor and following these simple tips from an article in The US Ne ... Read More About Writing The College Essay

Entrepreneurship Options

Entrepreneurship Options

Business schools throughout the nation are beginning to offer more entrepreneurship programs for mostly M.B.A. students, according to an article in The US News & World Report.    &n ... Read More About Entrepreneurship Options

Valedictorian Title Losing Its Prestige

Valedictorian Title Losing Its Prestige

For years, the valedictorian title has been for a school’s best academic performer. There was only one student who received this top honor. However, many high schools are beginning to honor multi ... Read More About Valedictorian Title Losing Its Prestige

Education Reform Plans

Education Reform Plans

            Save the teachers, a House Democrat proposes. Cut funding from Obama’s highly-debated education reform proposal and use the mone ... Read More About Education Reform Plans

Foreign Colleges

Foreign Colleges

In a recent article, Jay Mathews of The Washington Post offers a fresh opinion on America’s academic culture of high prestige and narrow notoriety.        &nbs ... Read More About Foreign Colleges

Exercise Before Tests

Exercise Before Tests

High school students annually stress over SAT and ACT test scores. Parents and other figures offer countless little tips to boost students’ performances. Eat a good breakfast, they say. Get a goo ... Read More About Exercise Before Tests

Education Reform Debate

Education Reform Debate

 President Barack Obama’s proposal for education reform has been receiving strict opposition from many education administrators, according to an article in The New York Times.   &n ... Read More About Education Reform Debate

College Tuition Tips

College Tuition Tips

Similar to most other businesses, colleges have been hit hard by the recent economic recession. The recession has forced college administrators to layoff thousands of professors, cut programs and most ... Read More About College Tuition Tips

The Value Of A Masters Degree

The Value Of A Masters Degree

A Master’s degree traditionally carries an honorable, intelligent and prestigious clout; however, the value of this clout is a moot point.          & ... Read More About The Value Of A Masters Degree

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

        In attempts to attract prospective students, many colleges across the nation are promising incoming freshmen that their tuition rates will not rise during their four y ... Read More About Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

The American Job Market

The American Job Market

Current college seniors (2010 graduating class) are finding it much easier to land jobs than the preceding 2009 class, according to an article in the New York Times.      &nbs ... Read More About The American Job Market

Reading In The Third Grade

Reading In The Third Grade

            A study recently conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation revealed that a third- grader’s ability to read can predict his/her ... Read More About Reading In The Third Grade

College Cost Calculators

College Cost Calculators

College tuition, room and board, scholarships, financial aid, meal plans are all screaming different numbers at high school students and their parents. Adding and subtracting these numbers in attempts ... Read More About College Cost Calculators

Networking 101

Networking 101

Everyone knows someone who knows someone. Finding out who those people are and what they do can help you get a job or internship while in college. Be your major: You don’t need to paint your maj ... Read More About Networking 101

Students Paying More For Education

Students Paying More For Education

Colleges across the nation are aggregately experiencing decreases in federal budget money for instruction. These figures are met by increased spending on administrative costs, according to an article i ... Read More About Students Paying More For Education

The Future Of Technology In Education

The Future Of Technology In Education

            The U.S. Department of Education released its New Education Technology Plan May 5th, 2010, noting its strong intentions to implement m ... Read More About The Future Of Technology In Education

Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

Global warming and other climate/energy concerns have sparked a sharp interest in many college students, leading them to pursue careers in these fields, according to an article in The Los Angeles Times ... Read More About Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

For Profit Colleges

For Profit Colleges

            Most students who attend for-profit colleges are forced to take out much larger loans and accumulate more debt than students who atten ... Read More About For Profit Colleges

Regulating Unpaid Internships

Regulating Unpaid Internships

            Federal and state regulators are becoming increasingly concerned with employers exploiting college students through unpaid internships ... Read More About Regulating Unpaid Internships

Massive Teacher Layoffs Imminent

Massive Teacher Layoffs Imminent

The ripple effects of the economic recession are continuing to surge through education as many public high schools are preparing to layoff tens of thousands of teachers nationwide, according to a recen ... Read More About Massive Teacher Layoffs Imminent

Digital Learning Tools

Digital Learning Tools

Digital education: It’s growing. It’s exploding. It’s the future of learning. But, what exactly is it and how can it help the classroom?        &nb ... Read More About Digital Learning Tools

Arne Duncan On The Future Of American Education

Arne Duncan On The Future Of American Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan was featured yesterday on CNN's "Fixing America's Schools".You can view the two video clips here.Skip to the 3 minute mark of both clips to hear Duncan's talking points. ... Read More About Arne Duncan On The Future Of American Education

College Waiting Lists

College Waiting Lists

Many students who are on the bubble of being accepted into a college will be placed on a waiting list. Students will have to sweat it out for months while that college makes its final decisions.   ... Read More About College Waiting Lists

Online Education Pitfalls

Online Education Pitfalls

Online education: it seems so simple, so convenient. So perfect for you? It could be; however, there are several mistakes that online teachers frequently see students make, according to The US News &am ... Read More About Online Education Pitfalls

Measuring A High School With Graduates Successes

Measuring A High School With Graduates Successes

Some high school students will now be able to view how well their school’s graduates are doing in college, according to The Washington Post.           ... Read More About Measuring A High School With Graduates Successes

American Education Lacking

American Education Lacking

            Experts are saying that foreign students are surpassing American students by scoring much higher on many achievement tests, according ... Read More About American Education Lacking

Reworking The Education System

Reworking The Education System

            President Barack Obama will send a proposal to congress for an education system reform the week of March 14, according to The Los Ange ... Read More About Reworking The Education System

Digital Textbooks

Digital Textbooks

            Professors can now customize textbooks by editing, rewriting, or deleting various sections of them through new online software.   ... Read More About Digital Textbooks

College Majors

College Majors

Dear high school seniors, when you sit in a cubicle for the next 50 years of your life for nine hours a day, what do you want to do? Think about it, and let yourself know in a few years.   & ... Read More About College Majors

Free Online College Lectures

Free Online College Lectures

            This post is being written while listening to Professor Jim Newton’s Communication Studies 187: Journalistic Ethics from the Uni ... Read More About Free Online College Lectures

In The Real World

In The Real World

"When will I ever need this?"  "Why would I ever need to know this?" Questions like this from students are often met with an answer like, "Well...when you're in the real world..."Wrong answer.&nb ... Read More About In The Real World

AP Program Grows

AP Program Grows

            The Advance Placement program is increasing in high schools throughout the nation, bringing more opportunities to students, according ... Read More About AP Program Grows

Fear Not The Dorm

Fear Not The Dorm

The thought of college elicits no response stronger than that of the dorms, and for incoming college students that response can be a fear of uncertainty.        &nbs ... Read More About Fear Not The Dorm

College Dining

College Dining

The college dining halls will be one of the biggest differences from your life at home.             However, different does not always live up to ... Read More About College Dining

Failing Is An Option

Failing Is An Option

"Failure is the mother of success" - Chinese sayingThink back on your own schooling, and you'll realize that most classroom environments are meant to stifle failures.  If you're currently a studen ... Read More About Failing Is An Option

Five SAT Test Prep Tips

Five SAT Test Prep Tips

The next SAT test date is only a month away!  1. Practice, practice, practice.  Just like learning how to ride a bike, you get better at the SAT by practicing.  Staring at the questions ... Read More About Five SAT Test Prep Tips

Online Education

Online Education

A New York Times article has reported that SRI International for the Department of Education discovered that students performed better in online learning scenarios than in classroom scenarios. The stu ... Read More About Online Education

How To Read A Textbook

How To Read A Textbook

You might be thinking this post is superfluous.  What's so hard about reading a textbook?  Turns out it's more difficult than it looks.  Flip open any math, history, science textbook the ... Read More About How To Read A Textbook

Avoid Your College Bookstore

Avoid Your College Bookstore

            Nearly all colleges have bookstores located on or close to campus. And every single one of them is a lot more expensive than it needs ... Read More About Avoid Your College Bookstore

It Does Not Have To Be Boring

It Does Not  Have To Be Boring

Hollywood takes its cues from reality, but in this case, the opposite could be happening.  With the rise in popularity of TV shows such as CSI, Numb3rs, and Bones, interest in forensic sciences ha ... Read More About It Does Not Have To Be Boring

Watch a TED Talk

Watch a TED Talk

Starved for ideas?  Watch a Tedtalk!  Tedtalks happen at TED Conferences.  It’s marketed as a gathering of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators.  The best part?& ... Read More About Watch a TED Talk

Google Tricks

Google Tricks

These are not sites to help you “study”.  As mentioned before in a previous post, the Internet is potentially a huge distraction.  But if you insist on having your browser open, j ... Read More About Google Tricks

True Value of College Degrees

True Value of College Degrees

There are varying studies that “prove” the value of college degrees, and yet there are others that “prove” colleges do not actually make one more valuable. However, the bottom l ... Read More About True Value of College Degrees

Facebook

Facebook

It's What You Make of It           Facebook was intended to be a social networking site between friends of a similar age.      &n ... Read More About Facebook

Go On College Visits!

Go On College Visits!

Choosing a college based on strong academics is very important; however, there is a lot more to college than its national, academic rankings. Every college has its own unique culture, consisting of it ... Read More About Go On College Visits!

Computer Programming Skills Prove To Be Great Asset

Computer Programming Skills Prove To Be Great Asset

Computer programming skills prove to be great asset In a world that is rapidly going digital, many employers are looking for people who understand the digital world and computer programming skills as ... Read More About Computer Programming Skills Prove To Be Great Asset

Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

1) Don't Multitask Contrary to what you believe, multitasking actually diminishes your performance in all the activities that you're simultaneously doing.  Several studies have shown that the hum ... Read More About Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

The stacks and online databases of hopeful, entrance applications for the incoming 2009-2010 freshmen class have grown sharply for the nation’s top, competitive schools, decreasing the chances of ... Read More About Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

College Demands Critical Thinking

College Demands Critical Thinking

There are many reasons why college is different than high school; however, the main reason is the different way you will be forced to think. High school teachers preach that you will think critically ... Read More About College Demands Critical Thinking

Colleges Decreasing Out-of-State Tuition

Colleges Decreasing Out-of-State Tuition

Traditionally, out-of-state tuition is much more expensive than in-state, and it is inevitable for students who are interested in out-of-state colleges. However, some colleges are alleviating or decre ... Read More About Colleges Decreasing Out-of-State Tuition

New Varsity Tutors Blog

Welcome to the new Varsity Tutors blog. This will be a great informational tool for anyone interested in education. We hope to create an honest, interesting and fun education-focused blog, granting stu ... Read More About New Varsity Tutors Blog