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The Importance of Writing Skills

The Importance of Writing Skills

Once the sentence-diagramming and short-essay days of grade school and high school are behind you, it can be easy to think you have all the writing foundation you need and no further perfecting is nece ... Read More About The Importance of Writing Skills

4 Classes to Prepare You for the GMAT

4 Classes to Prepare You for the GMAT

At first glance, the GMAT seems like a complex exam, testing advanced skills in writing, data analysis, mathematics, social science, and grammar. However, most of the areas covered by the GMAT are actu ... Read More About 4 Classes to Prepare You for the GMAT

4 Tips for Staying Focused and Organized as Junior Year Gets Busy

4 Tips for Staying Focused and Organized as Junior Year Gets Busy

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. With winter break ... Read More About 4 Tips for Staying Focused and Organized as Junior Year Gets Busy

Should I Go to Portland State University?

Should I Go to Portland State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cassandra earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State ... Read More About Should I Go to Portland State University?

Stress Management Tips for Busy Students

Stress Management Tips for Busy Students

It is often underrated how busy a college student’s life can become. Between schoolwork, maintaining a social life, and potentially holding a job or internship, it can become a very busy and over ... Read More About Stress Management Tips for Busy Students

What to Know About College-Level Math

What to Know About College-Level Math

When you go to college, you’ll more than likely have to take at least one mathematics course as part of your general education requirements. Whether it’s algebra, geometry, calculus, or sta ... Read More About What to Know About College-Level Math

What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Phylecia earned her bachelor’s degree in electronics art and animation f ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Now that we’ve successfully navigated Halloween, it’s time once again to look forward to the gravy-filled joy that Thanksgiving is sure to bring. Prior to the winter holiday madness, Thanks ... Read More About Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Should I Go to The University of Oklahoma?

Should I Go to The University of Oklahoma?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jeff graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 2013 with a bachelor’s ... Read More About Should I Go to The University of Oklahoma?

Preparing for Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT

Preparing for Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT

In recent years, more business schools have been taking a closer look at their applicants’ Integrated Reasoning scores on the GMAT, so it’s a great time for you to prepare for this section ... Read More About Preparing for Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT

Study Strategies for Science

Study Strategies for Science

Chromosomes? Chemical equations? Laws of motion? Say what? If science isn’t your strongest subject, you may fear these terms — but that’s not necessary! With with a few good study str ... Read More About Study Strategies for Science

Top 10 Essay Editing Tips

Top 10 Essay Editing Tips

For many students who struggle with writing, the difficulty has more to do with editing. Learning to self-edit can be a struggle for even the most seasoned writers — and for those just getti ... Read More About Top 10 Essay Editing Tips

A Student Perspective on Yale University

A Student Perspective on Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics & biochem ... Read More About A Student Perspective on Yale University

How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

If you’ve recently signed up for the SAT, you’re probably beginning to think about preparation. While students often allot different amounts of time for this process, it is important to hav ... Read More About How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools.  Seniors, you ... Read More About 4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

Should I Go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

Should I Go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Emily is a Seattle tutor who earned her bachelor’s degree in biological ... Read More About Should I Go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

What are the High School English Courses?

What are the High School English Courses?

Throughout your high school career, you are expected to fulfill a variety of English course requirements. Some may help you satisfy requirements at the college level, some will assist you in exploring ... Read More About What are the High School English Courses?

What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class

What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class

You’ve made your schedule for the next semester and have all of your desired classes perfectly laid out — but once you go to register, you find that one (or more) is already full. For any s ... Read More About What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class

A Student Perspective on University of Michigan

A Student Perspective on University of Michigan

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer is a 2012 graduate of University of Michigan with a bachelor’s ... Read More About A Student Perspective on University of Michigan

How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study

How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study

Most high schools require students to take a foreign language course for at least a year or two. But many of those high school students will choose to continue their studies of that foreign language fr ... Read More About How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study

Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

After attending campus information sessions at your prospective colleges and universities, you and your family might be feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the decision. If you have yet to attend t ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach — they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cheyenne earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from University ... Read More About My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Study Strategies for Math

Study Strategies for Math

As a high schooler, you are required to take at least a few years of math. For a subject that is so prominent in the high school curriculum, there’s still a lot of misconceptions. Many people thi ... Read More About Study Strategies for Math

Preparing for Critical Reasoning on the GMAT

Preparing for Critical Reasoning on the GMAT

Critical Reasoning questions appear on the GMAT in the Verbal section — one of many GMAT question types. They are similar to Reading Comprehension questions, but Critical Reasoning questions have ... Read More About Preparing for Critical Reasoning on the GMAT

Breathing Exercises to Ease Your Mind on Test Day

Breathing Exercises to Ease Your Mind on Test Day

College life can be filled with stress, from tight assignment deadlines to a busy extracurricular schedule — but one of the most stressful parts of college life can be taking tests. Some students ... Read More About Breathing Exercises to Ease Your Mind on Test Day

University of California, Irvine: A Student Interview

University of California, Irvine: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Khristine earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Unive ... Read More About University of California, Irvine: A Student Interview

How to Create an ACT Prep Plan

How to Create an ACT Prep Plan

As you’re beginning to think about the ACT, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There’s certainly a lot to think about — when to take the test, what areas need the most work, and how exac ... Read More About How to Create an ACT Prep Plan

5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools.   You’ ... Read More About 5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

My Experience at Johns Hopkins University

My Experience at Johns Hopkins University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Abigail is currently a sophomore studying history at Johns Hopkins University. ... Read More About My Experience at Johns Hopkins University

What are the High School Science Courses?

What are the High School Science Courses?

While most people are familiar with chemistry and biology, there happen to be a great number of science courses available to high school students. Some are required and others are optional, but each of ... Read More About What are the High School Science Courses?

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

So you’ve been working on your college applications diligently over the past couple of months. Now, with your senior year of high school truly underway, it’s time to finish strong! If you& ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

What is it Like to Attend University of Cincinnati?

What is it Like to Attend University of Cincinnati?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Vince earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cin ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Cincinnati?

Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

This year, as you sit down with your child’s elementary school teacher during conferences, think of both of you on the same team rooting for your child. The conference is an especially great time ... Read More About Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Should I Add a Minor in College?

Should I Add a Minor in College?

Like all big decisions in college, deciding what to get your degree in is a difficult choice. You may think that once you’ve decided on your major, the big decisions regarding your track of learn ... Read More About Should I Add a Minor in College?

Harvard University: A Student Interview

Harvard University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Keena is a Chicago tutor and 2006 graduate of Harvard University, where she st ... Read More About Harvard University: A Student Interview

Campus Information Sessions: Part Two—Questions to Ask

Campus Information Sessions: Part Two—Questions to Ask

Most colleges and universities offer campus information sessions where you can learn more about the school and quality of campus life. Whether you aren’t sure what you want from your college expe ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part Two—Questions to Ask

4 Confusing Grammar Rules Cleared Up

4 Confusing Grammar Rules Cleared Up

Confusing grammar rules frequent the English language. Whether you’ve been composing essays in college for a couple of years or are just entering high school English, there are a handful of commo ... Read More About 4 Confusing Grammar Rules Cleared Up

A Student Review of University of Miami

A Student Review of University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Mi ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Miami

Tips for Video Admissions Interviews

Tips for Video Admissions Interviews

Congratulations on landing yourself a video admissions interview! Thanks to technology, university officials and students hundreds of miles apart can be brought together to discuss a prospective colleg ... Read More About Tips for Video Admissions Interviews

Study Strategies for Reading

Study Strategies for Reading

Are you struggling to keep up in your English classes? Do you find your reading habits negatively impacting other areas of study? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Reading strategies throughou ... Read More About Study Strategies for Reading

My Experience at University of California, Davis

My Experience at University of California, Davis

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from University of Califor ... Read More About My Experience at University of California, Davis

4 Reflective Questions to Guide Your GMAT Prep

4 Reflective Questions to Guide Your GMAT Prep

To create an effective study plan for the GMAT, test-takers should first make time for self-reflection. But what, precisely, should you ask yourself to generate the results that you desire on this exam ... Read More About 4 Reflective Questions to Guide Your GMAT Prep

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two

Now that you’ve done all the early college-application stuff — finalizing your list of schools and creating an application-process checklist, all of which can be found in Part One of this s ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two

6 Easy Improvements to Make to Your Study Space This Fall

6 Easy Improvements to Make to Your Study Space This Fall

School is back in session! As such, you might be wondering how you can enhance your study space to help you perform at your highest potential. There are several quick changes you can make to improve yo ... Read More About 6 Easy Improvements to Make to Your Study Space This Fall

Should I Go to Missouri State University?

Should I Go to Missouri State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shawn earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri State Uni ... Read More About Should I Go to Missouri State University?

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. Summer is almost o ... Read More About 4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Middle school can feel like an entirely different beast from elementary school, with teachers for every subject, a larger school, and often more extracurricular opportunities — not to mentio ... Read More About Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

A Day in the Life at Purdue University

A Day in the Life at Purdue University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew earned bachelor’s degrees in both Spanish and physics from Purdu ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Purdue University

Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

Campus information sessions are great tools for narrowing down your list from colleges of interest to final choice schools. But as with any major “purchase” or life decision, it’s cru ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

4 Things to Know About the Common App

4 Things to Know About the Common App

The Common App is an extremely convenient way to apply to multiple colleges without having to re-enter the same info multiple times through different portals. Hundreds of American universities require ... Read More About 4 Things to Know About the Common App

A Day in the Life at University of Washington

A Day in the Life at University of Washington

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephanie is a Seattle tutor and graduate of University of Washington where sh ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Washington

Top 5 College Study Tips

Top 5 College Study Tips

Carving out study time in college can be tricky because there are often more distractions than in high school. There are always people around, events to attend, social activities to partake in—in ... Read More About Top 5 College Study Tips

STEM Resources for Students

STEM Resources for Students

So you’re taking a class in one of the four STEM—science, technology, engineering, or math—fields, or maybe a combination of a few. There’s no denying these can be some of the m ... Read More About STEM Resources for Students

A Day in the Life at Baylor University

A Day in the Life at Baylor University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cheyenne is a senior pre-med student at Baylor University. She currently tutor ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Baylor University

Back-to-School Shopping Deals for College Students

Back-to-School Shopping Deals for College Students

While the thought of “back-to-school” may elicit groans from many, one silver lining of heading back is the great deals for students around this time of year. With a new school year comes n ... Read More About Back-to-School Shopping Deals for College Students

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

It’s August and you’re about to dive into your senior year of high school. It’s also time to jump into the college application process (if you haven’t already) which, at times, ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

4 Things to Accomplish in Your First Semester of Business School

4 Things to Accomplish in Your First Semester of Business School

Congratulations! You’re going to business school. This transition is quite an exciting time in your life. Now that the application process is over, the fun can begin. Before you dive headfirst in ... Read More About 4 Things to Accomplish in Your First Semester of Business School

A Student Perspective of Washington University in St. Louis

A Student Perspective of Washington University in St. Louis

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washing ... Read More About A Student Perspective of Washington University in St. Louis

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Majors

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Majors

Deciding on a college major is one of the biggest choices you will make—after all, it will set you on the path toward a career you'll stick to for the rest of your life, right? Not necessarily! N ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Majors

High School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

High School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Parent-teacher conferences during high school can be fewer and farther between than in elementary school, but can be extremely helpful as you and your teen think toward the future—both post-high ... Read More About High School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine?

What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors come from a variety of impressive backgrounds and experiences—including medical school! In this inaugural installment of our new Medical School Experience Q&A ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine?

What to Know About Choosing a College Application Platform

What to Know About Choosing a College Application Platform

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. In addition to cho ... Read More About What to Know About Choosing a College Application Platform

Safety 101: 4 Ways College Students Can Stay Safe on Campus

Safety 101: 4 Ways College Students Can Stay Safe on Campus

Colleges want to make sure their students are kept safe. In fact, federal law requires all colleges to create a campus safety plan. Unfortunately, no matter how many safety precautions a college puts i ... Read More About Safety 101: 4 Ways College Students Can Stay Safe on Campus

New York University: A Student Perspective

New York University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Casey is a sophomore at New York University studying psychology. She specializ ... Read More About New York University: A Student Perspective

Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

These days, things require a little more preparation than you might expect. While the PreACT in and of itself is preparation for the ACT, you’ll still need to think about preparing for the PreAC ... Read More About Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

GMAT Question Types

GMAT Question Types

One essay and 90 questions. That’s a lot to pack into three hours and 30 minutes of a GMAT exam. In addition to the Analytical Writing Assessment, there are a variety of question types on the GMA ... Read More About GMAT Question Types

4 Ways an Online Tutor Can Help You Succeed This School Year

4 Ways an Online Tutor Can Help You Succeed This School Year

Online tutoring can help students get the additional push they need to excel during the school year. One of the best parts of online tutoring is its extreme flexibility; you can meet almost any time, f ... Read More About 4 Ways an Online Tutor Can Help You Succeed This School Year

A Student Review of Brigham Young University

A Student Review of Brigham Young University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Abigail received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish translation from Brigh ... Read More About A Student Review of Brigham Young University

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Your prerequisites are complete, you’ve taken the MCAT, and you’ve lined up your recommendations—all that’s left to do is begin your actual application process. But before you s ... Read More About Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

5 Questions Grad Students Should Ask Their Advisors

5 Questions Grad Students Should Ask Their Advisors

One of the perks of being in grad school are the people who are there to help you along your journey—especially those who are experts in your field. Take advantage of these mentorship opportuniti ... Read More About 5 Questions Grad Students Should Ask Their Advisors

Princeton University: A Student Perspective

Princeton University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in religion and theater in 2011 from ... Read More About Princeton University: A Student Perspective

Top 5 Books College Students Should Read this Summer

Top 5 Books College Students Should Read this Summer

Ah, summer—one of the most beloved times of the year for students. Unless you’re taking a full load of summer classes, you can say goodbye to textbooks, quizzes, and essays for awhile. You ... Read More About Top 5 Books College Students Should Read this Summer

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

If you prepared immensely for your SAT test date and are now staring at a score that doesn’t reflect your testing ability, it is not time to panic. Each year, thousands of test-takers are in your ... Read More About What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

Should I Go to Florida State University?

Should I Go to Florida State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew is an Orlando tutor and 2016 graduate of Florida State University. He ... Read More About Should I Go to Florida State University?

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. It’s finally ... Read More About Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

4th of July Fun Facts

4th of July Fun Facts

Americans have celebrated Independence Day on July 4th with fireworks and speeches since 1777—but in some ways, the day is more of a symbol than an anniversary. Brush up on your history and learn ... Read More About 4th of July Fun Facts

My Experience at University of Miami

My Experience at University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erica is a Miami tutor specializing in French tutoring, geometry tutoring, wri ... Read More About My Experience at University of Miami

6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

For many students, summer represents a time to build upon classroom knowledge by extending oneself academically in a summer learning program. Choosing the right summer learning program for your child c ... Read More About 6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

A summer business program can provide students with a miniature version of business school, condensed for a short period instead of one, two, or three years. It’s like an MBA in a box. These prog ... Read More About What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

What is the Grad School Application Process?

What is the Grad School Application Process?

Applying to grad school is a great time of anticipation as you look forward to the next step in your career. However, it can also be a daunting process, whether you’re a current undergrad or have ... Read More About What is the Grad School Application Process?

Columbia University: A Student Perspective

Columbia University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gabriella specializes in algebra tutoring, geometry tutoring, trigonometry tut ... Read More About Columbia University: A Student Perspective

What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. There are a few points I wish someone had shared with me before I agonized over picking ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

Flag Day Fun Facts

Flag Day Fun Facts

In the United States, Flag Day falls on June 14th every year. Despite not being a federal holiday, the day is great for celebrating and learning about U.S. history, especially in preparation of July 4t ... Read More About Flag Day Fun Facts

A Day in the Life at University of Colorado Boulder

A Day in the Life at University of Colorado Boulder

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kristen received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature from Univer ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Colorado Boulder

5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

The last summer before starting college is the perfect opportunity for students to check some much needed items off of their to-do list and to get prepared for the journey ahead. Here are a few things ... Read More About 5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

How to Prep for Regents Exams

How to Prep for Regents Exams

Nearly all public high schools in New York State require their students to pass some number of Regents Exams in order to graduate with a Regents Diploma. By examining competency in the areas of English ... Read More About How to Prep for Regents Exams

My Experience at The University of Chicago

My Experience at The University of Chicago

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anindya is a Manhattan tutor and 2010 graduate of The University of Chicago. H ... Read More About My Experience at The University of Chicago

5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School

5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School

You are about to begin one of the most life-changing chapters of your life—high school. But first, you have one more summer to enjoy! Here are a few things you should do this summer to prep for s ... Read More About 5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School

4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

At the end of your report card every year, listed under your current grades, is your cumulative GPA. You might know what is typically seen as a great GPA—for example, something at or near a 4.0&m ... Read More About 4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

A Day in the Life at University of Miami

A Day in the Life at University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miguel is an online tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, biology tutoring, ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Miami

How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

The following is a guest post written by Sarish Kasat of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. Here you are, on campus ... Read More About How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

Excited to head off to college in the fall? There's a ton to prepare for: your course schedule, a new campus to explore, potential roommates—and, of course, dorm life! But what should you bring? ... Read More About 10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

What is it Like to Attend Wingate University?

What is it Like to Attend Wingate University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Leah is a Charlotte tutor specializing in English tutoring, reading tutoring, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Wingate University?

What are Stackable Degree Programs?

What are Stackable Degree Programs?

While a stackable degree program may sound like something between a college education and a fun snack, they’re becoming increasingly popular amongst colleges interested in helping students attend ... Read More About What are Stackable Degree Programs?

Why You Should Pursue an Internship in College

Why You Should Pursue an Internship in College

The following is a guest post written by Alexa Styliadis of NextStepU. As the job market gets more competitive, students graduating college find themselves facing a tougher job market. Getting a colle ... Read More About Why You Should Pursue an Internship in College

What is it Like to Attend University of North Florida?

What is it Like to Attend University of North Florida?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew is a Jacksonville tutor specializing in computer science tutoring, geo ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of North Florida?

5 Ways High Schoolers Can Wrap Up the School Year Right

5 Ways High Schoolers Can Wrap Up the School Year Right

With summertime in the air, the last semester of the year can be the most exciting: there’s warmer weather, end-of-the-year celebrations, and often lighter, more creative final projects. For this ... Read More About 5 Ways High Schoolers Can Wrap Up the School Year Right

6 Hacks to Make Finals Week a Little Less Stressful

6 Hacks to Make Finals Week a Little Less Stressful

As we reach the end of the school year, there’s one thing on everybody’s mind—finals. Whether you’re an old pro or new to the finals game, there’s undoubtedly some stress ... Read More About 6 Hacks to Make Finals Week a Little Less Stressful

Should I Go To Oregon State University?

Should I Go To Oregon State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Elizabeth is a Portland tutor specializing in English tutoring, essay editing ... Read More About Should I Go To Oregon State University?

5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

Deciding to apply to business school is a big step in your life. You’re on your way to either advancing your career or starting a completely new one. With essays, recommendations, interviews, and ... Read More About 5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

What to Know About IB Exams

What to Know About IB Exams

As we enter IB exam time, you may be wondering if there’s anything you’re missing—sure, you’ve put your time into exam prep, but what else? If you’re nervous about test da ... Read More About What to Know About IB Exams

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

Celebrate National Teacher Day this year by genuinely thanking those instructors of yours. Teachers do so much for students, families, and the community—more than we’re able to see during t ... Read More About 5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Hailey is a Manhattan tutor and 2012 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She h ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

If you’re taking the SAT, ACT, GRE, or another standardized test, practice tests are an extremely helpful way to get ready for the actual test day. Practice tests help you become more familiar wi ... Read More About 3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

With the recent rollout of the new SAT (March of 2016), many students and educators may be feeling a bit in the dark. High school brings with it a variety of tests, terms, and tribulations, so amended ... Read More About Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

My Experience at Princeton University

My Experience at Princeton University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton Univers ... Read More About My Experience at Princeton University

How to Succeed on SAT Subject Tests

How to Succeed on SAT Subject Tests

Learning to succeed on the SAT often means learning to excel on the SAT Subject Tests too, which can feel like a lot of extra pressure. Luckily, SAT Subject Tests are optional, which means students get ... Read More About How to Succeed on SAT Subject Tests

How to Plan Your GMAT Prep Schedule

How to Plan Your GMAT Prep Schedule

Planning your GMAT prep schedule is the first step to success on the exam. But what should be on that schedule? How much time should you dedicate to certain topics? When should you implement specific s ... Read More About How to Plan Your GMAT Prep Schedule

What I Wish I Knew When Graduating High School

What I Wish I Knew When Graduating High School

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. Congratulations on graduating high school! Sure, you may feel tired of being lectured by ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew When Graduating High School

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Luke is a Philadelphia tutor and 2005 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsy ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

The following is a guest post written by Sarish Kasat of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. No matter your backgrou ... Read More About 5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

A Guide to Common Test Questions

A Guide to Common Test Questions

Whether you’re taking a unit test, final exam, or standardized test, you’re likely to be faced with a variety of question types. Just as you might have your own study style, you might have ... Read More About A Guide to Common Test Questions

A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master&rsquo ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

What is the PreACT?

What is the PreACT?

High school can initially feel a bit overwhelming—there’s a lot to learn, and you’ve got to begin preparing for any number of tests. Before you’ve really begun this phase of you ... Read More About What is the PreACT?

Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

The following is a guest post written by Alexa Styliadis of NextStepU. Your roommate might not be your best friend A common misconception people have about living in dorms their freshman year is that ... Read More About Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

What is it Like to Attend Virginia State University?

What is it Like to Attend Virginia State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carla received her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Virgin ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Virginia State University?

What is an Average ACT Score?

What is an Average ACT Score?

Let’s face it—preparing your college applications can be very stressful. Once you move past the excitement of investigating schools and envisioning your future career and increased independ ... Read More About What is an Average ACT Score?

5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

Junior year is when you officially become an upperclassman—and if you haven’t already, start thinking about post-high school plans. It can be a whirlwind of activities, academic and otherwi ... Read More About 5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

Should I Go To George Washington University?

Should I Go To George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alyson is a Miami tutor and 2012 graduate of George Washington University. She ... Read More About Should I Go To George Washington University?

What Does "SAT" Stand For?

What Does "SAT" Stand For?

Over its 90 years in existence, the SAT’s meaning has changed in a number of meaningful ways. Perhaps you have wondered, “What does ‘SAT’ stand for?” Originally, “SA ... Read More About What Does "SAT" Stand For?

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. College differs from high school in a plethora of ways, and the transition can be brutal ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Sometimes all it takes to break you from your slump is a few words. Whether these come from an encouraging friend, a supportive parent, or an incredible book, they have the potential to make you feel l ... Read More About 4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

Your sophomore year of high school is momentous for a number of reasons. For many students, it’s the first year they feel like they truly understand high school. It may be the first time you real ... Read More About 4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

My Experience at Columbia University

My Experience at Columbia University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Benjamin is a Brooklyn tutor and 2015 graduate of Columbia University. He hold ... Read More About My Experience at Columbia University

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: JoAnne Goldberg

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: JoAnne Goldberg

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. JoAnne Goldberg is the former Assistant Director of Admissions at Stanford Graduate School of B ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: JoAnne Goldberg

How is the New SAT Scored?

How is the New SAT Scored?

For nearly a century, colleges and universities have relied on the SAT to measure the abilities and readiness of applicants seeking admission to their programs. Theoretically, the almost four-hour test ... Read More About How is the New SAT Scored?

What is it Like to Attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

What is it Like to Attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brittnee is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Spanish tutoring. She is curr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

10 Study Tips for College Students

10 Study Tips for College Students

The following is a guest post written by Alexa Styliadis of NextStepU. One of the most common issues college students face is not knowing the correct way to study. The go-to study technique many stude ... Read More About 10 Study Tips for College Students

4 Tricks to Learn Vocab for the New SAT

4 Tricks to Learn Vocab for the New SAT

The new SAT tests vocabulary in a completely different way from the old format of the test. Instead of focusing on the necessity of memorizing and using less commonly spoken, difficult words, the new S ... Read More About 4 Tricks to Learn Vocab for the New SAT

What is it Like to Attend University of Louisville?

What is it Like to Attend University of Louisville?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah is a Louisville tutor specializing in math tutoring, economics tutoring, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Louisville?

Is It important to Declare a Major Before Starting College?

Is It important to Declare a Major Before Starting College?

As a high school senior applying to colleges, it’s common to not know what you want to major in quite yet. At the same time, you may have classmates who are already sure of what they want to stud ... Read More About Is It important to Declare a Major Before Starting College?

What is an Average SAT Score?

What is an Average SAT Score?

As students begin to think about taking the SAT, they may be left wondering what exactly they’re aiming for. Sure, most students would like a high or an average SAT score, but what exactly does t ... Read More About What is an Average SAT Score?

What is it Like to Attend Portland State University?

What is it Like to Attend Portland State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Austin is a Portland tutor specializing in English tutoring, French tutoring, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Portland State University?

How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a long reading passage on a standardized test, only to realize you haven’t internalized a single word? You look at the clock to find that six minutes ... Read More About How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

There are so many things to worry about during your junior and senior years of high school—your GPA, your scholarship applications, which college is the best fit for you, and so on. You’ve ... Read More About When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

Should I Go To Oberlin College?

Should I Go To Oberlin College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sasha received his Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Philosophy from ... Read More About Should I Go To Oberlin College?

5 GMAT Mistakes You Must Avoid

5 GMAT Mistakes You Must Avoid

You’ve studied long and hard for the GMAT. You know the test in and out. You’ve scheduled a GMAT test date. So what could possibly trip you up on test day? Once you’ve prepared for th ... Read More About 5 GMAT Mistakes You Must Avoid

How to Make a Smart Study Routine

How to Make a Smart Study Routine

Identifying study strategies that work for you is perhaps the best way to boost your grades in your classes this year. Many students fall into the habit of using the same study skills for different dis ... Read More About How to Make a Smart Study Routine

5 Qualities of Outstanding High School Leaders

5 Qualities of Outstanding High School Leaders

Cultivating your leadership skills in high school can help you find long-term success not only in college, but also beyond as you develop your career. The same qualities that make an outstanding high s ... Read More About 5 Qualities of Outstanding High School Leaders

What is it Like to Attend University of Montana?

What is it Like to Attend University of Montana?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Chelsea is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2012 graduate of the University ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Montana?

5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

So you got into a few (or all!) of the colleges to which you applied. Congratulations! Now comes the tough part: which one to choose? It can be a daunting decision. Every prospective college student ha ... Read More About 5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

With one full semester under your belt, as a second-semester freshmen you have begun to figure it out. Your habits are set, you know your way around campus, and you have a regular group of friends to e ... Read More About The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

What is it Like to Attend Siena College?

What is it Like to Attend Siena College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. April is a senior at Siena College studying biology. Currently located in Alba ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Siena College?

6 Surprising Things About Senior Year of High School

6 Surprising Things About Senior Year of High School

Senior year of high school is full of exciting opportunities. You may be chomping at the bit to graduate and get to college, but you must remember to live in the moment and appreciate all that this yea ... Read More About 6 Surprising Things About Senior Year of High School

Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Drusilla Dee Blackman has had a long and varied career in the field of college admissions. She ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

What is it Like to Attend Ohio University?

What is it Like to Attend Ohio University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kedrin is an Atlanta tutor and a 2013 graduate of Ohio University where he stu ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Ohio University?

How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

Achieving your goal score on the SAT requires more than just a good night’s sleep the night before your test. Having a successful test day means planning ahead of time so your day can go as smoot ... Read More About How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

Selecting a college that is right for you can seem like an impossible decision. Chances are, your state offers several possibilities, ranging from public universities to private liberal arts schools. T ... Read More About In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason graduated from Bates College in 2009. He currently is located in Boston ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

4 Things to Do in Your Last Semester of Business School

4 Things to Do in Your Last Semester of Business School

It’s almost over—how did two years of business school fly by so quickly? You’ve got just a few months left and a ton of things you want to get to in that short period of time. Here ar ... Read More About 4 Things to Do in Your Last Semester of Business School

What Does It Mean to Be a “Well-Rounded” Student?

What Does It Mean to Be a “Well-Rounded” Student?

“Well-rounded” is a term that pops up heavily in conversations around college prep and applications. From these conversations, it’s easy to formulate the idea that the well-rounded st ... Read More About What Does It Mean to Be a “Well-Rounded” Student?

How to Eliminate Multiple-Choice Answer Choices Like a Pro

How to Eliminate Multiple-Choice Answer Choices Like a Pro

As test-takers, we’ve all encountered difficult questions and questions we just don’t know the answer to. We’ve also come across questions whose answers seem to be at the tip of our t ... Read More About How to Eliminate Multiple-Choice Answer Choices Like a Pro

Yale University: A Student Interview

Yale University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Aisha specializes in ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, and GRE tutoring. She is a 20 ... Read More About Yale University: A Student Interview

What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

While every college admission process is different, you may find that you are required to participate in an interview as part of the admissions process for colleges you are interested in attending. The ... Read More About What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of High School

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of High School

If your first instinct is to wish away the days until high school is over and college begins, think again. Even if your standardized tests are done, your college applications are turned in, and you pos ... Read More About 6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of High School

A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ross is a Detroit tutor who earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical E ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

When high school students begin looking for colleges, they’re forced to prioritize the things they want. A strong athletic program, a hard-to-find-major, or a particular location can all influenc ... Read More About 10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julie earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French an ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

How Far in Advance Should I Study for the ACT?

How Far in Advance Should I Study for the ACT?

A key factor in many students’ college applications is their ACT score—but how far in advance do you need to study for the ACT? Is it really necessary to start preparations a year in advanc ... Read More About How Far in Advance Should I Study for the ACT?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

If you’ve been looking at medical schools recently, you may already know that many U.S. medical schools have begun encouraging some study of the arts and humanities in their curriculums. Though i ... Read More About How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

What is it Like to Attend University of Delaware?

What is it Like to Attend University of Delaware?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert is a Philadelphia tutor and 2015 graduate of University of Delaware. He ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Delaware?

5 Factors that Affect How Long You Should Study for the SAT

5 Factors that Affect How Long You Should Study for the SAT

SAT prep looks different for everyone. Whether you plan to study on your own, take a class, or team up with a friend or SAT tutor, creating a study plan can help you study the most effectively. As a pe ... Read More About 5 Factors that Affect How Long You Should Study for the SAT

Common App vs. Universal College App: Which Should You Use?

Common App vs. Universal College App: Which Should You Use?

As if you don’t have enough decisions to make as a college applicant, you also need to decide which college application to use. Should you go with the Common Application or the Universal College ... Read More About Common App vs. Universal College App: Which Should You Use?

Which Style Guide Should I Use?

Which Style Guide Should I Use?

Whether you’re submitting your first essay for publication in an academic journal or facing the discriminating red pen of your professor, it is important to know which style guide to follow when ... Read More About Which Style Guide Should I Use?

The 2 Soft Skills You Need for Business School

The 2 Soft Skills You Need for Business School

Two soft skills? Only two? Yes, there are countless skills, both hard and soft, that you need for business school. Areas like mathematics, data analysis, spreadsheet construction, and statistics inter ... Read More About The 2 Soft Skills You Need for Business School

What is it Like to Attend Loyola Marymount University?

What is it Like to Attend Loyola Marymount University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Loyola Marymount Univer ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Loyola Marymount University?

Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?

Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?

In 2014, a brand new test preparation program called the ACT Aspire replaced the ACT Plan, a pre-test similar to the actual ACT, and ACT Explore. Unlike the ACT, which measures student understanding at ... Read More About Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?

The Best Study Breaks: How to Avoid Study Overload

The Best Study Breaks: How to Avoid Study Overload

Anyone who has spent long nights cramming for a test or writing a last-minute paper knows that countless hours of study are not only miserable, but can also become unproductive—especially if you ... Read More About The Best Study Breaks: How to Avoid Study Overload

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Michele Hernández is the co-founder of Top Tier Admissions, which provides college a ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find that the student on your list is the hardest to shop for. With the high costs of tuition, textbooks, and life on a college campus, there may be co ... Read More About Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life

What is it Like to Attend McGill University?

What is it Like to Attend McGill University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in international development and R ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend McGill University?

How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals

How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals

Finals season is upon us. Even though you may have already been tested on much of the material that will appear on your finals, you will need to develop a greater understanding of that material in orde ... Read More About How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals

3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT

3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT

The new SAT, which debuts in March of 2016, is the result of restructuring both the content and format of the current SAT. For one, the SAT will return to its original score scale of 1600 (from th ... Read More About 3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT

Top 5 High School Study Tips

Top 5 High School Study Tips

High school students may juggle six or seven classes at a time, and it can be challenging to retain and truly understand all of the information being shared in those classes. Not to mention, you likely ... Read More About Top 5 High School Study Tips

Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University

Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Felicia is earning her bachelor’s degree in applied economics and manage ... Read More About Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University

A Scoring Guide to AP Exams

A Scoring Guide to AP Exams

Students are often so wrapped up in performing well on an AP exam that they forget what the score actually means. AP scores can be difficult to interpret, especially because scoring varies between exam ... Read More About A Scoring Guide to AP Exams

How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the ACT

How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the ACT

Preparing to take the ACT? Such an important test—where your admission, scholarship eligibility, or class placement may hinge on the results—can make you nervous, affecting your testing per ... Read More About How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the ACT

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jean Webb works as a Law School Expert at InGenius Prep, an expert admissions consulting servic ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Should I Take SAT Subject Tests?

Should I Take SAT Subject Tests?

More than 2,000 colleges and universities around the country accept SAT scores. As you begin your search for the perfect university or college, it is imperative to review all of the admission requireme ... Read More About Should I Take SAT Subject Tests?

What is it Like to Attend Amherst College?

What is it Like to Attend Amherst College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Yeva is earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Amherst College. S ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Amherst College?

Great Black Friday Technology Deals for Students

Great Black Friday Technology Deals for Students

Whether you decide to brave the crowds at your local mall or snag deals from home, Black Friday is an exciting time to do some major shopping—and, of course, saving. Usually, though, people aren& ... Read More About Great Black Friday Technology Deals for Students

How to Create Your First College Schedule

How to Create Your First College Schedule

One of the most exciting parts of starting college is the newfound freedom—adjusting to dorm life, choosing when you go to class, and what courses you take. Your ability to choose courses in high ... Read More About How to Create Your First College Schedule

How to Gain Leadership Experience Before Your MBA Program

How to Gain Leadership Experience Before Your MBA Program

When applying to business school, there are certain boxes you need to check off to demonstrate why you are an excellent candidate. Admissions committees are looking for transferrable skills and example ... Read More About How to Gain Leadership Experience Before Your MBA Program

What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

By now, you’ve likely heard a lot about the changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students in college (or enrolling in college) are strongly encouraged to fill out ... Read More About What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

What is it Like to Attend Case Western Reserve University?

What is it Like to Attend Case Western Reserve University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Molly earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Case Western Reser ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Case Western Reserve University?

Senior Year College Resolutions

Senior Year College Resolutions

You’ve finally made it to senior year. You’re older, you no longer have to carry a map of campus, and you’re starting to get wise to those myths about the last year of college. As a s ... Read More About Senior Year College Resolutions

How to Prevent Procrastination

How to Prevent Procrastination

Procrastination—it happens to the best of us. Even though the deadline for an upcoming project, test, or assignment is looming, you still find yourself watching Friends reruns on Netflix or scrol ... Read More About How to Prevent Procrastination

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Shelley Krause works as a college counselor at Rutgers Preparatory School, New Jersey’s f ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

A Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

A Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit organization offering holistic and intensive curricula to students aged three to 19. There are many benefits to participating in an IB program: Stud ... Read More About A Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

What is it Like to Attend Canisius College?

What is it Like to Attend Canisius College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Victoria lives in Buffalo and is a 2013 graduate of Canisius College. She hold ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Canisius College?

What Materials Can You Bring to the SAT?

What Materials Can You Bring to the SAT?

If you are a high school junior or senior planning to take the SAT, you probably have lots of questions: What’s on the test? Should I take practice tests? How else can I study? What is an average ... Read More About What Materials Can You Bring to the SAT?

How to Recover from a Disappointing Midterm Grade

How to Recover from a Disappointing Midterm Grade

The transition from high school to college is a big one. Anecdotal evidence shows it is not uncommon for new freshmen to struggle with midterm exams. Even if you did well in high school, the new enviro ... Read More About How to Recover from a Disappointing Midterm Grade

How Can Homeschooled Students Prep for the SAT/ACT?

How Can Homeschooled Students Prep for the SAT/ACT?

Students in a variety of academic situations spend months stressing about the SAT and ACT. No matter how prepared you are, you may still feel overwhelmed. After all, either one of these tests can lead ... Read More About How Can Homeschooled Students Prep for the SAT/ACT?

A Student Review of University of California, Irvine

A Student Review of University of California, Irvine

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Allison earned her bachelor’s degree in cognitive sciences at University ... Read More About A Student Review of University of California, Irvine

4 Most Challenging Questions on the New SAT

4 Most Challenging Questions on the New SAT

The College Board is rolling out a redesigned SAT, slated to be given for the first time in March 2016. After a complete overhaul, the test is now designed to quiz students on the skills that are most ... Read More About 4 Most Challenging Questions on the New SAT

5 Things to Consider When Seeking Teacher Recommendations

5 Things to Consider When Seeking Teacher Recommendations

As a college applicant, it is up to you to demonstrate your strengths to your prospective college. Your high school transcript, resume, and personal statement all provide admissions officers with valua ... Read More About 5 Things to Consider When Seeking Teacher Recommendations

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Anne M. Richard

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Anne M. Richard

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Anne M. Richard provides pre-law and educational consulting at AMRichard Consulting, which she ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Anne M. Richard

What are the FAFSA Changes for 2017-18?

What are the FAFSA Changes for 2017-18?

Each year, millions of incoming and current college students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA allows students to see if they qualif ... Read More About What are the FAFSA Changes for 2017-18?

What is it Like to Attend Oberlin College?

What is it Like to Attend Oberlin College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexandra earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Oberlin College a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Oberlin College?

How to Make Predictions on the ACT Science Section

How to Make Predictions on the ACT Science Section

The ACT Science section can be a difficult part of the ACT for many students – especially those who aren’t familiar with the kind of data interpretation and critical analysis required for s ... Read More About How to Make Predictions on the ACT Science Section

4 Ways Parents Can Aid the Early Admissions Process

4 Ways Parents Can Aid the Early Admissions Process

The transition from high school to college may be difficult for students, but it can also be a trying time for parents. There is emotional and even financial stress, often accompanied by a feeling of h ... Read More About 4 Ways Parents Can Aid the Early Admissions Process

3 Habits that are Hurting Your SAT Prep

3 Habits that are Hurting Your SAT Prep

If you’re a high school upperclassman, you know that time is precious. Between homework, sports, part-time jobs, and spending time with friends, your schedule is pretty full. For juniors and seni ... Read More About 3 Habits that are Hurting Your SAT Prep

A Student Review of Columbia University

A Student Review of Columbia University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alastair is studying history at Columbia University. He lives in Cleveland a ... Read More About A Student Review of Columbia University

Is Your Child Ready for Algebra?

Is Your Child Ready for Algebra?

For students and parents alike, math can be overwhelming. Many parents struggled with math as students, and it may be difficult to continue helping your children as they progress through math classes. ... Read More About Is Your Child Ready for Algebra?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Ian Fisher

Ask an Admissions Expert: Ian Fisher

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Ian Fisher is a college admissions consultant for College Coach. He obtained his undergrad ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Ian Fisher

Why Students Should Care About STEM

Why Students Should Care About STEM

You may balk at the idea of signing up for another math or science course beyond your school’s core requirements, but enrolling in science, technology, engineering, or math classes – even i ... Read More About Why Students Should Care About STEM

How to Stay Organized During Midterms

How to Stay Organized During Midterms

Staying organized during midterms can mean the difference between getting the best grade you can and missing your goal entirely. It’s not only important to think about what you need to study, but ... Read More About How to Stay Organized During Midterms

What is it Like to Attend Kenyon College?

What is it Like to Attend Kenyon College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anna lives in Cleveland and specializes in French tutoring. She is a current ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Kenyon College?

Should You Pursue a DBA?

Should You Pursue a DBA?

“DBA? What is that?” you might be wondering. “Is an MBA no longer enough? Which option should I choose?” If you are deciding whether or not to earn an advanced degree in busine ... Read More About Should You Pursue a DBA?

What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

In the 2016-2017 school year, high school students sitting for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams will be facing a slightly different exam than those who tested before them. It is important for ... Read More About What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

How to Choose Between Early Action and Early Decision

How to Choose Between Early Action and Early Decision

When applying to college, there are a range of application timelines and options to choose from, depending on the school and its selectivity. Generally it is okay to apply regular decision, which gener ... Read More About How to Choose Between Early Action and Early Decision

4 Academic To-Do's for This Semester

4 Academic To-Do's for This Semester

If you’re like many students, you rely on some version of a list to make the most of your semester. This may occur in the form of a calendar, a reminder on your smartphone, or a handful of yellow ... Read More About 4 Academic To-Do's for This Semester

Should I Go To University of Central Florida?

Should I Go To University of Central Florida?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at University o ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Central Florida?

Test-Day Strategies for the SAT Subject Test in Literature

Test-Day Strategies for the SAT Subject Test in Literature

Taking the SAT Subject Test in Literature might be an admissions requirement for a college you’re applying to, or you might simply take it because you have always excelled in English and reading. ... Read More About Test-Day Strategies for the SAT Subject Test in Literature

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Amanda Uhry

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Amanda Uhry

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Amanda Uhry is the founder and owner of Manhattan Private School Advisors, which helps up to 1, ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Amanda Uhry

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

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

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alec received his bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolutio ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the University of California-San Diego?

What is it Like to Attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

What is it Like to Attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Laila received her bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and public relations ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

3 Ways to Incorporate the Arts Into Your College Experience

3 Ways to Incorporate the Arts Into Your College Experience

Courses in the arts can enrich and revitalize your college experience. Even if you are an engineering, psychology, or business major, taking a class in the arts or design disciplines can be enjoyable, ... Read More About 3 Ways to Incorporate the Arts Into Your College Experience

What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

The SAT, a standardized test commonly used as a measure for college admissions, has undergone many changes since its inception in 1926. Its most recent update has been its transformation to the SAT&nbs ... Read More About What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

What is it Like to Attend Centre College?

What is it Like to Attend Centre College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Trish received her bachelor’s degree in English from Centre College an ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Centre College?

What is it Like to Attend Pratt Institute?

What is it Like to Attend Pratt Institute?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Steven received his bachelor’s degree in Communications Design from Pr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Pratt Institute?

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

While many students fear that their high school and even college education may fail to get them a job upon graduation, those with a background in computer science seldom have reason to worry. The tech ... Read More About An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Joan DeSalvatore is the founder of college admissions consultancy College-Bound Advising Today. ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sherri received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Alfred Univer ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

For the majority of students, MCAT prep requires hundreds of hours of dedicated review. Often, this study occurs over several months. In addition to lengthy review sessions and practice tests, studying ... Read More About 4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

Students transfer colleges for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it is less expensive to get basic credits out of the way at a community college and then transfer to the school of your dreams. Other tim ... Read More About 4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Business School to the Business World

5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Business School to the Business World

Congratulations! You have successfully earned your MBA, and you are now ready to move into the true business world. But life after business school might not be as easy as you think. Translating your hi ... Read More About 5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Business School to the Business World

What is it Like to Attend The University of New Mexico?

 What is it Like to Attend The University of New Mexico?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Roxanne received her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from The ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of New Mexico?

A Student Review of the University of Missouri-Columbia

 A Student Review of the University of Missouri-Columbia

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miranda received her bachelor’s degrees in journalism, Spanish, and in ... Read More About A Student Review of the University of Missouri-Columbia

What You Need to Know About the New AP World History Exam

What You Need to Know About the New AP World History Exam

You may have noticed that as you get older, things begin to change: your friendships, your studies, and yes, even your AP exams. Every few years, most exams undergo a rewrite to make sure that they&rsq ... Read More About What You Need to Know About the New AP World History Exam

What Test Do I Take? A Guide to the Testing Acronyms

What Test Do I Take? A Guide to the Testing Acronyms

The world of academia can be a confusing one – especially for new students. Deciding which test is right for you is a hassle in itself, but determining what test is meant to be taken at what time ... Read More About What Test Do I Take? A Guide to the Testing Acronyms

The Ohio State University: A Student Interview

The Ohio State University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shane received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art and his Master o ... Read More About The Ohio State University: A Student Interview

What is it Like to Attend the University of Central Florida?

What is it Like to Attend the University of Central Florida?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Univers ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the University of Central Florida?

Where Should I Go First? Places to See Once You Get to College

Where Should I Go First? Places to See Once You Get to College

An exciting part of settling into college is getting to know your campus. Not only will you more easily find your classes during the first week of school, you’ll also learn about available r ... Read More About Where Should I Go First? Places to See Once You Get to College

Time Management Tips for In-Class Essays

Time Management Tips for In-Class Essays

In-class essays can be stressful, especially if they’re timed. Although they are short and sweet, they can also be a great way for you to show your knowledge of the topic at hand. Here are four t ... Read More About Time Management Tips for In-Class Essays

What is it Like to Attend The College of New Jersey?

What is it Like to Attend The College of New Jersey?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erica received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and STEM ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The College of New Jersey?

What is it Like to Attend the University of North Georgia?

What is it Like to Attend the University of North Georgia?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caitlin received her bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Educat ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the University of North Georgia?

Qualities to Look for in a Math Tutor

Qualities to Look for in a Math Tutor

If you’re struggling with math, know that you aren’t alone. Despite this knowledge of shared anguish, for students experiencing difficulty, a math test can be the most daunting thing in the ... Read More About Qualities to Look for in a Math Tutor

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

Even though the start of the school year is just around the corner – or already here, depending on your district’s schedule – you can still set yourself up for success. The first week ... Read More About The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The University of Michigan College Experience

The University of Michigan College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Fun received his bachelor’s degree in engineering and his master&rsquo ... Read More About The University of Michigan College Experience

What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brianna received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Washing ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

The beginning of a new semester can be overwhelming: the whirlwind of classes, new classmates and professors, and the start of assignments and long-term projects. You can help minimize the stress by or ... Read More About Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Audrey Kahane earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and her Master’s degree in Cou ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

A Day in the Life at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

A Day in the Life at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in English and History from th ... Read More About A Day in the Life at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Should I Go To Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

Should I Go To Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Max received his bachelor’s degree in materials science from Rutgers U ... Read More About Should I Go To Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

Set Up a Study Plan With Your Tutor That Works for You

Set Up a Study Plan With Your Tutor That Works for You

Tutoring is an excellent way to learn more in-depth about a particular subject, whether you feel you’re falling behind in class or you want to get ahead. Since tutoring is extremely adaptable, it ... Read More About Set Up a Study Plan With Your Tutor That Works for You

5 Terms and Resources First-Generation College Students Need To Know

5 Terms and Resources First-Generation College Students Need To Know

While the college application and enrollment process can be difficult for all students, it can be particularly challenging for first-generation college students who may lack the knowledgeable support s ... Read More About 5 Terms and Resources First-Generation College Students Need To Know

What is it Like to Attend Seattle Pacific University?

What is it Like to Attend Seattle Pacific University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alex received his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Seattle P ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Seattle Pacific University?

Should I Go To Vanderbilt University?

Should I Go To Vanderbilt University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ariana is earning her bachelor’s degree in English at Vanderbilt Unive ... Read More About Should I Go To Vanderbilt University?

What Can I Do With a General Studies Major?

What Can I Do With a General Studies Major?

If you are considering or have declared a major in general studies, chances are you’ve been asked about what you plan to do with your degree. While some people might argue that a general studies ... Read More About What Can I Do With a General Studies Major?

How to Choose Your Capstone Project

How to Choose Your Capstone Project

After several years of hard work, it is finally time to choose a topic of special interest that will represent all that you have learned, as well as how you have grown academically, during your undergr ... Read More About How to Choose Your Capstone Project

The Basics of Reasoning on the GMAT

The Basics of Reasoning on the GMAT

The GMAT utilizes a variety of skills that you will likely rely upon during your MBA program. One of the most important of these skills is the ability to reason. Integrated Reasoning and Critical Reaso ... Read More About The Basics of Reasoning on the GMAT

What is it Like to Attend Concordia College?

What is it Like to Attend Concordia College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shantel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Education from C ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Concordia College?

What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Noel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Geor ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Bari Norman earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College and her Ph.D. at the Univers ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Many of us use mnemonic devices without even realizing it. This is in part because mnemonic devices can be an extremely helpful tool when attempting to make information more relatable and interesting, ... Read More About Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

Your summer break is a well deserved vacation. Chances are you’ve spent the academic year studying, taking tests, and writing essays. Make time this summer to work, travel, and relax, but also to ... Read More About Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Student Review of 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. Alexandra graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Experience at University of California-Berkeley

My Experience at University of California-Berkeley

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Daniel is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2014 graduate of University of ... Read More About My Experience at University of California-Berkeley

Tips for Reading an Assigned Book You Dislike

Tips for Reading an Assigned Book You Dislike

As a student, you will occasionally be assigned reading materials that simply don’t interest you. However, there is no reason to let your dislike for the reading affect your grade. Here are four ... Read More About Tips for Reading an Assigned Book You Dislike

4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

A speech can be a very effective and personal way to share your opinion on a topic. You may be asked to deliver a speech in a humanities class, or if you are running for a leadership position in an ext ... Read More About 4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

New York University: A Student Interview

New York University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Phil holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film & Television from New ... Read More About New York University: A Student Interview

What is it Like to Attend Walla Walla University?

What is it Like to Attend Walla Walla 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 Business Administration fro ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Walla Walla University?

4 Things to Listen For During Your Student Loan Exit Interview

4 Things to Listen For During Your Student Loan Exit Interview

Your final semester of college is an exciting time – you've finished your classes, said goodbye to your friends, and begun to transition to a new stage in your life. If you borrowed money to ... Read More About 4 Things to Listen For During Your Student Loan Exit Interview

When Should You Retake a College Course?

When Should You Retake a College Course?

Now that grades are posted for the spring semester, some students may have discovered that they didn’t do quite as well in a class as they expected to when they registered. Maybe you realized sev ... Read More About When Should You Retake a College Course?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Boulder?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Boulder?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and English from Univer ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Colorado Boulder?

University of California, Santa Barbara: A Student Interview

University of California, Santa Barbara: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Olga is a Miami tutor and 1997 graduate of University of California, Santa B ... Read More About University of California, Santa Barbara: A Student Interview

5 Things to Pack for Move-In Day

5 Things to Pack for Move-In Day

It is nearly time for you to move into your dorm for your freshman year of college, and like many new students, you may be wondering what to bring with you. You will most likely have less personal spac ... Read More About 5 Things to Pack for Move-In Day

10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

Social media is a fantastic way to stay current on educational news and trends. Twitter in particular is a great social media tool, as it allows you to consolidate all of your news updates into one pla ... Read More About 10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

What is it Like to Attend Florida State University?

What is it Like to Attend Florida State University?

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

What is it Like to Attend Dalton State College?

What is it Like to Attend Dalton State College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lalitha is an Atlanta tutor and 2014 graduate of Dalton State College. She h ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Dalton State College?

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Rishi Mediratta is co-author of the book Cracking Med School Admissions: Trusted Advice fr ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

How to Use the College Openings Update

How to Use the College Openings Update

Each year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (or NACAC) publishes a list of colleges whose freshman classes are not yet filled for the coming fall term. This list, called the Co ... Read More About How to Use the College Openings Update

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 2

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 2

Do dashes depress you? Are you boggled by brackets? Never fear! Part one of this guide to commonly confusing punctuation explored three of the most commonly-confusing punctuation marks, and clarif ... Read More About A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 2

The Cornell University College Experience

The Cornell University College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell Universi ... Read More About The Cornell University College Experience

A Student Review of Stanford University

A Student Review of Stanford University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lindsey is a New York City tutor and 2011 graduate of Stanford University. S ... Read More About A Student Review of Stanford University

Popular Campus Jobs that Can Help You Explore College Majors

Popular Campus Jobs that Can Help You Explore College Majors

Enrolling in a diverse array of classes isn’t the only way to explore college majors. You can also join clubs and organizations, volunteer in your community, and take on a part-time job. Campus j ... Read More About Popular Campus Jobs that Can Help You Explore College Majors

How to Create a Summer Reading Program for You and Your Child

How to Create a Summer Reading Program for You and Your Child

Summer vacation is a welcome break for many students, but it is equally as critical that this time away from school does not interfere with your child’s learning and skills development. One way t ... Read More About How to Create a Summer Reading Program for You and Your Child

What is it Like to Attend Northwestern College?

What is it Like to Attend Northwestern College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Heidi received her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Northwestern Coll ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Northwestern College?

A Day in the Life at University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Day in the Life at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from University of Wisc ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Wisconsin-Madison

5 Things to Do the Summer Before Business School

5 Things to Do the Summer Before Business School

Prospective business school students may decide to pursue an MBA for many reasons. Some wish to deepen their knowledge of the business world, while others may see business school as an opportunity to a ... Read More About 5 Things to Do the Summer Before Business School

Can Music Help Me Study?

Can Music Help Me Study?

Studying can seem quite tedious or draining depending on your mood, the subject you’re reviewing, the time of year, and your overall schedule. Considering the many factors that can affect the qua ... Read More About Can Music Help Me Study?

5 Myths (and Realities) About Study Abroad

5 Myths (and Realities) About Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a popular pastime for many college students. Living and learning in a foreign country can provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unfamiliar culture while also ear ... Read More About 5 Myths (and Realities) About Study Abroad

My Experience at the University of Georgia

My Experience at the University of Georgia

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Olivia is an Atlanta tutor specializing in French tutoring, Study Skills&nbs ... Read More About My Experience at the University of Georgia

Should I Go To Kansas State University?

Should I Go To Kansas State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rachel is a Phoenix tutor and 2011 graduate of Kansas State University. She ... Read More About Should I Go To Kansas State University?

Your Guide to Summer GRE Prep

Your Guide to Summer GRE Prep

Do you plan to apply to graduate school this fall? If so, you will likely need to take the GRE in order to gain admission to your program of choice. Summer is a great time to ready for this e ... Read More About Your Guide to Summer GRE Prep

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

Unless you’re a professional writer or teacher, you may not spend much time thinking about grammar and punctuation. In fact, when you look down at the keyboard, there may be a punctuation ma ... Read More About A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

What is it Like to Attend Old Dominion University?

What is it Like to Attend Old Dominion University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dexter received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Old ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Old Dominion University?

Should I Go To Arcadia University?

Should I Go To Arcadia University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kaitlin received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Educat ... Read More About Should I Go To Arcadia University?

Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

The following piece was written by Jason Lum. Jason has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former application reviewer for the Harvard University Admissions Office. He is the presid ... Read More About Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

5 Tips for Taking Better Math Notes

5 Tips for Taking Better Math Notes

Chances are you’ve been in this exact situation – you’re studying the day before an important test when you realize that your own notes aren’t clear. You scramble to reread the ... Read More About 5 Tips for Taking Better Math Notes

Educational Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Educational Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

With the school year coming to a close, and summer just around the corner, many families will embark on road trips to spend quality time together and to see the country. Long road trips, as parents kno ... Read More About Educational Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Brigham Young University: A Student Interview

Brigham Young University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Spencer is a Phoenix tutor and 2010 graduate of Brigham Young University. He ... Read More About Brigham Young University: A Student Interview

A Day in the Life at University of Minnesota

A Day in the Life at University of Minnesota

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

How to Ease Your College Student's Transition Home for the Summer

How to Ease Your College Student's Transition Home for the Summer

As the end of the school year approaches, many college students are preparing to move out of their college dorms and to return home to their parents for the summer. This transition home can present man ... Read More About How to Ease Your College Student's Transition Home for the Summer

5 Instagram Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

5 Instagram Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

Parents are more attuned to social media now than they have ever been in the past. They're active on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. While your children may not always applaud your online ... Read More About 5 Instagram Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

University of Michigan: A Student Interview

University of Michigan: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brendan received a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern and North Afric ... Read More About University of Michigan: A Student Interview

What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

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

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Nearly every student finds it difficult to work well in groups at least once in his or her academic career. Group work involves sharing responsibility and control, and it can take years to hone these s ... Read More About Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

The ACT and the SAT are important components of any college application. However, it can sometimes prove difficult to convince your child to adequately prep for them – even if he or she is normal ... Read More About 7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

The New York University College Experience

The New York University College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Adrianna is a Cincinnati tutor and 2013 graduate of New York University. She ... Read More About The New York University College Experience

A Day in the Life at University of Houston

A Day in the Life at University of Houston

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Pooja is a Houston tutor specializing in Biology tutoring, Geometry tutoring ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Houston

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

Thousands of high schools across the United States offer their students the chance to take Advanced Placement (or AP) courses. These classes are taught at a high level, covering more material with grea ... Read More About When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

The summer before graduate school is an exciting time. How you use the next few months can influence your transition back into life as a student, especially if you took time off after graduating colleg ... Read More About 6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

A Student Review of Brown University

A Student Review of Brown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joshua is a Boston tutor specializing in English tutoring, Middle School Mat ... Read More About A Student Review of Brown University

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ian is an Atlanta tutor and 2009 graduate of Georgia State University. He ho ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Hanna Stotland is an educational and career consultant with a unique understanding of the admis ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

Many students experience test anxiety, especially on standardized exams or assessments that affect their promotion to the next grade. As a result, it’s important for students to develop test-taki ... Read More About How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kenny is a St. Louis tutor specializing in Algebra tutoring, Calculus tutori ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

A Student Perspective on Cornell University

A Student Perspective on Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering an ... Read More About A Student Perspective on Cornell University

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Bev Taylor is the president and founder of The Ivy Coach. Before starting The Ivy Coach, she se ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Tips to Develop Leadership Skills in College

Tips to Develop Leadership Skills in College

College is very much an academic pursuit – a phenomenal chance to expand upon your knowledge of the world. However, it’s also a great place to flex your leadership muscles and to develop sk ... Read More About Tips to Develop Leadership Skills in College

University of Virginia: A Student Interview

University of Virginia: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Trevor is a Philadelphia tutor and 2012 graduate of University of Virginia. ... Read More About University of Virginia: A Student Interview

My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Experience 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. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Systems, Environment a ... Read More About My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How to Make the Most of College Extracurriculars

How to Make the Most of College Extracurriculars

College can be overwhelming. On an average day, you might need to balance your courses and extracurricular activities, a part-time job, and various social commitments. In the midst of all this stress, ... Read More About How to Make the Most of College Extracurriculars

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

If you plan to take AP European History in the coming school year, you may be wondering, "How will AP European History change in 2015?" After all, the new AP European History exam may not be relea ... Read More About How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

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

A Day in the Life at Smith College

A Day in the Life at Smith College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexa is a Boston tutor and 2014 graduate of Smith College. She holds a Bach ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Smith College

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jason Lum is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. He obtained his under ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

If you plan to practice law one day, you are probably very familiar with the LSAT, which is administered to students who are seeking admission to law school. The LSAT is well known for being difficult ... Read More About Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Education Sp ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nicholas is a New York City tutor and 2014 graduate of Stony Brook Universit ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

5 Myths About the Last Year of College

5 Myths About the Last Year of College

If you are in or approaching your last year of college, you may feel like you have been in school forever. And you're not entirely wrong – a good portion of your life has been spent inside the wa ... Read More About 5 Myths About the Last Year of College

My Experience at Georgetown University

My Experience at Georgetown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew is a Washington, D.C. tutor specializing in Business Economics tutori ... Read More About My Experience at Georgetown University

A Day in the Life at University of Notre Dame

A Day in the Life at University of Notre Dame

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kate is a Los Angeles tutor and 2011 graduate of University of Notre Dame. S ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Notre Dame

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 d ... 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 tutoring, Geometry tutori ... 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 tutoring, Reading tuto ... 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. These tips can hlep you with picking your major early in college. For a student who is considering ... 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 tutoring, Chemistry tu ... 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 tutoring, Literatu ... 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 ... 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 tutoring, Middle School M ... 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 tutoring, French tut ... 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 tutoring, Chemistry tutorin ... 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., specializing ... 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 tutoring, ... 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. Here are some great tips to help succeed in science and engineering. This emphas ... 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 specializes in Spanish tutoring and ESL tutoring in Lo ... 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 tutoring and SAT prep tut ... 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 tutor in Chicago specializing in Algebra tutoring, Pharmacology t ... 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 tutoring, College Essay ... 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 tutoring, Physiol ... 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 tutoring, Essay Edit ... 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 tutoring, Reading tut ... 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 tutoring, Literature tu ... 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 tutoring, ACT prep ... 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 tutoring, AP English tutor ... 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 tutoring, Calculus tutoring, ... 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 tutoring, Physics ... 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 t ... 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 tutoring, Latin ... 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 tutoring, Anatomy ... 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 tutoring, History tutorin ... 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 ... 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 tutoring, AP Physic ... 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 specializes in Pre-Algebra tutoring, ... 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 tutoring, Essay Ed ... 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 Math tutoring & ... 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 tutoring, French t ... 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 tutoring, Algebra tuto ... 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 tutoring, World History tu ... 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 tutoring, AP Calculus tu ... 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 tutoring, Wr ... 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?

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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?

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A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

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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

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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 prep tutoring, ACT prep tutori ... 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

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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?

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

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

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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?

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A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

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3 Tips to Succeed in Medical School

3 Tips to Succeed in Medical School

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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. Here is some great information on how the LSAT is sc ... 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

Insider Medical Admissions 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 facu ... Read More About An Insider's Guide to Selecting Your Medical Specialty

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

Sophomore year may seem like the calm before the storm that is your junior and senior years. College applications and SAT/ACT results may look as though they are firm elements of your future, but that ... Read More About A 10 Step Guide to the High School Sophomore's Spring

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

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International. For many families, myths surroundi ... Read More About What to Know About Making the Right Impression On Private Schools

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?

The Independent School Entrance Exam consists of an overall raw score and a scaled score between 760 and 940 for each of four sections – Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reas ... Read More About How is the ISEE Scored?

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

The Math section on the ACT can be overwhelming. It may include any component of algebra (pre-algebra to intermediate), geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions increase in difficulty as you progr ... Read More About ACT Math Tips

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

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kenneth is a New York City tutor specializing in Calculus tutoring, Algebra ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Stanford University

Exploring the Medical School Myth

Exploring the Medical School Myth

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Har ... Read More About Exploring the Medical School Myth

How is the GMAT Scored?

How is the GMAT Scored?

Score reports The GMAT consists of four unique sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning, each of which is graded separately. The score report als ... Read More About How is the GMAT Scored?

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?

Grading structure of the PSAT Your PSAT results consist of three sections (Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing), each worth 20-80 points, for a maximum mark of 240. There are two key reasons to ... Read More About When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International. As we anticipate the spring, you m ... Read More About How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

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

Given the amount of material the test covers, preparing for the MCAT can definitely seem overwhelming. There is no doubt that you will have to spend many hours preparing, but those hours aren’t m ... Read More About How to Manage Your Time During MCAT Prep

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?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kim is a Milwaukee tutor specializing in French tutoring, Algebra tutoring, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee?

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

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Har ... Read More About A Recommended Reading List for Pre-Meds

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?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew is a Denver tutor specializing in ACT prep tutoring, Calculus tutorin ... Read More About Should I Go To The Ohio State University?

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?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Paige is a Phoenix tutor specializing in AP English tutoring, Essay Editing ... Read More About Should I Go To Arizona State University?

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

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International. The New Year is a time that many s ... Read More About Questions to Ask in Your College Search

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

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

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Victoria is an Austin tutor specializing in Psychology tutoring and all ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Texas A&M University?

3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta and Brian Wu. Sahil and Brian are advisors for MedSchoolCoach, a medical school admissions consulting company. Sahil has been featured in our Admissio ... Read More About 3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

What is it Like to Attend Washington State University?

What is it Like to Attend Washington State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rosa is a Seattle tutor specializing in History tutoring, Writing tutoring, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Washington State University?

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

It’s no secret that the college application process can be quite overwhelming. However, provided you plan ahead and understand what tasks you must complete, you will finish in short order. Take a ... Read More About 4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

Should My Child Transfer Schools?

Should My Child Transfer Schools?

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International. There are many reasons you may con ... Read More About Should My Child Transfer Schools?

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

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. You think you’re ready to su ... Read More About 5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

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

Should I Go To Princeton University?

Should I Go To Princeton University?

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

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Har ... Read More About How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

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?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Margaret is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in Writing tutoring, AP Psy ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Duke University?

Should I Go To Northwestern University?

Should I Go To Northwestern University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline is a Chicago tutor specializing in several subjects including Histo ... Read More About Should I Go To Northwestern University?

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

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 fou ... Read More About The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

Although it’s tempting to spend winter break – and any other bits of downtime you might have throughout the school year – relaxing and not worrying about academics, working ahead on s ... Read More About 4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

5 Ways to Master High School Physics

5 Ways to Master High School Physics

Oftentimes, when the three main science courses that students take in high school – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics – are ranked in order of favorite to least favorite, Physics winds up at ... Read More About 5 Ways to Master High School Physics

The Rise Of Online Education

What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Catherine is a New York City tutor specializing in all levels of Latin tutor ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

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

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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

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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

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How to Choose a Creative College

How to Choose a Creative College

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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

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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

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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

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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

In recent years, the ACT has increasingly proved itself to be a serious competitor to the SAT. The creators of the ACT, however, continue to search for ways to improve the exam; one such strategy is to ... Read More About ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

Upcoming Changes in the SAT

Upcoming Changes in the SAT

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Anatomy Of A College Dorm Room

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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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What to Look For in Your Medical School Search

What to Look For in Your Medical School Search

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

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

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How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

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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 MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

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Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam

Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam

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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

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jared Barlow is currently the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at the ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jared Barlow

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Dr. Mike Frazier. Mike has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former UCLA Medical School Admissions Committee member. He is also the founder ... Read More About How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Oliver McGee served 5 years on the Faculty Admissions Committee of The Ohio State Universit ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

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 fou ... Read More About How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. William is a San Diego tutor specializing in Biostatistics, Calculus, Gramma ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Emily Glickman is the founder and president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, a leading p ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Scott Linzey is currently the Vice President for Admission and Student Financial Services at th ... Read More About Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

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 found ... Read More About What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

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 How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Joan Martin

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Joan Martin

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Joan Martin, Ph.D., has been helping students gain admission to their first choice colleges in ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Joan Martin

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Liza Thompson has advised medical school applicants for the past 20 years. As the former direct ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

How to Choose Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

How to Choose Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

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 Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

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

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

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Maria graduated from The CUNY (City University of New York) College of State ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The CUNY College of Staten Island?

Should I Go To The University of Chicago?

Should I Go To The University of Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julie is a New York City tutor who specializes in a wide array of subjects i ... Read More About Should I Go To The University of Chicago?

Should I Go To Pomona College?

Should I Go To Pomona College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Evan is a Seattle tutor specializing in test prep tutoring, many levels of m ... Read More About Should I Go To Pomona College?

Should I Go To University of Michigan?

Should I Go To University of Michigan?

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 many areas of math includi ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Michigan?

Should I Go To Rice University?

Should I Go To Rice 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 attending Rice University. She is currently a ju ... Read More About Should I Go To Rice University?

What is it Like to Attend Loyola University Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend Loyola University Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julie is a Chicago tutor and 2010 graduate of Loyola University Chicago. She ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Loyola University Chicago?

Should I Go To New York University?

Should I Go To New York University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erica is a New York City tutor and 2009 graduate of New York University. She ... Read More About Should I Go To New York University?

Should I Major in Journalism?

Should I Major in Journalism?

Inquiring minds want to know – what is it like to major in journalism? Well, if you’ve got one of those particularly inquisitive minds, this area of study would probably fit you perfectly. ... Read More About Should I Major in Journalism?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Carol Langlois

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Carol Langlois

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Carol Langlois has over 17 years of experience in higher education admissions and recruitin ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Carol Langlois

Should I Go To Williams College?

Should I Go To Williams College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Courtney is a Seattle tutor specializing in Calculus tutoring, SAT prep tuto ... Read More About Should I Go To Williams College?

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 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 tutoring, Geometry tu ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Fordham University?

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?

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 ... 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 tutoring, SAT prep tutor ... 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

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 tutoring, Geometry tutori ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Colorado College?

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

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 Insi ... 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 he ... 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 tutoring, Physics tu ... 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 Pennsylvan ... 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 tutoring, Pre-Calcu ... 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 prep ... 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 the 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 Var ... 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 tutoring, Biology ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the Georgia Institute of Technology?

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?

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 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 tutoring, Histo ... 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

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 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 tutoring, PSAT pre ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Smith College?

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 specializes in Spanish tutoring, English tuto ... 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 tutoring, GRE prep tuto ... 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 tutoring, Physics tutor ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Purdue 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 prep tutoring, ACT pre ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Williams College?

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 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 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 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 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?

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 a