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 college. While there are certainly benefits to virtual interviews, they do not come without their own brand of quirks. Here are some pointers to make the best of your video admissions interview: 1. Make sure your internet connection is stable Perhaps the most important factor in a video admissions interview is ensuring you have a stable internet connection. Without a stable connection where interviewers can see and hear you properly, your preparation ... 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 throughout all types of text are fundamental to succeeding in school, but can often be tricky to master. Refining the skills below can not only help you excel in your English classes, but also assist in other subjects where reading is necessary. Let’s take a look…   Preview the text If you are assigned a section to read in a textbook, it’s important to do a quick pre-scan to prepare yourself for the information you are going to ... 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 California, Davis in 2010. Currently based in San Francisco, he specializes in many levels of Spanish tutoring. Check out what he had to say about his time at University of California, Davis: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Jason: UC Davis has a great location California. I felt safe, even late at night, because there is a lot of security and transportation assistance. While I made sure I found apartments close to campus and bi ... 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? Here are four questions to contemplate as you prepare for the GMAT: 1. “Why am I sitting for the GMAT?” The GMAT is one of two standardized exams that are accepted as part of a business school application — a growing number of MBA programs also accept the GRE. Given that you have two tests to choose from, should you consider the GRE instead? Before you move forward with the registration for either exam, there are two import ... 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 series — it’s time to move forward and set things in motion! Here’s what to get done in these first few weeks of September: 1. Ask for letters of recommendation One very important component of a college application is letters of recommendation. Many colleges require at least two letters of recommendation from teachers who have previously taught you in academic subjects. Writing a letter of recommendation is no small task. Tea ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two