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 building, or may attend a new school altogether. Regardless, the middle school transition is one to be mindful of as your child assumes more ownership of his or her learning. Here are a number of ways to prepare your student for the new stage in his or her education:  Learn about technological resources In today’s classroom, technology is increasingly utilized to expand academic learning. Students turn to computers—and occasion ... 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 in Mathematics and Economics. He is now a tutor in Seattle specializing in Algebra, Calculus, Physics, and many other subjects. Check out his review of Cornell University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Joe: Most people use the bus system because it is very convenient. I do not suggest a bike because Ithaca has many hills. Also, i ... 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’s degree in Anthropology. She currently tutors several subjects in Washington D.C., including AP U.S. History, French, and Essay Editing. Check out her review of Harvard University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Lauren: The campus is embedded in the historical city of Cambridge, just across the Charles River from Boston. Yo ... 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, extracurricular activities, MCAT prep, and social responsibilities. You must: meet with your school’s pre-medical adviser, sit for the MCAT, request letters of recommendation (LORs), and complete the application itself. This consists of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) system, secondary applications, and interviews. The below timeline references your junior year of college, and it assumes that you plan to attend medical school imm ... 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 impact your graduation schedule if you do not choose wisely. Here are several tips to keep in mind as your freshman year approaches and you choose your first semester of college courses. Understand course restrictions Items like prerequisites are often clearly described in your course guide or on your registration website. You may also have a minimum and/or maximum number of credit hours you can enroll in. Note these restrictions as you plan your ... Read More About How to Choose Your First Semester of College Courses