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 to discuss how each of you can best help your child, as well as to get to know the adult whom your child spends much of the day with! Here are five topics to discuss with your child’s elementary school teacher during parent-teacher conferences: 1. Your child’s strengths and challenges You know what these are at home, but you’ll want to ask the teacher what he or she observes in the classroom. Do those strengths and challenge ... 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 learning are complete. However, this is not necessarily the case! You still have several options for your education, one of which is whether or not to pick up a minor. This addition is not for everyone, but it can greatly benefit some students. Read on to decide if picking up a minor would be beneficial to you… Why you should consider a minor To open your eyes to other fields Adding a minor allows you to get exposure to a field that you wou ... 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 studied psychology. She specializes in math tutoring, psychology tutoring, and a number of other subjects. See what she had to share about her time at Harvard University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Keena: Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is really just a smaller part of Boston. The campus is pretty urban, but borders on residential areas which makes it feel a bit quieter and more neighb ... 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 experience and just need to learn more, or you know exactly what you want and need to see if a particular school matches up, it’s important to head into the session with some guided preparation, which you can learn more about in Part One of this series. Next, you’ll need to come up with a list of relevant and important questions to ask. If the session includes discussions led by a student, you may want to ask more personalized questions ... 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 common errors that can trip you up. Correct grammar is essential for effective communication, both spoken and written, so it is important to brush up on these details every now and then to ensure you are showcasing your best potential to teachers, peers, and future employers. While there are numerous intricacies to the English language, let’s take a look at four commonly confused grammar rules… 1. “You and me” vs. “You ... Read More About 4 Confusing Grammar Rules Cleared Up