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 Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. Managing the medical school interview day requires stamina, poise, and know how. Please look for my other guest posts on the Varsity Tutors blog where I’ve covered both prominent and subtle aspects of the interview day. Check out my July entry for advice on how to let your story show your glory and how to fake it until you make it, and my August entr ... 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 beyond simply “studying hard.”   1. Dedicate each day to a single subject Instead of reviewing for several different exams within one timeframe, devote each day to preparing for a single test. The material you discuss in the latter half of a semester or term is often a continuation of information presented early in the course. Do not yet switch to studying for a second exam when you have established a solid rhythm reviewing for th ... 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, AP Psychology, all levels of Spanish, and more. She is a graduate of Duke University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Margaret: For my undergraduate, we had an interesting situation. There wasn’t that much public transportation at the time in Durham, Nort ... 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 History, AP English, ACT/SAT prep, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Theatre. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Caroline: I attended Northwestern University, a medium-sized liberal arts college in a cute suburban town called Eva ... 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 structure or objective will not result in a significant score increase. Below are five key tactics for getting the most out of your practice as you study for the MCAT. 1. Time yourself Though it may be difficult to complete exams or question sets under time constraints when you first begin your MCAT review, it is vitally important to strictly time yourself while you practice. If you don’t time yourself, you run the risk of developing tim ... Read More About 5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests