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 courses are right for you?  What is a hybrid course? Hybrid classes combine traditional “in-person” discussions and lectures with online coursework. Different schools have different arrangements for this division of time, but generally speaking, a hybrid class will meet face-to-face roughly 50% of the time, with the remainder held online. There is no established standard across colleges and universities, so if you are considering r ... 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’s degree in Biological Science & Theology. She currently tutors many subjects in Boston such as Biology, ACT/SAT prep, Essay Editing, and more. Take a look at her review of the University of Notre Dame: 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? Ashley: The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana, only a few miles south of Mi ... 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 Biochemistry. She tutors Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and many other subjects. Check out her review of Ithaca College: 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? Ene: The Ithaca College campus is safe, a bit secluded, and of medium size. On-campus housing is very close to campus classes, and in the summertime, I would advise students to walk, ... 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, it is very much like a dress rehearsal!), and its modifications reflect the significant changes that will occur on the SAT beginning in the spring of 2016. Now more than ever, it is critical that students study for and complete the PSAT. Review the below information to ensure you do so as accurately and efficiently as possible.  How will the content of the PSAT change? The 2014 version of the PSAT includes three sections: Critical Reading, ... 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 are a sign to transfer schools, or if what you are feeling is completely normal? As you try to answer the question of “Did I choose the wrong college?” keep the following items in mind. 1. Recognize that everyone has bad days Take a deep breath. There is a strong possibility that how you feel is normal and will diminish with time. Redirect your attention and participate in an activity you enjoy. Read a book in your favorite place o ... Read More About Did I Choose the Wrong College?