A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nihal is a Chicago tutor specializing in Algebra, Pharmacology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and many other subjects. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. See what he had to say about his time at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 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?  Nihal: The University of Illinois at ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

What is it Like to Attend American University?

What is it Like to Attend American University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Kelsey is a Philadelphia tutor and 2013 graduate of American University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and tutors several subjects such as ACT prep, History, and Reading. See what Kelsey had to say about her time at American 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? Kelsey: American University is in a great area of Washington, D.C. It is within the city limits, but it still ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend American University?

4 Benefits of STEM Studies

4 Benefits of STEM Studies

Course offerings in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—have become much more numerous and varied at the high school level in recent years, and there has been a concerted effort in many parts of the country to increase the influence of STEM studies in high school curricula. Nevertheless, many students who do not plan to study STEM-related subjects in college often enroll in the minimum number of required STEM courses during their high school careers. There are many benefits to students completing STEM classes outside their minimum graduation requirements, and these benefits apply equally to students who plan to ... Read More About 4 Benefits of STEM Studies

3 Ways to Enhance Your Graduate School Application

3 Ways to Enhance Your Graduate School Application

When you apply to graduate school, think of your application as your first encounter with someone whom you admire. You want to make a positive first impression. While the application may seem two-dimensional, its different parts provide ample opportunities through which you can highlight your strengths. As you compile your essays, recommendations, transcripts, and resume, check out these three ways to creatively enhance your graduate school application. 1. Draw on your unique background and experiences When you write your essays and resume, reflect on what makes you unique. Think about the clubs in which you have participated and the leaders ... Read More About 3 Ways to Enhance Your Graduate School Application

A Student Review of University of Michigan

A Student Review of University of Michigan

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jonathan is a Detroit tutor specializing in ACT prep, College Essays, Writing, and many other areas. He is a 2012 graduate of University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. Check out his review of his time at University of Michigan: 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? Jonathan: The University of Michigan campus is very safe, set in what I would call a middle-class town. The town ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Michigan