3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

Are you starting business school this fall? Congratulations! Beginning an MBA program marks a significant transition in your life, so how can you prepare for this next stage in your academic journey? Here are three ways to prepare for the business school transition: 1. Speak with your family and friends Business school is not just an educational program—it is a lifestyle. It begins the moment you receive your acceptance letter, and your priorities will shift well before you start classes. Let your loved ones know that your schedule will change and fluctuate.  Connect with second-years in your MBA program to learn how they have de ... Read More About 3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is a central component of your academic career. It is required in the vast majority of your classes, as well as in the workforce. If you wish to increase your success as a student, consider strengthening your writing skills. Here are several simple ways to help you improve: Communicate with purpose All writing, whether in the form of an email or an essay, has a purpose. Ensure you can pinpoint the purpose of your document. Are you writing to entertain, to inform, to persuade—or for a different reason? The purpose of your writing will partially drive the genre and style of your composition. Always keep your end goal in mind.&nbs ... Read More About Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

When you return to school this fall, you may have the opportunity to meet with your guidance counselor – take full advantage of it! A guidance counselor advises students on academic matters and is an excellent resource for a range of issues. Counselors know the culture of your school, and they also have ties to various colleges and universities. Keep the following five questions in mind to make the most of your beginning-of-the-year conference:  What can I do this year to prepare for college? Regardless of your grade level, ask your guidance counselor how you can prepare for college (and application season). If you are a senior, w ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

Increasing your organizational skills can help you become a more efficient and successful student. Instead of spending precious minutes scrambling to locate important notes or studying at the last possible moment, you can devote more time to crafting assignments and understanding readings.  Here are six habits to become a more organized student: Purchase one folder and one notebook for each class The simplest method to become more organized is to separate your materials for each class. You can use digital or physical binders, folders, notebooks, etc.—whatever you would like. However, ensure you store your materials for each cours ... Read More About 6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

A Day in the Life at Tufts University

A Day in the Life at Tufts University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Yaniv is a Boston tutor and current senior at Tufts University majoring in Economics and Community Health. He tutors ACT/SAT prep, Algebra, Arithmetic, and more. Check out his review of his school: 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? Yaniv: Tufts University is located 15 minutes from downtown Boston, but even without a car, it is easy to get into the city. It is a short 15-minute walk to the Davis Square T ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Tufts University