Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Hanna Stotland is an educational and career consultant with a unique understanding of the admissions system – she was accepted to Harvard College with a G.E.D. Hanna worked full-time for two years before she returned to school and enrolled at Bryn Mawr College. She transferred to Harvard College and later attended Harvard Law School. In 2008, she left the legal field to make her consulting business her full-time focus. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Hanna: You don't need ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

Many students experience test anxiety, especially on standardized exams or assessments that affect their promotion to the next grade. As a result, it’s important for students to develop test-taking skills since they're used throughout primary and secondary school, as well as into college and beyond. If your elementary school student has test anxiety, here are four ways to help him or her cope: 1. Know the assessment(s) First, find out what exam your student is anxious about. There are many different kinds: unit tests in a specific subject, mid-year assessments, end-of-year exams, and more. Some tests take all week – with a specia ... Read More About How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kenny is a St. Louis tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, History, and a number of other areas. He is currently a junior at University of Notre Dame majoring in Economics and Math. See what he had to share about 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? Kenny: The University of Notre Dame campus is very beautiful. It is about an hour east of Chicago, and it is quite safe. The school&rsqu ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

A Student Perspective on Cornell University

A Student Perspective on Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering and her PhD from Cornell University. She is currently a tutor in New York City specializing in GRE Quantitative prep, Life Sciences, SAT Math prep, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Cornell 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? Kelly: I went to college at Cornell University in Ithac ... Read More About A Student Perspective on Cornell University

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Bev Taylor is the president and founder of The Ivy Coach. Before starting The Ivy Coach, she served as a high school college counselor in Long Island, New York. She has also presented seminars to admissions officers and guidance counselors. The Ivy Coach provides guidance from Ivy League-educated consultants for each step of the admissions process. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Bev: A student should begin – and finish – working on their actual applications (and the ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor