5 Ways High Schoolers Can Wrap Up the School Year Right

5 Ways High Schoolers Can Wrap Up the School Year Right

With summertime in the air, the last semester of the year can be the most exciting: there’s warmer weather, end-of-the-year celebrations, and often lighter, more creative final projects. For this reason, it’s often the busiest time of year. Despite all the craziness, here are five ways you can wrap up the school year right. 1. Make the most of your classes It’s easy to start slacking off this time of year. To wrap up your year right, though, you’ll want to keep going strong until the end. Grades often depend on final exams or projects, so you don’t want to loosen up earlier in the semester only to scramble, or t ... Read More About 5 Ways High Schoolers Can Wrap Up the School Year Right

6 Hacks to Make Finals Week a Little Less Stressful

6 Hacks to Make Finals Week a Little Less Stressful

As we reach the end of the school year, there’s one thing on everybody’s mind—finals. Whether you’re an old pro or new to the finals game, there’s undoubtedly some stress that accompanies those important end-of-year tests. While there’s little to nothing you can do to erase finals stress altogether, you can make your life a little more pleasant by trying these simple tricks. Stock up on helpful items Sure, you’ll probably need to spend a ton of time studying, but there are other ways you can prepare as well. First, make sure you have enough snacks loaded with the brainpower you’ll need to get ... Read More About 6 Hacks to Make Finals Week a Little Less Stressful

Should I Go To Oregon State University?

Should I Go To Oregon State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Elizabeth is a Portland tutor specializing in English tutoring, essay editing tutoring, SAT Writing tutoring, and a number of other areas. She is currently a senior at Oregon State University majoring in English Literature. See what she had to share about Oregon State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Elizabeth: The Oregon State University campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a relatively small town off Highway 5. The campus is somewhat urban—it’s only about a 15-minute wa ... Read More About Should I Go To Oregon State University?

5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

Deciding to apply to business school is a big step in your life. You’re on your way to either advancing your career or starting a completely new one. With essays, recommendations, interviews, and the GMAT, so much is involved before you start your first class. Here are five things you should know about business school before applying.  1. Everyone goes to business school for different reasons And those reasons will not necessarily match yours. Some students are more focused on academics, some only want to concentrate on building their careers, while others find the social activities most appealing. You will encounter a multitude o ... Read More About 5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

What to Know About IB Exams

What to Know About IB Exams

As we enter IB exam time, you may be wondering if there’s anything you’re missing—sure, you’ve put your time into exam prep, but what else? If you’re nervous about test day, a little information can go a long way. When you’re past the point of prepping for the test but not yet sitting down for it, your mind may wonder: What should you expect? Thanks to the thousands of students per year who have taken this test before you, there’s information available! What should you know about IB exams? Internal and external assessments As you may know, International Baccalaureate exams are administered in two se ... Read More About What to Know About IB Exams