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

Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katie is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology from which she holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering. She is an Atlanta tutor who specializes in Calculus, Earth Science, Geology, and much more. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Katie: The campus is in the heart of midtown Atlanta, but it is very much a campus &ld ... Read More About Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

How to Write an Effective Back-to-School Checklist

How to Write an Effective Back-to-School Checklist

A back-to-school checklist is a useful, highly personal way to organize yourself for the coming school year. A checklist can help you navigate—and maximize—the weeks before the first day of school, especially as you ease out of summer classes, vacation, or work. Below are five steps you can take to write an effective back-to-school checklist. Consult your school supplies list and summer assignments Unearth the supplies list you received in June or locate a copy online. You likely own a number of the required supplies already; check your inventory of folders, paper, and writing utensils to see what can be used this year. Then make ... Read More About How to Write an Effective Back-to-School Checklist

What You Need to Know About Computer-Based Testing

What You Need to Know About Computer-Based Testing

Computer-based testing is an increasingly popular assessment option at many stages of education—classroom exams, state tests, and high-stakes assessments at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Even the ACT and SAT will launch digital exams in 2015 and 2016, respectively.  Computer-based testing contains both pros and cons, however. Here are a few factors to consider with this form of testing: The inclusion of dynamic questions Instead of simply asking students to answer a multiple-choice problem correctly, certain computer-based formats challenge students to think more deeply about each question. For example, the ACT ... Read More About What You Need to Know About Computer-Based Testing

4 Lessons Recent Graduates Should Carry From College

4 Lessons Recent Graduates Should Carry From College

The college experience is designed to prepare students for a fruitful career and/or continued, specialized study in graduate school. If you are a recent graduate this year, here are four lessons you may have learned while in college that can help you a great deal in the future: 1. You must demonstrate initiative In higher education, professors do not peer over your shoulder or verify your progress each day. Instead, they assign you a due date and provide you with general guidance. You must complete your assignments in a timely manner.  The professional world functions similarly. While your supervisor is available to offer advice, the d ... Read More About 4 Lessons Recent Graduates Should Carry From College