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

Tips to Develop Leadership Skills in College

Tips to Develop Leadership Skills in College

College is very much an academic pursuit – a phenomenal chance to expand upon your knowledge of the world. However, it’s also a great place to flex your leadership muscles and to develop skills that will assist you in the future. If you’re hoping to improve in this area, here are several tips to develop leadership skills in college: Participate in extracurricular activities Extracurricular activities are an important part of the college experience, so don’t shy away from joining one or two of them. By joining a club or sport, for instance, you take ownership of a small part of your school. Begin by participating in ge ... Read More About Tips to Develop Leadership Skills in College

University of Virginia: A Student Interview

University of Virginia: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Trevor is a Philadelphia tutor and 2012 graduate of University of Virginia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and tutors several subjects, including Environmental Science, Geology, and Spanish. Check out what Trevor had to say about his time at University of Virginia: 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? Trevor: University of Virginia, where I attended school as an undergraduate, i ... Read More About University of Virginia: A Student Interview

My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Experience 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. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Systems, Environment and Society from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a tutor in Portland specializing in ACT Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience 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? Michael: The Univers ... Read More About My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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