A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nicholas is a New York City tutor and 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and tutors several subjects, including Elementary Math, Geometry, and Physics. Check out what Nicholas had to say about his time at Stony Brook 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? Nicholas: I went to Stony Brook University starting in August 2010. The campus is somewhat far ou ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

5 Myths About the Last Year of College

5 Myths About the Last Year of College

If you are in or approaching your last year of college, you may feel like you have been in school forever. And you're not entirely wrong – a good portion of your life has been spent inside the walls of academia. As you complete what may be your final year of formal education, it helps to be aware that you may have received some false information about this time. Here are five myths about the last year of college: Myth #1: Your final semester is a formality Some students may believe that their final semester of school is a formality. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, your final semester of college can be very difficult. If ... Read More About 5 Myths About the Last Year of College

My Experience at Georgetown University

My Experience at Georgetown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew is a Washington, D.C. tutor specializing in Business, Essay Editing, SAT Verbal prep, and a number of other areas. He is a 2014 graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Operations & Information Management. See what he had to share about Georgetown 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? Andrew: Georgetown University is located in the Georg ... Read More About My Experience at Georgetown University

A Day in the Life at University of Notre Dame

A Day in the Life at University of Notre Dame

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kate is a Los Angeles tutor and 2011 graduate of University of Notre Dame. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Vocal Performance and tutors several subjects such as Essay Editing, GRE prep, and Reading. Check out what Kate had to say about her time at 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? Kate: The University of Notre Dame has a very beautiful and idyllic college campus, w ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Notre Dame

How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

One of the hardest things to master on a standardized test is timing. Often, students fail to pace themselves, and they finish their exams too quickly, with too many incorrect answers. Similarly, students may also work too slowly and leave a number of questions unanswered. Thus, one of the keys to success on the PSAT is timing. When you become familiar with how to manage your time on the PSAT, you may just increase your score. Here's how to do so: Evaluate your current performance The first step in learning how to manage your time on the PSAT is to examine your current performance. Where do you spend the longest amount of time? Is there a p ... Read More About How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT