Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. It’s finally here. Your last summer as a high school student. Congratulations! As rising seniors, you will probably be pretty busy this summer with your jam-packed social “to-do” list. However,  it will also be important to spend some time over the summer planning for college applications, as there are many things you will need to accomplish in the year ahead. So, what can you do to get started? Here are seven tips to help all of you rising ... Read More About Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

4th of July Fun Facts

4th of July Fun Facts

Americans have celebrated Independence Day on July 4th with fireworks and speeches since 1777—but in some ways, the day is more of a symbol than an anniversary. Brush up on your history and learn a little more about your favorite summer holiday with these 4th of July fun facts! We actually declared independence on July 2nd, 1776 The legal separation of the colonies from Great Britain happened two days earlier, when the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence after King George III ignored the first Congress’ petition. The vote was unanimous, except for New York, which abstained. John Adams wrote to his wife Abiga ... Read More About 4th of July Fun Facts

My Experience at University of Miami

My Experience at University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erica is a Miami tutor specializing in French tutoring, geometry tutoring, writing tutoring, and a number of other areas. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Miami majoring in computer science and studio art. See what she had to share about the University of Miami: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Erica: The campus architecture is non-traditional, but beautiful. All of the buildings have a new, very modern design, and there is a lake at the center of campus. The atmosphere is ve ... Read More About My Experience at University of Miami

6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

For many students, summer represents a time to build upon classroom knowledge by extending oneself academically in a summer learning program. Choosing the right summer learning program for your child can be difficult, as programs vary not only in focal topics, but also in length, size, and quality. Taking your child’s interests and academic strengths into account, as well as consulting other parents whose students have gone through programs of interest in previous summers, is a great way to begin narrowing down your search for an appropriate summer learning program. To narrow your search even further, consider the following list of summe ... Read More About 6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

A summer business program can provide students with a miniature version of business school, condensed for a short period instead of one, two, or three years. It’s like an MBA in a box. These programs, which range from one week to four months, can occur in-person or online and offer a crash course on what to expect from a full-time MBA program. Should you sign up for the experience? Before you submit your application, here are a few questions and answers to help you learn more about summer business school programs. Who are these programs for? Summer business school programs are targeted at college students and recent college graduates. ... Read More About What to Know About Summer Business School Programs