Tips for High School Students to Start the New Year

Tips for High School Students to Start the New Year

The school year is beginning and it can be easy to get overwhelmed with everything you have to do – identifying where your classes are located, organizing your folders and notebooks, and especially for juniors and seniors, thinking seriously about college. Here are some quick tips for high school students to start the new year off on the right foot.  Set goals Having aspirations for the future is important – attending college, having a future career, etc. However, it is also crucial to set realistic goals specifically for this school year. Do you need a certain grade point average to gain acceptance into your dream universit ... Read More About Tips for High School Students to Start the New Year

What is it Like to Attend The University of Scranton?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Scranton?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michelle is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, and more. She graduated from The University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Philosophy in 2014. 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? Michelle: The University of Scranton is located several blocks from downtown Scranton, which contains various restaurants and shops. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Scranton?

A Student Review of Yale University

A Student Review of Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew graduated from Yale University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. He tutors ACT prep, Reading, and Writing in New York City. Check out his review of his experience at Yale 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: Yale University is integrated with the streets of New Haven, but it maintains a distinct campus feel. Most of the undergraduate areas are completely walkable& ... Read More About A Student Review of Yale University

How to Answer Free Response Questions on AP Exams

How to Answer Free Response Questions on AP Exams

While the average student can generally make sense of multiple-choice questions, the threat of a free response question can be nerve-wracking. On AP exams, free response questions present a particularly difficult challenge on an already strenuous test, and many students devote multiple resources (e.g. guidebooks, study groups, tutors) and weeks of prep to them. But learning to negotiate the free response portion of the AP exam can ease students’ worries, offer a structured way to study, and increase your likelihood of a more positive testing experience with a higher pass rate. So, take note—here are several strategies to help you ... Read More About How to Answer Free Response Questions on AP Exams

4 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

4 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

The ability to problem-solve is indispensable. As you move forward with your education, it will prove to be an invaluable asset not only as you study for entrance exams and unit tests, but also in college and beyond, when you launch your career. When you set out to solve a problem, you are essentially defining a question in need of a solution. Whether you solve that problem ultimately depends upon your ability to ask the right question and to take the necessary steps to find the most sensible solution. Of course, problem-solving is not always straightforward. Often, it requires a great deal of insight and critical thinking to imagine possibl ... Read More About 4 Ways to Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills

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