A Student Review of Northwestern University

A Student Review of Northwestern University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Haley is a 2014 graduate of Northwestern University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies. She tutors ACT prep and Mandarin Chinese in Chicago. Check out her review of her time at Northwestern 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? Haley: Northwestern University’s campus runs north to south along Sheridan Road in Evanston, a suburb about 45 minutes north of Chicago. Most stu ... Read More About A Student Review of Northwestern University

Should I Go To Washington State University?

Should I Go To Washington State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Asti is a Seattle tutor and 2012 graduate of Washington State University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and specializes in many tutoring subjects including ISEE/SSAT prep, Writing, and Biology. See what she had to say about her time as an undergraduate: 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? Asti: Washington State University is located in Pullman, a college town in the middle of rural eastern ... Read More About Should I Go To Washington State University?

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

Composing essays involves a great deal of time and effort, and once most writers have completed a rough draft, editing it is the very last task they wish to face. If you finish a paper and feel this way, do not worry. This is natural.  After you have finished a rough draft, the first thing you should do is leave it. Engage in a different activity. Watch a film. Take a swim. Allow yourself time – at least 24 hours of it. Distancing yourself from your essay will result in a freshly constructive perspective toward it. When you finally do return to your paper, you will be akin to a detached outsider reviewing it, and (hopefully!) you w ... Read More About 3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

Are you starting business school this fall? Congratulations! Beginning an MBA program marks a significant transition in your life, so how can you prepare for this next stage in your academic journey? Here are three ways to prepare for the business school transition: 1. Speak with your family and friends Business school is not just an educational program—it is a lifestyle. It begins the moment you receive your acceptance letter, and your priorities will shift well before you start classes. Let your loved ones know that your schedule will change and fluctuate.  Connect with second-years in your MBA program to learn how they have de ... Read More About 3 Ways to Prepare for the Business School Transition

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is a central component of your academic career. It is required in the vast majority of your classes, as well as in the workforce. If you wish to increase your success as a student, consider strengthening your writing skills. Here are several simple ways to help you improve: Communicate with purpose All writing, whether in the form of an email or an essay, has a purpose. Ensure you can pinpoint the purpose of your document. Are you writing to entertain, to inform, to persuade—or for a different reason? The purpose of your writing will partially drive the genre and style of your composition. Always keep your end goal in mind.&nbs ... Read More About Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills