VARSITY ADMISSIONS AN EDUCATION BLOG

How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

May 31, 2013
How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last two Varsity Tutors blog entries (Part 1 and Part 2 here) on writing a medical school personal statement. Today’s topic will be letters of recommendation (LORs), a part of your application you should get moving on immediately if you haven't already. Having read many LORs as a Harvard Assistant Residency Director, I can tell you that these lett ... Read More About How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Linda Abraham

May 29, 2013
Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Linda Abraham

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Linda Abraham is the president and founder of Accepted.com, an admissions advising and editing service for MBA applicants. She is also the co-founder and former president of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants as well as the co-author of MBA Admissions for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools. Linda has been featured in many prestigious media outlets such as The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and more.  VT: How much time should be set aside to adequatel ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Linda Abraham

A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

May 26, 2013
A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah is currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology. She tutors a multitude of subjects including SAT/ACT prep, Physics, and Writing. See what she had to say about her school: 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?  Sarah: It's very easy to get around campus for most students. It's possible to walk from one end of campus to the other in und ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

How to Avoid Senioritis

May 25, 2013
How to Avoid Senioritis

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm.In your last year of high school, especially in your last months of classes and tests, it can be tempting to contract “senioritis,” to fall into the trap of easing up in your academic efforts since you have already been admitted to college and are thinking about that next step. Beware, though - there are many important reasons to keep up your motivation and effort.   1. Colleges are st ... Read More About How to Avoid Senioritis

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

May 21, 2013
Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Fran Walfish is a top leading child and family psychotherapist located in Beverly Hills, California. She was a clinical staff member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 15 years and served a 4-year term as Chair of the Board of The Early Childhood Parenting Center founded in Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. Dr. Walfish runs her own private practice where she counsels and consults young children and their families through many events including private school admissions processes. She has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, C ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish