Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International.   It’s hard to believe. The school year has just begun and it’s time to start applying to private schools that you’re considering for 2014. School tours and interviews are happening already, so here are some tips about asking questions when you’re visiting. 1. Do your homework. Schools do not want to waste their time or yours with answers to questions that you can find on the internet. 2. Your school visits are a time to find out whether ... Read More About Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Abir is a New York City tutor specializing in Chemistry, ISEE/SSAT prep, Writing, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Biology. Check out his review of his 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? Abir: Johns Hopkins is situated perfectly in the northern part of Baltimore right at the border between urban downtown Baltimore and suburban ... Read More About Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason is a New York City tutor specializing in Writing, ESL, Elementary & Middle School Math, and more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Russian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Check out his review of his 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? Jason: The University of Wisconsin-Madison (a Big Ten school) is a beautiful, sprawling campus located on the shore of Lake Mendota, t ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

4 Tips for a Strong Common App

4 Tips for a Strong Common App

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com.   College applicants – have you looked at your calendar today? It’s already NOVEMBER! It’s time to crack down, get serious, and crank out one uncommonly great Common Application. The following four tips will help you manage your apps over the next few weeks: 1. Give yourself time Well-crafted, thoughtful essays don’t just pop into existence on the eve of your deadline. Rather, they require time and attention – usually in the form of mul ... Read More About 4 Tips for a Strong Common App

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions 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.   In my last several guest posts on the Varsity Tutors Blog, I’ve covered both prominent and subtle aspects of the interview day. Check out my July entry for advice on how to let your story show your glory and how to fake it until you make it, and my August entry emphasizing that you can run; you can hide; but you can’t escape the weaknes ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5