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Should I Go To University of Virginia?

May 18, 2013
Should I Go To University of Virginia?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gina is an Atlanta tutor specializing in Algebra, SAT prep, Biology, and much more. She graduated from University of Virginia in 2010 where she studied Sociology and Biology. See what she had to say about 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? Gina: UVA is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the cozy, but progressive city of Charlottesville. It’s probably considered ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Virginia?

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jared Barlow

May 17, 2013
Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jared Barlow

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jared Barlow is currently the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has worked in higher education for several years and has frequently provided one-on-one advising and counseling to students. Jared holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Spanish, and Information Systems, as well as a Master’s in Education. VT: How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete the application for an MBA program? Jared: ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Jared Barlow

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

May 17, 2013
How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Dr. Mike Frazier. Mike has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former UCLA Medical School Admissions Committee member. He is also the founder of Medical School Insider. The medical school personal statement can be a scary part of your application. However, it doesn't have to be that way! Think of this as a chance to show some personality and mainly to demonstrate your passion for medicine. Get Off to a Solid Start One of the most important parts of your medical school personal statement will be your opening sentence. You want to have something that really grabs the reader's attention ... Read More About How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

May 14, 2013
Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Oliver McGee served 5 years on the Faculty Admissions Committee of The Ohio State University. Working in admissions for the largest public university in the U.S. provided him with incredible experience to become an expert on the college application process, as well as a widely known STEM education mentor. He is currently an American Council on Education Fellow at UCLA, where he has gained further insights into all areas of admissions. Dr. McGee has additionally mentored several students who have went on to receive extremely prestigious ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Oliver McGee

How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

May 14, 2013
How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications

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 applications to college, you will be asked what you did during your high school summers. Why? Your choices of summer activities actually say a lot about your personality, what you love, and your skills. Admissions offices care about your summer activities because they want you to be productive. They do not expect you to work all the time and never play – in fact, admissions officers lam ... Read More About How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications