What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. There are a few points I wish someone had shared with me before I agonized over picking my college major. In hindsight, what felt like an impossible choice at the time was really not such a life-or-death matter. Here are three things you should know about picking a college major: 1. It is not the biggest decision I will have to make When the time comes to pick your college major—whether you are a high school student filling out college applications or a college student nearing the end of sophomore year—you should reali ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

Flag Day Fun Facts

Flag Day Fun Facts

In the United States, Flag Day falls on June 14th every year. Despite not being a federal holiday, the day is great for celebrating and learning about U.S. history, especially in preparation of July 4th. Exercise your brain muscles a bit and check out these 14 Flag Day fun facts: 1. The U.S. flag, in its first form, was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14th, 1777. John Adams, second President of the U.S., described its “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white” and “thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” 2. U.S. Congressman Francis Hopkinson, who also signed the De ... Read More About Flag Day Fun Facts

A Day in the Life at University of Colorado Boulder

A Day in the Life at University of Colorado Boulder

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kristen received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature from University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently a tutor in Burbank specializing in Spanish tutoring. See what she had to say about her experience at University of Colorado Boulder: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Kristen: The University of Colorado Boulder is situated in the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado. For me, Boulder is a great balance of all the amenities you need, and it is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Colorado Boulder

5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

The last summer before starting college is the perfect opportunity for students to check some much needed items off of their to-do list and to get prepared for the journey ahead. Here are a few things that you, as a soon-to-be college student, should squeeze into your schedule as you approach your first day of college: [RELATED: 5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School] Freshen up on the basics Been a few years since you took algebra? Are you forgetting the difference between “you’re” and “your,” or other grammar rules? And how old do you have to be to be President again? If these are the questions you seem ... Read More About 5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

How to Prep for Regents Exams

How to Prep for Regents Exams

Nearly all public high schools in New York State require their students to pass some number of Regents Exams in order to graduate with a Regents Diploma. By examining competency in the areas of English, math, science, and social studies, Regents Exams test student readiness for post-high school education, as well as provide measures upon which to gauge school district and teacher efficacy. Regents Exams are usually administered to students after completion of coursework corresponding to the tested material; for example, the geometry exam would be given to students who have completed or who are about to complete a high school geometry course. ... Read More About How to Prep for Regents Exams