What to Know About College-Level Math

What to Know About College-Level Math

When you go to college, you’ll more than likely have to take at least one mathematics course as part of your general education requirements. Whether it’s algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics, the first math classes that you take in college will present new challenges that you may not have faced in high school. Depending on your major and/or any AP credits you may have earned in high school, you might be exempt from certain levels of college math, or you might not have to take any at all! Whether you’re looking for an interesting elective to switch things up, or you’re facing several more years of math, here are s ... Read More About What to Know About College-Level Math

What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Phylecia earned her bachelor’s degree in electronics art and animation from Ball State University in 2011. She specializes in english tutoring, as well as a number of other subjects. See what she had to say about her time at Ball State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Phylecia: Ball State University (BSU) is a midsize coeducational university in Muncie, Indiana. The university has roughly over 20,000 students, is near affordable transportation, and is located in a traditional rura ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Now that we’ve successfully navigated Halloween, it’s time once again to look forward to the gravy-filled joy that Thanksgiving is sure to bring. Prior to the winter holiday madness, Thanksgiving kicks off a season that, for many, represents food, fun, football, and family. But there is so much more to it than that. How much do you actually know about Thanksgiving? There was no turkey at the beginning Your Thanksgiving Day knowledge should begin with the bird — however, the first Thanksgiving did not. Deer, birds, and seafood made an appearance, though none of them were stuffed inside of one another (Turducken, a ... Read More About Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Should I Go to The University of Oklahoma?

Should I Go to The University of Oklahoma?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jeff graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. He specializes in GMAT tutoring, math tutoring, and science tutoring, among other areas. Check out what he had to say about being a student at The University of Oklahoma: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Jeff: The University of Oklahoma campus is in the heart of Norman, Oklahoma, just outside of Oklahoma City. The campus is densely packed with beautiful buildings, foliage, and art. It is ... Read More About Should I Go to The University of Oklahoma?

Preparing for Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT

Preparing for Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT

In recent years, more business schools have been taking a closer look at their applicants’ Integrated Reasoning scores on the GMAT, so it’s a great time for you to prepare for this section of the exam. If you’re still playing catch-up on other sections, consider reviewing these tips on the Critical Reasoning questions as well. Let’s start with an overview of Integrated Reasoning basics: It’s the newest part of the exam. The questions appear in the second section of the GMAT, after the Analytical Writing Assessment and before the Quantitative section. You have 30 minutes to answer 12 questions, and you must answer ... Read More About Preparing for Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT