5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

Junior year is when you officially become an upperclassman—and if you haven’t already, start thinking about post-high school plans. It can be a whirlwind of activities, academic and otherwise, simultaneously enjoying the second half of high school all the while prepping yourself for the future. Here are five things you’ll learn more about in your junior year of high school. 1. College application prep Junior year is when you’ll hone in on potential colleges. Take some time this year to research potential college websites, and if you have time and the means, visit the campuses themselves. Spring break during your junio ... Read More About 5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

Should I Go To George Washington University?

Should I Go To George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alyson is a Miami tutor and 2012 graduate of George Washington University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and tutors several subjects, including psychology tutoring, reading tutoring, and science tutoring. Check out what Alyson had to say about her time at George Washington University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Alyson: George Washington University is a great school for a balance between college and city life. The campus is located right in the heart of Washington, D.C., ju ... Read More About Should I Go To George Washington University?

What Does "SAT" Stand For?

What Does "SAT" Stand For?

When high school students across the country and around the world sit down to take the SAT this year, they will face an exam quite unlike the one their classmates took in the past, and this can make preparing for SAT test day that much more difficult. Why? For the first time in 11 years, the SAT has been revised, and the result is a new SAT that is vastly different from its famous predecessor. According to the College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, among the test’s official changes are its challenging evidence-based reading sections and its more difficult, multi-step math problems. Of course, this is not the first ti ... Read More About What Does "SAT" Stand For?

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. College differs from high school in a plethora of ways, and the transition can be brutal at times. But there is good news: you can learn from the mistakes of those who have already gone through it! To ensure a promising start to college, always go to class prepared and respect your professor’s rules. Here are three things I wish I knew before my first college class: [RELATED: A Day in the Life of a Medical Student] 1. I should arrive with the course syllabus A word to the wise: bring along a copy of the syllabus on your fir ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is currently a tutor in Minneapolis specializing in English tutoring, essay editing tutoring, reading tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Carolyn: The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a beautiful green campus with lots of trees and rolling land in a typi ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?