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What is it Like to Attend University of Dallas?

What is it Like to Attend University of Dallas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor specializing in Essay Editing, AP English, STAAR prep, and more. He graduated from University of Dallas in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. 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? Michael: The campus is located in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas, and it is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Dallas. The physical campu ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Dallas?

A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jasmine is a Chicago tutor specializing in numerous subjects including AP English, SAT prep, Essay Editing, and much more. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Legal Studies from Northwestern University, from which she graduated in 2013. 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? Jasmine: Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois—the s ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Northwestern University

4 Board Games to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

4 Board Games to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

At times, acquiring and honing certain skills can seem like an academic task only mired in lectures and worksheets. However, as many teachers realize, school pursuits (whether inside or outside the classroom) need not always exclude entertainment. In fact, certain desirable attributes like critical thinking skills can be increased with items as simple and as well liked as board games – really! The four board games below, some familiar and some unusual, are wonderful ways to both enjoy yourself and to strengthen your critical thinking skills. 1. Chess The inclusion of chess in this list will likely surprise few people. In recent ye ... Read More About 4 Board Games to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Tira Harpaz is the Founder of CollegeBound Advice, an admissions consulting firm that aids many students in the college admissions process. She is a graduate of Princeton University where she also served as an alumni interviewer. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Tira: Most students will not look at an actual college application until late August/early September of their senior year of high school. However, students can and should be thinking about parts of their application ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

A College Student's Guide to Applying to Grad School

A College Student's Guide to Applying to Grad School

For some college students, the eventual completion of their four-year degree signifies not a sigh of relief or an entry-level position with a company, but instead more school! For these individuals, applying to an advanced degree program contains its own unique set of challenges and expectations. If you are one of these students, here are three tips to help you along your path to graduate school.  1. Examine your decision to attend graduate school – then examine it again Pursuing a graduate degree upon completion of your Bachelor’s is not an inherently poor choice. It is, however, a decision that can prompt a surprising numb ... Read More About A College Student's Guide to Applying to Grad School