Columbia University: A Student Perspective

Columbia University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gabriella specializes in algebra tutoring, geometry tutoring, trigonometry tutoring, and a number of other areas. She is currently a junior at Columbia University majoring in biomedical engineering. See what she had to share about Columbia University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Gabriella: Columbia University is in uptown Manhattan in the Morningside Heights district. The undergraduate campus is fairly small, but very welcoming. Although it is in a very urban environment, Columbia Univer ... Read More About Columbia University: A Student Perspective

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