Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Rishi Mediratta is co-author of the book Cracking Med School Admissions: Trusted Advice from Students Who’ve Been There, as well as a medical school admissions adviser. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University and went on to complete Master’s degrees in Medical Anthropology and Public Health. Rishi attended medical school at Stanford University, and he is currently a resident physician at Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanfor ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

How to Use the College Openings Update

How to Use the College Openings Update

Each year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (or NACAC) publishes a list of colleges whose freshman classes are not yet filled for the coming fall term. This list, called the College Openings Update, can be extremely helpful for students who applied to a limited number of schools or who did not receive any offers of admission. Here are several questions to keep in mind as you use the College Openings Update: 1. Which schools appear in the database? The colleges that appear in the database are located abroad and in the United States. NACAC contacts its member institutions, and those that respond to its query about spac ... Read More About How to Use the College Openings Update

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 2

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 2

Do dashes depress you? Are you boggled by brackets? Never fear! Part one of this guide explored three of the most commonly-confusing punctuation marks, and clarified why and how they are used. Now it’s time to study up on the em dash, the en dash, the hyphen, and the bracket. Read on for part two of this guide to commonly-confusing punctuation: 1. Em dash The em dash is a long dash (—) that can be used to separate a thought from a sentence. Consider this example: “After spending two hours delivering papers—all 25 of them—he went home for lunch.” In this sentence, the em dash is used in place of parent ... Read More About A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 2

The Cornell University College Experience

The Cornell University College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University in 2011. He currently tutors many subjects in New York City, including SAT prep, GRE prep, and Algebra. See what he had to say about his time at Cornell University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Steve: Cornell University’s campus is stunningly beautiful throughout the seasons. It is located near the Fi ... Read More About The Cornell University College Experience

A Student Review of Stanford University

A Student Review of Stanford University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lindsey is a New York City tutor and 2011 graduate of Stanford University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Italian and tutors many subjects, including Literature, Public Speaking, Italian, and others. Check out her review of Stanford University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Lindsey: Stanford University’s campus is gorgeous! It is full of greenery year-round, a ... Read More About A Student Review of Stanford University