What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

If you prepared immensely for your SAT test date and are now staring at a score that doesn’t reflect your testing ability, it is not time to panic. Each year, thousands of test-takers are in your place, asking themselves the same questions you probably are: What went wrong? Should I take the test again, and if so, when? How can I make sure this doesn’t happen on another test date? Tackling these questions is essential to guiding you through the rest of your standardized testing for college applications. Start with these guidelines below to gather yourself after a poor SAT test day. What went wrong? Maybe you didn’t get eno ... Read More About What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

Should I Go to Florida State University?

Should I Go to Florida State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew is an Orlando tutor and 2016 graduate of Florida State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and tutors several subjects, including algebra tutoring, economics tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Matthew had to say about his time at Florida State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Matthew: Florida State University had the public transportation options that one would expect from an urban campus. I was able to take advantage of the ... Read More About Should I Go to Florida State University?

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. It’s finally here. Your last summer as a high school student. Congratulations! As rising seniors, you will probably be pretty busy this summer with your jam-packed social “to-do” list. However,  it will also be important to spend some time over the summer planning for college applications, as there are many things you will need to accomplish in the year ahead. So, what can you do to get started? Here are seven tips to help all of you rising ... Read More About Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

4th of July Fun Facts

4th of July Fun Facts

Americans have celebrated Independence Day on July 4th with fireworks and speeches since 1777—but in some ways, the day is more of a symbol than an anniversary. Brush up on your history and learn a little more about your favorite summer holiday with these 4th of July fun facts! We actually declared independence on July 2nd, 1776 The legal separation of the colonies from Great Britain happened two days earlier, when the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence after King George III ignored the first Congress’ petition. The vote was unanimous, except for New York, which abstained. John Adams wrote to his wife Abiga ... Read More About 4th of July Fun Facts

My Experience at University of Miami

My Experience at University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erica is a Miami tutor specializing in French tutoring, geometry tutoring, writing tutoring, and a number of other areas. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Miami majoring in computer science and studio art. See what she had to share about the University of Miami: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Erica: The campus architecture is non-traditional, but beautiful. All of the buildings have a new, very modern design, and there is a lake at the center of campus. The atmosphere is ve ... Read More About My Experience at University of Miami