A Student Perspective on University of Michigan

A Student Perspective on University of Michigan

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer is a 2012 graduate of University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology. She specializes in English tutoring, math tutoring, reading tutoring, and several other subjects. Check out what she had to say about her time at University of Michigan: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Jennifer: The University of Michigan is situated in the center of Ann Arbor, MI. There are two campuses, the main campus and north campus. Every building on the main campus is an ea ... Read More About A Student Perspective on University of Michigan

How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study

How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study

Most high schools require students to take a foreign language course for at least a year or two. But many of those high school students will choose to continue their studies of that foreign language from the beginning of their freshman year to the end of their senior year — and perhaps into college! Aside from fulfilling academic requirements, studying a foreign language has many advantages. From helping improve your decision-making skills to increasing your chances of getting into the college of your choice to boosting your understanding of the world around you, learning a foreign language can enhance your life academically, profession ... Read More About How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study

Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

After attending campus information sessions at your prospective colleges and universities, you and your family might be feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the decision. If you have yet to attend these, catch up on Part One and Part Two of this series for tips on how to prepare and what questions to ask. Once you have completed those steps, it is time to identify the major takeaways from each session. Determining the big takeaways from these sessions can help you come to an informed decision about which school you’d ultimately like to attend. Doing this will involve comparing notes from each school’s session to your individual ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach — they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cheyenne earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. She currently specializes in French tutoring, Spanish tutoring, math tutoring, and other subjects. Read on to see what she had to say about her time at University of Wisconsin-Madison: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Cheyenne: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a college town. You know once you hit campus, because you can spot the hundreds of students walking on the sidewalks and crossin ... Read More About My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Study Strategies for Math

Study Strategies for Math

As a high schooler, you are required to take at least a few years of math. For a subject that is so prominent in the high school curriculum, there’s still a lot of misconceptions. Many people think that you are either good at math or bad at math; there’s no in-between and there’s no way to succeed if you’ve always struggled — that’s about as false as 2+2=5. While some people have certain skill sets that lend nicely to math classes, there are math study strategies that can be learned and mastered by all students to succeed. How do you exercise these strong study strategies for math, you ask? It’s as ea ... Read More About Study Strategies for Math