What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. College differs from high school in a plethora of ways, and the transition can be brutal at times. But there is good news: you can learn from the mistakes of those who have already gone through it! To ensure a promising start to college, always go to class prepared and respect your professor’s rules. Here are three things I wish I knew before my first college class: [RELATED: A Day in the Life of a Medical Student] 1. I should arrive with the course syllabus A word to the wise: bring along a copy of the syllabus on your fir ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is currently a tutor in Minneapolis specializing in English tutoring, essay editing tutoring, reading tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Carolyn: The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a beautiful green campus with lots of trees and rolling land in a typi ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Sometimes all it takes to break you from your slump is a few words. Whether these come from an encouraging friend, a supportive parent, or an incredible book, they have the potential to make you feel like you can tackle anything. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by school year chaos, take a few minutes to decompress and check out these quotes that can help keep you motivated! [RELATED: How to Motivate a High School Student] “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela Current events in the world may leave you feeling happy, sad, burdened, or optimistic. There’ ... Read More About 4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

Your sophomore year of high school is momentous for a number of reasons. For many students, it’s the first year they feel like they truly understand high school. It may be the first time you really feel like the end is in sight. It may be the first time you take an AP class or get an after-school job. Typically, it’s a big year for students. And what can you expect to learn in your sophomore year of high school? If you’re looking for a syllabus, your best bet is to check with your instructors—but there’s a lot going on outside the classroom, too! It’s time to embrace new opportunities If you’re stil ... Read More About 4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

My Experience at Columbia University

My Experience at Columbia University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Benjamin is a Brooklyn tutor and 2015 graduate of Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and tutors several subjects, including algebra tutoring, computer science tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Benjamin had to say about his time at Columbia University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Benjamin: Columbia University has a decidedly urban campus—after all, its extended name is Columbia University in the City of New York. Public transit in Manhattan ... Read More About My Experience at Columbia University