A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ross is a Detroit tutor who earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2010. He specializes in calculus tutoring, algebra tutoring, and several other areas of math. See what he had to say about his time at Michigan State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Michigan State University. Ross: The campus is safely closed in with all the dorm rooms and classes in a 20-minute-maximum walking distance from each other. On the outskirts of t ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

When high school students begin looking for colleges, they’re forced to prioritize the things they want. A strong athletic program, a hard-to-find-major, or a particular location can all influence a student’s desire to attend. So, too, can size—for many students, the choice of big schools vs. small schools is one of the most important factors. While there are reasons to attend a big school and reasons to attend a small school, finding an academic institution that suits your needs is crucial to success in your continued education. For those students looking for a smaller college (perhaps with 5,000 students of less), we prese ... Read More About 10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julie earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French and Francophone studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. Located in Chicago, she specializes in French tutoring, Italian tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at University of Illinois at Chicago: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at University of Illinois at Chicago. Julie: UIC’s campus is very accessible via public transportation. Buses and the blue line stop right on ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

How Far in Advance Should I Study for the ACT?

How Far in Advance Should I Study for the ACT?

A key factor in many students’ college applications is their ACT score—but how far in advance do you need to study for the ACT? Is it really necessary to start preparations a year in advance? Or would you be better off throwing in some studying just a month before the test? If these questions are on your mind, read on to get a better grasp of how soon you need to begin your ACT prep. Determine your ideal ACT score A good starting point in order to clarify your amount of prep time is to figure out your target ACT score. There are quite a few factors you may want to consider when calculating your ideal score: Admissions requir ... Read More About How Far in Advance Should I Study for the ACT?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

If you’ve been looking at medical schools recently, you may already know that many U.S. medical schools have begun encouraging some study of the arts and humanities in their curriculums. Though it may seem that being able to dissect great works of literature is less important than being able to carefully dissect a human cadaver in anatomy, medical schools now argue that an arts education teaches students to treat their “whole” patients, taking into account the patients’ socioeconomic and cultural contexts when deciding upon courses of treatment. If you’re headed to medical school, consider taking some arts classe ... Read More About How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?