What is an Average SAT Score?

What is an Average SAT Score?

As students begin to think about taking the SAT, they may be left wondering what exactly they’re aiming for. Sure, most students would like a high or an average SAT score, but what exactly does this mean? In a traditional high school setting, an average score would likely be somewhere in the 70%-80% range—but what constitutes average when we’re talking about SAT scores? Interpreting the SAT score report  Unfortunately, an SAT score report is not as simple as reading your average report card. You’ve got to know what you’re looking for and what you’re looking at. First, it’s important to recognize ... Read More About What is an Average SAT Score?

What is it Like to Attend Portland State University?

What is it Like to Attend Portland State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Austin is a Portland tutor specializing in English tutoring, French tutoring, public speaking tutoring, and a number of other areas. He is currently a senior at Portland State University majoring in arts and letters, French language and literature, history, and social sciences. See what he had to share about Portland State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Austin: Portland State University is located in downtown Portland, Oregon. This central location in the city provides for a number of ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Portland State University?

How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a long reading passage on a standardized test, only to realize you haven’t internalized a single word? You look at the clock to find that six minutes have passed and then the panic sets in. No matter how many times you read the passage, you just cannot seem to grasp it. This is a common problem among many test-takers; after all, standardized tests are meant to challenge you. Staying focused during standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT can be challenging, but comprehending these long reading passages is key. Here are a few tips on how to stay focused during the much-dreaded long reading ... Read More About How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

There are so many things to worry about during your junior and senior years of high school—your GPA, your scholarship applications, which college is the best fit for you, and so on. You’ve got a lot of decisions to make, including when to take the ACT for the first time. And, while this may seem like it has an obvious answer (typically your junior year), there’s a bit more to it. So when should you take the ACT for the first time? Read on! You’ve been preparing for months The first, and probably most obvious, sign that you’re ready to take the ACT is that you’ve spent several months studying for the test. ... Read More About When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

Should I Go To Oberlin College?

Should I Go To Oberlin College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sasha received his Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Philosophy from Oberlin College. He is currently a tutor in Chicago specializing in philosophy tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Oberlin College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Sasha: I attended Oberlin College, in Oberlin, OH. The campus was extremely easy to get around—it was arranged in a grid, which was only slightly longer than it was wide. Many people bik ... Read More About Should I Go To Oberlin College?