Should I Go to Missouri State University?

Should I Go to Missouri State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shawn earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri State University in 2009. He is currently a St. Louis tutor specializing in SSAT tutoring, ISEE tutoring, writing tutoring, and more. See what he had to say about his experience at Missouri State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Shawn: Missouri State's campus is very near downtown Springfield, MO and feels about as urban as Springfield can be. Some buildings are actually in downtown itself, including a fairly new art b ... Read More About Should I Go to Missouri State University?

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

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. Summer is almost over, and though you probably had good intentions, maybe you’re not as far along on your college essays as you had hoped. Chances are, you’re not alone. It’s easy to spend days, or weeks even, staring at the blank page (i.e. computer screen). With just a few weeks of summer vacation left (for some of you, anyway!), we decided to put together a few tips to help you find application writing inspiration before the school year ramps ... Read More About 4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Middle school can feel like an entirely different beast from elementary school, with teachers for every subject, a larger school, and often more extracurricular opportunities — not to mention the major personal growth your child is going through! We’ve already gone over what to ask at high school parent-teacher conferences, but here are some topics to go over when you meet with your child’s teachers for middle school parent-teacher conferences: 1. Your child’s academic progress One of the most important topics you’ll cover is your child’s academic progress, including both strengths and weaknesses. Yo ... Read More About Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

A Day in the Life at Purdue University

A Day in the Life at Purdue University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew earned bachelor’s degrees in both Spanish and physics from Purdue University. He is currently a Chicago tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, physics tutoring, and Spanish tutoring, among other subjects. Take a look below at his review of Purdue University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Matthew: With a population of roughly 40,000 undergraduates, Purdue University is by no means a small school. While not quite as spread out as a commuter college, or as condensed as a small privat ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Purdue University

Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

Campus information sessions are great tools for narrowing down your list from colleges of interest to final choice schools. But as with any major “purchase” or life decision, it’s crucial to have a strong idea of what you want before deciding. Prepare ahead of time for information sessions by determining what you want from your college experience and finding ways to measure the school against that during the session. Schedule your session Most schools allow prospective students to register for information sessions online, and they often recommend doing so at least three weeks in advance. After scheduling, make sure to note ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare