A Day in the Life at Cornell University

A Day in the Life at Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephanie is a Houston tutor specializing in Literature, History, Essay Editing, and much more. She graduated from Cornell University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Check out her review of her alma mater:   VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Stephanie: Cornell is located in the town of Ithaca, New York. The area immediately surrounding campus is referred to as “College Town&rd ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Cornell University

What is it Like to Attend Tulane University?

What is it Like to Attend Tulane University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erin is a Houston tutor specializing in Spanish, Biology, Statistics, and much more. She graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. See what she had to say about her school:   VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Erin: Tulane is in the heart of New Orleans, located in the Uptown portion of the city. The St. Charles streetcar is available rig ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Tulane University?

3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content learned in four very specific science classes: Physics, General Chemistry, General Biology, and Organic Chemistry. While a mastery of each of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute to success on the exam. These key skills are not particular to any single MCAT section, but rather play a role on the test as a whole. While any good study plan incorporates lengthy content review, developing the following skills through full-length practice exams is just as integral to acing the MCAT. Analytical skills At its core, the M ... Read More About 3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions.   Success at your medical school interview can hinge on subtle components of the day that you might not even consider to be influential until it's too late for damage control. Several of those points were covered in my last Varsity Tutors’ blog entry, which included two important topics that I called You can check out anytime; but you can never ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts Boston?

What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts Boston?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Samantha is a Boston tutor specializing in Elementary and Middle School Math, Biology, Writing, and more. She is a 2013 graduate of University of Massachusetts Boston and holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Biology and in Exercise and Health Sciences. See what she had to say about her alma mater:   VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Samantha: The campus is located on a peninsula in South Boston. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts Boston?