A Day in the Life at University of California-Berkeley

A Day in the Life at University of California-Berkeley

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kyler is a San Antonio tutor specializing in History, Literature, Philosophy, and much more. He graduated from University of California-Berkeley in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Check out his review of his 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? Kyler: UC Berkeley’s campus is situated in the city of Berkeley, an urban environment. The campus is open to the public. It i ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of California-Berkeley

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

The following piece was written by Christina Taber-Kewene. Christina has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Director of Law Admissions for Admit Advantage, an admissions consulting company for undergraduate, business school, and law school applicants. Ask any applicant, “What is the hardest part of the law school application?” and he or she will likely respond: “The personal statement.” No sane person enjoys trying to describe everything important about him- or herself in a single essay—or, really, in any format. Good writing—and editing—is always painful, and when you are the to ... Read More About How to Write a Personal Statement for Law School

A Last-Minute Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

A Last-Minute Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

Congratulations—you are nearly finished with your college applications! Although most schools provide applicants with a list of items to submit, it is still possible to overlook a detail or two. Here is a last-minute checklist before submitting your college application to help you ensure that you have dotted every “i” and crossed every “t.” 1. Review what forms are required—and when In addition to your personal information, high school records, and standardized test scores, prospective colleges require a variety of supplementary documents. For instance, if you plan to attend a state school, you will likely ... Read More About A Last-Minute Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

As you start applying to colleges, there are a number of materials you will need to present, one of which is your academic transcript. You open your transcript…only to be met with confusion. Deciphering your academic transcript can be confusing, but once you understand what each component means, your academic transcript can be quite a powerful tool for self-reflection! Format An academic transcript is typically divided into semesters. Identifying information for you and your school is generally located at the top of the transcript, with the terms you have completed—including courses, grades, and credits—beneath. ... Read More About A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

My Experience at Stanford University

My Experience at Stanford University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a San Francisco tutor specializing in Algebra, ACT prep, Writing, and many other subjects. He graduated from Stanford University in 2013 where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science & Engineering. See what he had to say about his time at Stanford University: 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? Michael: The Stanford University campus is incredibly beautiful, from the tree-lined ... Read More About My Experience at Stanford University