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A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

The following piece was written by Anubodh ‘Sunny’ Varshney. Sunny is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor for Varsity Tutors and a current medical student at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has accepted a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Medical school is a transformative and unique experience. Students begin with very little clinical knowledge and a vast body of material to master. By the end of their fourth year, however, they are confident in their clinical abilities and prepared to tackle the challenges of an internship. Below is a day in the life of a medical student dur ... Read More About A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

A Day in the Life at Tulane University

A Day in the Life at Tulane University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joseph is an Atlanta tutor specializing in French, World History, ESL, and more. He graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations & Art History. Check out his review of his 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? Joseph: Tulane University is found in the heart of uptown New Orleans, in the appropriately named “University” section of th ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Tulane University

My Experience at Cornell University

My Experience at Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Meghan received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University in 2013. She is a Boston tutor specializing in Writing, SAT/ACT prep, AP English, and many other subjects. Check out her review of 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? Meghan: Cornell is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, and it is a fairly rural campus. It is approximately four hours from New York City, ... Read More About My Experience at Cornell University

How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance

How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance

With May and June comes the conclusion of the academic school year. The average student returns or sells his or her textbooks, throws his or her backpack into a closet, and pushes all thoughts of academia to the back of his or her mind until August or September. However, the conclusion of the school year is also the perfect time to pause and evaluate your academic performance. How? With thorough self-reflection, of course! It may seem like the last thing you’d want to do as summer begins, but taking just a little bit of time to revisit your past school year now can greatly enhance your future academic performance. Why should you ev ... Read More About How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance

Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Evelyn Alexander provides college admissions counseling services to a number of students and their families through Magellan College Counseling. She is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University where she also served as a volunteer admissions recruiter for 15 years. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Evelyn: College applications are generally available the summer before the student’s senior year. The Common Application, for example, should open in August for the Class of 2015. Wh ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander