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A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

May 26, 2013
A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah is currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology. She tutors a multitude of subjects including SAT/ACT prep, Physics, and Writing. 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?  Sarah: It's very easy to get around campus for most students. It's possible to walk from one end of campus to the other in und ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis

How to Avoid Senioritis

May 25, 2013
How to Avoid Senioritis

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm.In your last year of high school, especially in your last months of classes and tests, it can be tempting to contract “senioritis,” to fall into the trap of easing up in your academic efforts since you have already been admitted to college and are thinking about that next step. Beware, though - there are many important reasons to keep up your motivation and effort.   1. Colleges are st ... Read More About How to Avoid Senioritis

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

May 21, 2013
Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Fran Walfish is a top leading child and family psychotherapist located in Beverly Hills, California. She was a clinical staff member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 15 years and served a 4-year term as Chair of the Board of The Early Childhood Parenting Center founded in Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. Dr. Walfish runs her own private practice where she counsels and consults young children and their families through many events including private school admissions processes. She has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, C ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Dr. Fran Walfish

Should I Go To University of Missouri?

May 20, 2013
Should I Go To University of Missouri?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Megan is a Kansas City tutor specializing in ACT prep, Anatomy, Reading, and much more. She graduated from University of Missouri in 2009 with a degree in Secondary Education. 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? Megan: The campus is found in the middle of Columbia, which is a very nicely developing college town. The transportation options are plentiful; there ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Missouri?

Should I Go To University of Virginia?

May 18, 2013
Should I Go To University of Virginia?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gina is an Atlanta tutor specializing in Algebra, SAT prep, Biology, and much more. She graduated from University of Virginia in 2010 where she studied Sociology and Biology. 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? Gina: UVA is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the cozy, but progressive city of Charlottesville. It’s probably considered ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Virginia?