My Experience at The University of Chicago

My Experience at The University of Chicago

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anindya is a Manhattan tutor and 2010 graduate of The University of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Letters, and Society, and he tutors several subjects, including algebra tutoring, public speaking tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Anindya had to say about his time at The University of Chicago: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Anindya: The University of Chicago campus is nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of Hyde Park, just a few miles south of downtown Chi ... Read More About My Experience at The University of Chicago

5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School

5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School

You are about to begin one of the most life-changing chapters of your life—high school. But first, you have one more summer to enjoy! Here are a few things you should do this summer to prep for success in high school: Think about the classes ahead of you High school is a great time for you to explore many different areas of study. With many high schools offering courses ranging from woodworking, to art, to business administration, you should try to take advantage of this array of subjects. The next few years are optimal for trying to figure out what interests you, to potentially set you up for choosing a college major, and to eventuall ... Read More About 5 Things to Do the Summer Before High School

4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

At the end of your report card every year, listed under your current grades, is your cumulative GPA. You might know what is typically seen as a great GPA—for example, something at or near a 4.0— and what numbers represent weaker GPAs. But you may not know how your GPA is calculated, how it will influence your college admissions process, and how you can use it to decide what kinds of colleges might fit you best. Your cumulative GPA is a powerful marker of where you are academically and what kind of academic performance you might be capable of later on. When looking at your GPA from this past school year, keep these four important fa ... Read More About 4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

A Day in the Life at University of Miami

A Day in the Life at University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miguel is an online tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, biology tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other areas. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Miami majoring in public health. See what he had to share about the University of Miami: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Miguel: The University of Miami is located in a very urban area. The campus has such an upbeat atmosphere—it looks like a resort, and it feels like I’m on vacation, but with homework! The Univers ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Miami

How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

The following is a guest post written by Sarish Kasat of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. Here you are, on campus for the first time. You’re a bundle of nerves, excitement, angst, and every emotion in between. Freshman orientation is about to start, and you’re stepping out of your dorm room and headed toward the main auditorium to listen to the university president speak. You have no idea what to expect, because, well, you’ve never heard a university president speak. You’ve never been in this type of an environment at all, surrounded ... Read More About How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students