Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

When it comes to the SAT, you can never have enough practice under your belt. The SAT is totally different from the typical exams high school students are accustomed to taking in the classroom. Therefore, one of the absolute best ways to excel on the SAT is by taking SAT practice exams. It’s that simple. As students gain more exposure to the SAT question types and become comfortable with the specific format, the higher they will score on test day. Time management is probably something we could all afford to work on. Even for those who are extremely bright and familiarized with the SAT format, timing often appears to be an issue on this ... Read More About Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International.   It’s the start of a new year. Whether entering Kindergarten, middle school, high school, or even a non-traditional entry year, many children are beginning a new era of their education. Transitions invariably are difficult, so you may see your child struggling socially or academically. To parents, this is painful. When my family moved to London for three years, my kids were in the middle of the 4th grade and the 6th grade. My daughter sat in the cafeteria for six weeks without ... Read More About How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

Should I Go To University of Massachusetts?

Should I Go To University of Massachusetts?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joseph is a New York City tutor specializing in a variety of foreign languages including German, Latin, and Spanish. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011 with a B.M. in Music Performance. 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? Joseph: I attended UMass Amherst from 2007-2011 and still have the fondest memories of the school. From the moment I walked o ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Massachusetts?

Should I Go To University of Southern California?

Should I Go To University of Southern California?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Emily is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in SAT prep, Mandarin Chinese, Biology, and more. She is currently a senior at University of Southern California majoring in Business Administration. 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? Emily: University of Southern California is located in downtown Los Angeles. We have a compact university campus in the downtown location and al ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Southern California?

4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. Business school rankings offer important data for comparing top MBA programs. But are they the end-all and be-all of business school research? If you examine the rankings, is that enough to help you make an informed decision about the best business schools for you? No and no. While b-school ranking sites do present helpful facts and figures, they do not present a complete picture of a program and do not provide enough data to lead you to “the one.” The last thing yo ... Read More About 4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings