My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Systems, Environment and Society from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a tutor in Portland specializing in ACT Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 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 Univers ... Read More About My Experience at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How to Make the Most of College Extracurriculars

How to Make the Most of College Extracurriculars

College can be overwhelming. On an average day, you might need to balance your courses and extracurricular activities, a part-time job, and various social commitments. In the midst of all this stress, you might wonder if extracurricular involvement is truly so important. It is, but ensuring that you maximize your participation is just as critical. Here’s how you can make the most of college extracurriculars: Choose activities carefully It’s easy to overcommit when you’re faced with a barrage of exciting choices. While extracurricular activities are a wonderful way to meet new people and to strengthen your resume, you can be ... Read More About How to Make the Most of College Extracurriculars

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

If you plan to take AP European History in the coming school year, you may be wondering, "How will AP European History change in 2015?" After all, the new AP European History exam may not be released until May of 2016, but the new coursework will go into effect in the fall of 2015. Below is a guide to these curriculum changes, including suggestions to help you prepare for this updated class. New course structure The new AP European History course will still cover the period from 1450 to present. The class will examine 19 concepts and five themes while exploring that time period. By limiting the number of concepts that you will be responsible ... Read More About How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Casey is a Chicago tutor and 2011 graduate of Butler University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music History and Literature and tutors several subjects, including Reading, Study Skills, and Writing. Check out what Casey had to say about her time at Butler 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? Casey: Butler University’s campus is beautiful. The university is located on the north side of ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

A Day in the Life at Smith College

A Day in the Life at Smith College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexa is a Boston tutor and 2014 graduate of Smith College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and tutors several subjects, including English, Study Skills, and Writing. Check out what Alexa had to say about her time at Smith College: 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? Alexa: Smith College is in Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is a small city located in a valley. The city slogan is, &ldq ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Smith College

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