A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master’s degrees in biology and science education from The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently an online tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, ISEE tutoring, science tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Pennsylvania State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Elizabeth: Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, PA. It is a very unique town an ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

What is the PreACT?

What is the PreACT?

High school can initially feel a bit overwhelming—there’s a lot to learn, and you’ve got to begin preparing for any number of tests. Before you’ve really begun this phase of your life, you’re already being asked to think about college. One of the things virtually every high school student has to deal with is standardized testing. While this often happens within the curriculum of your school, you’ve also got the option of completing testing that will gain you admittance to the colleges and universities you hope to attend. Sure, you’ve heard of the ACT and SAT—but what about the PreACT? What exac ... Read More About What is the PreACT?

Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

The following is a guest post written by Alexa Styliadis of NextStepU. Your roommate might not be your best friend A common misconception people have about living in dorms their freshman year is that their roommate has to be their best friend. Would this be nice? Sure it would! Does it always happen? No. Although you may have talked to them for hours about how excited you both were about rooming together, sometimes things just do not work out. Living in a tiny space with a stranger can be challenging, but as long as the two of you remain friendly, that’s okay! You will meet plenty of other people on campus who you will become close wit ... Read More About Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

What is it Like to Attend Virginia State University?

What is it Like to Attend Virginia State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carla received her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Virginia State University. She is currently a tutor in Richmond specializing in English tutoring, geometry tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Virginia State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Carla: Virginia State University has a large campus that is expanding even more every year. In my first year, 2011, I saw two new dorms in the process of constr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Virginia State University?

What is an Average ACT Score?

What is an Average ACT Score?

Let’s face it—preparing your college applications can be very stressful. Once you move past the excitement of investigating schools and envisioning your future career and increased independence, there is the reality of admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and, of course, standardized test scores. Historically, standardized test scores have provided college admissions officials with a means of narrowing their list of applicants. In recent years, however, a growing number of schools have placed increasing emphasis on other aspects of college applications, like your grade point average (GPA) and personal statement. Certain i ... Read More About What is an Average ACT Score?