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?

5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

Junior year is when you officially become an upperclassman—and if you haven’t already, start thinking about post-high school plans. It can be a whirlwind of activities, academic and otherwise, simultaneously enjoying the second half of high school all the while prepping yourself for the future. Here are five things you’ll learn more about in your junior year of high school. 1. College application prep Junior year is when you’ll hone in on potential colleges. Take some time this year to research potential college websites, and if you have time and the means, visit the campuses themselves. Spring break during your junio ... Read More About 5 Things You'll Learn in Junior Year of High School

Should I Go To George Washington University?

Should I Go To George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alyson is a Miami tutor and 2012 graduate of George Washington University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and tutors several subjects, including psychology tutoring, reading tutoring, and science tutoring. Check out what Alyson had to say about her time at George Washington University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Alyson: George Washington University is a great school for a balance between college and city life. The campus is located right in the heart of Washington, D.C., ju ... Read More About Should I Go To George Washington University?