5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

Deciding to apply to business school is a big step in your life. You’re on your way to either advancing your career or starting a completely new one. With essays, recommendations, interviews, and the GMAT, so much is involved before you start your first class. Here are five things you should know about business school before applying.  1. Everyone goes to business school for different reasons And those reasons will not necessarily match yours. Some students are more focused on academics, some only want to concentrate on building their careers, while others find the social activities most appealing. You will encounter a multitude o ... Read More About 5 Things to Know About Business School Before Applying

What to Know About IB Exams

What to Know About IB Exams

As we enter IB exam time, you may be wondering if there’s anything you’re missing—sure, you’ve put your time into exam prep, but what else? If you’re nervous about test day, a little information can go a long way. When you’re past the point of prepping for the test but not yet sitting down for it, your mind may wonder: What should you expect? Thanks to the thousands of students per year who have taken this test before you, there’s information available! What should you know about IB exams? Internal and external assessments As you may know, International Baccalaureate exams are administered in two se ... Read More About What to Know About IB Exams

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

Celebrate National Teacher Day this year by genuinely thanking those instructors of yours. Teachers do so much for students, families, and the community—more than we’re able to see during the school day. Even if your school doesn’t celebrate the day formally, you might consider sending your teacher a note or stopping by after class with an encouraging word. Here are five reasons to thank these hard-working folks in our lives: 1. They provide resources particular to your learning styles and needs Throughout the year, teachers get to know your learning styles, personality, interests, strengths, and weaknesses through your sch ... Read More About 5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Hailey is a Manhattan tutor and 2012 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and theatre and tutors several subjects, including English tutoring, history tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Hailey had to say about her time at Sarah Lawrence College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Hailey: Sarah Lawrence College is, in many ways, the perfect combination of urban and suburban. The campus itself is completely walkable or bikeable, and there ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

If you’re taking the SAT, ACT, GRE, or another standardized test, practice tests are an extremely helpful way to get ready for the actual test day. Practice tests help you become more familiar with the test format, question types, time allotted, and so on. But they are only as effective as you make them out to be! Here are a few ways you can maximize your practice tests. 1. Plan a schedule Map out how you’re going to study leading up to the actual test, including and beyond practice tests. It’s a great idea to set your test date first so you can work backwards from there. Six weeks of study is common, but you may want to st ... Read More About 3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

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