What is the STEAM Movement?

What is the STEAM Movement?

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This emphasis is accompanied with the belief that these four subjects should be prioritized in education to match rapid growth in these fields in the industry. There is evidence to show that while jobs in these areas are increasing, there are not enough individuals with sufficient education to meet the workplace demand. In fact, studies have shown that the United States has fallen behind in both interest and education in these areas. Thus, STEM programs have been receiving support at both the national and state level in orde ... Read More About What is the STEAM Movement?

Should I Go To Purdue University?

Should I Go To Purdue University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Angela tutors Spanish and ESL in Los Angeles. She graduated from Purdue University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language Education. Read on for her thoughts on Purdue 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? Angela: Purdue University is in the town of West Lafayette, Indiana, which is a medium-sized, friendly, welcoming, and smart town. I was able to walk everywhere I needed to ... Read More About Should I Go To Purdue University?

What is it Like to Attend Valparaiso University?

What is it Like to Attend Valparaiso University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katelyn is a Chicago tutor specializing in several subjects, including ACT prep, Chemistry, English, and more. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, International Service, and Humanities from Valparaiso University in 2014. Check out what she had to say about her experience at Valparaiso 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? Katelyn: Although Valparaiso University is set in the suburb ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Valparaiso University?

5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

Studying for the GMAT can be difficult, but it does not have to be impossible! If you have been struggling to stick to your study plan, don’t worry. Here are five steps to help you revitalize your GMAT prep routine: 1. Take a practice test Did you complete a diagnostic exam when you first started reviewing for the GMAT? Consider sitting for a new GMAT practice test now. Determine your comfort with the exam material, as well as what you must focus on next. Familiarize yourself with the length of the test (including its breaks) and with the different types of questions in each section. Taking the GMAT requires endurance and academic skil ... Read More About 5 Steps to Revitalize a Struggling GMAT Prep Routine

6 Things to Look For on a College Tour

6 Things to Look For on a College Tour

Touring a prospective college is an exciting memory that students hold as the genesis of their university experience. Below is a breakdown of six of the most important things to look for on a college tour. If you walk away from a college tour with confident and positive answers to each of these questions, you may have just toured your dream school.  1. Where will your classes take place? Some colleges tout new, sleek buildings on college tours, but fail to mention whether your classes will actually take place there. Are the classes in your major likely to be mostly large lectures, or smaller, discussion-based classes? Is your major one ... Read More About 6 Things to Look For on a College Tour