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How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

Are you sitting for the GMAT this fall? Fantastic! Summer is an excellent time to prepare, as it enables you to concern yourself with one fewer item come application time. Does the GMAT overwhelm you? There is no need to worry. With an action plan, you can begin your journey to business school on the right foot. Here are three tips to help you maximize your summer GMAT prep: 1. Complete a diagnostic test as soon as possible A GMAT practice test provides you with a baseline score, which is necessary to determine how far you are from your target result. This initial diagnosis will also assist you in identifying your strengths and weaknes ... Read More About How to Maximize Your GMAT Prep This Summer

How to Identify Your Study Style

How to Identify Your Study Style

Many students believe there is a single way to study, and that those who excel in school have mastered that style. However, the truth is that there are many ways to review, and part of being successful is determining the methods that work best for you. Here are several questions you can ask yourself to identify your ideal study style: How do I learn best – by seeing, hearing, or doing? There are three primary learning styles—visual (learning via seeing), auditory (learning via hearing), and kinesthetic (learning via doing). Consider an activity that you are particularly skilled at. How did you learn to perform it? Was it through ... Read More About How to Identify Your Study Style

Should I Go To Boston College?

Should I Go To Boston College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Casille is a Denver tutor specializing in SAT prep, History, Geometry, and more. She graduated from Boston College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geosciences. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Casille: The campus has traditional architecture and is located in the suburbs of Boston on a hillside. The campus has its own bus system, which gets you ... Read More About Should I Go To Boston College?

What is it Like to Attend Drexel University?

What is it Like to Attend Drexel University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ashley is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in several subjects including AP Calculus, Algebra, Biology, and more. She attended Drexel University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics. Check out her review of her undergraduate experience: 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? Ashley: At Drexel, the campus setting is extremely urban. The dorms and classes are right in the heart of cen ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Drexel University?

Everything a College Freshman Needs to Know

Everything a College Freshman Needs to Know

Acclimating to the rhythm of college life can be challenging. The transition to learning (and, frequently, living) on a university campus is a significant shift from the high school experience, and a college freshman can quickly become overwhelmed. Those students who are pursuing college after some time away may also encounter difficulties when they become first-time university students. Regardless of your age, here are five key things that every college freshman needs to know before he or she begins his or her first semester of school. Mind your money You are likely well aware of the immediate costs of college, such as tuition, room and boa ... Read More About Everything a College Freshman Needs to Know