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What To Do the Summer Before Your Senior Year of High School

July 05, 2013
What To Do the Summer Before Your Senior Year of High School

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. The summer is finally here. Time to kick back and relax before the final push of your high school career, right? Unfortunately, I think this notion was generated in the same rumor mill that would have you believe that senior year is a time to coast. The reality is that if you are applying to competitive schools, there is much work to be done during your senior summer.  Senior summer affords a tr ... Read More About What To Do the Summer Before Your Senior Year of High School

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Smart City Kids

July 03, 2013
Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Smart City Kids

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. The team of Smart City Kids, a company dedicated to improving students’ chances of admission into New York City private schools, recently shared their insights on the process of applying to these top institutions. Roxana Reid, founder of the organization, has been advising families for several years. She previously served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies as well as the role of Director of Placement at the JCC Nursery School in Manhattan. VT: What is the typical time ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Smart City Kids

What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts?

June 30, 2013
What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jessica is an Austin tutor specializing in many areas of math including Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, and more. She graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. See what she had to say about 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? Jessica: UMass Amherst has what I like to think of as the quintessential campus setting. Amherst, MA ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Massachusetts?

Should I Go To Brown University?

June 29, 2013
Should I Go To Brown University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jasmine is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in Algebra, Biology, Literature, and much more. She graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology & Africana Studies. 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? Jasmine: Brown University has a very unique campus setting due to it literally being a college on a hill. Tucked away ... Read More About Should I Go To Brown University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam

June 28, 2013
Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Kofi Kankam is the co-founder of Admit Advantage, a leading admissions consulting company that provides admissions assistance for college, MBA, and law school applicants. He received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Harvard University as well as his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former admissions interviewer for Wharton and has been actively coaching students through their application processes since 2004.   VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her c ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Kofi Kankam