Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Drusilla Dee Blackman has had a long and varied career in the field of college admissions. She is the former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid for Columbia University, as well as the former Dean of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard University’s School of Arts and Sciences. She has a B.S. from Brown University and an M.A. in psychology from Yale. She is the founder of The Ivy Dean. How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Dee: It is never too early to beg ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

What is it Like to Attend Ohio University?

What is it Like to Attend Ohio University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kedrin is an Atlanta tutor and a 2013 graduate of Ohio University where he studied communications, English, and theater. He currently specializes in math tutoring, English tutoring, and numerous other areas. See what he had to say about his time at Ohio University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Kedrin: The campus setting can be overwhelming at first. It’s the first time that you are ‘on your own’ in a sense. Activity is vast and extensive; it’s almost as if you don’ ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Ohio University?

How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

Achieving your goal score on the SAT requires more than just a good night’s sleep the night before your test. Having a successful test day means planning ahead of time so your day can go as smoothly as possible. Like an athlete training for an Olympic competition, you as a test-taker must train yourself to be ready for SAT test day so you can trump any difficult question the test presents or any less than ideal situations—like being in a classroom that is too hot or too cold—that your test site throws at you. Check out these tips below as you start to mentally prepare for test day: 1. Do your homework Great athletes do not ... Read More About How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

Selecting a college that is right for you can seem like an impossible decision. Chances are, your state offers several possibilities, ranging from public universities to private liberal arts schools. There are schools in your town, nearby towns, and other states or even countries. There are colleges offering large campuses, small class sizes, and every student to teacher ratio in between. The act of selecting a school can quickly become overwhelming. While there are many ways to narrow down your search, location can be a big one for some students. So, how do you choose? Comparing in-state and out-of-state colleges can be a good place to begin ... Read More About In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason graduated from Bates College in 2009. He currently is located in Boston and specializes in English tutoring, math tutoring, science tutoring, and a number of other areas. Read on for his review of his experience at Bates College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Bates College. Jason: Bates College is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. It sits in a quiet neighborhood of an old mill town in southern Maine and is filled with trees and brick buildings. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Bates College?