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What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

April 13, 2014
What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is a New York City tutor specializing in many subjects including SAT prep. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010 with Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Political Science. Check out his review of his 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? David: Swarthmore College is located in the suburbs, 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Unlike many suburbs, it has great rail and bus con ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

April 12, 2014
What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Darren is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in GRE prep, ISEE/SSAT prep, Algebra, and much more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Civilization from University of California, Davis. See what he had to say about his 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?  Darren: The UC Davis campus is one of the most serene and beautiful I have seen. My sister (two years my elder) also attended Davis, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

What is a MOOC?

April 08, 2014
What is a MOOC?

A MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is a free, virtual college class available either through a university’s own website or an external website like Coursera or edX. The goal of these courses is to offer the material typically found only in college classrooms to anyone with an internet connection. While no actual college credit is typically awarded for completing one of these courses, many parent institutions provide a certificate of completion (for a fee) and a final grade to their online students. With upwards of 10,000 students per class and little—if any—contact with your professor, why should you enroll in a MOOC? Re ... Read More About What is a MOOC?

Should I Go To University of Miami?

April 06, 2014
Should I Go To University of Miami?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Aaron is a Miami tutor specializing in Spanish, Essay Editing, Literature, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Check out his review of his 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? Aaron: The campus is very safe, and the security guards / police force have a strong presence to make the students feel protected. That being said, the surroun ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Miami?

A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

April 05, 2014
A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Danielle is a Denver tutor specializing in Algebra, ACT prep, all levels of German, and more. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. See what she had to say about 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? Danielle: I went to The Ohio State University and I was a commuter. I drove every day, but that meant leaving my car on a lot a few mi ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The Ohio State University