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Should I Go To Baylor University?

Should I Go To Baylor University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kat is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor specializing in Algebra, AP Physics, Calculus, and more. She is a 2011 graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 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?  Kat: The campus is safe, and it’s like a city within itself. There are buses you can take around campus, but I personally ... Read More About Should I Go To Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University?

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Daniel is a Philadelphia tutor who provides instruction in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Essay Editing, and more. He graduated from Indiana University in 2007 where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. See what he had to say about his 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? Daniel: The campus is not very urban—it is essentially in the city of Bloomington, Indiana. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Indiana University?

What is the ACT Aspire?

What is the ACT Aspire?

In April of 2014, the ACT released its first ACT Aspire exam. In June, it discontinued its ACT Explore and Plan assessments. As with the ACT Explore and the ACT Plan, the Aspire aims to prepare high school students to succeed on the ACT and to gain entrance to the college of their dreams - but what is the ACT Aspire? For students who will first take the full ACT Aspire battery during the 2014-2015 school year, it will be different from the Explore and Plan in several key ways. How? Read below for four changes to note:    1. The ACT Aspire will utilize a computer format Just as the 2015 revision of the ACT will o ... Read More About What is the ACT Aspire?

MBA Applicants: Check Your Social Media Presence

MBA Applicants: Check Your Social Media Presence

The following piece was written by Paul Bodine. Paul has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the author of the best-selling admissions guide, Great Applications for Business School. He currently runs his own firm, Paul Bodine Admissions Consulting. Remember that embarrassing photograph you posted on Facebook? How would you feel if Harvard Business School's admissions team saw it? Think you’re safe just because you only share pictures with friends? Think again. If you believe that admissions officers aren’t looking at your online life, consider this a wake-up call. Consider these stories from undergraduate ad ... Read More About MBA Applicants: Check Your Social Media Presence

Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

Numerous techniques for conquering vocabulary extend beyond the standard method of memorizing a list of words. Certain techniques are predictable, while others are more imaginative. Regardless of how you choose to learn unfamiliar terminology, ensure you allow yourself ample time in which to do so. Truly enhancing one’s vocabulary is not something that occurs overnight. Whether you decide to learn independently or with an English tutor, the study tricks below can help you ultimately learn vocabulary terms. Divide vocabulary lists into small portions First and foremost, it is very important that students do not overwhelm themselves ... Read More About Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary