A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

Unless you’re a professional writer or teacher, you may not spend much time thinking about grammar and punctuation. In fact, when you look down at the keyboard, there may be a punctuation mark that is entirely foreign to you. Nevertheless, most people would admit that grammar and punctuation are what makes our writing readable, and in some cases, they even help us avoid awkward phrasing. While many people understand how to use punctuation marks like periods, commas, and question marks effectively, there are several others that you may avoid because you’re unsure about how and when to use them. Below is a guide to commonly-confusin ... Read More About A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

What is it Like to Attend Old Dominion University?

What is it Like to Attend Old Dominion University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dexter received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Old Dominion University. He is currently a tutor in Washington, D.C. specializing in Business, Economics, Microeconomics, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Old Dominion University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Dexter: Old Dominion University is an urban campus in the heart ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Old Dominion University?

Should I Go To Arcadia University?

Should I Go To Arcadia University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kaitlin received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Arcadia University. She is currently a tutor in Philadelphia, specializing in AP U.S. Government & Politics, Grammar and Mechanics, Math, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Arcadia University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Kaitlin: Arcadia University’s ... Read More About Should I Go To Arcadia University?

Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

The following piece was written by Jason Lum. Jason has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former application reviewer for the Harvard University Admissions Office. He is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. I have conducted alumni interviews with prospective students at Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis for many years. For me, it is a labor of love; I enjoyed attending both schools. Moreover, I find it enjoyable to volunteer my time to help students learn more about these universities, as well as to help the admissions offices of both institutions learn more about their appl ... Read More About Common Problems in Interviewing from the Interviewer’s Perspective

5 Tips for Taking Better Math Notes

5 Tips for Taking Better Math Notes

Chances are you’ve been in this exact situation – you’re studying the day before an important test when you realize that your own notes aren’t clear. You scramble to reread the chapter, then you call a friend, and then you try to recall each lecture. Panic ensues. In other words, sometimes you walk into an exam with incomplete knowledge – all because of your poor note-taking. Consider these five tips for taking better math notes to help make your math studies more accurate and efficient. Use an audio recorder Most smartphones now have the capability to record audio (assuming you are allowed to use your phone in ... Read More About 5 Tips for Taking Better Math Notes