5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools.   You’ve nailed down your school list, have a solid draft of your Common App essay, and feel like you’re well on your way to being college bound. Now, it’s time to ask for letters of recommendation. A recommendation letter should be written by someone who knows of your strengths, personality, and accomplishments. These letters are taken seriously by admissions committees, as they are seen as candid descriptions of you and your character. Si ... Read More About 5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

My Experience at Johns Hopkins University

My Experience at Johns Hopkins University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Abigail is currently a sophomore studying history at Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in French tutoring, social studies tutoring, and a number of other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience as a student at Johns Hopkins University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Abigail: Johns Hopkins is located in Baltimore. However, the campus is completely enclosed and no cars are allowed to drive on JHU property. This makes the campus, with its brick pathways and ample green space, ... Read More About My Experience at Johns Hopkins University

What are the High School Science Courses?

What are the High School Science Courses?

While most people are familiar with chemistry and biology, there happen to be a great number of science courses available to high school students. Some are required and others are optional, but each offers a leg up to students eyeing colleges or hoping to seek a career in the sciences. As STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs gain momentum, there are more science classes available than ever before. [RELATED: STEM Resources for Students] So, what options are available to students with an interest or background in science? While this list may not be exhaustive, it covers the vast majority offered in public high school systems ... Read More About What are the High School Science Courses?

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

So you’ve been working on your college applications diligently over the past couple of months. Now, with your senior year of high school truly underway, it’s time to finish strong! If you’ve been following Part One and Part Two of this series (it’s not too late; you can check them out now!), you may be wondering, what now? Read on for the final steps of surviving the college application process: 1. Take standardized tests and send the scores Take any standardized exams—such as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, or ACT—that you’ve registered for. When you do so, be sure you arrange for your score ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

What is it Like to Attend University of Cincinnati?

What is it Like to Attend University of Cincinnati?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Vince earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati in 2012. He currently specializes in a number of subjects including biology tutoring, ACT science tutoring, earth science tutoring, and more. Check out his review of the University of Cincinnati below: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Vince: At the University of Cincinnati, the setting is just north of downtown Cincinnati, so it is a very urban setting. Most students live within walking/biking distance of campus a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Cincinnati?