How to Ease Your College Student's Transition Home for the Summer

How to Ease Your College Student's Transition Home for the Summer

As the end of the school year approaches, many college students are preparing to move out of their college dorms and to return home to their parents for the summer. This transition home can present many challenges for parents and students alike. Here are several recommendations to help ease your college student’s transition home for the summer: Accept change The first year of college offers a wealth of personal growth experiences. Your student has been away from home for nearly a year, and he or she is returning from his or her first full opportunity to live as an independent adult. Consequently, expect some shifts from the structure y ... Read More About How to Ease Your College Student's Transition Home for the Summer

5 Instagram Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

5 Instagram Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

Parents are more attuned to social media now than they have ever been in the past. They're active on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. While your children may not always applaud your online interactions, we – like you – know that they can serve some very real purposes. So don’t miss out – here are five Instagram accounts every parent should follow: @whattheteacherwants Because this Instagram account is quite broad in content, it can be a useful resource for families. It's geared toward teachers and parents, and it focuses on ways to help students of various ages. Posts are uploaded to the account fairly reg ... Read More About 5 Instagram Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

University of Michigan: A Student Interview

University of Michigan: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brendan received a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and a Master’s in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies  from University of Michigan. He is currently a tutor in Chicago specializing in History, French, Math, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at University of Michigan: 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 ca ... Read More About University of Michigan: A Student Interview

What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jesse is a New York City tutor and 2012 graduate of Trinity College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and tutors several subjects, including English, Public Speaking, and Writing. Check out what Jesse had to say about his time at Trinity College: 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? Jesse: The Trinity College campus is beautiful, with historic buildings and a landscaped central ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Nearly every student finds it difficult to work well in groups at least once in his or her academic career. Group work involves sharing responsibility and control, and it can take years to hone these skills. Help your child develop positive and productive habits early on so he or she can work well in groups throughout the rest of his or her school years and adult life. Here are several tips for the most common types of group members: Apathetic or shy group members These students are either shy or don't care to contribute to their groups. The best way for your child to approach this group member is to talk to him or her. Have your studen ... Read More About Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips