3 Study Tips for College Exams

3 Study Tips for College Exams

While the structures and difficulty-levels of college examinations have as wide a range as the options for college majors, there are a number of universally effective strategies to ace these tests that go beyond the commonplace “get enough sleep” and “don’t cram” pieces of advice. Whether you have all your exams marked with large red X’s on your calendar for the next two semesters, or it’s Wednesday and you just realized your midterm is on Friday, consider these suggestions: 1. Go to office hours (and class!) A common complaint voiced by professors and teaching assistants is that students never atten ... Read More About 3 Study Tips for College Exams

A Student Review of The University of Arizona

A Student Review of The University of Arizona

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Hayden is a Tucson tutor specializing in MCAT prep, Biology, Chemistry, and more. He is a 2013 graduate of The University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. 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? Hayden: The University of Arizona is a campus that takes great pride in allowing students to have multiple methods for traveling around c ... Read More About A Student Review of The University of Arizona

Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International.   It’s hard to believe. The school year has just begun and it’s time to start applying to private schools that you’re considering for 2014. School tours and interviews are happening already, so here are some tips about asking questions when you’re visiting. 1. Do your homework. Schools do not want to waste their time or yours with answers to questions that you can find on the internet. 2. Your school visits are a time to find out whether ... Read More About Top Questions Parents Should (and Shouldn't) Ask Private Schools

Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Abir is a New York City tutor specializing in Chemistry, ISEE/SSAT prep, Writing, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Biology. 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? Abir: Johns Hopkins is situated perfectly in the northern part of Baltimore right at the border between urban downtown Baltimore and suburban ... Read More About Should I Go To Johns Hopkins University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason is a New York City tutor specializing in Writing, ESL, Elementary & Middle School Math, and more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Russian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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? Jason: The University of Wisconsin-Madison (a Big Ten school) is a beautiful, sprawling campus located on the shore of Lake Mendota, t ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-Madison?