5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

Celebrate National Teacher Day this year by genuinely thanking those instructors of yours. Teachers do so much for students, families, and the community—more than we’re able to see during the school day. Even if your school doesn’t celebrate the day formally, you might consider sending your teacher a note or stopping by after class with an encouraging word. Here are five reasons to thank these hard-working folks in our lives: 1. They provide resources particular to your learning styles and needs Throughout the year, teachers get to know your learning styles, personality, interests, strengths, and weaknesses through your sch ... Read More About 5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher on National Teacher Day

What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Hailey is a Manhattan tutor and 2012 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and theatre and tutors several subjects, including English tutoring, history tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Hailey had to say about her time at Sarah Lawrence College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Hailey: Sarah Lawrence College is, in many ways, the perfect combination of urban and suburban. The campus itself is completely walkable or bikeable, and there ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Sarah Lawrence College?

3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

If you’re taking the SAT, ACT, GRE, or another standardized test, practice tests are an extremely helpful way to get ready for the actual test day. Practice tests help you become more familiar with the test format, question types, time allotted, and so on. But they are only as effective as you make them out to be! Here are a few ways you can maximize your practice tests. 1. Plan a schedule Map out how you’re going to study leading up to the actual test, including and beyond practice tests. It’s a great idea to set your test date first so you can work backwards from there. Six weeks of study is common, but you may want to st ... Read More About 3 Steps to Maximize Your Practice Tests

Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

With the recent rollout of the new SAT (March of 2016), many students and educators may be feeling a bit in the dark. High school brings with it a variety of tests, terms, and tribulations, so amended versions are understandably difficult to process. Fortunately, most can be taken in stride. For now, we’ll explore preparing for the Math section of the new SAT, answering the age-old question—calculator or no calculator? A Math section overview One of the most significant changes to the SAT is that the Math section is now weighed more heavily than it once was. A strong math score can now contribute toward a much higher composite s ... Read More About Calculator vs. No Calculator: How to Prep for Math on the New SAT

My Experience at Princeton University

My Experience at Princeton University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University. He is currently a tutor in Manhattan specializing in English tutoring, Latin tutoring, social studies tutoring, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Princeton University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Stephen: The town of Princeton, New Jersey is a beautiful, relatively quiet locale that is very much shaped by the university. The campus is small, Public Safety has a fairly lar ... Read More About My Experience at Princeton University