Educational Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Educational Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

With the school year coming to a close, and summer just around the corner, many families will embark on road trips to spend quality time together and to see the country. Long road trips, as parents know, can make children restless – they may even inspire the dreaded question, “Are we there yet?” To keep almost anyone entertained in the car, here are four educational road trip games for the whole family: The license plate game The license plate game is a great educational road trip game for children of all ages. Provide each passenger in your car with a map of the United States. While on your trip, look for license plates fr ... Read More About Educational Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Brigham Young University: A Student Interview

Brigham Young University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Spencer is a Phoenix tutor and 2010 graduate of Brigham Young University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Russian and tutors several subjects, including History, Reading, and Writing. Check out what Spencer had to say about his time at Brigham Young 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? Spencer: The Brigham Young University campus has a very suburb ... Read More About Brigham Young University: A Student Interview

A Day in the Life at University of Minnesota

A Day in the Life at University of Minnesota

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in English from  University of Minnesota. She is currently a tutor in St. Louis specializing in Essay Editing, Study Skills, and Writing, among other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at University of Minnesota: 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? Kelly: University of Minnesota is an urban campus with a small college town f ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Minnesota

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