How to Make a Smart Study Routine

How to Make a Smart Study Routine

Identifying study strategies that work for you is perhaps the best way to boost your grades in your classes this year. Many students fall into the habit of using the same study skills for different disciplines and not changing the ways they study as their academic careers progress. Other students equate the amount of time spent in front of an open book with the amount of quality studying they did—and these students are sometimes shocked to find that their grades don’t reflect the time they spent “studying.” If it’s time for you to re-examine your study habits, check out these tips on how to make a smart study rout ... Read More About How to Make a Smart Study Routine

5 Qualities of Outstanding High School Leaders

5 Qualities of Outstanding High School Leaders

Cultivating your leadership skills in high school can help you find long-term success not only in college, but also beyond as you develop your career. The same qualities that make an outstanding high school leader are the ones that make a great real-world leader. Shaping yourself as an expert listener, a critical thinker, and a good decision-maker—even under pressure—can help you step into leadership roles on sports teams, in clubs, and in student government. If you want to make your mark as a great high school leader, check out these qualities of outstanding high school leaders below: [RELATED: Why Extracurriculars Boost College ... Read More About 5 Qualities of Outstanding High School Leaders

What is it Like to Attend University of Montana?

What is it Like to Attend University of Montana?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Chelsea is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2012 graduate of the University of Montana. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and specializes in algebra tutoring, psychology tutoring, and more. Check out what Chelsea had to say about her time at the University of Montana: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Chelsea: The University of Montana campus was in a mountainous city with lots of outdoor activities. I always felt safe there. Getting around near campus was always easy via car or pu ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Montana?

5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

So you got into a few (or all!) of the colleges to which you applied. Congratulations! Now comes the tough part: which one to choose? It can be a daunting decision. Every prospective college student has a different vision and different desires for his or her college experience. Knowing what you want and need in a college campus can be vital in making your college decision easier. Read on to find some factors you need to consider before choosing your school.  1. Compare the programs in which you are interested Look at your prospective major, or a few of the majors that you are interested in, by checking your various schools’ online ... Read More About 5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

With one full semester under your belt, as a second-semester freshmen you have begun to figure it out. Your habits are set, you know your way around campus, and you have a regular group of friends to eat lunch with. First semester flew by in a rush of learning new things on the fly, but your learning experiences are far from over. Use your second semester of college to continue to learn and grow, as a student and as a person.  1. Determine your field of study  Although it does not need to be set in stone, use this semester to declare a major if you haven’t already. You should have taken classes in a few different departments ... Read More About The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College