The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

Even though the start of the school year is just around the corner – or already here, depending on your district’s schedule – you can still set yourself up for success. The first week of school is often a bit slower than normal, which gives you a great opportunity to get ahead on your upcoming AP courses. Here are a few guidelines to create the ultimate study plan. 1. Know the course content Familiarize yourself with the course content, including important concepts and skills you’ll learn throughout the semester, and the order in which you’ll learn them. Doing so can help you get a sense of what you’ll be ... Read More About The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The University of Michigan College Experience

The University of Michigan College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Fun received his bachelor’s degree in engineering and his master’s degree in accounting at the University of Michigan. He is currently a tutor in New York City specializing in accounting, finance, and economics, among other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at the 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 car/bike? Fun: The University of Michigan campu ... Read More About The University of Michigan College Experience

What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brianna received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Washington University. She is currently a tutor in Portland specializing in Spanish. See what she had to say about her experience at Western Washington 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? Brianna: Campus is very close to everything you need, including the downtown, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. There is a gr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

The beginning of a new semester can be overwhelming: the whirlwind of classes, new classmates and professors, and the start of assignments and long-term projects. You can help minimize the stress by organizing yourself, your materials, and space before classes begin. Start the semester organized with these five tips: 1. Create a daily/weekly schedule Once you’ve finalized your class schedule, create a timesheet – either on your computer or by hand – that shows when and where your classes are. It can be helpful to have a visual representation showing the blocks of time you must set aside, so you can easily see which days wil ... Read More About Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Audrey Kahane earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and her Master’s degree in Counseling, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Audrey served as a University of California, Los Angeles instructor for its College Counseling Certificate Program. She has been writing a college-themed column in a Ventura County community newspaper for more than a decade. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Audrey: I have my students start their applications during the summe ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane