What is it Like to Attend Arizona State University?

What is it Like to Attend Arizona State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jeffrey is a Philadelphia tutor who specializes in Chemistry, Algebra, AP Biology, and much more. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. 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? Jeffrey: The Tempe campus is a beautiful suburban campus right off of Tempe Town Lake. Though hot during the summer, most first-year students r ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Arizona State University?

Conversational Tips for Your Admissions Interview

Conversational Tips for Your Admissions Interview

The following piece was written by Peggy Wallace. Peggy is the Founder of Making Conversation, LLC and a former regional alumna admissions interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania. If there is a conflict between the content of what you are saying and your body language or the sound of your voice, the listener will first believe your body language (55%), then the tone of your voice (38%), and finally, your content (7%). Why spend so much time on content? Knowing what message you want to convey affects your confidence which is then shown in your body language and the sound of your voice. How you speak When you speak, speak from you ... Read More About Conversational Tips for Your Admissions Interview

How to Make the Most of College Rankings

How to Make the Most of College Rankings

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. Every year, eager college prospects, parents, and folks in admissions alike clamor for various reports on college rankings. With our insatiable need for statistics and superficial information overload, we review the lists for validation (Yes, our ivy-covered towers are still standing strong!), redemption (Fingers crossed, please let our ranking improve from last year’s abysmal standing ... Read More About How to Make the Most of College Rankings

A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ali graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Arts Administration. She is a New York City tutor who specializes in SAT prep, ISEE/SSAT prep, Writing, and more. See what she had to say about her undergraduate experience: 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? Ali: The campus (or “The Grounds” as we refer to it at UVA) is completely accessible without a car, but ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sean graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Classics. He is a Chicago tutor who specializes in many levels of Latin, AP English, and Literature & Composition. 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? Sean: Notre Dame is pretty self-contained. It’s a very walkable (and beautiful) campus, although having a bike is helpful. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?