Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Derek Meeker is the Founder and President of Dean Meeker Consulting, a law school admissions consulting company. Derek previously held the role of Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has also served as the Recruiting Manager for the global law firm, Paul Hastings, and as an admissions reader for The University of Chicago Law School. VT: How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete a Law School application? Derek: The amount of time it takes to adequa ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

Note-taking is a critical skill that can boost academic success, reduce study time, and ease the process of completing assignments. However, many students are not certain about how to take notes or which style will work best for them. Below are three note-taking formats every student should try when searching for the most effective method. 1. Outline The outline is possibly the most common and familiar form of note-taking for students. The outline format is highly organized; the main topics act as headers, with accompanying details listed under them. With the outline format, pupils often use Roman numerals, an alphanumerical combination, or ... Read More About 3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

Should I Go To Vassar College?

Should I Go To Vassar College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Tom is an Atlanta tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, and many other subjects. He is currently a sophomore majoring in Chemistry at Vassar College. Check out his review of his school: 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? Tom: Vassar College is in a small town in upstate New York. The town population is about 44,000, and the college itself hosts about 2,500 students. The campus is relatively small, ... Read More About Should I Go To Vassar College?

University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sharanya is currently a junior at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She tutors many subjects including Spanish, Writing, SAT prep, and much more. Check out her review of her school: 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? Sharanya: The University of California, San Diego is located in the affluent coastal city of La Jolla, California. The campus is generally very saf ... Read More About University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

Avoid These Myths About College Professors

Avoid These Myths About College Professors

Many young children are surprised when they encounter their elementary school teachers at the grocery store—they believe that their instructors exist only in their classrooms. While they soon outgrow this belief, myths about educators continue to persist as we grow older. Many students begin college with pre-conceived notions about their professors, or they are subjected to these myths when they reach their campuses. Avoid these myths about college professors: College professors are unapproachable Many students think that class time is the only opportunity to speak with an instructor. Especially in larger classes, it can be difficult t ... Read More About Avoid These Myths About College Professors