What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Noel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. He is currently a tutor in Washington, D.C. specializing in AP Comparative Government and Politics, German, Math, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at George 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? Noel: The campus of George Washington ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Bari Norman earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College and her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Expert Admissions, as well as a former admissions officer at Barnard College and Columbia University. At Expert Admissions, Dr. Norman assists students with all aspects of the college search, preparation, and application processes, and has been featured in Good Morning America, The Today Show, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.   VT: How far ahead of time should a ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Many of us use mnemonic devices without even realizing it. This is in part because mnemonic devices can be an extremely helpful tool when attempting to make information more relatable and interesting, and therefore easier to memorize. If you’re wondering which mnemonic devices work best for your learning style, here are several that you can try that suit visual, auditory, verbal, and kinesthetic learners. 1. Visual As a visual learner, you’re likely to best remember concepts by connecting them with mental images. You can do this by physically drawing a picture, or imagining a scene that you can associate with a key fact. If you&r ... Read More About Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

Your summer break is a well deserved vacation. Chances are you’ve spent the academic year studying, taking tests, and writing essays. Make time this summer to work, travel, and relax, but also to stay current on your classes. Here are three tips for staying current on any class this summer so that you will be ready to succeed when the fall semester rolls around: 1. Use memorization devices Depending on your course, memorization devices may be ideal for you. Consider using index cards or electronic flashcards to record them and to study them. You can also keep a small notebook with information that you can review should you have a spar ... Read More About Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexandra graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is now a Chicago tutor specializing in many subjects, such as Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, and much more. See what she had to say as she reflected on her time at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 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? Alexandra:&n ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign