A Day in the Life at Smith College

A Day in the Life at Smith College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexa is a Boston tutor and 2014 graduate of Smith College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and tutors several subjects, including English, Study Skills, and Writing. Check out what Alexa had to say about her time at Smith College: 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? Alexa: Smith College is in Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is a small city located in a valley. The city slogan is, &ldq ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Smith College

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jason Lum is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his Master of Public Policy at Harvard University and his Juris Doctor at University of California, Berkeley. Jason previously served as an application reviewer in the Harvard University Admissions Office. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Jason: Ideally, students will begin working on their college applications d ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

If you plan to practice law one day, you are probably very familiar with the LSAT, which is administered to students who are seeking admission to law school. The LSAT is well known for being difficult and stressful, so students are often advised to begin studying several months before their test date. The LSAT is, in short, an unavoidable challenge. But change may soon be in the works. Recently, the American Bar Association announced that it would allow law schools to admit up to 10% of their incoming classes without an LSAT score. This means that some students may be accepted based solely on their admissions essays, GPAs, recommendation lett ... Read More About Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Education Specialist degree from University of Colorado Denver. She is currently a tutor in Miami specializing in English, Public Speaking, Writing, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at University of Colorado Denver: 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? Kate: One of the best parts of the University of Colorado ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nicholas is a New York City tutor and 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and tutors several subjects, including Elementary Math, Geometry, and Physics. Check out what Nicholas had to say about his time at Stony Brook University: 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? Nicholas: I went to Stony Brook University starting in August 2010. The campus is somewhat far ou ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University