How to Succeed on SAT Subject Tests

How to Succeed on SAT Subject Tests

Learning to succeed on the SAT often means learning to excel on the SAT Subject Tests too, which can feel like a lot of extra pressure. Luckily, SAT Subject Tests are optional, which means students get to focus on areas of their choosing. There are 20 different subject areas offering tests, and each is only one hour. Students might choose to take an SAT Subject Test to improve their academic portfolio, test out of some college courses, or stand out in scholarship competitions. If you’re interested in taking one or more of these tests, it will be important that you know how to approach them, improving your chances for success. [RELATED: ... Read More About How to Succeed on SAT Subject Tests

How to Plan Your GMAT Prep Schedule

How to Plan Your GMAT Prep Schedule

Planning your GMAT prep schedule is the first step to success on the exam. But what should be on that schedule? How much time should you dedicate to certain topics? When should you implement specific strategies, like GMAT practice tests or study groups? How should you maximize your prep in the weeks close to the test? Let’s look at a template for GMAT prep over a two-month schedule, which can be extended or compacted for your personal study needs. Week 1: Take a practice exam to determine your current starting point, even if you have taken the GMAT previously. Once you get your results, go back over the test to identify your strengths ... Read More About How to Plan Your GMAT Prep Schedule

What I Wish I Knew When Graduating High School

What I Wish I Knew When Graduating High School

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. Congratulations on graduating high school! Sure, you may feel tired of being lectured by your elders on what to do next—but for me, there are a few little pieces of advice I wish someone had given me during my last months of high school. You may be surprised by what they are...     1. I should maintain a professional network Depending on the experience you had, you may look at high school as a chapter of your life you would like to close. But the truth is that you will probably be thankful if you maintain rela ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew When Graduating High School

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

What is it Like to Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Luke is a Philadelphia tutor and 2005 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and tutors several subjects, including English tutoring, history tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Luke had to say about his time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Luke: The campus setting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is quite picturesque. Indiana, Pennsylvania is a small, rather quaint town surrounded by roll ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania?

5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

The following is a guest post written by Sarish Kasat of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. No matter your background, the college application process can be a beast. From targeting schools and taking campus tours, to tracking down letters of recommendation and (maybe the most important thing of all) telling a compelling narrative throughout your application, there’s, well, just a ton to consider. And if you don’t have the good fortune of having parents, siblings, relatives, or friends who have actually gone through the process themselves, things ... Read More About 5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know