How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

Achieving your goal score on the SAT requires more than just a good night’s sleep the night before your test. Having a successful test day means planning ahead of time so your day can go as smoothly as possible. Like an athlete training for an Olympic competition, you as a test-taker must train yourself to be ready for SAT test day so you can trump any difficult question the test presents or any less than ideal situations—like being in a classroom that is too hot or too cold—that your test site throws at you. Check out these tips below as you start to mentally prepare for test day: 1. Do your homework Great athletes do not ... Read More About How to Prepare for SAT Test Day

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

Selecting a college that is right for you can seem like an impossible decision. Chances are, your state offers several possibilities, ranging from public universities to private liberal arts schools. There are schools in your town, nearby towns, and other states or even countries. There are colleges offering large campuses, small class sizes, and every student to teacher ratio in between. The act of selecting a school can quickly become overwhelming. While there are many ways to narrow down your search, location can be a big one for some students. So, how do you choose? Comparing in-state and out-of-state colleges can be a good place to begin ... Read More About In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jason graduated from Bates College in 2009. He currently is located in Boston and specializes in English tutoring, math tutoring, science tutoring, and a number of other areas. Read on for his review of his experience at Bates College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Bates College. Jason: Bates College is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. It sits in a quiet neighborhood of an old mill town in southern Maine and is filled with trees and brick buildings. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Bates College?

4 Things to Do in Your Last Semester of Business School

4 Things to Do in Your Last Semester of Business School

It’s almost over—how did two years of business school fly by so quickly? You’ve got just a few months left and a ton of things you want to get to in that short period of time. Here are four important things to check off your to-do list in your last semester of business school: 1. Find your job The economy is tough in some areas and looking up in others. If you’re not one of the lucky MBAs who has already received and accepted an offer, or if you’re not keeping the job that you may have entered school with, you’re probably still in job search mode. Stay confident and organized; learn how to master an interv ... Read More About 4 Things to Do in Your Last Semester of Business School

What Does It Mean to Be a “Well-Rounded” Student?

What Does It Mean to Be a “Well-Rounded” Student?

“Well-rounded” is a term that pops up heavily in conversations around college prep and applications. From these conversations, it’s easy to formulate the idea that the well-rounded student is class valedictorian, star-player on the basketball team, and local newspaper intern—as well as prom king or queen. This is a myth; there are many different kinds of “well-rounded” students. Depending on your interests and skills, here’s what it means to be a well-rounded student: Academics You don’t have to take all AP courses your senior year in order to be considered well-rounded. While you’ll defi ... Read More About What Does It Mean to Be a “Well-Rounded” Student?