University of California-Berkeley: A Student Interview

University of California-Berkeley: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rohaum is a San Diego tutor and 2014 graduate of University of California-Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and tutors several subjects, including Biology, French, and Pre-Algebra. Check out what Rohaum had to say about his time at University of California-Berkeley: 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? Rohaum: In my opinion, the campus setting is a blend of an urban environment and ... Read More About University of California-Berkeley: A Student Interview

What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Assessments

What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Assessments

Our approach to education has changed a great deal in recent years. For instance, students of all ages must complete a growing number of tests in order to ensure that they are learning and retaining information. This reality can feel a bit overwhelming, especially when you take into account the jargon and regulations that surround each exam. Perhaps you have heard of the Common Core State Standards Initiative and its related assessments. With 43 states participating in this initiative, many families may be wondering how its annual exams will affect their students. This guide aims to help. Here is what every parent should know about the Common ... Read More About What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core Assessments

The Benefits of Group Study

The Benefits of Group Study

Depending on your personality and your review habits, you may gravitate toward working alone or in groups. Certain assignments may require you to complete them independently, but when possible, consider joining or creating a study group. The benefits of group study are many, especially as you progress through high school and college. Here are just three: Shared knowledge and resources Each student in a study group boasts a unique skill set and understanding of the subject. If, for example, you do not grasp an algebra concept, you can easily ask your groupmates to explain it to you during a review session. More than likely, one of your peers ... Read More About The Benefits of Group Study

Should I Go To Middlebury College?

Should I Go To Middlebury College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2014 graduate of Middlebury College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies and tutors several subjects, including Italian, Pre-Algebra, and Spanish. Check out what Caroline had to say about her time at Middlebury 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? Caroline: Middlebury College is located in one of the most beautiful places ... Read More About Should I Go To Middlebury College?

A Day in the Life at Johns Hopkins University

A Day in the Life at Johns Hopkins University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline received her Bachelor’s degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a tutor in Washington, D.C. specializing in AP English Language and Composition, History, Reading, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Johns Hopkins 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? Caroline: The campus is located on the north edge of Baltimore. ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Johns Hopkins University