4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

Your sophomore year of high school is momentous for a number of reasons. For many students, it’s the first year they feel like they truly understand high school. It may be the first time you really feel like the end is in sight. It may be the first time you take an AP class or get an after-school job. Typically, it’s a big year for students. And what can you expect to learn in your sophomore year of high school? If you’re looking for a syllabus, your best bet is to check with your instructors—but there’s a lot going on outside the classroom, too! It’s time to embrace new opportunities If you’re stil ... Read More About 4 Things You'll Learn in Sophomore Year of High School

My Experience at Columbia University

My Experience at Columbia University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Benjamin is a Brooklyn tutor and 2015 graduate of Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and tutors several subjects, including algebra tutoring, computer science tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Benjamin had to say about his time at Columbia University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Benjamin: Columbia University has a decidedly urban campus—after all, its extended name is Columbia University in the City of New York. Public transit in Manhattan ... Read More About My Experience at Columbia University

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: JoAnne Goldberg

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: JoAnne Goldberg

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. JoAnne Goldberg is the former Assistant Director of Admissions at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as a former admissions officer with InGenius Prep. While at Stanford GSB, she read and evaluated thousands of MBA applications over five years, earning the title of “reader warrior” along the way. She received her MBA from Stanford as well. How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete the application for an MBA program? Joanne: Ideally, your MBA application process should begin ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: JoAnne Goldberg

How is the New SAT Scored?

How is the New SAT Scored?

For nearly a century, colleges and universities have relied on the SAT to measure the abilities and readiness of applicants seeking admission to their programs. Theoretically, the almost four-hour test provided admissions officers with insight into a student’s strengths and weaknesses in the areas of Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. But few things remain the same over the course of almost 100 years, and the SAT is no exception. In March 2016, the SAT debuted a major redesign in its exam format and scoring structure, significantly impacting the results and test-taking experience for students applying for college admissions in the 20 ... Read More About How is the New SAT Scored?

What is it Like to Attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

What is it Like to Attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brittnee is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Spanish tutoring. She is currently a senior at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania majoring in Spanish. See what she had to share about Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Brittnee: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is located in a very rural area in the tiny town of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The campus is extremely safe, as we are located nearly in the middle of nowhere. Never once have I felt unsafe ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?