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ACT Math Tips

February 26, 2014
ACT Math Tips

The Math section on the ACT can be overwhelming. It may include any component of algebra (pre-algebra to intermediate), geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions increase in difficulty as you progress through the section. Unlike the SAT, you do not receive formulas, which means you must remember them. However, there are several useful strategies to keep in mind as you approach this portion of the ACT.  1.    Conquer easy questions first Remember, the Math section begins simply and becomes progressively harder. As you earn one point for each correct answer on the ACT, an easy question that you can solve in several seco ... Read More About ACT Math Tips

A Student Review of New York University

February 23, 2014
A Student Review of New York University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alice is a New York City tutor specializing in Literature, AP English, all levels of Spanish, and more. She graduated from New York University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Alice: The NYU campus is as urban as it gets, located in the heart of New York City. All of the dorms are located within wal ... Read More About A Student Review of New York University

What is it Like to Attend Kansas State University?

February 22, 2014
What is it Like to Attend Kansas State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah is a Kansas City tutor specializing in Algebra, Chemistry, Statistics, and more. She is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering. See what she had to say about her alma mater: 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? Sarah: The Manhattan campus is condensed into one central location, which makes it easy to get around, especi ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Kansas State University?

How is the SSAT Scored?

February 20, 2014
How is the SSAT Scored?

The SSAT, or Secondary School Admission Test, is offered at three levels for students in grades 3-11. All three exams – Elementary (3-4), Middle (5-7), and Upper (8-11) – are held on eight “standard” Saturdays per year, as well as a number of “flex” dates. The test measures quantitative, reading, and verbal skills. It also emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving above memorization. Score reports are distributed with an overall and per section scaled mark, norm groups (or percentiles), and a copy of your essay. What is a norm group? The SSAT is highly competitive, with norm groups composed of all i ... Read More About How is the SSAT Scored?

What is it Like to Attend Vassar College?

February 16, 2014
What is it Like to Attend Vassar College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Logan is a New York City tutor specializing in SAT prep, History, Algebra, and more. He graduated from Vassar College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. See what he had to say about his undergraduate years:  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? Logan: Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, which is a medium-sized town in Dutchess County, NY, about an hour and a half north of the city. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Vassar College?