Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Nearly every student finds it difficult to work well in groups at least once in his or her academic career. Group work involves sharing responsibility and control, and it can take years to hone these skills. Help your child develop positive and productive habits early on so he or she can work well in groups throughout the rest of his or her school years and adult life. Here are several tips for the most common types of group members: Apathetic or shy group members These students are either shy or don't care to contribute to their groups. The best way for your child to approach this group member is to talk to him or her. Have your studen ... Read More About Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

The ACT and the SAT are important components of any college application. However, it can sometimes prove difficult to convince your child to adequately prep for them – even if he or she is normally an A+ student! While studying for the ACT or the SAT is ultimately your child’s responsibility, there are ways to encourage your student’s efforts. Here are seven ways to support your student’s ACT/SAT study: 1. Help your student find the right study materials Regardless of whether your child registers for the ACT or the SAT, prep materials (like practice tests) are a must-have. You can help find them by taking your student ... Read More About 7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

The New York University College Experience

The New York University College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Adrianna is a Cincinnati tutor and 2013 graduate of New York University. She tutors several subjects, including Elementary Math, French, and Reading. Check out what Adrianna had to say about her time at New York University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Adrianna: New York University is definitely an urban campus, as most of its buildings are in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich ... Read More About The New York University College Experience

A Day in the Life at University of Houston

A Day in the Life at University of Houston

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Pooja is a Houston tutor specializing in Biology, Geometry, History, and a number of other areas. She is currently a junior at University of Houston majoring in Biology and History. See what she had to share about University of Houston: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Pooja: The campus is relatively small and easy to navigate, as all the buildings are – at a maximum – 10 minu ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Houston

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

Thousands of high schools across the United States offer their students the chance to take Advanced Placement (or AP) courses. These classes are taught at a high level, covering more material with greater in-depth analysis and perspective. They are typically on par with college-level courses, and students can take a year-end AP exam to prove their mastery and potentially earn college credit. But many students wonder, “When should I start taking AP classes?” Though the answer is unique for every student, here are several factors to consider: Grade level When answering, “When should I start taking AP classes?” one of th ... Read More About When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?