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?

6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

The summer before graduate school is an exciting time. How you use the next few months can influence your transition back into life as a student, especially if you took time off after graduating college. Here are six tasks for the summer before graduate school: 1. Arrange your move If you’re moving to a new city, one of the first things to think about is where you’ll live and how to get yourself (and your belongings) there. You’ll need to find a place to rent or buy, so check out online listings, and, if you’re able, visit potential apartments or houses in person. Then, decide how much you want to bring with you, and ... Read More About 6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

A Student Review of Brown University

A Student Review of Brown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joshua is a Boston tutor specializing in English, Middle School Math, SAT Critical Reading prep, and a number of other areas. He is currently a senior at Brown University majoring in Classics and Slavic Studies. See what he had to share about Brown 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? Joshua: At Brown University, we have what is called an “open campus.” This means that we are in the middl ... Read More About A Student Review of Brown University

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ian is an Atlanta tutor and 2009 graduate of Georgia State University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and tutors several subjects such as ACT Reading prep, College Essays, and Writing. Check out what Ian had to say about his time at Georgia State 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? Ian: Georgia State University’s campus is the epitome of urban, and its buildings are peppered thr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?