How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

If you’ve recently signed up for the SAT, you’re probably beginning to think about preparation. While students often allot different amounts of time for this process, it is important to have a plan in place that’s right for you. For some students, this means a year of preparation; for others, a few months. No matter which category you find yourself in, it is important that you develop a plan that will maximize your time and your score. The first step of preparation is simply to know how you’re going to approach your study sessions. Create an SAT prep plan with these tips: Establish a timeline Before you can effective ... Read More About How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools.  Seniors, you’re in the homestretch (well, almost!). As we rapidly approach the Early Decision / Early Action deadlines, knowing that the Regular Decision deadlines are just around the corner, we’re here to remind you that now is not the time to lose motivation. In order to sail through senior year with success, it’s important that you keep your grades up, stay involved, and keep your eye on the prize (the acceptance letter, that is). So, w ... Read More About 4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

Should I Go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

Should I Go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Emily is a Seattle tutor who earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She specializes in GRE tutoring, English tutoring, algebra tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her time at University of Illinois at Chicago: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Emily: The University of Illinois at Chicago is in the heart of downtown Chicago — it is super accessible by bus, train (CTA/Metra), car, and ev ... Read More About Should I Go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

What are the High School English Courses?

What are the High School English Courses?

Throughout your high school career, you are expected to fulfill a variety of English course requirements. Some may help you satisfy requirements at the college level, some will assist you in exploring creative writing, and some may simply help you develop the necessary skills to write successfully in the workplace. Like science courses and math courses, English coursework is typically divided up throughout your high school years. While every school and every student’s schedule are different, let’s take a look at a basic guideline…   Freshman Language Arts During your ninth grade year, you will likely take a class ref ... Read More About What are the High School English Courses?

What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class

What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class

You’ve made your schedule for the next semester and have all of your desired classes perfectly laid out — but once you go to register, you find that one (or more) is already full. For any student, especially those wishing to finish their degree on time, this can be a substantial setback. What to do now? Don’t panic; all hope is not lost! There are a few ways you can still try to make your way into the class, despite it having already reached the maximum number of students, but make sure you’ve familiarized yourself with your college’s policies on how to get into waitlisted classes. The first and most important ti ... Read More About What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class