Study Strategies for HSPT Success

Study Strategies for HSPT Success

The High School Placement Test – or the HSPT – is an exam administered to 8th grade students who are applying to certain Catholic high schools. The HSPT helps to determine admissions decisions, class placement, and scholarship awards. Here are seven study strategies for HSPT success: Break it down Because the HSPT consists of nearly 300 questions in five separate sections, one of the best study strategies is to break the test into its respective parts. For example, if you begin your prep with the Math section, finish reviewing these concepts before you move on to Verbal. Studying for each section individually can help you reinfo ... Read More About Study Strategies for HSPT Success

My Experience at Boston University

My Experience at Boston University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brendan is a Seattle tutor and 2012 graduate of Boston University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and tutors several subjects, including Geometry, GRE Quantitative prep, and Music Theory. Check out what Brendan had to say about his time at Boston 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? Brendan: Boston University is one of the best examples of an urban campus. The campus is almost full ... Read More About My Experience at Boston University

What is it Like to Attend Oregon State University?

What is it Like to Attend Oregon State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University. He is currently a tutor in Tucson specializing in Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Oregon 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? Dan: When I attended Oregon State University, it was a campus of fewer than 15,000 students in a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Oregon State University?

When to Choose a Dual Enrollment Program

When to Choose a Dual Enrollment Program

Dual enrollment programs are academic arrangements that allow students to enroll in two separate learning institutions, such as a high school and a college. Dual enrollment programs permit students to take college-level classes and to receive university credit while they are still in high school. For some students, this is a great opportunity. However, dual enrollment programs are not for everyone. If you are contemplating a dual enrollment program, here are several factors to consider before you commit: Advantages of dual enrollment programs There are many benefits to dual enrollment programs. One potential advantage is financial – in ... Read More About When to Choose a Dual Enrollment Program

What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses

What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses

As a high school student, you are presented with a plethora of choices regarding classes, and the process of selecting your courses can be very overwhelming. After all, there are dual credit programs, AP classes, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses from which to choose. There are also internships and electives. If you are college-bound, your choices are of particular importance. So how do you know which classes are right for you? In order to make the best possible choices for your academic career, you must first be aware of all your options. And while many students are familiar with AP classes, IB courses are a bit more mysterious. ... Read More About What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses