6 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity

6 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity

If you have heard it once, you have likely heard it a hundred times: be productive, or productivity is essential to success! But what does productivity actually mean? And how does one become productive in his or her daily habits? Here are six strategies to improve your productivity. 1. List your goals Productivity is essentially the act of getting things done, in a specific time frame, in a way that helps you meet your goals. So, the first thing you might want to do to improve your productivity is make a list of these goals, descending in order of the priority they take (from highest to lowest). Check things off as you go along, no ... Read More About 6 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity

Should I Go To Auburn University?

Should I Go To Auburn University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and her Master of Education from Auburn University. She is currently a tutor in Austin specializing in Biology, English, Life Sciences, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Auburn 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? Katie: Auburn University’s campus is pedestrian and bike friendly. There are beautiful ... Read More About Should I Go To Auburn University?

What is it Like to Attend University of St. Thomas?

What is it Like to Attend University of St. Thomas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences, as well. Jenna is a Houston tutor specializing in ACT and SAT prep. She is currently a junior at University of St. Thomas studying Mathematics, Theology, and Secondary Education. Check out her review of University of St. Thomas: 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? Jenna: University of St. Thomas is located in the middle of Houston, very close to the Museum District. Because of its urban location, the university purposely focuses ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of St. Thomas?

How Will the AP U.S. History Exam Change in May 2015?

How Will the AP U.S. History Exam Change in May 2015?

In May of 2015, there will be changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. History test. These changes have been in the works since 2006, with the new framework rolled out in 2012 to give teachers the chance to prepare themselves and their students. So, what will the new exam look like? How has it changed, and why?  Why is the exam changing? The prior AP U.S. History exam was heavily criticized. Mainly, critique focused on the exam’s length, as well as its questions spanning such a wide range of potential topics that students did not always know what to study. Moreover, many teachers did not feel they were able to teach important topics ... Read More About How Will the AP U.S. History Exam Change in May 2015?

A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nihal is a Chicago tutor specializing in Algebra, Pharmacology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and many other subjects. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. See what he had to say about his time at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 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?  Nihal: The University of Illinois at ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign