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Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

June 12, 2013
Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. This is my second blog entry in a series on actions you can take immediately to help you obtain strong letters of recommendation (LORs). The first entry describes two initial strategies for improving your medical school letter of recommendation process. Today I’ll pursue the LOR topic further, specifically advising you how to positively influence the content of your LORs. As a Harvard Assistant Residency Direc ... Read More About Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hope Murtaugh

June 10, 2013
Ask an Admissions Expert: Hope Murtaugh

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Hope Murtaugh is a Princeton University alum who later went on to join the Princeton admissions office as an Admissions Officer before eventually being promoted to an Assistant Director role. She has been an independent college admissions consultant with Dunbar Educational Consultants since 2011, a unique group of 20 consultants around the world who draw from a collective 340 years of expertise in education.   VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Hope: There is usually a l ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Hope Murtaugh

What is it Like to Attend Northwestern University?

June 09, 2013
What is it Like to Attend Northwestern University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Chloe is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She is an Austin tutor who specializes in Essay Editing, Reading, ISEE prep, and more. See what she had to say about her alma mater:   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? Chloe: Northwestern’s Evanston campus is on the medium/large end (240 acres), with lots of open outdoor spaces. It is ri ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Northwestern University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Pennsylvania?

June 08, 2013
What is it Like to Attend University of Pennsylvania?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer is a Boston tutor who specializes in SAT/ACT prep, Chemistry, Writing, and much more. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry as well as a Master’s in Chemistry. See what she had to say about her alma mater:   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? Jennifer: Penn is an urban campus to the west of center city Philadelphia, across ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Pennsylvania?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

June 06, 2013
Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Carol Barash, PhD is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a graduate alumna of the University of Virginia and Princeton University. She has served as an admissions officer at Rutgers University and has received awards for her alumni service to Yale and Princeton. She is the founder and CEO of Story to College, a company dedicated to helping students through all areas of admissions. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Carol: Throughout high school, students can buil ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash