How to Jumpstart Your Spring Semester

How to Jumpstart Your Spring Semester

Were you hoping to earn a higher GPA than what you ultimately received at the end of this last fall term? If so, this can understandably feel quite disappointing, but the promising news is that the school year is only half over! If you approach the spring semester armed with the correct study tactics and a positive attitude, you can easily redeem yourself. In order to succeed during your second semester, exercise strong study habits from the first class meeting. Every day counts, especially if your marks last term were lower than you intended them to be. The first week of a semester is often filled with syllabus overviews, but you shouldn&rsq ... Read More About How to Jumpstart Your Spring Semester

A Recommended Reading List for Pre-Meds

A Recommended Reading List for Pre-Meds

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions 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. Most people don’t equate being a pre-med with relaxation. Outsiders imagine your existence as a combination of serious studying, late nights in the lab, and an extensive cornucopia of community service. Let’s be honest – those impressions are mostly right. Because of that, today I’ve decided to escape from the world of medical schoo ... Read More About A Recommended Reading List for Pre-Meds

A Day in the Life at The University of Georgia

A Day in the Life at The University of Georgia

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michelle is an Atlanta tutor specializing in several subjects including Biology, AP English, SSAT prep, and more. She graduated from The University of Georgia in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Check out her review of 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? Michelle: UGA is located within the small, college town of Athens, GA. Athens has a small town vibe, especially since most of i ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The University of Georgia

Should I Go To The Ohio State University?

Should I Go To The Ohio State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Andrew is a Denver tutor specializing in ACT prep, Calculus, Algebra, and more. He is a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Check out his review of his school:   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? Andrew: The CABS (Campus Area Bus Service) buses make getting around campus very easy. I found myself using them often, especially in the winter, ... Read More About Should I Go To The Ohio State University?

Unique Uses of Social Media to Gain Colleges' Attention

Unique Uses of Social Media to Gain Colleges' Attention

Social media—a burgeoning percentage of our society utilizes it, and we all intimately know how fun it is to connect and share on these networks. However, social media is also rapidly becoming a major source to connect professionally. Students who can transform the raw power of social media into commercial success will ultimately lead in their respective fields – and these are precisely the students that colleges and universities are seeking.  Incorporating social media into your application can serve to do more than merely garner attention; it can prove you will be successful. Here are several strategies to aid in making tha ... Read More About Unique Uses of Social Media to Gain Colleges' Attention