The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. In your search for your right college, there is no better single piece of data to collect than how you feel with your feet on a campus. Here’s how to maximize your visits:1. Research beforehand. Visit school websites to get information about their scheduled visitor activities and plan ahead. If you have to pre-register for a tour, an information session or an interview, do that well in a... Read More About Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. James is a New York City tutor and graduate of Harvard College. He studied History during his time at Harvard and now tutors many subjects including World History, Literature, and College Essay prep. See what he had to say about his 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? James: Harvard’s campus is located in Cambridge Massachusetts, next to Boston. Thus, it provides a perfect ba... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Harvard College?
The following piece was written by Cassie Kosarek. Cassie is a Philadelphia tutor for Varsity Tutors and 2012 graduate of Bryn Mawr College. When the inevitable question came up during my undergraduate years – “So where do you go?” – my answer was often met with disbelief followed by looks suggesting I was crazy. “Bryn Mawr, one of the Seven Sisters. It’s a small women’s college outside of Philadelphia.” Why, whoever I was talking to wanted to know, would I ever choose an “all-girls’ school?” Did my parents push me into it? Did I know when I was applying? I’d quickly corr... Read More About What is it Like To Go To a Women's College?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ashlee is a New York City tutor who specializes in many subjects including Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and French. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 where she studied Psychology and French Literature. 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? Ashlee: The undergraduate campus at Hopkins, Homewood, is like a little oasis in the middle of Baltimore. There are... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Johns Hopkins University?
The following piece was written by Ben Gubar. Ben is a New Jersey tutor for Varsity Tutors as well as a professor for Richard Stockton College. Mark Twain once said: “The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” In my opinion, this is the bane of every instructor’s existence. When I first started teaching at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, I would hear variations of this quote from my students. My biggest job was not to impart the knowledge to the students, which is what every professor must do, but rather to impart it in such a way that students wouldn’t become confused. One could say that i... Read More About Reflections of an Anatomy Instructor