The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Bryan is a Washington D.C. tutor and 2010 graduate of Georgetown University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and specializes in many tutoring subjects including SAT prep, Algebra, Grammar and Mechanics, and more. Check out his review of 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? Bryan: Georgetown University is a unique setting, which was one of the largest draws toward it when I w ... Read More About Should I Go To Georgetown University?
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. If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last two Varsity Tutors blog entries (Part 1 and Part 2 here) on writing a medical school personal statement. Today’s topic will be letters of recommendation (LORs), a part of your application you should get moving on immediately if you haven't already. Having read many LORs as a Harvard Assistant Residency Director, I can tell you that thes ... Read More About How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School
Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Linda Abraham is the president and founder of Accepted.com, an admissions advising and editing service for MBA applicants. She is also the co-founder and former president of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants as well as the co-author of MBA Admissions for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools. Linda has been featured in many prestigious media outlets such as The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and more. VT: How much time should be set aside to adequatel ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Linda Abraham
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sarah is currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology. She tutors a multitude of subjects including SAT/ACT prep, Physics, and Writing. See what she had to say about her 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? Sarah: It's very easy to get around campus for most students. It's possible to walk from one end of campus to the other in und ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Washington University in St. Louis
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 last year of high school, especially in your last months of classes and tests, it can be tempting to contract “senioritis,” to fall into the trap of easing up in your academic efforts since you have already been admitted to college and are thinking about that next step. Beware, though - there are many important reasons to keep up your motivation and effort. 1. Colleges are st ... Read More About How to Avoid Senioritis