Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

Middle school can feel like an entirely different beast from elementary school, with teachers for every subject, a larger school, and often more extracurricular opportunities — not to mention the major personal growth your child is going through! We’ve already gone over what to ask at high school parent-teacher conferences, but here are some topics to go over when you meet with your child’s teachers for middle school parent-teacher conferences: 1. Your child’s academic progress One of the most important topics you’ll cover is your child’s academic progress, including both strengths and weaknesses. Yo ... Read More About Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences: What to Ask

A Day in the Life at Purdue University

A Day in the Life at Purdue University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew earned bachelor’s degrees in both Spanish and physics from Purdue University. He is currently a Chicago tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, physics tutoring, and Spanish tutoring, among other subjects. Take a look below at his review of Purdue University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Matthew: With a population of roughly 40,000 undergraduates, Purdue University is by no means a small school. While not quite as spread out as a commuter college, or as condensed as a small privat ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Purdue University

Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

Campus information sessions are great tools for narrowing down your list from colleges of interest to final choice schools. But as with any major “purchase” or life decision, it’s crucial to have a strong idea of what you want before deciding. Prepare ahead of time for information sessions by determining what you want from your college experience and finding ways to measure the school against that during the session. Schedule your session Most schools allow prospective students to register for information sessions online, and they often recommend doing so at least three weeks in advance. After scheduling, make sure to note ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part One—How to Prepare

4 Things to Know About the Common App

4 Things to Know About the Common App

The Common App is an extremely convenient way to apply to multiple colleges without having to re-enter the same info multiple times through different portals. Hundreds of American universities require prospective students to submit an application through the Common App website, or at least have it available as an option. Before you eagerly get started, however, keep in mind these four important things to know about the Common App: 1. You may be eligible for a fee waiver Aspiring college students should know that the Common App website itself is free to use; what students end up paying is the application fee(s) for the individual college(s) ... Read More About 4 Things to Know About the Common App

A Day in the Life at University of Washington

A Day in the Life at University of Washington

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephanie is a Seattle tutor and graduate of University of Washington where she earned her bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in teaching. Stephanie currently specializes in English tutoring, writing tutoring, history tutoring, and a number of other subjects. See what she had to say about her time at University of Washington: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Stephanie: The campus setting at the University of Washington is quite large, so much so that the university district had ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Washington

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