Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández

Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Michele Hernández is the co-founder of Top Tier Admissions, which provides college and graduate school admissions assistance and college counseling to students from around the world. Dr. Hernández previously served four years as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College and is the author of several best-selling books: A is for Admission, The Middle School Years, Acing the College Application, and Don’t Worry You’ll Get In, which she wrote with Mimi Doe. She graduated from Dartmouth Co ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find that the student on your list is the hardest to shop for. With the high costs of tuition, textbooks, and life on a college campus, there may be countless things your student needs. How do you find a present that is both practical and still a gift? These holiday gift ideas for the student in your life will not only show him or her that you care, but can help your student power through his or her remaining semesters. An Amazon Kindle or tablet Save your student’s back (literally) by taking his or her textbooks digital. An Amazon Kindle or other tablet can allow students not only to a ... Read More About Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life

What is it Like to Attend McGill University?

What is it Like to Attend McGill University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in international development and Russian at McGill University. She lives in Washington, D.C., and specializes in Russian tutoring, history tutoring, French tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at McGill University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at McGill University. Caroline: McGill University is in the very center of Montreal's downtown, so it's as urban as you can get. I never felt like I was unsafe living ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend McGill University?

How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals

How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals

Finals season is upon us. Even though you may have already been tested on much of the material that will appear on your finals, you will need to develop a greater understanding of that material in order to earn a high score on the final. Developing a plan to approach your exams can not only help you stay organized as you study, but can also help you reduce some of the stress that comes with reviewing mass amounts of detailed information. But what can you do if your finals are less than a week away? Check out these tips on how to create a last-minute study plan for finals: 1. Develop a list of all of the topics on which you will be t ... Read More About How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals

3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT

3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT

The new SAT, which debuts in March of 2016, is the result of restructuring both the content and format of the current SAT. For one, the SAT will return to its original score scale of 1600 (from the current 2400 points), and its sections will include evidence-based reading and writing, math, and an optional essay. Studying for a new test can be daunting, especially since the new redesign means the tried and true tricks students used on previous SAT tests may not be as effective. Rather than focusing on strategies, focus on building skills. Here are three skills tested on the new 2016 SAT: 1. Deciphering SAT words in context Gone are the days ... Read More About 3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT