5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. You think you’re ready to submit your college application? WAIT – don’t do it! Or at least, not yet. Before you hit “Submit,” make sure you follow these important steps: 1. Clean up your social media act Many adcom will not just review your application, but will spend some time Googling you as well, checking your profiles on social media sites and making sure that they like what they see. Please be responsible and take down anything that makes you ... Read More About 5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alex graduated from The University of Vermont in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. He is a San Francisco tutor specializing in Literature, Grammar & Mechanics, AP English, and more. Check out his review of his undergraduate experience: 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? Alex: The campus setting is large and beautiful. A campus “green” with fountains and winding paths in the middle ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Vermont?

Should I Go To Princeton University?

Should I Go To Princeton University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sanjiv is a graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is an Austin tutor specializing in SAT prep, Calculus, Geometry, 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? Sanjiv: Princeton is located in the quaint little town of Princeton, NJ. The campus itself is beautiful, with trees lining the sidewalks and gothic a ... Read More About Should I Go To Princeton University?

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

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. Managing the medical school interview day requires stamina, poise, and know how. Please look for my other guest posts on the Varsity Tutors blog where I’ve covered both prominent and subtle aspects of the interview day. Check out my July entry for advice on how to let your story show your glory and how to fake it until you make it, and my August entr ... Read More About How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week

5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week

Don’t let finals week get the best of you! The following five strategies are smart tactics that can greatly aid you during the course of your final exams. Ultimately, the key to success goes beyond simply “studying hard.”   1. Dedicate each day to a single subject Instead of reviewing for several different exams within one timeframe, devote each day to preparing for a single test. The material you discuss in the latter half of a semester or term is often a continuation of information presented early in the course. Do not yet switch to studying for a second exam when you have established a solid rhythm reviewing for th ... Read More About 5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week