What is it Like to Attend Duke University?

What is it Like to Attend Duke University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Margaret is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in Writing, AP Psychology, all levels of Spanish, and more. She is a graduate of Duke University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. 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? Margaret: For my undergraduate, we had an interesting situation. There wasn’t that much public transportation at the time in Durham, Nort ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Duke University?

Should I Go To Northwestern University?

Should I Go To Northwestern University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline is a Chicago tutor specializing in several subjects including History, AP English, ACT/SAT prep, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Theatre. 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? Caroline: I attended Northwestern University, a medium-sized liberal arts college in a cute suburban town called Eva ... Read More About Should I Go To Northwestern University?

5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

Most authorities on MCAT preparation will agree that one of the most important ways to prepare for the exam is through practice exams and practice questions. However, simply practicing without a formal structure or objective will not result in a significant score increase. Below are five key tactics for getting the most out of your practice as you study for the MCAT. 1. Time yourself Though it may be difficult to complete exams or question sets under time constraints when you first begin your MCAT review, it is vitally important to strictly time yourself while you practice. If you don’t time yourself, you run the risk of developing tim ... Read More About 5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

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. Aside from the required, main college essay, many colleges and universities often ask for at least one more essay or short answer question. Though instructions for these supplemental essays can vary greatly, the essays usually have the general theme of “why are you applying to us?” The schools want to check that you are sending thoughtful, well-reasoned applications – that you are not just ... Read More About The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

Although it’s tempting to spend winter break – and any other bits of downtime you might have throughout the school year – relaxing and not worrying about academics, working ahead on some classwork would benefit you in the long-run. This doesn’t imply by any means that you need to devote every bit of free time to these activities, but implementing just a few strategies here and there to ensure you are always prepared could put you in a solid position for success later on. Here are a few suggestions:  1. Complete reading assignments in advance Certain instructors prefer that you read about a topic prior to the asso ... Read More About 4 Ways to Work Ahead in School