How to Make the Most of College Rankings

How to Make the Most of College Rankings

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. Every year, eager college prospects, parents, and folks in admissions alike clamor for various reports on college rankings. With our insatiable need for statistics and superficial information overload, we review the lists for validation (Yes, our ivy-covered towers are still standing strong!), redemption (Fingers crossed, please let our ranking improve from last year’s abysmal standing ... Read More About How to Make the Most of College Rankings

A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ali graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Arts Administration. She is a New York City tutor who specializes in SAT prep, ISEE/SSAT prep, Writing, and more. See what she had to say about her 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? Ali: The campus (or “The Grounds” as we refer to it at UVA) is completely accessible without a car, but ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Virginia

What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sean graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Classics. He is a Chicago tutor who specializes in many levels of Latin, AP English, and Literature & Composition. 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? Sean: Notre Dame is pretty self-contained. It’s a very walkable (and beautiful) campus, although having a bike is helpful. ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Notre Dame?

Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

When it comes to the SAT, you can never have enough practice under your belt. The SAT is totally different from the typical exams high school students are accustomed to taking in the classroom. Therefore, one of the absolute best ways to excel on the SAT is by taking SAT practice exams. It’s that simple. As students gain more exposure to the SAT question types and become comfortable with the specific format, the higher they will score on test day. Time management is probably something we could all afford to work on. Even for those who are extremely bright and familiarized with the SAT format, timing often appears to be an issue on this ... Read More About Benefits of Taking SAT Practice Tests

How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International.   It’s the start of a new year. Whether entering Kindergarten, middle school, high school, or even a non-traditional entry year, many children are beginning a new era of their education. Transitions invariably are difficult, so you may see your child struggling socially or academically. To parents, this is painful. When my family moved to London for three years, my kids were in the middle of the 4th grade and the 6th grade. My daughter sat in the cafeteria for six weeks without ... Read More About How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School