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A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

July 21, 2013
A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lynn is a Tucson tutor specializing in Calculus, Statistics, Spanish, and much more. She is a 2012 graduate of The University of Arizona with Bachelor’s degrees in both Mathematics and Economics. See what she had to say about her school:   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?  Lynn: The campus is fairly large, but with a bike, you can get from one side to the other in 10-15 minutes. Tucson ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

July 19, 2013
A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sandy is a New York City tutor who specializes in Arithmetic, SAT prep, Writing, and much more. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. 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? Sandy: Georgetown University is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which is an urban environment. The campus was ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

July 18, 2013
How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

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.   Google had a problem. As a 2012 New York Times article described it, Google executives were growing increasingly aware that they were not hiring enough women. Worse still, they were attracting negative attention about it. So, Google did what Google does best: they amassed data and mined it. In their analysis, among other findings, Google concluded that the company was overlooking women who tended to be more ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Andrea Kilpatrick

July 17, 2013
Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Andrea Kilpatrick

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Andrea Kilpatrick is the Director of Law Admissions at Admit Advantage, a leading admissions consulting company that provides admissions assistance for college, MBA, and law school applicants. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a Master’s of Education degree from the University of Oxford, and a JD from Harvard Law School. Andrea worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company for eight years and held a leadership role in the firm’s Nonprofit Practice for three of those years. She now lends he ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Andrea Kilpatrick

What is it Like to Attend Northern Kentucky University?

July 14, 2013
What is it Like to Attend Northern Kentucky University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Christina is a New York City tutor and 2012 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and tutors Mandarin Chinese. 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?  Christina: It is not so urban, although I can get to downtown Cincinnati within less than 10 minutes. I would say it is a safe campus. I had a car when I was in s ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Northern Kentucky University?