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A Day in the Life at Stanford University

February 15, 2014
A Day in the Life at Stanford University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kenneth is a New York City tutor specializing in Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, and more. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. See what he had to say about 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?  Kenneth: The campus is absolutely beautiful, and between the Spanish architecture and the immaculately maintained gardens and other green spaces, any walk f ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Stanford University

Exploring the Medical School Myth

February 13, 2014
Exploring the Medical School Myth

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. Those of you who have faithfully followed my Varsity Tutors blog entries know that we’ve covered a lot of application topics including letters of recommendation, personal statements, interview tips, and more. Please check out those entries if you are interested in professional help on any of those topics. Today I’m going to switch gears a bit t ... Read More About Exploring the Medical School Myth

How is the GMAT Scored?

February 12, 2014
How is the GMAT Scored?

Score reports The GMAT consists of four unique sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning, each of which is graded separately. The score report also includes a total scaled score from 200-800. For the multiple-choice quantitative and verbal portions, the GMAT creates a scaled score, instead of a raw result, as the test is a computer analytical experience. If you answer a question correctly, the next problem will be more difficult, but if you are incorrect, the next one will be simpler. Therefore, each scaled score includes the number of problems answered correctly and their statistical nume ... Read More About How is the GMAT Scored?

How is the LSAT Scored?

February 10, 2014
How is the LSAT Scored?

Scoring LSAT results range from 120-180. There are an average of one hundred questions on the test, and each is worth one raw score point. This score is then converted using an algorithm (“equating” for difficulty differences between versions of the LSAT). Keep in mind that there is no specific “passing” mark, and many law schools weigh your LSAT score over your GPA. Institutions also utilize an “index,” which they publish in their application materials. The index includes how they calculate your GPA relative to your LSAT result. Despite LSAT guides’ repetition that there is a target mark for the exam, ... Read More About How is the LSAT Scored?

Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

February 09, 2014
Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rebekah is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in ISEE prep, Essay Editing, Pre-Algebra, and more. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Brigham Young University. 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? Rebekah: I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It is located in the heart of Provo which is a bigger town, but the university is what drive ... Read More About Should I Go To Brigham Young University?