Should I Go to Portland State University?

Should I Go to Portland State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cassandra earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State University in 2011. She currently specializes in Spanish tutoring, among other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience as a student at Portland State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Cassandra: Portland State is in the heart of the city, close to buses and easily accessible by car or bike. Every Saturday starting in the Spring, the Farmer’s market takes over the park blocks that run throug ... Read More About Should I Go to Portland State University?

Stress Management Tips for Busy Students

Stress Management Tips for Busy Students

It is often underrated how busy a college student’s life can become. Between schoolwork, maintaining a social life, and potentially holding a job or internship, it can become a very busy and overwhelming time for many. If you’re not careful to take precautions, it can easily spiral out of control to a place where stress may cause you to confuse your priorities. Thus, it is very important to be aware of everything on your plate during this chapter in your life — this can help you manage all of the aspects so you can perform to your best potential on all accounts. College life can quickly become more stressful and intense than ... Read More About Stress Management Tips for Busy Students

What to Know About College-Level Math

What to Know About College-Level Math

When you go to college, you’ll more than likely have to take at least one mathematics course as part of your general education requirements. Whether it’s algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics, the first math classes that you take in college will present new challenges that you may not have faced in high school. Depending on your major and/or any AP credits you may have earned in high school, you might be exempt from certain levels of college math, or you might not have to take any at all! Whether you’re looking for an interesting elective to switch things up, or you’re facing several more years of math, here are s ... Read More About What to Know About College-Level Math

What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Phylecia earned her bachelor’s degree in electronics art and animation from Ball State University in 2011. She specializes in english tutoring, as well as a number of other subjects. See what she had to say about her time at Ball State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Phylecia: Ball State University (BSU) is a midsize coeducational university in Muncie, Indiana. The university has roughly over 20,000 students, is near affordable transportation, and is located in a traditional rura ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Ball State University?

Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

Now that we’ve successfully navigated Halloween, it’s time once again to look forward to the gravy-filled joy that Thanksgiving is sure to bring. Prior to the winter holiday madness, Thanksgiving kicks off a season that, for many, represents food, fun, football, and family. But there is so much more to it than that. How much do you actually know about Thanksgiving? There was no turkey at the beginning Your Thanksgiving Day knowledge should begin with the bird — however, the first Thanksgiving did not. Deer, birds, and seafood made an appearance, though none of them were stuffed inside of one another (Turducken, a ... Read More About Thanksgiving Fun Facts for You to Know this Year

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