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A Day in the Life at The University of Texas at Austin

A Day in the Life at The University of Texas at Austin

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miles is a Houston tutor specializing in many AP subjects including English, European History, Macroeconomics, and many other areas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Economics & Political Science. Check out his review of his 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? Miles: The University of Texas at Austin has a beautiful campus and extensi ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The University of Texas at Austin

Should I Go To Tufts University?

Should I Go To Tufts University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert is a Seattle tutor specializing in SAT/ACT prep, Calculus, Physics, and many other subjects. He is a 2013 graduate of Tufts University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. See what he had to say about his 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? Robert: The Tufts campus is small and pretty. All but a couple of buildings are within comfortable walking distance, and those that aren& ... Read More About Should I Go To Tufts University?

A Day in the Life at Boston University

A Day in the Life at Boston University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lena is a Boston tutor specializing in Psychology, Essay Editing, Biochemistry, and more. She graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. 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? Lena: Boston University is located in the heart of Boston. Fenway Park, the Charles River, and Kenmore Square are a short walking distance away. I would describ ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Boston University

How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

GMAT test-takers generally possess a sense of what score they wish to achieve. Whether consciously or otherwise, almost everyone has a goal in mind. What everyone doesn't have, however, is a plan to reach that target. A marathoner does not simply hope for the best – she trains and adjusts her strategy as she prepares for the race. And like that marathoner, you, as a GMAT test-taker, must begin by answering several key questions. What is your target score? In order to reach your goal, you must first set that goal. To do so, gather the necessary information, both from outside sources and within yourself.  Investigate the schools ... Read More About How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

Should I Take the PSAT?

Should I Take the PSAT?

When determining whether or not taking the PSAT is right for you, the answer should be clear: yes! There are numerous benefits related to completing the PSAT. Your score on the test will not harm your academic record or college application process in any way; the PSAT is simply a resource for discovering and perfecting the nature of the SAT. Sitting for the PSAT is hardly ever a regrettable decision.    The single most evident motive for completing the PSAT is that it allows students to understand their position relative to the SAT. Your score on the PSAT should indicate to you which areas of the SAT you must improve upon as well as ... Read More About Should I Take the PSAT?