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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?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

February 08, 2014
What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nathan is a St. Louis tutor specializing in SAT prep, Calculus, all levels of Algebra, and more. He is currently a senior at University of Missouri-St. Louis majoring in Math Education. Check out his review of 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? Nathan: UMSL is a much more commuter-based school; there are two campuses, North and South. Both campuses are connected to the Metrolink, but I take my car ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

Should I Go To Duke University?

February 06, 2014
Should I Go To Duke University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rachel is a Kansas City tutor specializing in SAT/ACT prep, Writing, Literature, and more. She graduated from Duke University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and International Comparative Studies. 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? Rachel: Setting foot on Duke’s campus is an amazing experience. It is often referred to as the “Gothic ... Read More About Should I Go To Duke University?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

February 05, 2014
When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

Grading structure of the PSAT Your PSAT results consist of three sections (Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing), each worth 20-80 points, for a maximum mark of 240. There are two key reasons to sit for the PSAT: to prepare for the SAT, and to potentially rank well enough for the National Merit Scholarship. Your official score report includes further instructions for the National Merit Scholarship application process, as well as your ranking. While the necessary result varies from year to year, the selection index score (the sum of all three sections) for the National Merit Scholarship is roughly 200. Keep in mind that only a very select ... Read More About When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

February 04, 2014
How to Evaluate a School for Your Child

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. As we anticipate the spring, you may be evaluating your child's progress during the past year and deciding what kind of school would serve your child best in the coming years. The options can be overwhelming: Public Schools Local public schools Specialized public schools Private Schools Independent schools Parochial schools Boarding schools Distance learning schools Specialized private schools (which may include: international schools, special education schools, an ... Read More About How to Evaluate a School for Your Child