Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

The beginning of a new semester can be overwhelming: the whirlwind of classes, new classmates and professors, and the start of assignments and long-term projects. You can help minimize the stress by organizing yourself, your materials, and space before classes begin. Start the semester organized with these five tips: 1. Create a daily/weekly schedule Once you’ve finalized your class schedule, create a timesheet – either on your computer or by hand – that shows when and where your classes are. It can be helpful to have a visual representation showing the blocks of time you must set aside, so you can easily see which days wil ... Read More About Start the Semester Organized with These 5 Tips

Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Audrey Kahane earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and her Master’s degree in Counseling, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Audrey served as a University of California, Los Angeles instructor for its College Counseling Certificate Program. She has been writing a college-themed column in a Ventura County community newspaper for more than a decade. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Audrey: I have my students start their applications during the summe ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Audrey Kahane

A Day in the Life at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

A Day in the Life at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Ohio State University. She is currently a tutor in Austin specializing in writing, literature, and clarinet, among other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on ... Read More About A Day in the Life at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Should I Go To Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

Should I Go To Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Max received his bachelor’s degree in materials science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is currently a tutor in Philadelphia specializing in algebra, pre-algebra, pre-calculus, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Rutgers University-New Brunswick: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Max: Rutgers University-New Brunswick is pretty expansiv ... Read More About Should I Go To Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

Set Up a Study Plan With Your Tutor That Works for You

Set Up a Study Plan With Your Tutor That Works for You

Tutoring is an excellent way to learn more in-depth about a particular subject, whether you feel you’re falling behind in class or you want to get ahead. Since tutoring is extremely adaptable, it’s up to you to make your study plan the most effective it can be. Here are a few tips on setting up a plan with your tutor for your best chances of success:   1. Discuss purpose and end goals Before your first tutoring session, talk about your purpose and end goals. Are you trying to catch up or enrich knowledge you’ve already gained? How much familiarity do you have the subject? It can be helpful to show your tutor recent pro ... Read More About Set Up a Study Plan With Your Tutor That Works for You