Everything You Need to Know About CLEP Exams

Everything You Need to Know About CLEP Exams

Many students, especially those who return to school later in life, have ample work experience and career-related education, but no college credits to show for it. The same is often true of students who have completed coursework in an alternative or informal environment. Luckily, colleges are becoming increasingly aware of and sensitive to the needs of students who would benefit from alternative ways of earning credit toward their degrees. The CLEP exams are one such method for doing so. What are CLEP exams? CLEP, also known as the College-Level Examination Program, administers exams that students can take in order to earn college credit. C ... Read More About Everything You Need to Know About CLEP Exams

4 Myths About AP Prep

4 Myths About AP Prep

For many high school students, the end of winter break signals the beginning of Advanced Placement (AP) prep. Crunch time for AP tests can certainly be stressful. When it comes to studying for your exams, it is important to spend your study time wisely in order to be well prepared by May. This includes avoiding AP prep myths, which can be harmful to your success. Believing these misconceptions can lead to poor study habits or to dissatisfaction with your progress, thus making it more difficult to succeed on your AP tests. Below are the four most common AP prep myths: 1. “I will be fine studying for my AP exams on my own” With p ... Read More About 4 Myths About AP Prep

My Experience at Harvard University

My Experience at Harvard University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anne received her Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from Harvard University. She is currently a tutor in Portland specializing in Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Harvard University: 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? Anne: The Harvard University campus is extremely safe. I always felt comfortable walking around, even very late in the ... Read More About My Experience at Harvard University

A Student Review of The University of Chicago

A Student Review of The University of Chicago

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kandice received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of Chicago. She is currently a tutor in Houston specializing in ISEE and SSAT prep, Reading, Writing, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at The University of Chicago: 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? Kandice: The University of Chicago is a beautiful, urban ca ... Read More About A Student Review of The University of Chicago

3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

A growing number of colleges are moving toward offering electronic textbooks for purchase or rental. There are many advantages to using electronic textbooks, including lower cost (in some instances) and ease of transportation. It is often more convenient to carry a tablet than several heavy books.  However, if you are accustomed to print textbooks, effectively perusing an electronic textbook might require new skills. Here are three ways to utilize your electronic textbooks to their full potential:  Mark up the text A main difference that students note between using traditional textbooks and using electronic textbooks is the way th ... Read More About 3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks