A Student Review of Brown University

A Student Review of Brown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joshua is a Boston tutor specializing in English, Middle School Math, SAT Critical Reading prep, and a number of other areas. He is currently a senior at Brown University majoring in Classics and Slavic Studies. See what he had to share about Brown 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? Joshua: At Brown University, we have what is called an “open campus.” This means that we are in the middl ... Read More About A Student Review of Brown University

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ian is an Atlanta tutor and 2009 graduate of Georgia State University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and tutors several subjects such as ACT Reading prep, College Essays, and Writing. Check out what Ian had to say about his time at Georgia State 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? Ian: Georgia State University’s campus is the epitome of urban, and its buildings are peppered thr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Hanna Stotland is an educational and career consultant with a unique understanding of the admissions system – she was accepted to Harvard College with a G.E.D. Hanna worked full-time for two years before she returned to school and enrolled at Bryn Mawr College. She transferred to Harvard College and later attended Harvard Law School. In 2008, she left the legal field to make her consulting business her full-time focus. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Hanna: You don't need ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

Many students experience test anxiety, especially on standardized exams or assessments that affect their promotion to the next grade. As a result, it’s important for students to develop test-taking skills since they're used throughout primary and secondary school, as well as into college and beyond. If your elementary school student has test anxiety, here are four ways to help him or her cope: 1. Know the assessment(s) First, find out what exam your student is anxious about. There are many different kinds: unit tests in a specific subject, mid-year assessments, end-of-year exams, and more. Some tests take all week – with a specia ... Read More About How to Help Your Elementary School Student Cope with Test Anxiety

A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kenny is a St. Louis tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, History, and a number of other areas. He is currently a junior at University of Notre Dame majoring in Economics and Math. See what he had to share about University of Notre Dame: 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? Kenny: The University of Notre Dame campus is very beautiful. It is about an hour east of Chicago, and it is quite safe. The school&rsqu ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Notre Dame

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