University of Michigan: A Student Interview

University of Michigan: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brendan received a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and a Master’s in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies  from University of Michigan. He is currently a tutor in Chicago specializing in History, French, Math, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at University of Michigan: 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 ca ... Read More About University of Michigan: A Student Interview

What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jesse is a New York City tutor and 2012 graduate of Trinity College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and tutors several subjects, including English, Public Speaking, and Writing. Check out what Jesse had to say about his time at Trinity College: 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? Jesse: The Trinity College campus is beautiful, with historic buildings and a landscaped central ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Trinity College?

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

Nearly every student finds it difficult to work well in groups at least once in his or her academic career. Group work involves sharing responsibility and control, and it can take years to hone these skills. Help your child develop positive and productive habits early on so he or she can work well in groups throughout the rest of his or her school years and adult life. Here are several tips for the most common types of group members: Apathetic or shy group members These students are either shy or don't care to contribute to their groups. The best way for your child to approach this group member is to talk to him or her. Have your studen ... Read More About Help Your Child Work Well in Groups With These Tips

7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

The ACT and the SAT are important components of any college application. However, it can sometimes prove difficult to convince your child to adequately prep for them – even if he or she is normally an A+ student! While studying for the ACT or the SAT is ultimately your child’s responsibility, there are ways to encourage your student’s efforts. Here are seven ways to support your student’s ACT/SAT study: 1. Help your student find the right study materials Regardless of whether your child registers for the ACT or the SAT, prep materials (like practice tests) are a must-have. You can help find them by taking your student ... Read More About 7 Ways to Support Your Student's ACT/SAT Study

The New York University College Experience

The New York University College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Adrianna is a Cincinnati tutor and 2013 graduate of New York University. She tutors several subjects, including Elementary Math, French, and Reading. Check out what Adrianna had to say about her time at New York University: 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? Adrianna: New York University is definitely an urban campus, as most of its buildings are in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich ... Read More About The New York University College Experience