What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota studying Biochemistry and Finance. He is a Minneapolis tutor specializing in Chemistry, Biology, ACT prep, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about 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? David: The University of Minnesota campus is divided into three parts: the East Bank and West Bank in Minneapolis, and the St. Paul campus, a f ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rafy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Richmond in 2013. He is now a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, and several other subjects. Check out his review of the University of Richmond: 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? Rafy: The University of Richmond campus is beautiful, secluded, and safe. The campus is only 15 minutes away from downtown Ric ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Christina Taber-Kewene attended Stanford University and Columbia Law School, in addition to working for 10 years in New York City and Europe as a commercial litigator. She has been published extensively on the topics of extra-territorial jurisdiction, discovery of evidence outside the United States, and product liability. She has run educational mentoring programs in California, New York City, and New Jersey, as her greatest passion is mentoring underserved teens. Christina has taken on the role of Director of Law Admissions with Admit Adv ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

5 Questions to Ask Your Student's New Teacher

5 Questions to Ask Your Student's New Teacher

A new school year often involves changes for your student—a different classroom and teacher, for example, as well as unfamiliar peers. Understanding his or her new teacher’s practices is the first step in supporting your child’s back-to-school transition. Here are 5 questions to ask your student’s new teacher this fall:  1. How much homework do you assign? Although the amount of homework will naturally vary throughout the year, asking your student’s new teacher about the typical content and length of homework will help your family with after-school time management. For example, will your child’s math ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Your Student's New Teacher

How Will ACT Scores Change in 2015?

How Will ACT Scores Change in 2015?

Beginning in the fall of 2015 (with additional modifications slated for 2016), test-takers who opt to sit for the ACT will receive a score report with several key changes. The creators of the ACT ultimately hope to offer more robust scores, with additional assessment categories and data that will help colleges and students better determine whether they are ideal matches for each other (as well as whether students, more generally, are prepared for higher education). Here are some ways ACT scores will change in 2015: ACT scores will include a STEM score The revised ACT will provide institutions and students with a STEM score, which will ... Read More About How Will ACT Scores Change in 2015?