Qualities to Look for in a Math Tutor

Qualities to Look for in a Math Tutor

If you’re struggling with math, know that you aren’t alone. Despite this knowledge of shared anguish, for students experiencing difficulty, a math test can be the most daunting thing in the world. Math is difficult for many students, and often, they seek the help of a tutor. Finding a good tutor can also feel difficult, but if you know what you’re looking for, it can be an experience well worth the time. So what qualities should you look for in a math tutor? Good communicator It may seem obvious, but it is important that you and your tutor be able to communicate well. This means more than just during the time when you&rsqu ... Read More About Qualities to Look for in a Math Tutor

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

Even though the start of the school year is just around the corner – or already here, depending on your district’s schedule – you can still set yourself up for success. The first week of school is often a bit slower than normal, which gives you a great opportunity to get ahead on your upcoming AP courses. Here are a few guidelines to create the ultimate study plan. 1. Know the course content Familiarize yourself with the course content, including important concepts and skills you’ll learn throughout the semester, and the order in which you’ll learn them. Doing so can help you get a sense of what you’ll be ... Read More About The Ultimate Study Plan for AP Courses

The University of Michigan College Experience

The University of Michigan College Experience

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Fun received his bachelor’s degree in engineering and his master’s degree in accounting at the University of Michigan. He is currently a tutor in New York City specializing in accounting, finance, and economics, among other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at the 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 car/bike? Fun: The University of Michigan campu ... Read More About The University of Michigan College Experience

What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brianna received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Washington University. She is currently a tutor in Portland specializing in Spanish. See what she had to say about her experience at Western Washington 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? Brianna: Campus is very close to everything you need, including the downtown, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. There is a gr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Western Washington University?

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