5 Ways to Master High School Physics

5 Ways to Master High School Physics

Oftentimes, when the three main science courses that students take in high school – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics – are ranked in order of favorite to least favorite, Physics winds up at the bottom of the list. There are a plethora of reasons for this, but one of the big ones is that many students find Physics very difficult to grasp. Struggles in a class can easily lead to negative feelings toward it, so it is not difficult to see why many students try to steer clear if they can.  Despite its notoriety, Physics can actually be an enjoyable and useful class with tons of real-world applications (from improving your golf swin ... Read More About 5 Ways to Master High School Physics

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What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Catherine is a New York City tutor specializing in all levels of Latin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ancient Greek and Latin from Boston University. Check out her review of her undergraduate experience: 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? Catherine: Boston University doesn’t have a traditional campus feel, although there is a central campus and a sort of quad we call the Beach. Boston is a wond ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

Should I Go To Columbia University?

Should I Go To Columbia University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jordy is a New York City tutor specializing in many subjects such as AP English, SAT prep, ISEE/SSAT prep, and more. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Art History from Columbia University from which she graduated in 2007. See what she had to say about her alma mater: 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? Jordy: Columbia is an absolutely beautiful campus. In fact, the campus itself ... Read More About Should I Go To Columbia University?

3 Study Tips for College Exams

3 Study Tips for College Exams

While the structures and difficulty-levels of college examinations have as wide a range as the options for college majors, there are a number of universally effective strategies to ace these tests that go beyond the commonplace “get enough sleep” and “don’t cram” pieces of advice. Whether you have all your exams marked with large red X’s on your calendar for the next two semesters, or it’s Wednesday and you just realized your midterm is on Friday, consider these suggestions: 1. Go to office hours (and class!) A common complaint voiced by professors and teaching assistants is that students never atten ... Read More About 3 Study Tips for College Exams