The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brandon is a New York City tutor specializing in several subjects such as Economics, Reading, and College Essay prep. He majored in Theater, Economics, and Government when he attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and graduated in 2011. See what Brandon had to say about his 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? Brandon: Saratoga Springs is probably one of the most beautiful citi... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Skidmore College?
Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Susan Goodkin is a national college consultant specializing in admission to highly selective colleges such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, and much more. She is a graduate of Harvard University, as well as Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Susan has been featured in several well-known publications such as The Washington Post and The Miami Herald. She currently does college admissions consulting at the California Learning Strategies Center. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college ap... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Susan Goodkin
The following piece was written by Shannon Duff. Shannon has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Yale University admissions officer. She is also the founder of Collegiate Compass. As students prepare college applications, they must be focused on telling their story and showcasing what stands out about them! Now is the time when students are CREATING and GROWING in ways that will help them stand out through their academics, extracurricular activities, and summer activities. Let’s say you are an 11th grader who is passionate about drums and science. What are you planning this summer? Why not try a summer progra... Read More About Top 3 Goals for High School Juniors
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Perrine is a Phoenix tutor specializing in Geometry, SAT prep, Grammar and Mechanics, and more. She is a 2005 graduate of Stanford University where she studied Political Science and International Relations. See what she had to say about her time in college: 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? Perrine: Stanford Campus, known as “The Farm,” is breathtakingly beautiful. It is set on 8,180 a... Read More About Should I Go To Stanford University?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert is a Dallas Fort Worth Tutor and 2008 graduate of New York University where he studied Music. Some of the subjects he tutors are SAT Math, History, and Writing. See what he had to say about his time at NYU: 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? Robert: The campus is not at all like a traditional college campus. The majority of the university buildings are located around Washington Square Park, ... Read More About A Day in the Life at New York University