An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

While many students fear that their high school and even college education may fail to get them a job upon graduation, those with a background in computer science seldom have reason to worry. The tech industry continues to grow and change, and there’s no signs of stopping. It should come as no surprise, then, that schools will begin offering an AP Computer Science Principles course in the fall of 2016. The course, which will emphasize creative ways to solve problems in the larger world, is meant to prepare students for both college and employment situations. Rightfully so – skills in computer science are required or are strongly b ... Read More About An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Joan DeSalvatore is the founder of college admissions consultancy College-Bound Advising Today. Joan previously served 17 years as an Assistant Dean at Columbia University and five years as the Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics. As an insider and a parent of three recent college graduates, Joan has unique awareness and understanding about the college application process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College and ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sherri received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Alfred University and her master’s degree in special education at Simmons College. She is currently a tutor in Atlanta specializing in first grade reading, phonics, special education, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Alfred University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Sherri: Alfred University in Alfred, New York, was a small liberal arts college that shared the same town as Alfred Stat ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

For the majority of students, MCAT prep requires hundreds of hours of dedicated review. Often, this study occurs over several months. In addition to lengthy review sessions and practice tests, studying material in short snippets throughout the day can help pre-medical students fortify conceptual understanding and memorize key facts. Thus, incorporating MCAT prep into your daily routine can be a valuable strategy. Below are four ways to incorporate MCAT prep into your daily routine. Create a set of high-yield MCAT flashcards and review them every night Though the MCAT is largely rooted in understanding fundamental principles and problem-solvi ... Read More About 4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

Students transfer colleges for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it is less expensive to get basic credits out of the way at a community college and then transfer to the school of your dreams. Other times, a college may simply be a poor fit for a particular student. But transferring schools can be a lot of work, and can even put students on a different timeline for graduating. Is a transfer the right decision for you? Maybe. Here are four things to consider before transferring colleges: 1. Why do you wish to transfer? If you’re considering a transfer, it is important to think about why you want to leave – and if your ne ... Read More About 4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges