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How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

April 15, 2014
How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

GMAT test-takers generally possess a sense of what score they wish to achieve. Whether consciously or otherwise, almost everyone has a goal in mind. What everyone doesn't have, however, is a plan to reach that target. A marathoner does not simply hope for the best – she trains and adjusts her strategy as she prepares for the race. And like that marathoner, you, as a GMAT test-taker, must begin by answering several key questions. What is your target score? In order to reach your goal, you must first set that goal. To do so, gather the necessary information, both from outside sources and within yourself.  Investigate the schools ... Read More About How to Reach Your Target GMAT Score

Should I Take the PSAT?

April 14, 2014
Should I Take the PSAT?

When determining whether or not taking the PSAT is right for you, the answer should be clear: yes! There are numerous benefits related to completing the PSAT. Your score on the test will not harm your academic record or college application process in any way; the PSAT is simply a resource for discovering and perfecting the nature of the SAT. Sitting for the PSAT is hardly ever a regrettable decision.    The single most evident motive for completing the PSAT is that it allows students to understand their position relative to the SAT. Your score on the PSAT should indicate to you which areas of the SAT you must improve upon as well as ... Read More About Should I Take the PSAT?

What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

April 13, 2014
What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is a New York City tutor specializing in many subjects including SAT prep. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010 with Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Political Science. Check out his review of 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? David: Swarthmore College is located in the suburbs, 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Unlike many suburbs, it has great rail and bus con ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Swarthmore College?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

April 12, 2014
What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Darren is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in GRE prep, ISEE/SSAT prep, Algebra, and much more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Civilization from University of California, Davis. See what he 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?  Darren: The UC Davis campus is one of the most serene and beautiful I have seen. My sister (two years my elder) also attended Davis, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Davis?

What is a MOOC?

April 08, 2014
What is a MOOC?

A MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is a free, virtual college class available either through a university’s own website or an external website like Coursera or edX. The goal of these courses is to offer the material typically found only in college classrooms to anyone with an internet connection. While no actual college credit is typically awarded for completing one of these courses, many parent institutions provide a certificate of completion (for a fee) and a final grade to their online students. With upwards of 10,000 students per class and little—if any—contact with your professor, why should you enroll in a MOOC? Re ... Read More About What is a MOOC?

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