A Day in the Life at Princeton University

A Day in the Life at Princeton University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Laura is an Austin tutor specializing in ACT/SAT prep, Writing, GRE prep, and more. She graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Check out her review of 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? Laura: Princeton is located in the quiet town of Princeton, NJ. Princeton’s campus is peaceful and gorgeous; it’s mostly designed in a collegiate Gothi ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Princeton University

How is the ISEE Scored?

How is the ISEE Scored?

The Independent School Entrance Exam consists of an overall raw score and a scaled score between 760 and 940 for each of four sections – Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, and Mathematics Achievement. There is also a single, unmarked “response to a prompt” essay. Each score report includes a national percentile rank for mathematics and reading. ISEE results reflect correct answers only; there is no penalty for incorrect responses. Score reports also list a stanine, or standard nine score, that segments all possible results into nine groups. Scores in stanine five or above are considered academica ... Read More About How is the ISEE Scored?

5 Steps to Improve Your MBA Candidacy for 2015

5 Steps to Improve Your MBA Candidacy for 2015

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. Think 2015 is a distant reality? Think again! Next year’s MBA application season starts sooner than you realize… like right now. So let’s jump right to it – what should you be doing now to prepare for the upcoming application season? 1. Assess Your Qualifications You need to examine your grades and your GMAT score to establish where you stand amongst your competition academically. A low GMAT score or a low GPA is not necessarily an MBA deal breaker ... Read More About 5 Steps to Improve Your MBA Candidacy for 2015

ACT Math Tips

ACT Math Tips

The Math section on the ACT can be overwhelming. It may include any component of algebra (pre-algebra to intermediate), geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions increase in difficulty as you progress through the section. Unlike the SAT, you do not receive formulas, which means you must remember them. However, there are several useful strategies to keep in mind as you approach this portion of the ACT.  1.    Conquer easy questions first Remember, the Math section begins simply and becomes progressively harder. As you earn one point for each correct answer on the ACT, an easy question that you can solve in several seco ... Read More About ACT Math Tips

A Student Review of New York University

A Student Review of New York University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alice is a New York City tutor specializing in Literature, AP English, all levels of Spanish, and more. She graduated from New York University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature. Check out her review of 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? Alice: The NYU campus is as urban as it gets, located in the heart of New York City. All of the dorms are located within wal ... Read More About A Student Review of New York University