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4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

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. Business school rankings offer important data for comparing top MBA programs. But are they the end-all and be-all of business school research? If you examine the rankings, is that enough to help you make an informed decision about the best business schools for you? No and no. While b-school ranking sites do present helpful facts and figures, they do not present a complete picture of a program and do not provide enough data to lead you to “the one.” The last thing yo ... Read More About 4 Things to Know About MBA Rankings

A Day in the Life at Rice University

A Day in the Life at Rice University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ankita is a Houston tutor and a junior at Rice University. She is majoring in Cognitive Science and tutors many subjects such as Trigonometry, Biology, and ACT/SAT prep. Check out her review of Rice: 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?  Ankita: Rice is really special in that it is one of the few universities that has completely balanced a beautiful, spacious campus in the middle of an urban city. Wal ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Rice University

5 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

5 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

The following piece was written by Tiffany Sorensen. Tiffany is a professional Spanish and SAT tutor for Varsity Tutors. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language & Literature from Stony Brook University. Contrary to popular opinion, there is no simple solution to quickly learning a foreign language. As with other academic subjects, the degree to which you understand and improve is proportionate to the amount of time and effort you expend. When it comes to learning another language, attitude plays a key role in how easily your brain absorbs information. Consider the below suggestions as approaches, not shortcuts. Keep these five p ... Read More About 5 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

What to Know When Colleges Visit Your High School

What to Know When Colleges Visit Your High School

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. Investigating colleges demands intensive work – reading websites/blogs/books, talking with your guidance counselor, contacting current college students and alumni, touring campuses, and attending presentations and fairs. Sometimes, however, you have the easy opportunity to meet with a college representative right in your own high school during your school day. Every year, college admissions officers ... Read More About What to Know When Colleges Visit Your High School

How to Motivate a High School Student

How to Motivate a High School Student

It’s the same conundrum that a lot of parents face. You know your child is intelligent. Every now and then, you see glimpses of brilliance: a high test score, a great idea, a strong grade, etc. Yet, you just can’t seem to get them to put in the extra time to improve. Your child isn’t reaching their full potential and it might appear that they just don’t want to buckle down and make it happen. Never fear – you’re not the only parent who has this problem and there are plenty of ways to motivate high school students. Make them want it Do you ever feel like you want your child to get a 30 on the ACT more than ... Read More About How to Motivate a High School Student