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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

Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage.   For many, October means cooler temperatures, beautiful fall foliage, and close to fall festivals and outings. But in the world of college admissions, it often means, “Yikes!” Peeling away the September calendar page to reveal that of October can incite anxiety at looming early November application deadlines. Here are some practical tips to get you through: Set measurable and ob ... Read More About Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

By Michelle Finkel, MDInsider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. You never get a chance to ruin a first impression, and, unfortunately, the stakes are particularly high getting into medical school. It’s important to make sure the fine points of your interview day are smooth and in check. Please take a look at my July Varsity Tutors blog entry on medical interviews for advice on how to let your story show your glory ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

A Student Review of Saint Louis University

A Student Review of Saint Louis University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brandon graduated from Saint Louis University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Math, French, and Philosophy. He is a New York City tutor specializing in Calculus, Literature, History, and more. See what he had to say about his undergraduate experience: 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: I used my bike everyday. Biking was the order of the day; everyone started biking around 2009 and that was it. St. Lo ... Read More About A Student Review of Saint Louis University

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight form nationally recognized admissions experts. Joyce Curll served for 18 years as the Admissions and Financial Aid Dean at Harvard Law School. Prior to that, she was the Director of Admissions and Admissions Dean for 16 years at NYU Law School. Joyce is the author of The Best Law Schools’ Admissions Secrets, a best-selling guide designed to help prospective law students successfully navigate the admissions process. She earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude at Harvard University as well as a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University. VT: How much time shoul ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Joyce Curll