What does a Bilingual Education Mean for Your Child?

What does a Bilingual Education Mean for Your Child?

As the name suggests, a bilingual education refers to pedagogical instruction that is conducted in two languages. This style is in contrast to one class period of language learning per day. In the United States, the languages incorporated into bilingual instruction are generally English and Spanish, though some districts and private schools may offer other languages. This type of instruction can be extremely beneficial to the right student, but what does a bilingual education mean for your child? When learning about bilingual education, examine how various institutions practice this form of learning and understand the extent of the required wo ... Read More About What does a Bilingual Education Mean for Your Child?

What is it Like to Attend Emerson College?

What is it Like to Attend Emerson College?

Sarah is a current senior at Emerson College. She is majoring in media production, and specializes in creative writing tutoring, AP US Government tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Emerson College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Sarah: Emerson College is located in the heart of Boston, across from the Boston Common. There’s no real “campus;” the city is our campus! In such an urban setting, it’s a little more important to be aware of your surroundings, but I’ve always found it very safe. There’s also an amazing public transportation ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Emerson College?

The Pros and Cons of Dual Credit Courses

The Pros and Cons of Dual Credit Courses

This post is part of a week-long series to help new high school and college students prepare for their freshman year. Throughout this week, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks for this critical transition. High school poses many challenging choices—what extracurriculars to participate in, when to sit for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT, and which style of classes to take. In addition to general coursework, students can choose to take college-level courses in the form of AP, IB, or dual credit. As the name suggests, dual credit courses allow you to earn credits accepted by both high schools and colleges. Kn ... Read More About The Pros and Cons of Dual Credit Courses

4 Ways to Get Involved on Campus as a Commuter Student

4 Ways to Get Involved on Campus as a Commuter Student

This post is part of a week-long series to help new high school and college students prepare for their freshman year. Throughout this week, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks for this critical transition. College is a unique environment that challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and welcome opportunities for growth. The first piece to branching out of your comfort zone is getting involved on campus, a task that can be particularly intimidating for commuter students. Without the luxury of constant bonding with floormates, commuter students must find ways to feel at home on campus. Commuter students can get inv ... Read More About 4 Ways to Get Involved on Campus as a Commuter Student

How to Maximize Your High School Extracurriculars

How to Maximize Your High School Extracurriculars

This post is part of a week-long series to help new high school and college students prepare for their freshman year. Throughout this week, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks for this critical transition. High school poses a great opportunity to simultaneously expand your interests while strengthening your college applications through extracurricular activities. Each school varies in its offerings, but you’ll typically encounter a plethora of options, varying from student council to robotics club. As a high school freshman, though, how do you make the most of your involvement? You can maximize your high school ex ... Read More About How to Maximize Your High School Extracurriculars