Student Experiences at the University of Texas at Austin

Student Experiences at the University of Texas at Austin

Alyson earned her bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in writing tutoring, French tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at the University of Texas at Austin: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Alyson: The campus has an on-campus bus that runs in a circle to help students get from one side of campus to the other. There are also public buses that run to campus from almost anywhere in the city. Lots of students have bikes, but I didn’t. I had a car on campus, but never used it because the buses were so convenient. How ava ... Read More About Student Experiences at the University of Texas at Austin

Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

It’s that time of year again—students are swapping their video games for textbooks and their  swimsuits for classroom attire. School is in session. While you can equip your child with back-to-school supplies like notebooks, pencils, and a backpack, it’s much harder to prepare for the looming threat of homework meltdowns. Last-minute study sessions and seemingly impossible homework problems can get the best of all of us—parents and students alike. At Varsity Tutors, we’re here to help make the school year more manageable. Our Live Learning Platform is accessible via mobile devices like smartphones and tablet ... Read More About Keep Calm and Study On—How to Avoid Homework Meltdowns This School Year

What to Know About Middle School Math

What to Know About Middle School Math

With the introduction of new—and often challenging—concepts, middle school math can be a roadblock for many students. To best offer guidance to middle school students who are apprehensive about their math class, there are specific things parents should know about middle school math—such as how students can establish good study habits, ways to encourage development of strong subject-specific skills, and how to identify opportunities for advancement. Middle school math can be intimidating for students and parents alike. Keep reading to learn what to know about middle school math: Middle school math allows students to establis ... Read More About What to Know About Middle School Math

Arizona State University: A Student Interview

Arizona State University: A Student Interview

Armin earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Arizona State University. He specializes in economics tutoring, Mandarin Chinese tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at Arizona State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Armin: Arizona State University offers a very diverse campus. Bikes, scooters, and longboards are possible modes of transportation, but there are certain areas where only walking is allowed. Buses are available to take you to other campuses and there are free buses to get you around Tempe. Parking on campus is hard to find. How available are ... Read More About Arizona State University: A Student Interview

What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

Students enrolled in AP courses face an end-of-course assessment, testing students’ cumulative knowledge in a specific AP subject area. AP scores, however, are not only dependent on how well you do on your final AP exam. In some cases, they also consist of through-course assessments. If you are enrolled in an AP course, it’s important to understand all of the elements that will make up your AP score. So what are AP through-course assessments? Keep reading to learn more, including two examples from AP Seminar. The basics of AP through-course assessments Through-course assessments are tasks that students complete during the year ( ... Read More About What are AP Through-Course Assessments?