Where Will You Go Next? 3 Study Abroad Programs for Green Majors

Where Will You Go Next? 3 Study Abroad Programs for Green Majors

In this series, the Varsity Tutors Blog showcases unique study abroad programs that offer college students a world of educational possibilities. Have you participated in an unusual study abroad program? Let us know at blog@varsitytutors.com. Studying abroad offers you the unique chance to discover a new culture and expand your academics. Regardless of your major, there are engaging programs offered to students abroad. If you’re a prospective green major, there are a multitude of opportunities to advance your studies overseas. From Duke University’s conservation program in Australia to the University of California, Davis’ sus ... Read More About Where Will You Go Next? 3 Study Abroad Programs for Green Majors

One Student's Opinion of Harvard University

One Student's Opinion of Harvard University

Josef earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. He specializes in psychology tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at Harvard University. Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Josef: The college campus setting was inspiringly picturesque, boldly embodying through its historic architecture Harvard’s timeless global role as the foundational brick-and-mortar exemplar of Western education. Because the college was founded within and built around the city of Cambridge, Harvard’s unique Ivy League campus boasts both urban and su ... Read More About One Student's Opinion of Harvard University

3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

The Thanksgiving holiday provides a special opportunity to encourage student reflection on all the things they’re thankful for, and craft projects are an excellent medium for children to make the most of this season. There are many easy—yet educational—Thanksgiving crafts for kids, including composing thankfulness poems, creating menus for a Thanksgiving meal, and designing gratitude cards. Keep reading to learn three easy (and educational) Thanksgiving crafts for kids. 1. Write a thankfulness poem Ask your child to write and illustrate a thankfulness poem, detailing what they’re grateful for this Thanksgiving. This T ... Read More About 3 Easy (and Educational) Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A Student Interview

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A Student Interview

Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and genetics from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She specializes in algebra tutoring, anatomy tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Samantha: The campus is very easy to navigate, and is right next to the state capitol and downtown. Madison is very bike-friendly, and there’s a bus system that can get you anywhere you need to go. The university provides students with bus passes each semester. It’s very difficult to own and use a car o ... Read More About University of Wisconsin-Madison: A Student Interview

What Every College Student Should Know About Citations

What Every College Student Should Know About Citations

Regardless of your course of study, an inevitable aspect of your college studies will involve composing papers and essays. In order to successfully compose these essays, it’s key to properly cite your sources. However, this involves more than simply giving credit where credit is due. It’s about joining an academic conversation that you, a student, are as much a part of as these established scholars. As a college student, it’s important to understand citation styles, note the varying types of citations, and learn how to use citations throughout the entirety of the writing process. Looking to gain a better understanding of cit ... Read More About What Every College Student Should Know About Citations