The Boston University College Experience

The Boston University College Experience

Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in math education from Boston University. She specializes in math tutoring, geometry tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Boston University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Shannon: Boston University (BU) is an extremely urban campus located right in the city of Boston. Our campus is a 1.7 mile stretch down Commonwealth Avenue. Being in the city, there is no need for cars and most students walk to class, as the academic buildings are all centrally located near each other. If you are not up for walking, there are many other modes ... Read More About The Boston University College Experience

3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

As a high school senior, there are probably many questions on your mind. The biggest area of concern for many high school seniors is the impending college transition. Questions like what college to attend, how test scores and dual credits transfer, and when to send in applications may be on the forefront of your mind. Where do you turn for answers to these serious questions? The beginning of senior year is a great time to ask your guidance counselor about college. High school guidance counselor Patty Crotty says it’s important for high school seniors to know themselves and focus on finding the right fit during the college search. &ldquo ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

4 Questions to Ask Your First MBA Professor

4 Questions to Ask Your First MBA Professor

This post is part of our 2017 Back-to-School Series. Throughout the month of August, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for back-to-school advice, tips, and tricks for all ages. When you start business school, you will face a significant adjustment. In addition to learning new names, building relationships with your classmates, exploring new companies and industries, and developing your career, you will also be taking graduate-level courses with professors who want to help you succeed. Initiating a conversation with your professor shows that you are interested in the class and that you value his or her advice. Questions to ask your first MBA profe ... Read More About 4 Questions to Ask Your First MBA Professor

Should I Go to the University of South Florida?

 Should I Go to the University of South Florida?

Felicia earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of South Florida. She specializes in English tutoring, elementary math tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at the University of South Florida: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Felicia: The campus is quite expansive—I got lost many times as a freshman. The landscaping and buildings, however, make the campus feel personable and calming. There are plenty of private nooks to use for studying or meetings, both inside and outside. The campus is definitely an urban campus. The bus system, called th ... Read More About Should I Go to the University of South Florida?

3 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Child’s Teacher

3 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Child’s Teacher

The new school year brings with it many challenges: a new classroom environment, new, often more challenging, subjects, and most importantly—a new teacher. When approaching your student’s new teacher, it is very important to foster a healthy line of communication. Effective ways to communicate with your child’s teacher include making the teacher aware that you are interested and invested in your child’s education, finding out and utilizing the best ways to contact your student’s teacher, and giving the teacher information on your student that will help him or her better get to know your child. The start of a new ... Read More About 3 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Child’s Teacher