3 Ways to Get Ahead on Your Student’s Science Fair Project

3 Ways to Get Ahead on Your Student’s Science Fair Project

With the school year just beginning, your student’s science fair project may be the last thing on your mind. Back-to-school time, however, is a great time to get an early start on your child’s science fair project. Ways to get ahead on your student’s science fair project can include reaching out to their teacher to ensure you understand the involved deadlines, determining the central research question early on, and spending time getting creative with ideas. Getting a head start on your student’s science fair project gives you both time to flesh out any ideas and make a plan for how to execute the project. Also, it will ... Read More About 3 Ways to Get Ahead on Your Student’s Science Fair Project

5 Reasons Students Should Meet with Professors During Office Hours

5 Reasons Students Should Meet with Professors During Office Hours

From getting extra help understanding class material to having the opportunity to dive deeper into a professor’s area of specialty, office hours are helpful in a variety of ways. They’re one of the most valuable resources college students can use. Yet, office hours are also one of the most underutilized free resources available to students on college campuses. There are many reasons students should meet with professors during office hours, including gaining access to research opportunities, gathering valuable career advice, and getting a deeper understanding of class material. College professors are required to hold office hours w ... Read More About 5 Reasons Students Should Meet with Professors During Office Hours

Student Experiences at Cornell University

Student Experiences at Cornell University

Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University. He specializes in algebra tutoring, biology tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at Cornell University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Peter: The campus in Ithaca is quite rural. There are buses throughout campus if you need to get from, say, West Campus to North Campus. I felt safe, as there were blue lights and the police presence was strong. A car can be useful if you want to explore the surrounding areas, like the mountains or lake, but there are also buses that travel to and from campus and w ... Read More About Student Experiences at Cornell University

How to Help Math-Phobic Students This School Year

How to Help Math-Phobic Students This School Year

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. Did you spend countless evenings arguing with your student over his or her math homework last school year? Don’t worry—you’re not alone, and the good news is math class doesn’t have to be so painful this year. There are ways that you can help your child gain confidence in his or her math skills. For instance, you can help your math-phobic student this school year by understanding what’s causing the trouble, learning what the math expectations ... Read More About How to Help Math-Phobic Students This School Year

Top Tips for Combating the Back-to-School Blues

Top Tips for Combating the Back-to-School Blues

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. Having to gear up for a return to hard work and saying goodbye to the nice weather and relaxation of summer is enough to make anyone sad. If your children are feeling down or are having some anxiety about heading back to school this year, don’t fret! Tips for combating the back-to-school blues include encouraging students to reconnect with friends, helping them prepare for their new schedule, and promoting positive thinking as school begins. Remember, the back-to-sc ... Read More About Top Tips for Combating the Back-to-School Blues