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

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