A Student Perspective on the University of California, Los Angeles

A Student Perspective on the University of California, Los Angeles

Devin earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She specializes in Algebra 2 tutoring, earth science tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at the University of California, Los Angeles: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Devin: The campus is very busy and crowded. The majority of people walk to class, since most housing is within walking distance. The campus is not very bike friendly due to a lot of hills. I didn’t have a car during my four years there, because parking is expensive and there is public transpo ... Read More About A Student Perspective on the University of California, Los Angeles

Make Learning Fun This Summer with These 3 Tech Resources

Make Learning Fun This Summer with These 3 Tech Resources

By this time in summer break, the days are long and the motivation to study is scarce. Luckily, there are some study strategies that won’t feel much like work. Technology offers high school and college students many unique resources to take advantage of during the summer months. Are you looking for fun ways to keep your mind active? Here are three tech resources—TED talks, YouTube channels, and television series—to make summer learning fun: Tech resource #1: TED talks TED talks are 10- to 20-minute speeches given by experts in a particular field. These talks are generally interesting, engaging, and easy to understand. Ther ... Read More About Make Learning Fun This Summer with These 3 Tech Resources

Should I Go to Hillsdale College?

Should I Go to Hillsdale College?

Carrie earned her bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from Hillsdale College. She specializes in French tutoring, reading tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Hillsdale College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Carrie: Hillsdale College is a rural campus, a little over an hour drive from Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan. In a quiet residential area, the campus is small, neat, and orderly, and most of the buildings are close to one another. There are plenty of trees to provide shade for studying outside during the early fall and late spring months. The ... Read More About Should I Go to Hillsdale College?

How to Decide Between AP and IB Classes

How to Decide Between AP and IB Classes

For high-achieving high school students seeking a challenge, there are two abbreviations to become familiar with: AP and IB. AP, or Advanced Placement, classes help prepare high school students for college by providing the opportunity to take one or more college-level courses and earn college credit. IB, or International Baccalaureate, classes are part of a system where high school students can earn an internationally recognized diploma by following a specific course program. Both AP and IB courses offer students a challenging academic experience and the opportunity to earn college credit. Students can choose between AP and IB classes by unde ... Read More About How to Decide Between AP and IB Classes

4 Educational Fourth of July Activities

4 Educational Fourth of July Activities

July is the heart of summer vacation, filled with warm weather and quality family time. This month is also marked by the nation’s biggest holiday: the Fourth of July, or Independence Day. This holiday signifies the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the creation of the United States. Aside from celebrating the birth of the nation, the Fourth of July is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn more about the United States through educational activities, such as visiting a historic site, participating in a parade, or cooking a traditional colonial meal. Looking to make the most of Independence Day? He ... Read More About 4 Educational Fourth of July Activities

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