How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

It’s celebrated every year, but do you know the history behind Memorial Day? Once called “Decoration Day,” this date holds an important history. In order to make an impact this Memorial Day, learn the history behind this holiday and find ways to get involved in your community, such as volunteering with veterans or donating goods. The history behind Memorial Day The origins of Memorial Day date back to the late 1860s. The Civil War, a conflict whose death toll was unprecedented at that time, necessitated the creation of national cemeteries. After the war ended, Americans would leave flowers at the graves of soldiers who had ... Read More About How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

You’ve made the big decision to take a gap year, and it’s time to create a plan to make the most of this experience. It’s key to remember that a gap year isn’t simply a time for relaxing and having fun. Instead, it’s to explore various interests you may have in order to start the next step of your life on the right foot. Examine what you really hope to get out of this year, and sit down to establish a plan to accomplish it. You can make the most of your gap year by choosing smart travel destinations and finding creative ways to document your experience. Create a plan to capitalize on your gap year Once you decid ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

Jesse earned his bachelor’s degree in human physiology and Spanish from the University of Oregon. He specializes in geometry tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at the University of Oregon. Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Jesse: Eugene, OR is a very bike-friendly community, which makes biking to campus a viable option. While I hardly ever took the bus to campus since I lived within walking distance, I heard from multiple people that there were several easy-to-access bus routes to campus. Although Eugene is a city of over 100,000 people, the large amou ... Read More About A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

You did it—you’ve experienced all the joys and tribulations that come with your first year of teaching. There is no doubt that you’ve learned a plethora of lessons this past school year, such as how to schedule your time and how to successfully work with others in your school. Now, take time to acknowledge these lessons and to find ways to learn from them as you go into your next year of teaching. Here are three lessons to take away from your first year of teaching: Teaching lesson #1: how to manage your time As you well know, there is a seemingly infinite amount of time that you spend on schoolwork. The list of tasks inclu ... Read More About 3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

Summer is the perfect time to begin studying for the ACT or SAT. Regardless of which test you choose, or if you plan to sit for both exams, take advantage of the summer months as an opportunity to deep-dive into prep. Summer can allow you a more flexible study schedule and may leave you better rested to tackle test prep. Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by registering for your exam, using your time wisely, and working with a tutor. Here are several other tips to help you make the most of your summer ACT and SAT prep: Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by working with others Working with an ACT tutor, an SAT tutor, or a friend ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

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