A Student Review of the University of Pennsylvania

A Student Review of the University of Pennsylvania

Sean earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in GMAT tutoring, algebra tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at the University of Pennsylvania: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Sean: The University of Pennsylvania is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, a vibrant part of downtown Philly also home to Drexel University and the University of the Sciences. While the area surrounding campus is urban, the campus itself is beautiful, safe, and quiet and offers a respite from city life. T ... Read More About A Student Review of the University of Pennsylvania

What is a Recitation Class?

What is a Recitation Class?

In college, you’ll encounter several types of courses—lectures, seminars, labs, and recitations, to name just a few. A recitation class is often a subset of a lecture-style course, and you’ll take it in conjunction with the larger class. When understanding this type of course, it’s important to note that a recitation class involves a small class size, promotes interactive learning opportunities, and allows for personalized interactions with the professor or teaching assistant. Looking to gain a better understanding of the styles of courses you’ll face in college? Keep reading to learn more about recitation classe ... Read More About What is a Recitation Class?

A Student Perspective on Brigham Young University

A Student Perspective on Brigham Young University

Joseph is a current senior at Brigham Young University. He is majoring in psychology, and specializes in Algebra 2 tutoring, ACT English tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at Brigham Young University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Joseph: The campus is located in a valley at the base of a portion of the Wasatch Mountains. Most students live in off-campus housing that’s within a 20-minute walk from campus. It’s very easy to do without a car and still maintain a good social life. You can walk to the campus, a good portion of the other apartment complexes, grocer ... Read More About A Student Perspective on Brigham Young University

What to Know About the Biology E/M SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Biology E/M SAT Subject Test

While many high school students take the SAT, not all take SAT subject tests. SAT subject tests pose many benefits to students seeking college admission. These exams are a great way of showing college admissions counselors that you’re interested in at least one specific academic area. Two popular SAT subject tests are Biology Ecological (E) and Biology Molecular (M). Each of these tests assesses how well you understand important biology principles taught in high school. If you’re interested and knowledgeable about biological communities, populations, and the flow of energy throughout the environment, the Biology-E test might be ri ... Read More About What to Know About the Biology E/M SAT Subject Test

A Day in the Life at Marquette University

A Day in the Life at Marquette University

Meaghan earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Marquette University. She specializes in elementary math tutoring, test prep tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Marquette University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Meaghan: The campus is an urban setting, which is one of the reasons I personally loved it. I did feel safe on campus, but you have to be careful when traveling alone. Make sure you know where all of the blue light phones are on campus and how you could quickly reach someone in an emergency. In terms of transportation, Marquette is prett ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Marquette University