What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Business School

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Business School

The following is a guest post written by Mahlena Johnson, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. Whether your MBA program lasts one, two, or three years, the time will go by quickly. There is so much that you may want to accomplish during those short semesters, but you may be wondering how to go about doing so. How would past students who have successfully graduated with their MBA degree advise new students entering this arena for the first time? What did they wish they had known when they started their MBA programs? Things I wish I knew before starting business school include understanding everyone is there for a different reas ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Business School

What is it Like to Attend Manchester Metropolitan University?

What is it Like to Attend Manchester Metropolitan University?

Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in communication in media from Manchester Metropolitan University in England. She specializes in English tutoring, elementary math tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Manchester Metropolitan University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Melissa: The campus is not centralized, with different facilities within the university dispersed throughout the city of Manchester, UK. The city of Manchester is very urban. The transportation was excellent, I very much enjoyed not needing a car during college. The freedom of being able to get around th ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Manchester Metropolitan University?

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