Should I Go To George Washington University?

Should I Go To George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alyson is a Miami tutor and 2012 graduate of George Washington University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and tutors several subjects, including psychology tutoring, reading tutoring, and science tutoring. Check out what Alyson had to say about her time at George Washington University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Alyson: George Washington University is a great school for a balance between college and city life. The campus is located right in the heart of Washington, D.C., ju ... Read More About Should I Go To George Washington University?

What Does SAT Stand For?

What Does SAT Stand For?

Over its 90 years in existence, the SAT’s meaning has changed in a number of meaningful ways. Perhaps you have wondered, “What does ‘SAT’ stand for?” Originally, “SAT” stood for Scholastic Aptitude Test, and it was designed as an assessment that evaluated a given student’s college-specific skills. In 1993, the College Board renamed the SAT to stand for “Scholastic Assessment Test,” to better reflect the fact that it does not measure innate intelligence—in fact, the name change came about to “correct the impression among some people that the SAT measures something that is i ... Read More About What Does SAT Stand For?

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. College differs from high school in a plethora of ways, and the transition can be brutal at times. But there is good news: you can learn from the mistakes of those who have already gone through it! To ensure a promising start to college, always go to class prepared and respect your professor’s rules. Here are three things I wish I knew before my first college class: [RELATED: A Day in the Life of a Medical Student] 1. I should arrive with the course syllabus A word to the wise: bring along a copy of the syllabus on your fir ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew Before My First College Class

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is currently a tutor in Minneapolis specializing in English tutoring, essay editing tutoring, reading tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Carolyn: The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a beautiful green campus with lots of trees and rolling land in a typi ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls?

4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Sometimes all it takes to break you from your slump is a few words. Whether these come from an encouraging friend, a supportive parent, or an incredible book, they have the potential to make you feel like you can tackle anything. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by school year chaos, take a few minutes to decompress and check out these quotes that can help keep you motivated! [RELATED: How to Motivate a High School Student] “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela Current events in the world may leave you feeling happy, sad, burdened, or optimistic. There’ ... Read More About 4 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated