Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

Introducing Varsity Tutors’ Student of the Week Program

Introducing Varsity Tutors’ Student of the Week Program

At Varsity Tutors, we believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and that choosing to improve yourself as a learner—at home, in school, or in the workplace—is a goal that’s worthy of attention. We also know that behind every improved grade and mastered concept is hard work and dedication. That’s why we’re pleased to announce our Student of the Week program. This new program recognizes students who are striving to reach their learning goals and who have demonstrated plenty of effort and a positive attitude while doing so.  Each week, we’ll select one person as our Student of the Week. To be el ... Read More About Introducing Varsity Tutors’ Student of the Week Program

5 Daily Habits You’ll Be Thankful For

5 Daily Habits You’ll Be Thankful For

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, your everyday routine can become challenging to maintain. You likely have looming due dates for papers, projects, or workplace tasks that make it difficult to implement habits beneficial to your ongoing learning success. Keeping a reflection journal, updating your planner, and making time for your interests are just a few of the daily habits you’ll be grateful you made time for as 2019 draws to a close.  Hoping to finish the year strong? Keep reading to learn five daily habits you’ll be thankful for this Thanksgiving—and beyond. 1. Reading for pleasure As college stude ... Read More About 5 Daily Habits You’ll Be Thankful For

6 Tips for Accepting and Giving Constructive Criticism

6 Tips for Accepting and Giving Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism can often feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, and even unproductive. It can seem like a roadblock to completing a project or your overall work. However, if framed correctly, constructive criticism can be one of the most helpful ways to move forward in your work, and can also be an opportunity to support your peers. When accepting constructive criticism, it’s key to be open to feedback and willing to create a plan of action based off of it. If you’re asked to give constructive criticism, it’s important to be specific—and kind—with your input and to tailor your feedback to the correct context.&nbs ... Read More About 6 Tips for Accepting and Giving Constructive Criticism

What to Know About ACT Section Retesting

What to Know About ACT Section Retesting

High school students who have sat for the ACT test now have a new option to showcase their skills. ACT section retesting allows students who have taken the full ACT exam to select a single section to retake. What this means is that, starting in September 2020, students have the opportunity to retest up to three exam sections in one sitting. This policy change gives students a chance to present potential colleges with test scores that more accurately reflect their skills. Wondering how ACT section retesting can benefit you? Keep reading to learn all you need to know about ACT section retesting.  How ACT section retesting works Beginning ... Read More About What to Know About ACT Section Retesting

How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework

As you almost assuredly know, most middle school students love their screens. From smartphones to laptops to TV, screens are everywhere. And many students use these screens to play games. While there’s a lot of controversy over whether or not screens are healthy for young people, it’s clear that some games can be a good way for students to unwind and have fun. Some games can even encourage creativity. But sometimes gaming can be so much fun that it can be hard to peel your student away to do their homework.  Redirecting your middle school student away from their games to their homework desk can seem like a daunting task. If ... Read More About How to Get Your Gamer to Do Their Homework