Cathryn Sloane

Cathryn Sloane

Cathryn Sloane is a contributing writer from Varsity Tutors, a premier private academic tutoring and test prep provider designed to help students at all levels of education achieve academic excellence. Varsity Tutors delivers in-home, personalized, one-on-one instruction in any subject, from STEM to the humanities, and customized preparation for all standardized exams, including ISEE, SSAT, SAT, and ACT and graduate exams such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT.  Students from elementary to graduate school are expertly matched with an exceptional tutor who is best able to address their unique needs and goals. To ensure satisfaction and safety, only the highest caliber tutors are selected to join Varsity Tutors following a rigorous screening process. Varsity Tutors currently serves 19 cities nationwide and offers a variety of tutoring packages. Students and their families interested in learning more about Varsity Tutors should visit www.varsitytutors.com.

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Eight Factors to Consider During Your College Search

Each college has a different reputation, teaching style, admission process, and student lifestyle. It's important to understand these differences to find the right match for you. Here are some key college attributes to evaluate as you embark on the search.read more

4 Important Lessons From High School to Take With You to College

Though there are a lot of new things to learn at the postsecondary level, students can still apply some of the same techniques that were successful in high school to their college education.read more

5 Myths About College Classes

There are a lot of myths about college academia and unfortunately, many students enter college unaware of them. Time to bust them! read more

7 Things to Do Before Starting College in the Fall

Congratulations--you're off to college in a few months! Now, what do you do with your summer? College and schoolwork may feel like a long time away, but there are a handful of essential things you should add to your checklist in order to smoothly survive the transition to college, along with the first semester.read more

4 Steps to Choosing a College Major

"So, what are you going to major in?" It's probably one of the most frequently asked questions an incoming college freshman hears. There is a lot of pressure out there to have your whole career plan figured out ahead of time, and it all starts with choosing a major. Although making this initial decision can feel a bit challenging, it can also be fun and help you learn a little more about yourself. read more

Top 10 Campus Visit Questions (and Then Some!)

Visiting universities can be extremely exciting for prospective students, but it can also be a bit nerve-wracking. Asking the right questions during your tour will ensure that you are comprehensively informed about the college before you leave. Here are the top questions you should ask on your next college visit.read more

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Break

Summer break is coming up fast. Sure, you could become mayor of your local pool on Foursquare or dedicate your time to answering the Call of Duty, but instead, here are four free things to do over summer break that are not only fun, but will make you and your community a better place.read more

3 Tips to Help You Ace the SAT

The SAT (once upon a time known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test) is unique in the experience of those college-bound students that take it. The good news is that there are a few time-tested techniques you can use in preparing for and taking the test.read more

What to Do When You Don't Get Accepted to Your Top-Choice School

In a perfect world, your college search will end with a big, fat envelope, signaling you've been accepted to your top school. But what if you don't get in? What next?read more