Articles by Schuyler Durham

5 Questions to Ask During a College Tour

When students first begin to research colleges and universities, their options often exist only within pamphlets and webpages. But soon you move on to campus tours, where an entirely new set of questions presents itself—not questions about basic admissions procedures  Read More…

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3 Tips for Acing Your AP Exams

Taking tests can be one of the more unpleasant aspects of school. But with AP exams, you have one distinct advantage—your teacher has been preparing you for them throughout the year! Of course, extra advice never hurts. With your instructor’s  Read More…


Fighting Senioritis? We’ve Got the Cure

It’s your senior year of high school, and the effects of senioritis have begun to set in. Classroom lectures are a dull soundtrack to your window-gazing. Each word you read blurs on the page. There are months of high school  Read More…


How to Make Sense of Your FAFSA Offer

Your financial aid determinations can radically affect the schools where you ultimately enroll, so it’s important to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early in order to maximize your award. After the U.S. Department of Education reviews  Read More…


You Didn’t Make Early Decision, Now What?

Given the tremendous pressure that surrounds the college admissions process, it can sometimes feel like failing to make early decision is a terrible—and final—outcome. But this is not necessarily true—in fact, it’s rarely true! Rather than allowing your hopes for  Read More…


New Year, New You: How to Start Off the Semester Right

For many students, the New Year marks an opportunity for a fresh start. Whether your life could benefit from increased productivity and organization, or just a general sense of change, here are several ideas to help you start the New  Read More…


5 Tips for Acing Your Finals

Yes, it’s that time of the term again: finals week. Finals week inspires a special kind of anxiety that plagues all students to some degree. Even students with perfect GPAs and detailed study guides grow apprehensive as their exams loom  Read More…



Schuyler Durham is a professional tutor and contributing writer for Varsity Tutors. He received his bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Oregon in 2014.