Our leadership and management work tirelessly to connect students and parents to the best private tutors.
Chuck CohnFOUNDER & CEO
As a high school honors student, Chuck struggled to find a highly effective tutor who could help him with his more difficult Advanced Placement classes and standardized test preparation. The overpriced big-name national tutoring companies didn’t offer personalized service in specific subjects and spent little time on their tutor recruitment efforts. They also didn’t sufficiently leverage learning technology and content. Searching on directory sites or tutor marketplaces yielded spotty results. Cohn recognized that there was an opportunity to facilitate best-in-class tutoring through a curated marketplace at a moderate price in the comfort of clients’ homes, other mutually agreed-upon locations, and online by focusing on identifying outstanding tutors and eliminating the extra costs traditionally associated with national tutoring companies. In 2007, while he was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, Cohn recognized that two of his good friends would make perfect tutors: they were brilliant, friendly, and could explain difficult concepts better than any tutor he had ever had. Cohn founded Varsity Tutors and partnered with his two brilliant friends as the first two tutors. The feedback he received from parents was outstanding and so he began searching for other talented individuals who had the communication and technical skills necessary to be amazing tutors. Since then, the Varsity Tutors curated marketplace has grown to over 10,000+ tutors across the United States, established a team of expert educational directors, and built powerful online learning technology that is available to students across the globe.
Here's what our clients are saying
Thank you so much for your help, and for leading your tutor to our daughter. He is not only a remarkable tutor, he was an excellent teacher for our student. Maybe more importantly, our daughter is now armed with the confidence that math is not a hopeless cause, and she really can conquer it. That is a great success story!
Thank you very much for the wonderful service that you have provided for Jose. Jose has learned so much from Amy [our tutor]. I was very impressed with her and your program. Thanks again and please let Amy know how wonderful she is. I was very impressed.