CEO Chuck Cohn says working for Varsity Tutors can be a great opportunity for both teachers who have recently lost their jobs due to schools downsizing and for those who cannot find jobs during hiring freezes.
The company is specifically interested in teachers with proven experience in working with and teaching students.
"When we started hearing all the news of thousands, and thousands of teachers being laid off, we knew we could do something," says Cohn
We knew we had an opportunity to bring some of those teachers in.
And so far, they've been great tutors."
credits a focus on tutor quality operational excellence and a metric-driven culture to fueling the company's growth.
The company's highest-demand subjects are ACT tutoring, SAT tutoring, and physics tutoring.
"We have some of the industry's strictest requirements for our tutors, both academically and personality-wise," says Cohn
CEO Chuck Cohn launched the company while an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis and then later bootstrapped the company while working as a venture capitalist at Ascension Health Ventures.
tutoring company grew to the point where his
time and not capital became the primary constraint to the growth, Chuck
quit is venture capital job to focus on scaling Varsity Tutors full-time.
Since then, the company has grown significantly to 1,200 tutors and over 60 employees.