Founder & CEO
As a high school honors student, Chuck struggled to find a smart, independent tutor who could help him with some of his Advanced Placement classes.
The overpriced big-name national tutoring companies didn't offer personalized service in specific subjects, and searching on sites like Craigslist yielded spotty results.
In 2007, while he
was a student at Washington University
in St. Louis, Cohn
recognized that two of his
best friends would make perfect tutors: they were brilliant, friendly, and could explain difficult concepts better than any tutor he
had ever had.
And they loved the idea of helping students succeed as a way to earn a little extra money.
Cohn founded Varsity Tutors and hired his two friends as tutors.
The feedback he
received from parents was outstanding and so he
began hiring other extremely talented individuals who had the communication and technical skills necessary to be amazing tutors.
Since then, Varsity Tutors
has expanded into nine other cities and has helped thousands of families.