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Chuck Cohn
Chuck Cohn is the Chief Executive Officer of Varsity Tutors, a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement.

Prior to Varsity Tutors, Chuck spent 2.5 years as a venture capitalist at Ascension Health Ventures, a $550MM healthcare venture capital fund and previously worked in the Energy & Power investment banking group at Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Entries by Chuck Cohn

The 9 Steps You Should Take After Receiving a College Acceptance Letter

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 8:25 PM

The most exciting moment in your college search is here--you open the mailbox, notice a letter from your dream school, and unfold it to read that you have been accepted. But soon enough, you might wonder, "What do I do next?" Here are the nine steps that you should take...

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3 Ways to Start Preparing for End-of-Year IB Exams

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 11:22 AM

International Baccalaureate (or IB) courses are fairly similar to Advanced Placement (AP) classes in that both utilize an end-of-year exam and provide high school students with an opportunity to earn college credit.

Those high school students who are interested in IB can choose between taking individual IB courses or...

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5 New Year's Resolutions for College Students

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 10:07 AM

Amidst the end-of-year celebrations and the excitement of winter vacation, many college students start looking to the future, whether to plan their next semester or their eventual career. Setting college resolutions in the final days of December can help you turn that planning into positive results. As you celebrate the...

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How to Prepare for the New SAT Essay

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 11:59 AM

The College Board, who writes and administers the SAT, will release an updated SAT in March of 2016. This revision is designed to more accurately measure how successful students will be in college.

The changes to the SAT are widespread and significant, and if you have already begun to...

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4 Tips for Adult Learners

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 5:57 PM

No matter our ages or our careers, our education never truly ends. Many professions - from medicine, to software development, to teaching - place an emphasis on continuing education, whether that education takes place in a formal classroom, or at home or work with the aid of books and videos.

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Common College Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 4:48 PM

College interviews can be stressful, especially when you consider that you have less than one hour to impress a complete stranger. But they don't need to be nerve-wracking. Think of an interview as a conversation about you, your interests, and your potential school - the college or university also wishes...

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3 Common Back-to-School Mistakes Parents Might Make

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 10:27 AM

The most valuable teacher in a child's life is often his or her parent. Parents play a daily role in guiding students through school -- they set goals and attitudes, and they give their children the confidence they need to succeed.

Like any person, parents can make mistakes, and...

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3 Signs of Summer Brain Drain (and How to Combat Them)

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 9:09 PM

Summer brain drain is a problem that most students face, whether they are in their first year of elementary school or their final year of graduate school. Some education experts believe that students can lose between one to three months of learning in the summer, but this number can vary...

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A Summer Checklist for Incoming College Freshmen

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 7:03 PM

By now, the difficult work of applying to college is complete. In addition to enjoying the summer, all that is left for you to do is to ensure that you are ready to start your college career. As a new college student, you may be wondering what this preparation entails....

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5 Study Tips for Final Exams

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 1:14 PM

The final exam. This end-of-semester staple is one of the most challenging and stressful tests that you'll likely face in your academic career. Depending on your school's academic calendar, you may be tested on 8-16 weeks of material in four or more subjects -- all in the same week.

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How to Make the Most of "Admitted Student" Days

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 6:50 PM

You might be wondering about what happens once you have been accepted to a college. Or you might be wondering about what happens if you have been accepted to more than one school, and you must decide which to attend. This can be a very exciting time in your life,...

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How to Use Online Learning as Part of Your Test Prep

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 5:30 PM

In recent years, online learning has become an increasingly popular option for many students. Because online learning shatters the traditional borders of education, students can immediately access many benefits that were previously unavailable to them. Resources like MOOCs, OCW, and OERs can help with classes, employment skills, and even test...

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Test-Day Tips to Maximize Your GRE Score

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Once you master the GRE's content and format, there is only one thing left to do -- ace the exam! Unfortunately, earning a high score isn't as simple as arriving and logging on to your computer terminal. Your test-day experience may be marked by anxiety and excitement. However, with the...

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3 Study Lessons That Can Benefit Students in Any College Major

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 9:25 PM

In college, every class, every professor, and every major presents an entirely unique set of challenges. Despite this reality, there are many study lessons and strategies that can help students in all majors. Here are three to try during the spring semester:

Record class lectures and notes on your smartphone

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Tips for College Students to Network Using Technology

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Networking strategies extend far beyond simply being in the right place at the right time. They even extend beyond attending the right conferences, joining the right extracurriculars, and connecting with the right individuals at your college. With technology, you can network successfully nearly every day - which can significantly improve...

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5 Grad School Application Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Common and simple mistakes, such as grammar errors and misspellings, can be detrimental to your graduate school application--they may even result in a rejection letter. However, there are also certain mistakes that are less obvious, but possibly just as damaging to your portfolio. Here are five specific errors to try...

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The Differences in Prepping for the SAT vs. SAT Subject Tests

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 10:04 PM

SAT Subject Tests are short discipline-specific exams offered by the SAT test-creators. They are designed to help you highlight your knowledge in a particular area, such as chemistry or Italian. When you score well on them, they can positively impact schools' admissions decisions -- especially if you have already indicated...

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Internship Practices That Can Help You Succeed in College and Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:48 PM

Certain colleges require you to complete an internship before you graduate. Moreover, certain employers simply will not hire recent graduates unless they have internship experience in the respective field. So, one way or another, you may have to complete an internship, but never fear -- it may become the most...

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How Students Can Hone Communications Skills for College and Future Careers

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 5:22 PM

No matter your major or where you wish to work professionally, you must be able to articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Whether you are delivering presentations, giving directions or explanations to colleagues or simply writing emails, effective communication is key.

It is also one skill...

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How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Note-Taking Routine

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Note-taking is a central skill for both high school and college students, and it is a skill that requires instruction and practice to be of true use to students. Successful individuals reflect upon their practices; they incorporate new advances - and in the 21st century, the primary advance is technology....

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