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Chuck Cohn is the Chief Executive Officer of Varsity Tutors, a provider of personalized learning solutions including private tutoring, online learning environments, and cloud-based assessments. Its curated, quality-controlled marketplace includes 3,600 high caliber private tutors. Varsity Tutors delivers one-on-one instruction, in-home or online, in any subject from STEM to the humanities as well as customized test preparation for all standardized exams. Students from elementary through graduate school are provided with a powerful digital learning platform and are matched with a professional tutor who is best able to address their unique needs.

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

How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Note-Taking Routine

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:00 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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Tips for Succeeding in Summer Pre-College Programs

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 7:07 PM

Many colleges will open their doors to high school students during the summer in college programs. These programs can range from intensive, counselor-approved sessions to programs that allow students to attend college classes. Pre-college programs, although costly, can give students key insight into how college academia works, which in turn...

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4 Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Nearly all students experience text anxiety at least once in their lives. It is natural to do so when facing the GRE, SAT, or perhaps even a weekly quiz. However, test anxiety can interfere with students' logical reasoning abilities and their memories. It can even result in a serious mental...

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Improve Your Chances of Grad School Admission By Studying Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Studying abroad is an increasingly popular choice for undergraduate students--and for good reason! It provides said students with an opportunity to explore different cultures, immerse themselves in a new language, and broaden their intellectual horizons. For many people, it is a once-in-a-lifetime educational pursuit.

Yet, studying abroad may also...

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Accepted? Now, How to Pick Your Perfect College

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Students who are lucky enough to have received multiple college acceptances have quite a challenging decision-making process ahead of them. When evaluating their final criteria about which school to attend, they are burdened with multiple factors to consider. Should they select the prestigious institution, the school closest to home, the...

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Different College Application Options and What They Mean

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 4:01 PM

For students and parents seeking a competitive edge in college admissions, exploring application options can offer unanticipated advantages. These benefits may be marginal; however, it is always wise to familiarize oneself with each university's procedure.

Application deadlines and types can vary by school, so ensure that you understand what options...

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How to Choose a Topic for Your Law School Personal Statement

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Your law school personal statement is an opportunity to show the law school admissions committee a picture of yourself beyond the portrait painted by your resume. The purpose of the personal statement is to explain to the reader something new; however, many students struggle with choosing a topic. The first...

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How to Select a Topic for Your College Admissions Essay

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Ah, the dreaded college admissions essay. How do you, as a student, decide upon a topic that is unique to you, not over-utilized by other applicants, grants you room to be professional without appearing uptight and that allows you to convey something about yourself in a sincere manner? The selection...

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Why Knowing How to Code Is a Critical Skill for Today's Students

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Code is the single most important language you may not be learning. Code.org estimates that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing positions available, but only 400,000 Computer Science students -- that is one million more opportunities than qualified individuals. Many industry professionals believe that if you...

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5 Misconceptions About College Academics

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Venturing off to college is rather like embarking on a voyage to an unknown locale. There are speculations, wild and seemingly fictitious tales, and both excellent and poor advice about what you may experience upon setting foot on campus. While the majority of these swirling rumors concern campus life, there...

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Four Steps to a Winning Med School Resume

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 4:51 PM

The medical school application process is arduous and time-consuming. Pre-med students spend countless hours perfecting their personal statements, tweaking their answers to secondary application questions and carefully completing administrative tasks such as transcript ordering and recommendation requests. However, some students are not quite prepared for an often overlooked, yet critical...

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Top Tips for Acing ACT Reading Passages

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Since most students are not particularly enthralled by reading arcane material or processing vague concepts, it is no surprise that the ACT Reading section can seem a bit daunting. But here is the simple, reassuring truth: it's not.

It is, instead, one of the most straightforward sections you will...

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Make Colleges Say 'Yes' to Your Application

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 3:18 PM

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College counselors are excellent sources of important insights about how admissions committees filter applications and ultimately select students for an incoming class. They may impart that by suggesting you enroll in additional AP courses, apply to a university early, or by...

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Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 2:58 PM

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The decision to retake the SAT and/or the ACT is a significant one, and you must consider several questions in order to reach the conclusion that is correct for you. Your decision should be based on several factors, including, but not...

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6 College Admissions Myths: Busted

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 4:16 PM

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The way in which universities admit students can seem like a bit of a mystery -- even after completing the process yourself. Misguided assumptions and well-circulated rumors litter mainstream thought. Don't allow yourself to fall for them! Here are six common...

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How to Prep for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 2:51 PM

The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields. This means that the test is geared toward those who typically are stronger verbally, rather than mathematically. The Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE is often seen as significantly more difficult than the mathematics portion...

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Should Your Child Take the SSAT or ISEE?

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 2:09 PM

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When applying to independent schools, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of acronyms and tests. Two tests, inevitably, will stand out: the SSAT and ISEE, which are both used across the country to test students interested in top private schools. The tests...

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How Parents Valuing Education Can Help Students at Home

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 2:39 PM

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Learning begins in the home -- whether parents realize it or not, students are like sponges. In the first few years of life, children learn an astounding number of tasks, from crawling and walking to intelligible speech and fine motor skills, and...

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5 Questions to Ask Your GMAT Tutor

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 4:29 PM

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Preparing for the GMAT is by no means a simple task, and the majority of students undertaking this journey will use some form of test preparation aid to study. The options are seemingly endless. You can purchase official guides (some of which...

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How to Stand Out on Your Law School Application

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 4:28 PM

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One of the most critical questions to ask yourself while applying to law school is, "How do I stand out as a candidate for admission?" First, a clear understanding of who you are as a candidate is necessary, and a coherent narrative must be...

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