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Chuck Cohn
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

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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Tips for Succeeding in Summer Pre-College Programs

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 8:07 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 | 3:02 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 | 3:48 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 | 3:01 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 | 5:01 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 | 11:00 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 | 2:35 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 | 2:11 PM

Code is the single most important language you may not be learning. 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 | 3:24 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 | 5:51 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 | 12:28 PM

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 | 4:18 PM


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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