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Chuck Cohn is the Chief Executive Officer of Varsity Tutors, the leading curated marketplace for private tutors. The company operates a curated end-to-end marketplace for high-quality in-person and online tutors, mobile learning apps, online learning environments, and other tutoring and test prep-focused technologies.

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.

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3 Common Back-to-School Mistakes Parents Might Make

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 9:27 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 | 8:09 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 | 6:03 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 | 12:14 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 | 5:50 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 | 4:30 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 | 2:24 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 | 8:25 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 | 4:27 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 | 2:39 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 | 9:04 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 | 10:48 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 | 4:22 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 | 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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