ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Tutors, the premier one-on-one academic tutoring and test preparation provider, is currently seeking 1,000 additional tutors. The company, which operates remotely, has grown from just two tutors at the time of its inception in 2007 to over 3,300 tutors today. The additional 1,000 employees will increase Varsity Tutors' reach in the 25 major metropolitan cities it serves nationwide. Chuck Cohn founded the company as a 21-year-old junior at Washington University in St. Louis to serve the surrounding area. Six years later, Varsity Tutors is one of the fastest growing nationwide companies in the education industry and a provider of customized, one-on-one tutoring services for all subjects from STEM to the humanities, as well as test preparation for all standardized exams.
Varsity Tutors' growth is especially impressive considering the rigorous standards tutors must meet, with only the highest caliber of applicants selected. In addition to possessing extensive knowledge of the test or subject material, applicants must also have excellent communication skills to effectively teach the concepts.
"Our number one goal and the foundation of our success relies upon identifying the highest caliber tutors possible," said Chuck Cohn, Founder and CEO of Varsity Tutors. "Being able to contract one thousand new tutors is an accomplishment we are very excited to have achieved, but what we are most proud of is that every person we accept meets our high standards. This way, each client with whom we work can have full confidence in their tutor and know we've already done the hard work of extensively vetting that individual."
To ensure the safety and success of all students, tutors are required to complete a background check, as well as provide a record of academic excellence, outstanding communication skills, and prior teaching or mentoring credentials.
Coinciding with its expansion, Varsity Tutors recently launched the highly comprehensive Varsity Learning Tools platform, a free online resource that provides tens of thousands of practice test questions, diagnostic exams, and digital flashcards across 95 academic subjects and standardized tests. The educational tools are available to the public, completely free, and designed to supplement a student's coursework or the lesson plans created by a personal tutor. The platform also includes free classroom assessment software for educators with which they can create customized tests, share them with their classes, and monitor and track individual student progress.
For more information about Varsity Tutors, please visit— www.varsitytutors.com.
About Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a premier private academic tutoring and test prep provider designed to help students at all levels of education achieve academic excellence. Varsity Tutors delivers personalized, one-on-one instruction in any subject from STEM to the humanities and customized preparation for all standardized exams, including ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, and graduate exams such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT. Students from elementary to graduate school are expertly matched with an exceptional tutor who is best able to address their unique needs and goals. To ensure satisfaction and safety, only the highest caliber tutors are selected to join Varsity Tutors following a rigorous screening process. Varsity Tutors currently serves 25 cities nationwide and offers a variety of tutoring packages. Students and their families interested in learning more about Varsity Tutors should visit www.varsitytutors.com.
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