Thursday, August 23, 2012

Get an Academic Edge with Varsity Tutors

Most of the Dallas-area will start school on Monday (Can I get a hallelujah!!) and in my house we are already talking about expectations for the new school year. My son is transitioning from Middle School to (gulp) Junior High. The worst years of anyone's life. Lord help me...  Not only is this a challenging time for a child socially, but their bodies are going through major physical changes as they enter puberty and this is the year that grades really start to matter.  There is about to be a lot going on and sometimes you need a helping hand to pull it all together.

With a record breaking number of students entering the college arena it is becoming more and more important to not only have good grades, but be well-rounded showing a good record with social and charitable activities to get into a good school.   Shrinking budgets and expanding class sizes can sometimes leave your child lagging behind and frustrated.  Teachers mean well, but they don't always have the time to slow down and make sure everyone gets it.

Varsity Tutors founder, Chuck Cohen (center), surrounded by his tutors

Parents are then left to pick up the slack and although you try... it can be difficult to assist your kids when it comes to school work. Partially because they don't listen to you and partially because it's been a billion years since I studies this stuff and I can't remember anything!  Fortunately we have great local resources in Dallas that can rally the troops when help is needed. Varsity Tutors is a concept developed five years ago by a 21-year-old student who was willing to bet that his classmates would make effective and affordable learning coaches for high school students.

Varsity Tutors founder Charles Cohn, said, "I realized that my friends would be the perfect tutors — effective communicators, brilliant and fun to be around." So Cohn, a Washington University student at the time, hired five of his college friends and launched Varsity Tutors.  Since then, the company has grown to include tutors nationwide. The company hires professional tutors for its elementary and middle school customers, but Cohn estimates that two-thirds of the company's tutors are in college or graduate school.

Varsity Tutors can come to your home, a library or can do online sessions - whichever is most convenient for you.  Academic tutoring is $55 to $65 per hour and their test prep is $65 to $75 per hour. All of our sessions are 1-on-1 by high caliber tutors and all the lessons are customized to fit the particular needs of each student.

Learn more by calling 214-206-7940.

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source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch