Snapshot overview

Varsity Tutors LLC was founded in 2007 by Charles Cohn in Missouri. The Varsity Tutors platform connects more than 25,000 students to private instructors with knowledge in over 500 subjects.

Company story

Varsity Tutors LLC is an education technology company with the mission to "connect students to top tutors capable of fostering intellectual and personal development in a positive learning atmosphere." Varsity Tutors was founded in October 2007 by Charles “Chuck” K. Cohn.

Current filing status 

According to the Missouri Secretary of State website, Varsity Tutors LLC incorporated on October 17, 2007. The charter number used to identify Varsity Tutors LLC as a company in Missouri is LC0849186.

According to a Notice of Merger filed to the Missouri Secretary of State, Varsity Tutors LLC and V Tutors LLC merged effective as of December 31, 2018. The surviving entity would continue with the name Varsity Tutors LLC. Charles K. Cohn signed the Notice of Merger as the CEO.

Varsity Tutors LLC is registered as a foreign LLC in Nevada.  According to SilverFlume Nevada’s Business Portal, Varsity Tutors LLC registered as a foreign limited liability company with jurisdiction in Missouri on February 11, 2015. The entity number assigned to Varsity Tutors LLC by the State of Nevada is E0072212015-2. As of February 2020, Charles Cohn and Christopher C. Swenson are listed as the active managers of Varsity Tutors LLC.

Company ownership and leadership

Chuck Cohn is the founder and CEO of Varsity Tutors LLC

According to an Amendment of Articles of Organization filed to the State of Missouri on May 16, 2012, Chuck Cohn is recognized as the organizer and authorized member of Varsity Tutors LLC since the incorporation of the company in October 2007. Nevada’s Business Portal recognizes Cohn as one of the active officers of Varsity Tutors LLC. According to his LinkedIn account, Cohn lists his roles with Varsity Tutors as “Founder & Chief Executive Officer.” According to the about page of VarsityTutors.com, “Varsity Tutors was born out of the educational experiences of our founder and CEO, Chuck Cohn.”

Eight investors fund Varsity Tutors

According to Crunchbase, as of February 2020, Varsity Tutors LLC has raised a total of $107 million in funding over four rounds from eight major investors.

Varsity Tutors LLC raised $7 million in the first round. Varsity Tutors LLC first received funding on May 28, 2014, in the Series A early-stage venture round. According to Crunchbase, Varsity Tutors LLC raised $7 million from two investors: David Karandish and Chris Sims.

Varsity Tutors LLC raised $50 million in the second round. Varsity Tutors LLC raised the second round of funding on November 15, 2015, in the Series B early-stage venture round. According to Crunchbase, Varsity Tutors LLC raised $50 million from three investors: Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Stuart Udell, and Adam Levine.

Varsity Tutors LLC raised an undisclosed amount in the third round. Varsity Tutors LLC third received funding on December 7, 2017, in a funding round. According to Crunchbase, the name of the investor is Nimble Ventures, but the amount raised is undisclosed.

Varsity Tutors LLC raised $50 million in the fourth round. Varsity Tutors LLC raised the fourth round of funding on February 14, 2018, in the Series C late-stage venture round. According to Crunchbase, Varsity Tutors LLC raised $50 million from three investors from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Learn Capital, and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Websites and services offered by Varsity Tutors LLC

VarsityTutors.com is the official website of Varsity Tutors LLC

VarsityTutors.com is a live learning platform that connects more than 25,000 students to private instructors with knowledge in over 500 subjects. According to the about page of VarsityTutors.com, their vision is to “seamlessly connect experts and learners in any subject, anywhere, anytime.”

According to their official YouTube channel, students have accessed more than four million hours of live instruction on the platform; they have completed 150,000,000+ practice problems through free online learning tools and mobile apps from Varsity Tutors.

Services provided by VarsityTutors.com. VarsityTutors.com advertises academic tutoring in a variety of subjects and test prep from K-8, high school students, and graduate students. Additionally, the site offers free resources such as flashcards, classroom assessment tools, mobile apps, test prep books, Hotmath, and Aplusmath.

Varsity Tutors acquired Veritas Prep in January 2019

According to a press release from PR Newswire, Varsity Tutors LLC acquired Veritas Prep LLC in January 2019 for an undisclosed amount. Veritas Prep LLC is described as one of the “nation’s largest privately-owned test prep and admissions consulting” companies.

At the time of the press release, Varsity Tutors Live connected students to more than 40,000 tutors for individualized instruction in over 1,000 subjects. By early 2019, Veritas Prep had helped over 300,000 students since 2002. In the press release, the founder of Varsity Tutors LLC highlighted the benefits and resources the acquisition added to the Varsity Tutors brand.

“Students rely on Varsity Tutors to excel in thousands of subjects. As a trusted source for expert instruction, this acquisition provides Varsity Tutors with new capabilities and resources to augment our Live Learning Platform. With Veritas Prep, we gain expertise in both live online classes and recorded content and courses, as well as some of the top admissions consultants and test prep instructors in the industry. Veritas Prep has a history of delighting customers and surpassing their expectations. This acquisition will allow Varsity Tutors to help more students throughout the entire educational journey, from kindergarten to graduate school and adult learning.” - Chuck Cohn

As of February 2020, Veritas Prep is still one of the subsidiaries of Varsity Tutors LLC, which also includes First Tutors UK Ltd.

According to his LinkedIn account, Charles “Chuck” Cohn is the founder & CEO of Varsity Tutors LLC. Cohn founded Varsity Tutors in 2007 and continues to serve as the CEO of the company in February 2020.

According to his LinkedIn account, Christopher C. Swenson joined Varsity Tutors in May 2015. As of February 2020, Swenson lists his roles as vice president and general counsel of Varsity Tutors.

As of February 2020, Nevada’s Business Portal lists Charles Cohn and Christopher C. Swenson as the active managers of Varsity Tutors LLC under the office information section.

Operations

According to the official Varsity Tutors LinkedIn page, the company size is between 501-1,000 employees. The leadership section of the about page on VarsityTutors.com includes CEO Chuck Cohn along with six other officers in leadership positions. A team picture on the same about page also pictures over 50 members of the Varsity Tutors team. 

1 Website

The total number of writing service websites that Varsity Tutors LLC owns and operates is 1.

Basics

Type: Privately Held
Size: 501-1000 employees
Funding: Yes
Founded: October, 2007

Location

Varsity Tutors LLC
9666 Olive Boulevard, Suite 690
St. Louis, MO 63132
United States of America

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