BALTIMORE, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As of February 1, Varsity Tutors will bring its services to the greater Baltimore area. Currently in 14 major metropolitan areas, the private tutoring organization provides students nationwide with premier tutoring and test prep and will soon have another location to add to its list of home-bases by expanding its tutoring to Baltimore.
Washington D.C. is one of the company's largest markets and word of its business has notably spread throughout Maryland, leading the company to schedule the addition of a Baltimore location. Potential clients in the region have frequently expressed interest in working with Varsity Tutors, pointing to the demand for high quality in-home tutoring. Soon, students in Baltimore will be matched to the great tutors that Varsity Tutors provides.
Higher education and a generally stronger focus on test scores have become greater priorities in the student population due to the uncertainty of today's economy. Varsity Tutors has received a significant increase in requests for tutors, particularly in the high school test prep areas such as SAT and ACT tutoring. Founder and CEO Chuck Cohn says the new Baltimore addition will help reach a wider audience of students in need, and also help fulfill one of the company's major goals – expanding the business.
"It has always been a priority to scale Varsity Tutors nationally," says Cohn. "We started out in just one city, so to be at 15 now is incredible. What we need to do now is maintain that momentum in order to provide the best academic tutoring and test prep to students across the country. We plan to open multiple additional markets this year."
Varsity Tutors expects its Baltimore tutoring operation to officially launch in the beginning of February this year.
About Varsity Tutors:
Varsity Tutors is a national tutoring company with origins in the entrepreneurship program of Washington University in St. Louis, one of the top such programs in the country. CEO Chuck Cohn launched the company while an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis and then later bootstrapped the company while working as a venture capitalist at Ascension Health Ventures. When his tutoring company grew to the point where his time, and not capital, became the primary constraint to the growth, Chuck quit his venture capital job to focus on scaling Varsity Tutors full-time. Since then, the company has grown significantly to 1,700 tutors and over 60 employees.