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Saint Louis, MO
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Varsity Tutors, we believe that learning matters. We believe that improving yourself is a brave and noble goal. We believe that asking for help is a sign of strength—the first step on your journey towards the very best version of yourself. We believe that innovative ... Read more

Mission: To help people learn!

Company Updates

  • Varsity Tutors hosted the first WomenHack event in St. Louis last night. In a predominantly male industry, this event provided women in technology with a comfortable and empowering environment to network not only with us but with 5 other tech companies in the area, as well. There was a great turnout, and we loved being able to play a role in empowering these intelligent women and helping companies take steps towards diversifying the workplace.

  • Our Tutor Engagement Specialists (also known as Tutors Engagement Superheroes) have just gained some amazing new additions! Welcome to the team, everyone. We're so excited to have you!

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Varsity Tutors – Why Work For Us?

Join Varsity Tutors as a tutor! 

Tutors are independent contractors with their own teaching style, methods, and materials. Tutoring is a great way to generate income while performing meaningful work helping students achieve their academic goals. 

Apply now and help us change the way the world learns!

 Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than three million hours of live instruction on the platform. Experts are available to meet in person or through the company’s award-winning online and mobile platforms.

Varsity Tutors recently closed a $50M Series C funding round, bringing its total funding to $107M. The round was led by Learn Capital, with participation from The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investor TCV. The funds will enable Varsity Tutors to further its vision of seamlessly connecting experts and learners in any subject, anywhere, at any time.

Start your career with Varsity Tutors today!

At Varsity Tutors, we are personalizing the learning experience. 

Whether your student is studying kindergarten level reading or is preparing for the LSAT, our team of 40,000+ experts provide instruction in over 1,000 subjects on the world’s most innovative Live Learning Platform®.  Varsity Tutors can also help with test prep, professional skills, certifications, language studies, software coding, music and more… with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Do you want to come and help us change the way the world learns?

As a New Sales Representative, you are the first person that our prospective clients are speaking to.  This role is focused on educating prospective clients on how our services work.  You own the initial communication as a subject matter expert, problem solver… heck, you could even consider yourself an educational superhero!  We know that Varsity Tutors can help accomplish everyone’s learning goals and the NSR helps get it all started. 

Check out the role in more details here:

Come change the way the world learns and be apart of the Varsity Tutors team! 

We are real people, solving real problems, helping people learn.

Our culture is the narrative to understand how we orient and prioritize when we are faced with choices around what we what to do to accomplish our mission and vision. 

We make every decision with two primary customers in mind: the consumer (payer) and the tutor (supplier).  When there is a conflict between the two, the consumer will prevail.  

It is the responsibility of every person to be proactive.  We search to find real problems that our customers will care about and then we solve these problems.  By “real” we mean problems that exist and are not just theoretical. Once we say we will do something, we follow through and ensure it happens and solves the original problem.  We get things done.  We are accountable but reasonable. 

We build solutions that can scale over time. The biggest solutions, like the biggest buildings, need a solid foundation.  We do not want to think small and only solve for today.  We create a solid foundation.

This takes place first with a bias for action combined with a bias to learn. We will experiment and iterate.  We create psychological safety to encourage people to communicate failure. We accept, respect and recognize failures so long as we learn. That learning is not only at the individual level but across the organization.

Internally and with our customers we communicate in an open, transparent, honest, respectful way.  This is the best way to build trust and set expectations.  Internally, this means we will voice concerns and participate in constructive disagreement. With this constructive disagreement in the open, once we agree to move forward, we will do so cohesively as a team united, because we are dependable, honest, and trust each other.

While we have a bias for action, we understand some areas have more risk and once we decide, that decision may be hard to reverse.  In these cases, we will be more cautious.

While we take our responsibility to our customers and problem solving seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously.  We create an environment where people enjoy being.  This is because we see the impact that we make and we know we have each other’s back.  Through it all, we are approachable.  Not casual which can imply a lack of precision.  Not stuffy or formal, which is standoffish.  We are real people, solving real problems, helping people learn.

 We believe that learning matters.

 We believe that improving yourself is a brave and noble goal.

 We believe that innovative technology can make all the difference.  

Our vision is to seamlessly connect experts and learners in any subject, anywhere, anytime. 

Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement. To date, students have accessed more than one million hours of live 1:1 instruction. Additionally, through the company’s free online learning tools and mobile applications, Varsity Tutors has created a learning ecosystem of more than 100,000 free practice questions, answers, and explanation sets across 150 subjects and tests. Varsity Tutors was founded in 2007 at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information visit

We're thinkers. We're students. We're innovators. And our passion for learning is impossible to deny.  

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Varsity Tutors Founder and CEO Chuck Cohn
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    "Top of the Line Technology"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Tutor in Phoenix, AZ
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    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time (More than a year)


    Excellent online platform.
    Ease of communication with staff and support
    lots of opportunities all the time


    low hourly online pay
    low hourly in person pay

    Advice to Management

    I think hourly pay should be matched and adjusted based on the tutor skills. I have a PhD and a huge record of tutoring and excellent reviews. So, this should reflect higher hourly pay for me. Hence, I do not accept 95% of the opportunities sent to me because I make much more when I tutor on my own. That being said, I've already had 3 of my friends hired after my referral. :)

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Varsity Tutors Interviews



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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors.


    Here were the following steps I underwent for the internship process:

    1) Coding Challenge: Fairly easy compared to others I have taken
    2) Phone Interview: Mostly personality assessment
    3) Skype Interview: Engineering assessment to see what kind of projects I have done
    4) Video Interview: More engineering assessment and minor coding
    5) Video Interview: Bigger coding challenge

    Overall, great people to talk to! Had a really nice conversation with each person and loved my experience throughout!

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a project you worked on. Did the requirements change over time? How did you take that?   1 Answer
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Varsity Tutors Awards & Accolades

  • Top Equity Funding Transaction of the Year, St. Louis Business Journal, 2018

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Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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