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Varsity Tutors Reviews

Updated October 9, 2018
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Varsity Tutors Founder and CEO Chuck Cohn
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Pros
  • "Good pay per hour; has options to work from home" (in 110 reviews)

  • "Great and easy to use online tutoring platform" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Occasional technical issues for online tutoring" (in 46 reviews)

  • "The online platform lags frequently" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, consistent feedback and help from management, overtime availability, energetic and engaging office.

    Cons

    Can work some long days during peak season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A Gem of a Company in St. Louis"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Positive work environment
    -Very good training consider how young the company is
    -Realistic expectations.
    -Committed teams and coworkers
    -Amazing office work space and break area
    -Truly game changing product. The the tutoring software and systems they have created for our clients is top notch and VT is just getting started.

    Cons

    Be able to deal with ambiguity. Not really a Con, just the nature of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to mold the culture as you are doing. There are some very big growth years ahead and this will be very important part of VT's inevitable success.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, laid back atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, hands-on training, lots of feedback to get better

    Cons

    Long days during peak season


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture is very laid back and a lot of fun. The training staff is very friendly and works hard to ensure new reps are fully prepared. They are always working to ensure that everyone is improving. The training itself is thorough and well orchestrated. The sales ramp on-boarding is well paced and very manageable. I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, some people work unusual hours.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Communication, Service, and Pay!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time

    Pros

    Pay, communication, coordination with company, opportunities, and overall service are all great!

    Cons

    Could pay its workers more and provide benefits!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best company to work for!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They care for their employees!
    Flexibility!
    Friendly!
    Exciting!
    Challenging!
    Rewarding!

    Cons

    No full benefits.. It would be nice to have free medical insurance

    Advice to Management

    Please add full medical insurance


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but it could improve"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Tutor in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional company. As a tutor, if you have a concern or a question about anything, you can call and someone helps you right away. You a solid online tutoring platform with many useful features. The company also provides you with additional suggested resources plus a database of problems so supplement your tutoring sessions. The app and website are easy to use and have everything you need.

    Cons

    Sometimes the platform lags. It is OK that video quality is low and not the company's fault when audio quality is poor, but sometimes you write an equation on the whiteboard and the student does not see what you wrote. The pay should also be higher, especially for in person tutoring.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the hourly rate. The gap between what tutors get paid and what the company charges the clients is too large. This leads to varied expectations and frustrations for both clients and tutors. Tutors sometimes feel they don't have to try to so had because the pay is "not that great" and the clients are expecting dedicated, diligent and thorough tutors for their investment.
    Or consider offering bonuses to those tutors who always provide exceptional quality. Their hard work is boosting the company!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Outstanding organization!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've never worked for an organization that values it's employees like Varsity Tutors. The leadership and management staff are forever encouraging and supportive. Having a bad sales day? Don't expect to be brow beaten by your immediate manager - instead, expect them to approach you to find out what they can do to make your life easier, and help you be more successful. This is an outstanding organization that really values their staff members, and reminds them of their worth constantly.

    Cons

    Truly, there are no negatives for me to point out. The company is receptive to ideas and criticisms of process, and always strives to "right the ship", and correct processes that are out of date, or not as effective or impactful for employees and/or clients.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to do everything that you're already doing. Your approach and mentoring process is one of the best I've ever seen. It's my hope that VT continues to hire managers and directors that are receptive to this culture, and help maintain it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Math Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, remote work location

    Cons

    They don't offer pay raises, so their tutors will never be the high caliber that they advertise. If you worked somewhere for a long time and got really good at your job, they would normally give you a pay raise, so you would stay. Varsity doesn't do that, they flood their workforce with somewhat inexperienced tutors (1-2 years experience) willing to work for a low wage. If you want to spend $60/hour on tutoring you can do much better than Varsity Tutors.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "client Sales Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Tutors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the team atmosphere and have felt supported throughout my entire employment in a way that I have never felt in another job. The company is really focussed on constant improvement and data-driven analysis so I'm not being asked to do something that isn't well thought out. I also love working from home and not having to sit in traffic for over an hour everyday.

    Cons

    I don't get all the podcasts in that I used to since I just walk downstairs to work.


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