Many K-12 schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More closings are sure to come. In response, Varsity Tutors, founded by Washington University in St. Louis alum Chuck Cohn, has launched a new service called Virtual School Day.
Virtual School Day offers more than 20 hours of live, online classes across a variety of core subjects for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Each class is taught by one of Varsity Tutors’ expert tutors.
Core classes include K-12 math; reading, literature and writing; and science, as well as special sessions designed for specific age groups. Virtual School Day classes are taught in English and available internationally.
According to Varsity Tutors’ website,”Virtual School Day can supplement partial-day online learning provided by a school, or it can even serve as an all-day syllabus for the weeks that school is out.”
Varsity Tutors was founded by Cohn in 2007 while still a student at WashU. Originally an in-person, then online, tutoring service, it has since expanded its suite of services to include live, online courses, as well as free test prep courses for SAT and ACT.
In the Post-Dispatch article, Cohn is quoted as saying Varsity tutors “saw an opportunity to step up in a big way.” We’d expect no less from a member of our WashU innovation community: a community that continues to demonstrate its commitment to serving the greater good.