Mars Grad Founds Online Tutoring Business


A Mars High School graduate, Brett Davisson, has co-founded an online tutoring and studying service. The company, called StudyGoat, launched in April 2018 with over 600 test users. Davisson, who co-founded the company with a college friend, Jen Saunders, aims to bring tutors and students together in the digital world using a state-of-the-art website and tools like Skype.

StudyGoat offers tutoring services from verified, college-educated tutors who are currently enrolled or have graduated from a U.S. college or university. Not only must tutors be passionate about the subjects they teach, they must be exceptionally gifted. "Tutors are held to strict GPA requirements and are verified by providing transcripts and references, as well as several rounds of interviews," Davisson said. 

Students can get help with subjects including SAT/ACT prep, all levels of mathematics, all categories of science, foreign languages including Spanish and French, essay writing skills and English language arts, among others. The way works is that students visit the site, browse eligible tutors in their desired subject, message and discuss projects and eventually schedule a session. Payment is only processed after a student or parent approve that the session occurred and went well, and Davisson ensures that his team works tirelessly to provide the best experience possible. “Not only are our tutors passionate and intelligent, they’re personable and friendly. We want students to learn, and the best way to learn is with a fun, excited and outgoing teacher,” he said.   

Tutoring sessions often take place over Skype or similar business tools where tutors discuss problems with students one-on-one, use whiteboards to draw out problems or simply help them practice questions for exams. Rates start at $20 per hour.

Anyone interested in learning more about what StudyGoat is doing to help students pursue their educational goals should visit to learn more!